The ban is the first of its kind since Macau was returned to Chinese rule in 1999. Photo: Nora Tam The ban is the first of its kind since Macau was returned to Chinese rule in 1999. Photo: Nora Tam
The ban is the first of its kind since Macau was returned to Chinese rule in 1999. Photo: Nora Tam

EU and China clash over Macau election ban

  • The EU criticises the decision to block 21 opposition candidates from standing for office, saying it ‘curtails democratic debate’
  • Beijing rejects the criticism and complains it is a ‘serious violation of international law’

Topic |   China-EU relations
The ban is the first of its kind since Macau was returned to Chinese rule in 1999. Photo: Nora Tam The ban is the first of its kind since Macau was returned to Chinese rule in 1999. Photo: Nora Tam
The ban is the first of its kind since Macau was returned to Chinese rule in 1999. Photo: Nora Tam
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