The Chinese Communist Party ambassador in Paris was summoned to the French Foreign Ministry on Tuesday to state a series of grievances to the Chinese ambassador in response to Roussano and the French embassy’s remarks to French researchers and parliamentarians that France has made clear are unacceptable.
According to the French Foreign Ministry, this approach of Roussano constitutes an obstacle to the political will expressed by the heads of state of China and France” and poses an extremely serious problem for the development of relations between the two countries. AFP news agency said that Roussano showed “shock at the extremely direct nature of the French Foreign Ministry’s expressions.
According to AFP, Bertrand Lortholary, head of the French Foreign Ministry’s Asia-Pacific Department, said, “We summoned Ambassador Roussano this morning at the request of Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to inform him of our full displeasure with him.”
The report said the Chinese Embassy was unhappy with the alleged anti-China stance of Antoine Bondaz, a researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Studies (FRS), who used the term “petty strike,” “mad hyena,” to describe a “troll of the mind” who had been accused of being an anti-China activist. “ideological trolls” to attack him. Chinese ambassador Luciano da Luzano insisted on his opposition to the planned visit of the French MP to Taiwan. The People’s Republic of China, which considers Taiwan as one of its provinces, condemns every visit of Western officials to Taiwan and threatens to use force if Taipei officially declares independence.
The head of Asia at the French Foreign Ministry, Bertrand Lotterhori, informed him in no uncertain terms that
it is unacceptable for the Chinese embassy to use a heated tone on a public communication platform, and that the Chinese embassy's approach exceeds the limits of what is acceptable for any embassy anywhere. The French Foreign Ministry criticized thatthe insults, incitement and threats against French parliamentarians, researchers, and journalists are a fundamental error of principle and a means of intimidation. The French Foreign Ministry also criticized the Chinese ambassador for personally taking the stand and denouncing the French Republican MPs, forgetting the distinction of his status and duties. French Foreign Ministry sources said that Roussano was urged that strict attention should be paid in the future.
According to the French Foreign Ministry, this approach of Roussano constitutes an obstacle to the political will expressed by the heads of state of China and France” and an extremely serious problem for the development of relations between the two countries.
According to the news, France also reminded that it does not agree with Beijing‘s sanctioning of ten European nationals, including French European parliamentarians, in retaliation for the EU sanctions against the repression of the Uighurs.
According to AFP, the Chinese ambassador hinted in a tweet Monday that he did not respond to the first summons on Monday due to “scheduling” issues and that he would go to the French Foreign Ministry on Tuesday to discuss EU human rights issues against the Uighurs and issues related to Taiwan. The report said Lushano was told that “these issues were not part of the scope of his summons.”
According to French Foreign Ministry sources, Roussano showed that he was “shocked by the extremely direct nature of the French Foreign Ministry’s expressions.
Chinese Ambassador Lu Shano was summoned at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in April 2020. An article criticizing the European health management crisis was published on the website of the Chinese Embassy in France. Beijing then accordingly accused the staff of French nursing homes of abandoning their duties and allowing the elderly to die of hunger and disease.