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Human rights overshadowed by trade at UK-China summits PDF Print E-mail
[28 November 2016] Over the past month, two UK-China Dialogues have taken place in London, one on human rights and the other on trade and economics. Unfortunately, the UK placed considerably more significance on the Economic Dialogue, as signified by the presence of the Prime Minister, whilst the Human Rights Dialogue was left to a newly-appointed junior minister.
Tibet Society briefs Foreign Office prior to UK-China Human Rights Dialogue PDF Print E-mail
[18 November 2016] Prior to the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue held at the end of October, Tibet Society submitted a report on Tibetan political prisoners to the Foreign Office and briefed the new Minister for Asia and the Pacific on human rights issues in Tibet. It is understood many of these issues were raised during the dialogue, though disappointingly no official statement has been made to confirm this.
Self-immolations in Tibet PDF Print E-mail
In Tibet, 147 Tibetans have resorted to self-immolating to protest against the Chinese government's oppressive regime; of whom 126 are known to have died. The condition and whereabouts of the others are not known, though some are reported to be in hospital. The first self-immolation took place in February 2009. In 2017, there were two self-immolations in Tibet. 
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