MdEP und Ko-Vorsitzender Europäische Grüne Partei
Based on satellite imagery, an ASPI report estimates that “approx. 16,000 mosques in Xinjiang (65% of the total) have been destroyed or damaged as a result of government policies, mostly since 2017. An estimated 8,500 have been demolished outright." Xi Jinping's responsibility.
... own consecutive interpretation. EP then proposes a compromise: we will have both simultaneous and consecutive interpretation! Chinese embassy unhappy, because that could be "confusing". ;-) Some way to behave for a parliamentary guest. This whole exercise will be webstreamed.
Discussion with Turkey's foreign minister #Čavuşoğlu, who's connected online from Senegal, gets a bit out of hand, as he insists on consuming all the speaking time after a first round of questions. He makes a lot of contradictory statements, opposes UNCLOS but asks for int'l law.
China granted more construction permits for coal-fired power plants in the first six months of 2020 than it had each year in 2018 and 2019. (NYT) #ClimateCrisis