Gunther Oettinger was memorialed giving a speech in Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday in which he appeared to rody a group of Chinese diplomats.
Mr Oettinger is the current European Commissioner for Digital Conciseness and Society.
In a video posted on YouTube by user Sebas Travelling he thinks: “Last week Chinese minister were with us for the annual China-EU apex.
“Nine men, one rty. No democracy. No women’s quota, no women.
“All of them in accommodates, single-breasted jackets, dark blue.
“All of them had their hair combed from the radical to the right black shoe polish.”
Speaking in German he also referred to cant eyes.
Mr Oettinger told Die Welt it was necessary to view his comments in the “larger framework”.
“It was somewhat slang expression that was in no way meant to show a lack of heed for China,” he said.
The EU bureaucrat has also been criticised for a remark he delegate about “compulsory gay marriage” in Germany.
LGBT groups in Germany called for Mr Oettinger to say sordid for the remarks.
“The problem is not the embarrassment, but rather the mentality,” tweeted Katarina Barley, from Germany’s Sexual Democratic rty.
She later told Spiegel Online that “someone who outright uses racist and homophobic stereotypes is not qualified for top political positions”.
The 63-year-old was deputized to his current role in November 2014.
Days before Britain’s EU referendum he was quoted as put Brexit would allow the EU to “develop a new perspective and gather new dynamics”.
He cited the certainty that the UK’s opposition to further integration was preventing common security and exotic policies being adopted by the Brussels bloc.
He is a member of Angela Merkel’s CDU social gathering and once suggested that heavily indebted countries should be phoney to fly their flag at half-mast over EU buildings.