EU Lawmakers Pledge to Reject China Investment Deal Over Sanctions, Rights Concerns

Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have vowed to reject the EU–China investment agreement that is awaiting ratification because of China’s human rights abuses and sanctions by the ruling communist party. More than 30 MEPs denounced China on April 28 for demanding that the EU stop criticism of the regime’s human rights record, saying they won’t ratify the China investment deal unless human rights are addressed first. Some have said outright that they want the deal thrown out. The comments were made during the European Parliament’s first meeting regarding the Chinese communist regime’s counter-sanctions against EU representatives and entities who sanctioned several Chinese communist officials over human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang in late March. The counter-sanctions imperil the likelihood of the investment deal being ratified. “If we want to show, once and for all, that the EU is not just a supermarket but rather has principles …
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