At the same time, the EU States with additional possibilities to support civil society in the metropolis test. So there could be, for example, more scholarships for students, or a simpler EU-protection for activists, who feel politically persecuted. Processes against democracy-friendly activists in Hong Kong want to watch the EU carefully.
In the former British crown colony, now a special administrative region of China, there since months again and again protests against the China-friendly government. Of economic sanctions or a possible sanctioning of Chinese politicians, who are for the controversial new security law for Hong Kong is responsible, however, is not the speech. In addition, it will remain in many areas the member States to decide whether and how to apply the measures.
The EU is clearly behind the actions of the United States. There was recently adopted a law according to which the possession of Chinese officials in the United States frozen and the entry can be forbidden. Also against foreign banks that help from an American perspective to China's efforts, the autonomy of Hong Kong to undermine, penalties may be imposed.Updated Date: 24 July 2020, 15:19