"It is a crime that China is suppressing the Uyghurs, forcing hundreds of thousands to sterilize and abortion, and putting people in re-education camps," Habeck told the Handelsblatt. “Personal sanctions” should therefore be imposed.
Specifically, Habeck called "generals and politicians who violate human rights and break international law". These should "no longer receive visas, their foreign assets should be frozen and they should be held legally accountable". From the point of view of the Green politician, the security laws for Hong Kong also show that Germany and Europe should deal “clearly and confidently” with China. Habeck sharply criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel's (CDU )’s policy on China, especially her unwillingness to ban the controversial Chinese technology group Huawei from the German mobile network. "We cannot allow the Chinese state to gain access to our hospitals, traffic routes, factories and energy systems that are controlled via the 5G network via providers like Huawei," said Habeck. "We are not allowed to get a Trojan horse into the system."