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China Warns European ‘Haters’ Over Human Rights Sanctions

  • The EU is mulling measures under a new human rights regime
  • ‘We will not back down,’ China’s ambassador to the EU says

China warned the European Union not to interfere in its national security affairs, saying any sanctions over human rights abuses -- based on “lies” -- could fuel confrontation.

“I am deeply concerned about possible sanctions,” China’s ambassador to the EU, Zhang Ming, said during a European Policy Centre event on Tuesday. “If some insist on confrontation, we will not back down.”