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German Legislator Denied Visa By China For Pro-Tibetan Remarks

Michael Brand, who reportedly critiqued China’s human rights record has sought a clarification about the denial.

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Michael Brand, Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the German Bundestag was denied visa by China. (Photo: Official website of <a href="http://www.cdu-landesgruppe-hessen.de/inhalte/1027421/abgeordnete-der-18-wahlperiode-im-deutschen-bundestag/index.html">CDU Land Hessen</a>)
  • China has denied a visa to a German legislator for his remarks backing “Tibetan independence”, saying his position is against Germany’s One-China policy, as reported by the state media on Friday.

  • Michael Brand, Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the German Bundestag, is not welcome to China, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang reportedly said.

  • Brand, who reportedly criticised China’s human rights record, sought a clear response from the German Foreign Ministry about the denial of visa to him.

(With agency inputs)

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