Remarks by President of the European Council Donald Tusk after the 19th EU-China Summit in Brussels, 2 June 2017.
On the eve of an important Summit in Brussels on June 2, the European Union is being urged by European Parliamentarians and a coalition of NGOs, including the International Campaign for Tibet, to raise urgent concerns on human rights with 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.
On 2 June, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be in Brussels to take part to the 19th EU-China Summit. On this occasion,the Tibetan Community in Belgium, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, FIDH and the International Campaign for Tibet are organising a protest to call on the EU to take a stand on the deteriorating human rights situation in China.
On 8 February 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) in collaboration with the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) held a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, kindly hosted by MEPs Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE) and Thomas Mann (EPP).
The International Campaign for Tibet, in collaboration with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk (ALDE) and MEP Thomas Mann (EPP), will be convening a conference at the European Parliament entitled ‘Chinese counter-terrorism policy: Impacts and dangers for Tibetans and Uyghurs’ on 8 February 2017.
The European Parliament adopted on 15 December 2016 an urgency resolution on breaches of human rights, democracy, and rule of law in China, in which it urged the Chinese authorities to stop the dismantling at Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist academy.
On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10th December 2016, the EU has issued a statement on China, raising the case of a Tibetan prisoner, Tashi Wangchuk.
On November 28, 2016, the niece of the late Trulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Nyima Lhamo addressed the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Righs
The Dalai Lama called on Europe to engage in ‘constructive criticism’ of China after being welcomed by the President of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 15 September, following high-profile visits to Paris and Brussels.