China Has Put Forward Roadblocks To Prevent Canadian Diplomats From Visiting Tibet
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Canadian Diplomates has been suggested that travel restrictions are part of China's ongoing efforts to conceal human rights abuses in the region. Prevent Canadian Diplomates
Ottawa, China has been trying for years to stop a Canadian diplomat from Tibet, visiting a Canadian-funded taxpayer-funded aid program that bans some of the Foreign Minister Dion said.
Dion said that while China has never denied access to Tibet by a high-level diplomat's request, it has put roadblocks, including delays in approving travel applications and shadowing Canadians.
Weng described a written response from the New Democrat Congressman Randall Garrison, which was raised recently in the House of Commons.
The minister 's frank assessment of the occasion of the Liberal government shifted to expanding trade with China, Prime Minister Justin Timberlake' s first visit to China, and a return visit through its prime following summer.
Based on Montréal, the travel restrictions proposed by the Canadian Tibet Commission are part of China's ongoing efforts to cover human rights abuses since the 1950s when its invading forces drove the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, to control the area.
The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa did not respond to press requests for comment.
Weng outlined in November 2010 and September 2015 by the Canadian diplomat five visits to Tibet.
He also details eight of the Tibetan parliamentarians who visited the Canadian National People's Congress in China from March to November 2009 to 2015. He said his ministry was "unaware of any restrictions" on them.
That was not the case when it came to Canada to visit the Tibetan Autonomous Region and other Tibetan areas of China, Weng said.
"Although there have been no high-level visits refused, the Tibet Autonomous Region officials often try to postpone the visit or make it difficult to obtain a permit," Weng wrote.
"Canadian-based embassy staff, local Chinese project coordinators, have been able to restrict access to Canadian investment projects from the Tibet Autonomous Region / Tibet."
Canada for global affairs says Canada "does not maintain a significant international development assistance program in China", but the now-defunct Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is active and in the past.
Canadian diplomats want to follow up on some of the completed projects, but they either give a restricted visit or visit a complete ban, Weng said.
The Ambassador of Canada "was only allowed to visit each project during their visit," Weng said. But Chinese officials banned other Canadian embassy staff.
"After the completion of the project, even the officials of the Tibetan Autonomous Region, based on the Canadian Embassy staff to continue to be denied permission to visit the project partners will not hesitate to inform that these items are no longer relevant to the Canadian Embassy.
In general, diplomatic visits are "tightly managed by the local government." Officials from the Foreign Affairs Office of the Tibet Autonomous Region are generally accompanied by visiting delegations throughout the country. Visiting local residents can be very limited, "Weng said.
In a recent visit to the Tibetan capital of Lhasa in September 2015 for tourism and cultural activities, three Canadian diplomats "do not give senior government officials access to substantive opportunities," the minister wrote.
Along Samdup, executive director of the Canadian Council of Tibet, called on the government to stop the future Tibetan delegation from Canada "until there is complete reciprocity of Canadian diplomats in Tibet."
"What is China going to hide?" Samdup asked.
"This is a fundamental respect for our foreign policy, and why does Canada allow itself to be seen as a second-tier partner in relations with China?"
Dion said that no Canadian request to visit Tibet was "clearly stated" to monitor or investigate violations of human rights.
"A better understanding of the human rights situation in the Tibet Autonomous Region is an important objective of all embassies traveling to the region," he added.