In an opinion piece published by Euractiv on 20 April 2018, 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.
On 25 January, Members of the Latvian Parliaments, including members of the Latvian Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet, adopted a statement on the case of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk.
Two members of the German Parliament (The Bundestag), have called for the release of detained Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk, who currently awaits the outcome of his trial in Yulshul (Chinese: Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (the Tibetan area of Kham in Qinghai Province).
Following the European Parliament’s urgency resolution on Chinese and Tibetan Human rights defenders, the International Information Tibet Group of the French Senate (Groupe d’information internationale sur le Tibet) has released a statement on Tashi Wangchuk.
On 18 January, 2018, the European Parliament adopted a new urgency resolution on China, expressing deep concern regarding the cases of two Tibetan political prisoners, the language advocate Tashi Wangchuk and the monk Choekyi.
Ahead of President Macron’s first official visit to the People’s Republic of China from 8-10 January, ICT has released a statement urging him to use this opportunity to raise the issue of Tibet with his Chinese interlocutors, including President Xi Jinping.
Ahead of the 2017 Federal German Election scheduled for Sunday, 24 September, political parties currently represented in the parliament, the Bundestag, responded to questions on Tibet posed to them by the International Campaign for Tibet Germany, the Tibet Initiative Germany and the Association of Tibetans in Germany.
EU-China Human Rights Dialogue should be strengthened and sharpened, says DROI Chair, Pier Antonio Panzeri on the occasion of the China human rights dialogue on 22 June 2017.
Seven human rights organization, including the International Campaign for Tibet have called on 19 June the European Union to cancel its upcoming human rights dialogue with China and suspend the exchange until the meetings can bring genuine human rights improvements.
Remarks by President of the European Council Donald Tusk after the 19th EU-China Summit in Brussels, 2 June 2017.