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China's Uighurs-bearing: concern is not enough to Express

China ruled in the North-Western province of Xinjiang with extreme hardness: hundreds of thousands of people in re-education camps exposed, such as a network of Journalists showed up this week under the title of "China Cables". The Department of foreign Affairs of the Federal government expressed on Tuesday "concern" and China is called to close the camp.

The rich can't find SP-Foreign policy Fabian Molina . He asked with a Motion that Switzerland submit your 2013 completed free trade agreement on ice. "We need to build more pressure on China in the face of crimes against humanity," says Molina. Specifically, the Zurich national councillor wants to use the free trade agreement, even against China.

He does not explicitly request the termination of the agreement, but the Suspension of the customs agreements: Fabian Molina of the summer session 2018.

Noble's promise in the agreement

In the preamble of the Treaty, the two countries promise to abide by the UN Charter and the obligation to respect and promotion of human rights. To the Standards of the International labour organisation, China known. However, be monitored in Xinjiang hundreds of thousands without legal process, interned and forced labour exploitation.

"China violated its obligations under the free trade agreement in the crass way."Fabian Molina, SP-Nationalrat

Now, Molina is testing whether these promises are the ink value that was written. "China is in breach of its obligations under the free trade agreement in the crass way," he says. "Since Switzerland has to react as a reliable Contracting partner." Molina does not explicitly request the termination of the agreement, but the Suspension of the customs agreements – the core of the free trade Treaty.

nothing Yet

reached the requested last fall, Switzerland has intervened because of Xinjiang in the UN human rights Council and China, the closing of the camp. Similarly, the Minister of foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis has raised the issue of Xinjiang, when he received in the previous month, the Chinese foreign Minister, Wang Yi.

foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis raised the issue of Xinjiang, when he received in October, the Chinese foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bern. Photo: Alessandro della Valle (Keystone)

the Used all that I have nothing to criticizes Molina: "The political dialogue is for the foxes." Now, however, since the reporting on the "China Cables" have jolted the international community, could make Switzerland a contribution to the achievement of in China, a change in behavior.

According to the agreement, Switzerland would be obliged, however, points of dispute a joint Committee for discussion or, if necessary, arbitration. It is also the economy would be politically surprising if the Federal Council Molinas would agree to this proposal: Switzerland is proud of their 2013 completed free trade agreement with China, which testifies to close Connections.

The EU, for example, has no agreement, but seeks a. This advantage is not want to give the Swiss economy from the Hand. Molina hopes that he will still find a majority after the left, slip in National Council and Council of States using the green liberals and some of the CVP representatives.

Created: 27.11.2019, 21:36 PM

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