EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said in London on Apr 19 that he would not support the boycott of the Beijing Olympic Games, asit would do nothing but damage the interests of ordinary Europeans as well as Chinese.
When he addressed the China-UK Trade Association on April 15, he highlighted the cooperation rather than confrontation between the West and China in handling Tibet issues. He said that the interdependence between China and UK, as well as with Europe at large, looms increasingly large. In addition, Europe will have to work in collaboration with China to settle the problems emerging in the process of development.
He added that whether it be of Europeans or Americans, China's success would be critical to their own interests. Therefore, any boycott against China would be not in line with the European interests, he stressed.
By People's Daily Online