Germany and China: Wrong addressee

It belongs to the self-evident tasks of the German Federal government, German citizens aware of risks that can threaten you in other countries. So it was only l

Germany and China: Wrong addressee

It belongs to the self-evident tasks of the German Federal government, German citizens aware of risks that can threaten you in other countries. So it was only logical that the Foreign office indicating that it is now that Germans are threatened by the new "security law", adopted by the Chinese leadership for the Hong Kong special administrative region. Similar to the Berlin method in the case of Turkey, where – as seen – with fabricated charges against people is taken, the unpopular Statements have spread.

Something quite different is, however, whether you take to the things that gave rise to the warning position. And in this respect, the Federal government has placed so far, a very defensive attitude to the day. Again and again it was said from Berlin, it was "very concerned" about the development in Hong Kong. This formulation is like the rulers in Beijing, because they would claim, they, too, were concerned. And this is precisely why they have adopted the "security law" Yes.

The Federal government knows exactly what is the meaning of the new law for Hong Kong. Nothing speaks also, however, that she has understood what it is all about China. On the one hand, Hong Kong is the autonomy. On the other hand, the law leads ultimately to China claimed all over the world dictate what can anyone say about China and what not. For the moment, it seems little realistic to be able to enforce.

But if you look at how many big international companies are already crawling in the dust, in order to create Chinese displeasure over imaginary "sins" of the world, one will have to say that there's something going in the completely wrong direction. To admonish In this Situation, the German practically to self-censorship not to raise but significant Protest at the Chinese government, is to put it in the style of the Federal government – very unhappy. The addressee of the warning would not sit in Beijing, and elsewhere.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 01:19

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