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October 2015: Round-up of Tibet-related news PDF Print E-mail
[5 November 2015] A compilation of news from Tibet during October, plus international developments relating to Tibet, key statements and interviews. Includes arrests in Tibet, the Dalai Lama's interview with The Big Issue and British MPs condemning the government's policy over prioritising trade over human rights.
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Britains Great Kowtow to China PDF Print E-mail
[30 October 2015] The UK government failed to publicly raise human rights during Xi Jinpings State Visit to the UK last week. However, Tibet protestors ensured it remained on the medias agenda despite the lavish ceremonies afforded to Xi Jinping by the UK government and Chinese state-backed efforts to silence demonstrators.
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MPs raise questions in UK Parliament over arrest of Tibet protestors PDF Print E-mail
[27 October 2015] The arrest of the three peaceful protestors during the Chinese Presidents State Visit last week was raised in parliament yesterday via an Urgent Question submitted by Fabian Hamilton MP. The Minister responsible for policing, Mike Penning, refused to comment on the matter citing that it was an ongoing police investigation, but then came under increasing pressure as MPs lined up to criticise the decision to arrest the protestors.
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Two Tibetans arrested during Xi Jinping UK visit; homes raided PDF Print E-mail
[23 October 2015] Two Tibetans and a Chinese human rights defender were arrested on 21 October for peacefully protesting during the Chinese President's State Visit to the UK. Their homes were subsequently raided by the police and computer equipment confiscated. All three have been released on bail. Tibet Society calls on the police to drop all charges immediately.
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MPs call on Cameron to publicly raise human rights with Xi Jinping PDF Print E-mail
[19 October 2015] On the eve of the Chinese President's State Visit, a group of MPs and Lords have sent an open letter to David Cameron asking him to "express British values" and "send a clear and public message" to Xi Jinping that China's "violations of basic human rights are unacceptable". Sixteen parliamentarians co-signed the letter written by Fabian Hamilton MP.
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Chinese President's UK State Visit: 20-23 October PDF Print E-mail
[30 September 2015] UPDATE: The Chinese President's State Visit to the UK has been confirmed. The four-day visit will start on Tuesday 20 October. Xi Jinping will stay at Buckingham Palace during the trip, and as well as meeting David Cameron and business leaders, he is expected to address MPs at the Houses of Parliament.
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