October 15, 2021

Merkel targets China on human rights and trade but tempers with praise on climate

Merkel targets China on human rights and trade but tempers with praise on climate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe and China must work together on climate issues. Photo: AFP

Merkel targets China on human rights and trade but tempers with praise on climate

 

  • On the eve of EU special summit that has China as a top item of the agenda, German chancellor raises concerns to her parliament

  • Little progress has been made on EU-China investment treaty but Merkel is keen for movement, if not a political breakthrough, by year’s end

 

German Chancellor  Angela Merkel has laid out a three-pronged approach to EU-China relations , praising Beijing for “ambitious” commitments to climate change while calling for fair trade and voicing concerns over  Hong Kong and other “dreadful and often horrible” human rights issues.

 

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