lørdag 7. september 2019

Hong Kong: Angela Merkel says China must 'guarantee' rights and freedoms

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong “must be guaranteed” after meeting with the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, in Beijing. Hong Kong has faced months of pro-democracy protests, and ahead of Merkels three-day visit to China this week demonstrators in the semi-autonomous city appealed to the German chancellor to support them in her meetings with China’s leaders.

Merkel said she had discussed tensions in the former British colony, and civil rights there, with her hosts and had “pointed out that these rights and freedoms must of course be guaranteed”.