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EU Stymied, Conflicted on Lifting China Weapons Embargo

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The European Parliament is backing continuation of the EU's weapons embargo to China, while other EU officials are stating that they intend to continue to press for its removal. Meanwhile, growing support of the ban from Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden in light of China's human rights record, its new law authorizing the use of force against Taiwan, risks to major industry investments across the Atlantic, and threats from the US Congress to cease defense cooperation with EU countries has prevented the required "consensus" on the issue within the EU....

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