It now has been about three months since the EU imposed sanctions on four officials and an organization for human rights violations in Xinjiang. The European non-EU states Norway and Iceland joined the EU sanctions, but the Swiss government remained silent. The media criticized Switzerland for dragging its feet on China sanctions and is taking a conspicuously long time to react. Only a working group had been formed. Do the Swiss lack tactics for dealing with the growing strength of the People’s Republic? Calls for a new course in Switzerland’s China strategy are growing in civil society and in parliament.
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