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French Minister Slams China’s Threats and Intimidation

  • France says lawmakers, researchers were insulted, threatened
  • China’s sanctions on individuals “unacceptable,” France says

France won’t tolerate “threats and intimidation” from China, France’s junior minister for European affairs Clement Beaune said on Tuesday.

“Neither France not Europe are doormats,” Beaune, a key aide of President Emmanuel Macron, in the latest sign of escalating tension between the two countries, said in an interview with France Info radio.