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France’s Macron Ignores Violations During China Visit

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French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping take part in a business council meeting in Beijing, April 6, 2023.
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French President Emmanuel Macron seems to have succumbed to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s charm offensive during a three-day visit to China last week.

As during his last visit in 2019, Macron publicly ignored the deteriorating human rights situation in China under Xi. China’s “president for life” has continued to tighten his dictatorial grip on the country, further stifling dissent with relentless repression coupled with pervasive surveillance. The government has been systematically dismantling fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong, pursuing widespread oppression of Tibetans, and committing crimes …read more

Source:: Human Rights Watch


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