During the EU-China summit on Thursday, European Council President Charles Michel called on Chinese leader Xi Jinping to deal with companies involved in the supply of dual-use goods to Russia.
This was reported by Politico.
After talks with Xi, the head of the European Council told reporters that Brussels had identified a list of Chinese companies that "we suspect play a role in circumventing our sanctions."
"We sincerely hope that today we will be heard, and then China will take appropriate steps. We will also... notify our member states because member states will have to decide what further action to take," Michel added.
In a similar vein, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, whose agency is responsible for drafting the upcoming package of sanctions against Russia, called on the Chinese leader to "prevent any attempts by Russia to undermine the impact of sanctions."
Author - Olena Madiak, 07/12/2023