European lawmakers demanded the imposition of more sanctions on China and the support of democracy supporters in Hong Kong.
European Parliament passed the resolution (File Photo)
China is organizing the Beijing Winter Olympics to be held in 2022, but the European Parliament boycotted the event, giving a big blow to China. The lawmakers said that due to human rights abuses in China, we should not participate in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. European lawmakers were referring to China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims.
The European Parliament also passed a resolution banning Hong Kong government officials. The lawmakers said that the extradition treaty with China should be terminated immediately and a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics should be done. Germany’s Reinhard Butikofer, chairman of the China delegation to the European Parliament, introduced this proposal. He said that there is a consensus on these issues in the European Parliament. Will appeal to the member governments of Europe to take a tough stance.
China expressed strong opposition
European countries are not bound to accept this resolution passed by the European Parliament. Butikofer said that many countries in Europe and the European Commission do not want to comment on China’s behavior in Hong Kong. The European Union often criticizes China, but even after this many European governments have avoided direct confrontation on China.
China’s Foreign Ministry has expressed strong opposition to this proposal. Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that China strongly opposes the use of politicization of sport and human rights issues to interfere in our internal affairs. The spokesman said that disrupting the Beijing Winter Olympics for political purposes is an irresponsible attitude. This will harm the interests of the players and the International Olympics.
EU proposal big blow for China
This proposal of the European Parliament is being considered a big setback for China. China is constantly engaged in strengthening relations with Europe. In fact, during the tenure of former US President Donald Trump, some issues between America and Europe became the cause of dispute. China was trying to take advantage of this opportunity. To strengthen its hold in Europe, China has established CEEC Corporation, with the help of which it is giving loans to many countries. Meanwhile, this resolution passed by the European Parliament is considered bad news for China.
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