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Tibetan self-immolations raised in UK Parliament PDF Print E-mail
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[25 October 2011] In light of the self-immolations in Tibet, the British government was questioned in Parliament by Fabian Hamilton MP.
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British government "calls for restraint" in Ngaba PDF Print E-mail
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[28 June 2011] A number of questions relating to Tibet were raised in Parliament, by Fabian Hamilton MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tibet. Amongst the questions was a request for the Foreign Minister to call on China to withdraw its troops from Ngaba, release those detained and allow access for international observers and journalists.
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2007-2008 Tibet in Parliament PDF Print E-mail
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Details and links of when and how Tibet was raised in the UK parliament during the parliamentary session 2007-2008 (commenced 6 November 2007, ended 26 November 2008).
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2008-2009 Tibet in Parliament PDF Print E-mail
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Details and links of when and how Tibet has been raised in the UK parliament during the parliamentary session 2008-2009 (commenced 3 December 2008, ended 12 November 2009).
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UK to create 50 new diplomatic posts in China PDF Print E-mail
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[11 May 2011] Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced in Parliament the creation of 50 new diplomatic posts in China. However, it is not yet clear whether additional resources are being granted to monitor Tibetan regions and human rights.
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British government calls for world-wide media freedom PDF Print E-mail
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[4 May 2011] To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the British government issued statements supporting the rights to freedom of expression and calling for an open and free media in all countries. Tibet supporters are asked to write to the Foreign Office to encourage them to act on their words, by urging China to allow international reporters access to Tibetan areas, in particular the Ngaba region which is under a military crackdown (see action below).
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Hague: Human rights to be at core of foreign policy PDF Print E-mail
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[1 April 2011] On 31 March, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) launched its 2010 Human Rights and Democracy Report. In his foreword to the report, Foreign Secretary William Hague wrote that the British government is committed to a foreign policy that has the practical promotion of human rights as part of its irreducible core. Attending the launch, Tibet Society was encouraged by the governments intent to make human rights central to its foreign policy.
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Prime Minister urged to call for release of Liu Xiaobo on Human Rights Day PDF Print E-mail
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[2 December 2010] Representatives of Chinese, Uighur & Tibetan Solidarity UK (CUTS UK, a coalition which includes Tibet Society) delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street in the run-up to Human Rights Day on 10 December.
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Cameron calls for political reform in China but fails to mention Tibet PDF Print E-mail
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[24 November 2010] On 9 November, British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in China for a two-day visit which primarily focused on trade deals. Although Cameron publicly raised the issue of political reform whilst in Beijing, he failed to make any specific reference to Tibet, human rights or political prisoners.
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Chinese Ambassador confronted over Tibet at Labour Party Conference PDF Print E-mail
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[27 September 2010] During a fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester, the Chinese Ambassador to the UK was directly challenged by Tibet Society to look into the case of Dhondup Wangchen and urge the Chinese government to release him as a gesture of goodwill.
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