The European Parliament adopted today a report on a new EU-China Strategy that expresses concerns about reports of coercive labor programs in Tibet, calls for free access to Tibetan areas for diplomats and journalists, and criticizes China’s control of the selection of religious leaders.
Europe and Tibet
The European Parliament adopted today a resolution that calls on the European Union and its member states to decline invitations to attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unless “the Chinese Government demonstrates a verifiable improvement in the human rights situation.
In a joint declaration following their summit held today in Brussels, the European Union and the United States have underlined their shared concerns about China’s human rights violations, including in Tibet.
Tibetan democracy in exile needs support because it faces numerous challenges in extremely difficult conditions, and the European Union should support it, writes ICT’s EU Policy Director Vincent Metten in this blog post.
The European Parliament adopted today a resolution on Chinese counter-sanctions on EU entities that freezes the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI) until the Chinese sanctions are lifted before dealing with the CAI, without prejudice to the final outcome of the CAI ratification process.
On Sunday 25 April, thousands of Tibetans and Tibet supporters worldwide lit candles for the 32nd birthday of the missing Panchen Lama, who was kidnapped by China in 1995 when he was only six years old.
At a virtual edition of the European Tibet Lobby Days co-organised by the International Campaign for Tibet and the European Parliament’s Tibet Interest Group on 19 April 2021, Tibetans from Europe urged Members of the European Parliament to come into action in support of the Tibetan people.
Video recording of the meeting between participants to the 2021 European Tibet Lobby Day and Members of the European Parliament held on 19 April 2021.
The European Union has responded to the release of Tibetan political prisoner Tashi Wangchuk by calling on China to respect Tibetans’ rights.
Ahead of the upcoming Plenary session of the European Parliament, ICT and 35 other civil society organisations have launched a Joint Appeal to the European Institutions calling for the inclusion of enforceable human rights clauses in the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment.