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French President Macron should raise situation in Tibet on upcoming visit to China

January 4, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron should use his first visit to China from 8-10 January to send a signal to the Chinese leadership that France will not remain silent in face of the Chinese government’s attacks to the fundamental rights and freedom of the Tibetan people, said the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) today.

“This visit, which will be the first of President Macron in China, will set the tone for the Franco-Chinese relationship in the next few years and is therefore crucial,” said ICT’s EU Policy Director Vincent Metten. “The French President must use this opportunity to take a clear and strong stand on the gross human rights violations in Tibet. He should convey to his Chinese interlocutors, including President Xi Jinping, that the only way to reach a peaceful, mutual and long-term solution for China and Tibet lies in the resumption of a constructive dialogue between the Chinese government and the representatives of the Dalai Lama.”

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EU Special Representative for Human Rights visits China

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 20 September 2013 The EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Mr Stavros Lambrinidis, paid an official visit to China from 9-18 September 2013. Host ed by the Chinese Ministry for Foreign Affairs, who facilitated meetings throughout the visit, the mission included five-days in the ethnic Tibetan areas of Qinghai Province and the […]

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ICT asks Clinton to build toward a “more hopeful trajectory” for Tibet

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to “continue to insist on demonstrable improvements in the human rights situation [in Tibet],” on the eve of what could be her last visit to the People’s Republic of China as America’s senior diplomat. Secretary Clinton is scheduled to meet with Chinese […]

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US Congressional staff allowed into Tibet for first time since spring 2008

For the first time since the protests across Tibet began in March, 2008, Chinese authorities will allow United States Congress personnel into Tibet, following previously rejected requests by Members of Congress and their staffs. At least 10 Congressional staffers depart for travel in China and Tibet this week. As typical of such visits to Tibet, […]

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President of European Parliament to visit Tibet

The President of the European Parliament, Josep Borrell, will be visiting Beijing, Lhasa and Shanghai from 8 to 14 July 2006 on his first official visit to China. Borrell has stated that he “intends to see as much as possible of what the real China is today: the political authorities, the economic transformation, and a […]

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US State Department: Visit of the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy to China

The US Department of State was pleased to learn that Mr. Lodi Gyari, the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy, and his delegation have arrived in China for talks with the Chinese government. This is the third visit of the Dalai Lama’s envoys since September 2002. The second visit occurred in May-June 2003. The President and the […]

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EU Troika to make rare visit to Tibet, 20-23 September

The International Campaign for Tibet welcomes the announcement by the EU Presidency that it intends to make an official visit to Tibet prior to the EU-China Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue being held in Beijing later this month. “This is the first official EU visit to Tibet since its controversial trip of 1998. It demonstrates that […]

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture postpones China visit

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Mr. Theo van Boven, announced on June 16, 2004 the postponement of his scheduled visit to China at the request of the Chinese Government. The visit was to begin at the end of June. In a statement, van Boven said the Chinese Government had informed him that they […]

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Tibet issue may not be on Australian PM’s agenda on China trip

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has announced that he is visiting China from August 17 to 19, 2003, but Tibet does not seem to be among the issues he will be raising with the Chinese leaders. In his statement on August 5, 2003, Howard said, “The focus of my visit will be to meet with […]

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Indian Communist Party’s delegation visiting Tibet

A three-member delegation from the Communist Party of India (Marxist), currently on a visit to China, is reportedly visiting Tibet. The delegation led by CPI(M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury arrived in Beijing on July 22, 2003 according to The Hindu newspaper. “The team will travel to Tibet after holding talks with senior leaders of the […]

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Indian media debates impact of Tibet on Prime Minister’s China visit

As Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee prepares for his six-day visit to China beginning on June 22, 2003, a debate has formed in India concerning the impact of the Tibet issue on Sino-Indian talks. “For more than 50 years, Tibet has been a very sensitive issue between India and China because Tibet’s government-in-exile led […]

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ICT welcomes second visit of the Dalai Lama’s envoys to China

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) welcomes the announcement by the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama that Special Envoy Lodi Gyari and Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen, accompanied by two senior assistants, will depart today for China. The delegation traveled to Beijing and Lhasa in September 2002 in a visit that was described by the […]

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Spurt in diplomatic visitors to Tibet

A series of diplomatic delegations have visited Tibet in recent months, according to media reports from Beijing and Lhasa. Diplomats from the United States, Mexico, India, and Germany as well as parliamentarians from New Zealand and Belgium have visited Tibet between April and June 2002. The U.S. Ambassador to China, Clark Randt, visited Tibet from […]

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