Beijing on Friday, January 21 adopted a resolution approved by the French National Assembly. “Genocidal Nature” Violence against Uyghurs. “It simply came to our notice then. China has strongly opposed this. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.
On Thursday, the embassy website was satisfied with the question and answer of the embassy spokesman. The process by which resolution is referred to in question “Non-binding”. The answer surprisingly points to China “I strongly condemn” Based only on this resolution “Pure lie”. He adds that China “The French side is fully aware of the absurdity and harm of this resolution. It must show consistency between word and deed and take concrete steps to safeguard the healthy development of Sino-French relations.” should take.
However, China has shown relative leniency in its reaction. It is because she has noticed that the EU is becoming more and more hostile towards her that she is expressing herself more and more strongly in the question of Xinjiang and Taiwan. Yet in this concert, France is one of the most temperate countries. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, former German chancellor Angela Merkel and his successor, Olaf Scholes, have been content with moderate criticism that does not interrupt the conversation with Beijing.
The Chinese authorities fully understand this. Evidence of this is the welcome they gave to Emmanuel Macron’s diplomatic adviser, Emmanuel Bonn, on Thursday, January 13th. Unusually, he traveled to China very intelligently. He met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and held a video conference with Chinese Vice President and close aide to Xi Jinping, Wang Kishan. Unlike France, China did not fail to promote the visit. There is no difference between the two countries in the Chinese statement.
Already, in the autumn of 2021, despite the support of Quai d’Orsay, China responded only moderately to the visits of senators and French delegates to Taiwan.
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