“China is trying to intimidate us by silencing MEPs [members of European Parliament] because they denounced the human rights abuses against Uygurs in China,” said EPP Chairman Manfred Weber. Photo: Xinhua
“China is trying to intimidate us by silencing MEPs [members of European Parliament] because they denounced the human rights abuses against Uygurs in China,” said EPP Chairman Manfred Weber. Photo: Xinhua

EU-China deal on the rocks as sanctions shake support in European Parliament

  • Three of Europe’s top four parties have already said they will not ratify, and a lively discussion is taking place in the fourth
  • Deal now faces uphill struggle to be ratified in 2022, with critics saying China misjudged the mood in Brussels

Topic |   China-EU investment deal
“China is trying to intimidate us by silencing MEPs [members of European Parliament] because they denounced the human rights abuses against Uygurs in China,” said EPP Chairman Manfred Weber. Photo: Xinhua
“China is trying to intimidate us by silencing MEPs [members of European Parliament] because they denounced the human rights abuses against Uygurs in China,” said EPP Chairman Manfred Weber. Photo: Xinhua
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