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Ambassador Zhang Ming: the EU should be more assertive when it comes to upholding multilateralism and opposing protectionism and bullyism
2019/12/26

On 19 December 2019, Ambassador Zhang Ming, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, gave an exclusive interview to the Financial Times. He expressed views on the EU’s ambition to be more assertive on the global scale.

Ambassador Zhang said, “We see Europe as an important force supporting multilateralism, free trade, and global cooperation and against protectionism. We also see Europe as an important force in the trend towards multi-polarity. I think it's a good thing for Europe to be more confident.” “It will be helpful for the EU to be more assertive, such as when it comes to upholding multilateralism and opposing protectionism and bullyism,” he added.

Ambassador Zhang emphasized, “For the wrong things, we need to be courageous enough to point out they are wrong. For the right things, despite huge external pressure, it is important to keep to the right things. This is what confidence is about.”

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