This op-ed was written by Kai Müller, Executive Director of the International Campaign for Tibet in Germany, and published on The Diplomat on 15 May 2016.
China’s attempts to export its censorship and authoritarianism raise serious questions for all European countries.
China’s belligerent diplomacy in Europe has been in the spotlight this week after a German lawmaker who chairs the Bundestag’s Human Rights Committee was refused access to China after he criticized rights violations in Tibet. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said he was “not welcome” because of his support for “Tibetan independence.”
German Christian Democrat politician Michael Brand, who had intended to travel with the Parliamentary Committee to Tibet in …