新年快乐! Happy Chinese New Year? THE CHINA-EU DEAL according to Iverson Ng, Hong Kong Researcher

新年快乐! Happy Chinese New Year! Or, to be precise, Happy Lunar New Year! Because the Chinese aren’t the only ones celebrating this turn of the calendar. But is it such a happy new year for the Europeans? Under the pressure of Berlin, the The EU’s directly elected legislative body comprised of 705 members. It is involved in policymaking but it does not have the power to propose new legislation. European Parliament is challenged to decide on a controversial EU-China Deal. New economic opportunities are promised, but no mention of China’s Muslim concentration camps, the way it handled the pandemic and the violations of human rights in Hong Kong. Hong Kong-born journalist and political scientist Iverson Ng speaks with Jules Ortjens and Federico Giovannini about the new EU-China Deal.

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