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‘Soft’ Merkel told to show some backbone and challenge China security crackdown

Speaking at the European Parliament yesterday, Mrs Merkel said: “We have a trade relationship, but we have different societal and political views, particularly when it comes to human rights and the rule of law.”

The European Union, however, faces a huge challenge in convincing its 27 leaders to sign up to a single approach to China.

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s strongman prime minister, said the bloc was in no position to lecture Beijing.

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