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HK activist urges Germany to halt Chinese army training

Amnesty International backs Joshua Wong’s call.

18.11.2019

Amnesty International backs Joshua Wong’s call. FMTNews HongKong

Amnesty International backs Joshua Wong’s call.

Speaking to the top-selling Bild newspaper, Wong said: “It makes me furious the German Bundeswehr is apparently helping to train Chinese soldiers. Given the riots in Hong Kong, the defence ministry should have ended this programme long ago.”

Wong also told Bild that Hong Kong security forces were using “German water cannon” against protesters.

“Given the current situation in Hong Kong, the German government should send a clear signal and immediately end any military cooperation,” Mathias John, an expert in arms and human rights at Amnesty International in Germany, told Bild.

He met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in September, prompting Beijing to summon Germany’s ambassador in anger.

“Nor through violence alone. We need both,” he added.

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