The FDP wants to deepen economic and civil society relations with China. At the same time, the People’s Republic “exposes itself to accusations of genocide through the internment and forced sterilization of members of ethnic minorities”, writes the FDP in its draft program for the Bundestag elections in September 2021, which was presented yesterday. The party is striving for closer exchange with China, which must, however, be based on international rules. The EU-China Investment Agreement (CAI) is a first step towards market opening but should be supplemented with further assurances on mutual market access and legal certainty “before the agreement can be ratified”. The FDP also sees the lifting of Beijing’s counter-sanctions against European individuals and organizations as necessary for this (China.Table reported).
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