Thursday August 13, 2020

European leaders must not stay stay silent over China’s move on Hong Kong

Now that the pandemic has exposed the depth of the EU’s vulnerability to Chinese economic policy, will Europe finally stand up to the regime?

31st May, 2020
‘The Chinese government has turned its attention to the autonomous city of Hong Kong in an effort to shore up control.’ Picture: AFP

Never waste a good crisis, the saying goes. In the case of China, the ruling regime is certainly taking advantage of the global Covid-19 pandemic to avenge the Hong Kong democracy movement of 2019. While the world is focused on dealing with the ongoing public health crisis and the mounting economic catastrophe, the Chinese government has turned its attention to the autonomous city of Hong Kong in an effort to shore up control.

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