Friday 24 June 2011

ACTION: Chinese Premier in UK 25-27 June

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Chinese Premier to meet David Cameron on 27 June
Take Action: Urge Cameron to speak out for Tibet

Wen JiabaoChinese Premier Wen Jiabao is due to visit the UK between 25 and 27 June, and will be meeting David Cameron in London on 27 June for a UK-China Summit. This meeting provides the British Prime Minister with the perfect opportunity of putting human rights at the centre of the UK's relationship with China, in line with the government's commitment announced earlier this year.

In March, Foreign Secretary William Hague stated that the British government is committed to a “foreign policy that has the practical promotion of human rights as part of its irreducible core”. The British government has also strongly backed those seeking democracy and human rights during the 'Arab Spring' protests. Now the government should afford pro-active support for those who continue to be oppressed in Tibet and China.

Sunday 26 June, 10am - 12 noon
Location: Entrance to MG Rover factory on Lickey Road, Longbridge, Birmingham B45. Map
Nearest train station: Longbridge
Wen Jiabao is due to visit the MG Rover plant (owned by Chinese company Shanghai Automotive). Chinese democracy activists and Falun Gong supporters will be present. Tibet supporters are encouraged to join them.

Sunday 26 June, 3pm – 6pm

opposite Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA. Map
Nearest tube: Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line)
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Wen Jiabao will be staying at the Mandarin Hotel and is believed to be holding business meetings there.

Monday 27 June, 11am – 1pm
opposite Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA. Map
Nearest tubes: Westminster or Charing Cross
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Wen Jiabao will be meeting David Cameron at 10 Downing Street as part of the UK-China Summit.

Monday 27 June, 2pm – 3.30pm
outside Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG. Map
Nearest tubes: Westminster, Charing Cross or Piccadilly Circus
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Wen Jiabao will visiting the Royal Society following his meeting with David Cameron.

Placards and flags will be provided at the London protests but feel free to bring your own. Both Cameron and Wen must be reminded that human rights must be put before trade, and Wen has to see that the issue of Tibet is still important to those living in the UK.
The London protests are being organised by a coalition of UK-based Tibet groups, including Tibet Society.

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