Written by: Yang Chinese
The last update date: 2021-01-22 03:34
The European Parliament passed a resolution on January 21 condemning China's suppression of Hong Kong opposition figures and calling on all countries to sanction the Chief Executive Carrie Lam and other officials.
According to the bill, the European Parliament calls on the Hong Kong government to immediately and unconditionally release all persons suspected of violating the "subversion of state power" in the Hong Kong version of the National Security Act, as well as the former Secretary-General of Hong Kong Zhifeng Huang Zhifeng, member Zhou Ting and Chairman Lin Langyan for internal political reasons. Democrats, opposition representatives and social activists arrested for motives also urged EU countries to sanction officials from China and Hong Kong, including Carrie Lam.
The picture shows the initiator of the Hong Kong 2020 Democratic Party primary election Dai Yaoting met with the media after he was released on bail on January 7.
The European Parliament passed three resolutions on the same day, summarizing the human rights violations in Hong Kong, Turkey and Vietnam.
The Hong Kong-related resolution also mentioned that the EU and China reached the political conclusion of the China-EU Comprehensive Investment Agreement (CAI for short), which failed to reflect the request made by the parliament to use investment negotiations as a leverage tool to maintain Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy.
Members of the European Parliament regret that the EU has not grasped this "tool". By reaching an investment agreement with China, the EU has lost its credibility on human rights issues.
On the same day, the spokesperson of the Chinese mission to the European Union responded to a reporter’s question on the passage of the European Parliament’s resolution concerning Hong Kong. He expressed strong condemnation and firm opposition. .
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