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EU’s proposed forced-labor ban ‘not warranted’ and will cause problems, Chinese envoy says

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 08 Feb 2023 15:43
  • 08 Feb 2023 15:43
Corporate due-diligence obligations under the EU's proposed ban on goods made using forced labor are unnecessary and could lead to “groundless” accusations of human-rights violations, the Chinese ambassador to the EU has said.

Fu Cong also said China was awaiting an EU proposal to unlock the ratification process for their bilateral investment

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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent

Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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