EU’s Barroso says China media curbs are trade issue – Reuters

From Reuters, via the Washington Post:

China’s new restrictions on raise concerns about its respect for trade rules as well as human rights and freedom of expression, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said.Opening a Reuters photo exhibition at European Commission headquarters on Friday evening, Barroso said European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson had contacted the Chinese authorities to complain about the measures.

“The Commission has already expressed its concerns over the repercussion these measures are likely to have in terms of trade, foreign operations in China and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms,” Barroso said in a speech. [Full Text]

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