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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

EU folds under pressure, no arms to China

EU shelves plan to lift arms ban on China after US pressure
By David Rennie in Brussels

European Union foreign ministers yesterday shelved plans to lift an arms embargo on China. This was seen as a victory for Washington, which had expressed outrage at the possible flow of European weapons to Beijing.

Joschka Fischer, the German foreign minister, emerged from an informal summit in Luxembourg to announce "there was no consensus" on lifting the arms ban. He made clear that anger from the US Congress and the Bush administration had played its part in the about-turn.
Thank God someone remembers Tienenmin Square aside from those of the relatives of the slaughtered children who dared to stand for democracy. I guess it's okay to deny others what you so easily take for granted, since you're not willing to fight for it yourself. You are very callous, EU.