UK MP Urges Prime Minister Tony Blair to Raise Human Right Issue to Hu Jintao
(Clearwisdom.net) On November 11, 2005, UK MP Dr. Fox wrote a letter to European Friends of Falun Gong, informing that he had asked the Prime Minister to raise human rights issues to the CCP Leader Hu Jintao.
Dr. Fox said in the letter: "I fully appreciate your concerns about China's record on human rights. I have today asked the Prime Minister to raise these issues during the State Visit of President Hu".
He also said: "The Communist Party has steadfastly suppressed any emergence of democratic politics since the Tiananmen Square crackdown. The Falun Gong religious movement, for example, has been ruthlessly extinguished."
Dr. Fox points out that China "remains a politically repressive state, centrally driven by the Party and for the Party. Its human rights record is appalling......Democracy has to be more than just the holding of intermittent ballots - it has to be supported with free markets, a meaningful rule of law and respect for human right."