European Commission and European Union leaders are demonstrating tough rhetoric on China in the arenas of human rights as well as economic issues. Photo: ReutersEuropean Commission and European Union leaders are demonstrating tough rhetoric on China in the arenas of human rights as well as economic issues. Photo: Reuters
European Commission and European Union leaders are demonstrating tough rhetoric on China in the arenas of human rights as well as economic issues. Photo: Reuters

European chief singles out China’s moves on Hong Kong, Xinjiang as she unveils new sanctions scheme

  • EC president Ursula von der Leyen talks of China’s human rights record in her maiden state of the union speech
  • If China does not open its markets Europe must move to protect itself, says German ambassador to EU

Topic |   European Union
European Commission and European Union leaders are demonstrating tough rhetoric on China in the arenas of human rights as well as economic issues. Photo: ReutersEuropean Commission and European Union leaders are demonstrating tough rhetoric on China in the arenas of human rights as well as economic issues. Photo: Reuters
European Commission and European Union leaders are demonstrating tough rhetoric on China in the arenas of human rights as well as economic issues. Photo: Reuters
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