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2016-17 Tibet in Parliament (part 2) PDF Print E-mail
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Parliament logoDetails and links of when and how Tibet and related matters have been raised in the UK parliament during the 2016-17 parliamentary session. (Part 2: from 1 November 2016).
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Sikyong meets MPs; urges UK government to support Middle Way PDF Print E-mail
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[8 November 2016] UPDATE: On 1 November, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay met with British MPs at the Houses of Parliament and called on the UK government to support the Middle Way Approach. The exiled Tibetan political leader also called for a coordinated approach between the UK, US and EU to tackle China over Tibet. The Sikyong also met with the Speaker of the House of Commons, a meeting which was condemned by China. The parliamentary visit was part of the Sikyong's five-day visit to the UK.
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British MPs urge China to halt demolition of Buddhist institutes in Tibet PDF Print E-mail
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[27 October 2016] On International Religious Freedom Day, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet has issued a statement expressing its deep concern over China's crackdown at Buddhist institutes in eastern Tibet, urging the Chinese government to halt the expulsions and demolitions at Larung Gar and Yachen Gar, and calling on the UK government to raise its concerns with China and make a public statement.
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Conservative Party Human Rights Commission: Human Rights in China PDF Print E-mail
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The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China, 2013-16. A report by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, published on 28 June 2016.
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2016-17 Tibet in Parliament (part 1) PDF Print E-mail
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logoDetails and links of when and how Tibet and related matters have been raised in the UK Parliament during the 2016-17 parliamentary session. (Part 1: 18 May - 31 October 2016).
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2015-16 Tibet in Parliament (part 2) PDF Print E-mail
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logoDetails and links of when and how Tibet and related matters have been raised in the UK Parliament during the 2015-16 parliamentary session. (Part 2: 1 January - 17 May 2016).
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2015-16 Tibet in Parliament (part 1) PDF Print E-mail
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logoDetails and links of when and how Tibet and related matters have been raised in the UK parliament during the 2015-16 parliamentary session. (Part 1: 27 May - 31 Decemer 2015).
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UK parliament debates Tibet; government lacklustre in its response PDF Print E-mail
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[19 June 2015] On 18 June, the UK Parliament held its first debate on Tibet since the General Election. Though many issues were raised and questions asked of the government, the response received from the Foreign Minister was lacklustre, revealing little beyond the fact that some issues had been "raised" with Chinese counterparts and others would be "monitored". There was almost no criticism of Chinese policies in Tibet; instead, at one point, the Minister actually praised China for its efforts in 'developing' Tibet.
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UK's policy on Tibet comes under attack during parliamentary debate PDF Print E-mail
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[11 December 2014] On 10 December 2014, Human Rights Day, the issue of Tibet and freedom of expression was debated in the UK parliament. During the debate, the ongoing repression in Tibet and political prisoner cases were raised. MPs also criticised the UK government's policy on Tibet and its relationship with China. The government's response was considered 'weak', offering no indication it was willing to take a more robust approach on Tibet and human rights, and worryingly seemed to use language that would appease, or even pander to, the Chinese government.
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Tibet debate in UK Parliament on Human Rights Day PDF Print E-mail
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[5 December 2014] After months of requests, a parliamentary debate on Tibet has finally been granted by the Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons. The debate will take place, aptly, on Wednesday 10 December - Human Rights Day.
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