The West’s response to China’s tyranny is ‘amoral’

We cannot keep cosying up to the superpower in the interests of trade while ignoring China’s increasing human rights abuses in Hong Kong and elsewhere

18th August, 2019

The apathetic response of the West to the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong in recent weeks sums up the zero-sum approach which dominates foreign policy internationally. Narrow national interest rather than values-driven engagement now defines how the United States, and to a lesser extent Europe, deals with international events of such importance.

For some time now, both the US and EU have been prepared to turn a blind eye to the degeneration of the autocratic...

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