Before the vote, Chinese ambassador to the European Union Zhang Ming called on EP President David Maria Sassoli to “leverage” his role. Photo: Handout
Before the vote, Chinese ambassador to the European Union Zhang Ming called on EP President David Maria Sassoli to “leverage” his role. Photo: Handout

‘Leverage your role’: China tried to sway EU-Taiwan vote

  • Chinese ambassador lobbied European Parliament president before lawmakers decided on non-binding report on Thursday
  • Report calls on European Commission to urgently begin preparation for a bilateral investment deal with the island

Before the vote, Chinese ambassador to the European Union Zhang Ming called on EP President David Maria Sassoli to “leverage” his role. Photo: Handout
Before the vote, Chinese ambassador to the European Union Zhang Ming called on EP President David Maria Sassoli to “leverage” his role. Photo: Handout
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