France, EU: Raise Rights During Top-Level China Visit
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France’s President Emmanuel Macron, right, welcomes European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, December 12, 2022.
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(Paris) – French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen should make human rights a priority during their visit to Beijing on April 4-8, 2023, Human Rights Watch said today.
As Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to reset relations with France and other European governments and the European Union since ending China’s draconian “zero-Covid” policies, Macron and von der Leyen should seize this opportunity to place Europe-China relations in a rights framework.
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Source:: Human Rights Watch