Summit EU-China takes place in a videoconference mode
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is carried out in a Monday video-conference with Premier of the state Council of China Li Keqiang and President XI Jinping of China, is spoken in the message of the EU Council.
"Today's summit EU-China gives a much-needed opportunity to move forward on all aspects of our cooperation", - he wrote on Twitter von der Leyen. According to her, the summit discussed issues of trade cooperation, climate change, digitalization, dealing with the consequences of the crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus, and human rights and foreign policy.
A video conference comes amid fears the EU because of the bill about national security in Hong Kong. Last Friday, the European Parliament condemned China's intention to enact a law for security of Hong Kong and encouraged the EU to file a lawsuit in the international court of justice in case the law will be applied.
The deputies of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives of the 13th convocation adopted on may 28, "Decision on the establishment and improvement of legal frameworks and enforcement mechanisms to ensure national security in the special administrative region of Hong Kong." The resolution delegated to the standing Committee of the national people's Congress drafting bill on national security specially for Hong Kong.
The bill on national security caused discontent of anti-government forces in Hong Kong and some Western officials who see it as a desire by Beijing to tighten control over the autonomy. In Washington believe that the bill is aimed at eliminating the high autonomy of Hong Kong. President Donald trump has threatened to impose sanctions and revoke the special status of Hong Kong.
China rejected any criticism and stated that the issues of Hong Kong are solely an internal matter.