Merkel accuses China of ‘cruel treatment’ of minorities | AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel accuses China of “poor and cruel treatment” of minorities and underlines deep concerns over the crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong. In a speech at the Bundestag a day before an EU summit, Merkel vows to bring up rights issues and Germany’s worries over the situation in the former British colony in any future dialogue with Beijing.

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