In China to launch the “Year of France”, Mr Chirac called for an end to the European Union arms embargo, imposed after the 1989 massacre of hundreds of pro-democracy protesters.
He was attacked yesterday by human rights activists for “profoundly dishonouring” the massacre victims and their families.
France has been leading calls in Europe for a lifting of the arms embargo, which Mr Chirac said on Saturday had “no foundation or justification”. He told President Hu Jintao: “It’s a measure motivated purely and simply by hostility toward China.”
F*** you, Chirac.