Providing an example of good leadership in her first weeks in office, the new President of Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova, met with China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi , on Wednesday (July 10) and directly criticized China’s human rights record.
In a statement to the press in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, Caputova expressed concern over China’s worrying human rights abuses. She also emphasized her government’s commitment to protecting human rights as foundational to maintaining a free Slovakia.
Chinese state media reports that Wang Yi is in the midst of a tour of Eastern European countries with visits to Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia. He is visiting the region to “restore trust” and to encourage countries to participate in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.