[Thursday, 7 October 2010, 9:07 a.m.]
(File photo of Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott with the hunger strikers outside the hunger strike tent and in front of the Chinese Embassy in Brussels, Belgium)
Brussels: As leaders from the European Union and China met for the 13th EU-China summit in Brussels on 6 October 2010, the vice president of the European Parliament called for the immediate resumption of talks between the Chinese leadership and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s envoys towards resolving the issue of Tibet.
“On Tibet, McMillan-Scott encourages China to resume talks with the Dalai Lama’s representatives immediately and EU High Representative Baroness Ashton to meet with the Dalai Lama, leading to the establishment of an EU Special Representative to Tibet,” said Mr Edward McMillan-Scott, EP vice president for human rights and democracy, in a press release issued on 6 October.
The EP vice president also expresses hope that the UK’s coalition government will revoke the Labour administration’s de facto recognition of China’s sovereignty over Tibet.