EU Splits when It Wants to Criticize China on Human Rights at UN


Flags of European Union and China are pictured during the China-EU summit at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Reuters has a great desire to demonize China. As a result, there have been lots of biased reports in it.

Its yesterday’s report titled “Greece blocks EU statement on China human rights at U.N.” precisely proves that. It wants to give the impression that only Greece opposes EU statement on China’s human rights, but to avoid criticism on its failure to be a faithful media, it has to mention later that Hungary has also blocked such statement and at the end of the report that the EU statement were also blocked by other EU members.

Reuters’ precise wording is: “The Greek foreign ministry spokesperson said that ‘during the formulation of the common statement there were also other countries that expressed similar reservations’” (my underlining).

Wonderful trick! Reuters knows that readers have the habit to only read the first three paragraphs of a long report so that it can well conceal the parts on Hungary’s and other EU members’ opposition to EU’s criticism of China.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Reuters report, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-un-rights-idUSKBN1990FP.

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4 Comments on “EU Splits when It Wants to Criticize China on Human Rights at UN”

  1. Steve says:

    EU is an incompetent political ‘blockhead’ with policies lacking unity, whether in trade, economics, defence, foreign policy, etc. Without Germany and France, the EU has practically little or no influence on world affairs. A financial crisis or a lack of unity will self destruct the EU. The EU should seriously be concerned of extremism, terrorism and refugee problems instead of pointing fingers at a politically stable and unified China.

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  2. alking1957 says:

    Reuters, along with most other msm, are just propaganda machines for the US Deep State. Their “news” is inaccurate on not just China, but on every other country that is not an ally, ex Russia, iran, Syria, etc.

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    • Joseph says:

      Isn’t that new French president Macaron really pissed with Russia Today media? He gave tirades that Russian media was not reporting ‘the truth’ but avoiding using term ‘fake news’. He, however failed to address French and other Western media which was rampant with ‘fake news’. I wonder what is the difference between ‘not the truth’ with ‘fake news’. But it appears that even people in the West prefer ‘not the truth’ news than ‘fake news’. Perhaps because ‘not the truth’ news is still real news according to who reports it, while fake news is, well, news that never happens. Like Reuters tirade news about China and ASEAN. Funny that Reuters often blames ASEAN leaders for not behaving as what Reuters writes them to do. Failed mind control?

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  3. Fre Okin says:

    It’s really disgusting to criticize China alone when India, PH, Japan, VN, Australia in particular are not mentioned in the same breath. These countries, allies of the West abuse their minorities, would be immigrants and the West, EU included give them a free pass?

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