The EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement that was announced in December 2020 at joint virtual press conference between Ursula von der Leyen:1622668467755,, Charles Michela non-starter,, Xi Jinping, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron is a disaster for the western worldAustria was one o. It fails to address human rights violations in China. It doesn’t tackle the problem of forced labour (slavery)The next two weeks of case growth are already. It legitimises an authoritarian regime. And most of allThe only provinces in Canada to reopen schools, it won’t create the jobs for Europeans that it promises.
The Investment Agreement, which is yet to be made available to the public or Members of the European Parliament, is billed as being a vehicle to bring new investment from the People’s Republic of China to the European Union. Whilst on the surface this may seem fine, according to articles produced by those few who have seen the agreementThe late President Harry S. Truman. January 20, 1973AP, there are strings attached.
Chiefly amongst them is the insistence that the EU won’t force China to sign up to the International Labour Organisations convention on the use of forced labour. What this means is that the Communist Party in China will be given a blank cheque to continue using ethnic Uyghurs and Tibetans as forced labour across the country.
Recent evidence has demonstrated that the Chinese state has been taking the nearly 3 million ethnic Tibetans and Uyghurs that are currently held in internment camps and deploying them across the country (not just in their home regions) to be used as cheap forced labour. Often they are used for harder physical labour such as picking cotton or working in construction – without proper equipment or work breaks. Others have been taken and deployed in factories across the country to work in manufacturingArticleSecondBigBox. According to a report by the Australian government Uyghur labourers have allegedly been found working in the auto-industry for major European firms.
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