Parliamentary Motion in UK on executions in Lhasa

The Tibet Society in the UK has announced that Harry Cohen, Chair of the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, with cross party support, has tabled an Early Day Motion in the UK parliament related to what it calls the ‘deplorable judicial executions’ of two Tibetans on 20 October 2009. Cross party MPs from …

British Foreign Office statement on execution of Tibetans

In a statement on the UK Foreign Office website and the website of the UK Beijing Embassy, Foreign Office Minister Ivan Lewis condemned the execution of two Tibetans in Lhasa and called on China to urgently review the cases of those who remain under sentence of death. He said: “I condemn the recent executions in …

UK parliament calls for retention of EU-China arms embargo

The British parliamentary committee on arms export controls has just completed and published a scrutiny of the UK’s arms sales in which it raises the issue of the EU-China Arms Embargo and calls for the embargo to remain in place. The arms embargo was enacted following the Chinese government’s violent response to the Tiananmen protesters …

New British statement on Tibet

The British Government has issued an important statement on Tibet that is a strong assertion of support for the dialogue between the Chinese Government and envoys of the Dalai Lama. The envoys have been pressing the Chinese for a resolution of issues that would lead to a solution for Tibet based on genuine autonomy for …

British Premier phones Chinese Premier on Tibet development, says will meet Dalai Lama during London visit

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the British Parliament on March 19, 2008 that he had telephoned Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao today calling for an end to the violence in Tibet. Addressing the Members of Parliament during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons, Brown responded to a question by Rt Hon David …