6th Dec 2016


Juncker to ask Oettinger for 'explanation' on 'slant-eyed' Chinese

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has asked German commissioner Gunther Oettinger to give "explanations on what he actually said" at a recent dinner in Hamburg. Oettinger said Chinese people were "slant-eyed". He also reportedly said the Belgian region of Wallonia was ruled by "communists" and denigrated gay marriage. A commission spokesman said he had been misquoted on Wallonia and that he had already voiced "regret" on upsetting gay people.

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