Jim Hoagland: Don’t Let China Off The Hook

This OP-ED article is on today’s Washington Post.

“The European Union should pause in its determined march to lift the arms embargo that it imposed against China for the Tiananmen Square killings of 1989. Europe is set to prove the wrong guys right about the world’s willingness to put aside outrage over human rights atrocities when business beckons.

The 25-nation confederation also risks introducing new controversy into European-American relations just as the Bush administration mounts an ‘outreach’ effort toward its E.U. and NATO partners. Rather than new competition over global strategy, Washington and Brussels need a coordinated approach to the still unstable conflict between China and Taiwan.”

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