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E.U. Disagreement Prevents Lifting of China Arms Embargo

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Although French and German officials have gone on the record as strongly supporting the lifting of an E.U. arms embargo on China, a meeting yesterday with Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao and E.U. officials failed to produce an agreement. In the last few days, the 25 E.U. member nations have been disputing what sort of protocols the E.U. should obey in selling arms to China. The French have balked at a suggested requirement to divulge the nature of weapons sales, hoping instead to disclose only the revenues collected. Financial Times reports.

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