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Friday, April 15, 2005
It's not often we get to heap praise on European bureaucratic institutions but the European Parliament well-deserves it--at least this week. Yesterday the EP passed a resolution by a whopping 431 to 85 opposing the European Union's attempts to lift the weapons ban on China. The resolution sought to link a lifting of the embargo to a list of demands including human rights reforms--demands they know full well China will never agree to meet. Even more stunning is a line in the resolution describing Taiwan as "a model of democracy for the whole of China."