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China: European Parliament condemns crackdown on protests


The European Parliament on Thursday “strongly” condemned the crackdown on “peaceful protests” against health restrictions in China at the end...

The European Parliament on Thursday “


” condemned the crackdown on “peaceful protests” against health restrictions in China at the end of November and expressed its “

solidarity with the Chinese people in their fight for fundamental freedoms


MEPs, meeting in plenary session in Strasbourg, “

urge China to guarantee the fundamental rights of all

” and to “

immediately release all demonstrators wrongly detained

”, in a resolution adopted by a show of hands.

Chinese anger and frustration over the draconian anti-Covid rules being implemented in the country were expressed in November in protests on a scale not seen in decades.

In their resolution, MEPs consider that "

since President Xi Jinping came to power in March 2013, the human rights situation in China has deteriorated considerably

" and that "

illegal mass surveillance and citizens' control have expanded


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The European Parliament “

condemns in the strongest terms the severe restriction of freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and social media in China


It also condemns "

the fact that Chinese technology companies TikTok and Tencent are collaborating with the Chinese government to collect evidence on the identity of protesters in order to enable their arrest and to censor the internet


The links between Apple and the Chinese Communist Party pointed out

He said he was "

deeply concerned about Apple's behavior in China during the protests

", saying that the American iPhone maker had "

worked hand in hand with the Chinese Communist Party to suppress the dissemination of images of peaceful protests. against confinement


For MEPs, "

the fact that companies could be taken hostage

" by the Chinese regime "

should be a wake-up call for Western governments

" and lead them to legislate in order to encourage the relocation of production currently taking place in China.

The European Parliament also expressed its “

deep concern at the recent revelations concerning the presence of Chinese police stations abroad in many Member States of the Union and in the world

” and called for their closure.

He called

for "identifying and closing any avenues facilitating China's transnational repressive campaigns, especially against members of its diaspora


Source: lefigaro

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