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EU agrees to sanction China over human rights violations

  • March 19, 2021
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei wrote that the European Union agreed at a meeting of ambassadors on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for human rights violations. These will be the first sanctions to be imposed on Beijing since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. An EU official told the paper on Wednesday that it is important to express the EU’s position of addressing violations of human rights. The paper speculated that the move is intended to press China to respect the human rights of the Uyghur minority and act in concert with the Biden administration.

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