In a rare Joint Statement made public today, the Human Rights Committee of the German parliament called on the “Chinese Government to immediately stop the repression of the Tibetan people and resume dialogue with the legitimate representatives of the Tibetans.”
The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) commissioned an opinion poll to the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first official visit to several European countries. The opinion poll showed that citizens in France and Germany give greater priority to their leaders raising Tibet and human rights with the Chinese leadership, than pushing for commercial contracts.
On 24 April 2013 the Human Rights Committee of the German Parliament, the Bundestag, passed a Joint Declaration on self-immolations in Tibet.
A Joint Declaration, by protocol, is not a resolution, but more than a mere press release or statement. TheCommittee has only passed five such declarations in the past four years, on Syria, Russia and Iran.
Berlin, November 9, 2012: German corporation Daimler has sponsored a series of propaganda events for the Chinese Communist Party – known for its suppression of dissidents and crackdown in Tibet – ahead of its Party Congress in Beijing this week. Along with Swiss watchmaker Rolex and two Chinese sponsors, the Daimler brand Mercedes Benz is …