Weber calls on EU to close ranks against China

In view of the dispute between Washington and Beijing over a presumed Chinese spy balloon over US territory, EPP leader Manfred Weber has called on the EU to close ranks with the US. “China’s new obvious spying activities against the USA are a cause for concern,” Weber told the Funke Mediengruppe newspapers. The behavior of the Chinese leadership toward Western states is becoming “significantly more aggressive,” he added. In the “systemic competition with China,” “the free world” must now join forces, he demanded.

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