EU: Make China Rights Crisis a Summit Priority
Friday, 19 June 2020
(Brussels) – European Union leaders should use the forthcoming EU-China summit to press for an end to Beijing’s grave and systemic human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. The 22nd EU-China summit will be held virtually, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, on June 22, 2020. The EU council president, Charles Michel, and the commission president, Ursula Von der Leyen, should press the Chinese government to withdraw its proposed national security law for Hong Kong and to allow United Nations rights experts to investigate the situation for Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang. The EU should specify the consequences for bilateral relations with the bloc if Chinese authorities do not agree....
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