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.
In this oped published on the occasion of the 85th birthday of the Dalai Lama, ICT’s EU policy director Vincent Metten warns that China’s plan to interfere in the Tibetan spiritual leader succession is likely to cause great unrest in Tibet with the potential to destabilize the surrounding region.
In 2018, both houses of the US Congress passed the bipartisan Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act. That is a common-sense response to China’s intransigence, and it’s something European countries should adopt, writes a group of parliamentarians from across Europe.
After the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the New York Times, the British daily Daily Telegraph recently stopped publishing paid-for propaganda supplements from the Chinese state media “China Watch”.
Sixty years after the Tibetan uprising of 1959, which resulted in the flight of the Dalai Lama, European parliamentarians demand free access to Tibet for their fellow citizens.
In this op-ed, ICT’s EU Policy Director Vincent Metten and FIDH’s International Advocacy Director Antoine Madelin question the rationale for an EU-China Year of Tourism at a time when Tibet remains highly restricted for European travellers and of serious concerns relating to the promotion of tourism and the human rights situation in Tibetan areas of China.
The EU’s well-meaning declarations on human rights in China must be followed up by a regular, high-level dialogue with Beijing, said a cross-party group of MEPs in an oped published by Euractiv on 29 May 2017.
EP Today, the European Parliament’s monthly newspaper, published an article on the importance of human rights in EU-China relations by former Vice-President of the European Parliament for Human Rights and Democracy, Edward McMillan-Scott.
New article by Sophie Richardson from Human Rights Watch on the EU’s role in confronting China on human rights ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 4.
Euractiv published an article by ICT’s EU Policy Director, Vincent Metten, on the importance of the meeting between Lithuanian President Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite and the Dalai Lama, held on September 11, 2013.