Monday, July 14, 2008

EU Parliament's President will not attend Beijing opening

Via the International Campaign for Tibet:
In a new resolution on China and Tibet adopted on the 10 July, European Parliament remains concerned about human rights abuses in China and Tibet. Contrary to the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, announced that he will not be attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, due to the lack of progress in talks between Chinese authorities and representatives of the Dalai Lama.

For the second time since the uprising of the Tibetan plateau on the 10 March, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution that 'deplores the fact that China's human rights record remains a matter for concern owing to widespread and systematic human rights abuses.'
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