One alleged detail in the controversial investment agreement between the European Union and China (CAI) continues to fuel debate: the annex’s treatment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and political foundations in the People’s Republic. One sentence, in particular, is causing concern among those affected. This concerns the filling of leadership positions. China reserves the right to fill executive positions with Chinese citizens. If the authorities were to actually apply this, it would go well beyond the already strict NGO law of the People’s Republic.
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