Chinese government must allow access to Tibet, Greens say


Following reports of a mass forced-labour program in Tibet, Greens Senator Janet Rice has called on the Chinese Government to allow access to the region so journalists and officials can look into these allegations. 

Quotes attributable to Senator Janet Rice, Greens Foreign Affairs spokesperson

“Reports of a mass labour program in Tibet are deeply disturbing. This program has dangerous parallels with the enforced labour, indoctrination and surveillance of the Uighur people.

“The Tibetan people have suffered under Chinese Government oppression for many years.  They have been deprived of their right to freedom of speech and their right to freedom of religious observance.  Now it looks like hundreds of thousands of rural workers are being channelled into so-called “training” centres.

“The Morrison Government should raise Australia’s deep concerns and call on the Chinese Government to allow access to Tibet so that officials and journalists can see for themselves what is going on.”