EU should stand firm against China
MEPs are set to call for more robust measures to counter China’s attempts to take control of Europe’s strategic infrastructure in a vote on Wednesday.
Human rights, the rule of law and fair competition should be at the core of EU’s engagement with China, MEPs say, condemning the ongoing harassment, arrest and prosecution of human rights defenders, lawyers, journalists and other civil society members in China.
The draft resolution, to be debated on Tuesday and voted on Wednesday, highlights China’s attempts to invest in Europe’s strategic infrastructure, using its “Belt and Road initiative”, which hampers free trade and gives Chinese companies a competitive advantage.
Procedure: non-legislative resolution
Debates: Tuesday, 11 September
Votes: Wednesday, 12 September