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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

Tibetan self-immolations raised in UK Parliament

October 30, 2011

Tuesday 25 October
Oral Answers to Questions: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East) (Lab): I should like to declare an interest. Following the self-immolation of nine Tibetan monks in the past few weeks, what representations have the British Government made to the Chinese authorities to stop the consistent and systematic eradication of Tibetan culture, religion and language, and to give the Tibetan people their much needed and correct desire for self-determination?
The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Mr Jeremy Browne): The Government continue to have the same policy as the previous Government with regard to Tibet’s position in China, but we still make representations on a regular basis with respect to human rights and the conditions of the Tibetan people.

View video of question & response:  (Fabian Hamilton’s question is at 15.28)

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