Several participants of the AFET hearing ridiculed Zhang Ming's euphorious statistics by expressing deep disappointment over the fact that the satisfaction rate did not exceed 100%. He should know better than quoting such figures; they are in themselves untrustworthy. https://t.co/hdSqy4qq3x
Finally, Zhang Ming is getting annoyed: "Some MEPs have very little knowledge on China." That is always one of the fall back options: Foreigners don't understand. The other usual Chinese push back I missed today: That criticism is just echoing the U.S.; maybe Zhang knows better.
Gunnar Wiegand emphasizes the EU's growing cooperation with Taiwan. Wants to see South China Sea conflicts solved on basis of UNCLOS. Picks up question on Ilham Tohti and insists that the framework conditions have to be right for visit to Xinjiang.