Göring-Eckardt: don't Understand how we have such a silent Chancellor

"I do not understand, as we have in such a dramatic situation, so silent Chancellor," said Goering-Eckardt, the "picture on Sunday". There is no reason why

Göring-Eckardt: don't Understand how we have such a silent Chancellor

"I do not understand, as we have in such a dramatic situation, so silent Chancellor," said Goering-Eckardt, the "picture on Sunday". There is no reason why the Federal government think so. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) would have to criticize the actions of China's "public and sharp".

China was, despite massive criticism of security law on the way

Despite massive worldwide criticism of Beijing had adopted at the end of June, a new safety law. It is in Hong Kong against activities, which China regards as subversive, separatist or terrorist. Critics fear an end to the principle of "one country, two systems", according to the Hong Kong since the handover to China in 1997, Autonomous and with its own freedom rights is managed.

Göring-Eckardt called for: "It may be delivered from now on, no more people to Hong Kong, the mutual legal assistance agreement on ice."

The Federal government should offer people in Hong Kong, in addition to asylum. "Who can't stay due to oppression and freedom restrictions in Hong Kong, must be able to get protection in Germany." In addition, there is a need for a "ban on Exports of technology that could be used for the Surveillance or oppression."

Altmaier warned of economic consequences

Federal Minister for economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier (CDU) had previously warned not to pull because of the actions of the Chinese government in Hong Kong economic consequences. "It was always the policy of the Western community of States, the EU, international trade relations can not be aligned to how democratic a country is," he told the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (Saturday).

For the Federal government to the protection and observance of human rights is of the highest priority. "That's what we do against China."

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Updated Date: 12 July 2020, 07:26

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