The call between China’s Xi Jinping and counterparts Angela Merkel of Germany and France’s Emmanuel Macron came as concern about China’s human rights record and coercive economic practices pervades both Brussels’ institutions and member states. Photo: Xinhua The call between China’s Xi Jinping and counterparts Angela Merkel of Germany and France’s Emmanuel Macron came as concern about China’s human rights record and coercive economic practices pervades both Brussels’ institutions and member states. Photo: Xinhua
The call between China’s Xi Jinping and counterparts Angela Merkel of Germany and France’s Emmanuel Macron came as concern about China’s human rights record and coercive economic practices pervades both Brussels’ institutions and member states. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron throw support behind EU-China investment deal, Beijing says

  • Each leader expressed hope that the agreement would be approved soon, according to Chinese summary of video call
  • Macron and Merkel ‘expressed serious concerns about the human rights situation in China’ and forced labour issues

Topic |   China-EU relations
The call between China’s Xi Jinping and counterparts Angela Merkel of Germany and France’s Emmanuel Macron came as concern about China’s human rights record and coercive economic practices pervades both Brussels’ institutions and member states. Photo: Xinhua The call between China’s Xi Jinping and counterparts Angela Merkel of Germany and France’s Emmanuel Macron came as concern about China’s human rights record and coercive economic practices pervades both Brussels’ institutions and member states. Photo: Xinhua
The call between China’s Xi Jinping and counterparts Angela Merkel of Germany and France’s Emmanuel Macron came as concern about China’s human rights record and coercive economic practices pervades both Brussels’ institutions and member states. Photo: Xinhua
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