EU Migration Commissioner Begs China to Quit Supplying North African Smugglers with Rubber Boats
The European Union begged China this week to quit supplying rubber refugee boats North African smuggler networks.
The EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, asked China to quit shipping their rubber boats to North Africa.
Of course, the EU could refuse the third world migrants — but self preservation is racist.
The South China Morning Post reported:
Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU’s commissioner for migration, calls on Beijing for help in closing down supply of cheap rafts tied to thousands of deaths in Mediterranean Sea.
The European Union has a long list of products it says China sells too much of in its markets. Add inflatable boats to the list.
“The rubber boats used by the smuggler networks in the Mediterranean are fabricated somewhere in China,” Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU’s commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship, told journalists in Beijing on Thursday after he met China’s Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun.
At least 1 million people, mostly from the Middle East and North Africa, crossed the Mediterranean bound for Europe in 2015, with the number fell to 327,000 in the first 10 months of last year. Many of the crossing attempts are made using small boats far too small and unstable for open rough waters, and deaths from drowning are not uncommon. Last year, some 3,800 fatalities were recorded.
EU urges China to stop supplying refugee boats https://t.co/3TOqlAlVUf
— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) May 5, 2017