Category Archives: China

Willie Rennie was right: Alex Salmond did panda to China over Dalai Lama

So, now we know. Willie Rennie was right all along. Scotland’s First Minister didn’t put up any sort of a fight when China sent the boys round to talk about the Dalai Lama. Today’s Scotsman has the details. The Scottish … Continue reading

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Why will Alex Salmond not meet the Dalai Lama?

We are all used to seeing Alex Salmond jetting off round the world to meet foreign dignitaries. He’s off to California soon, Hollywood no less, among other places, to “promote Scotland’s interests”. He’s at a film premiere tonight, mixing with … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Salmond, China, dalai lama, David Cameron, Human Rights, Nick Clegg, Shabnum Mustapha, Willie Rennie | 3 Comments

Shabnum Mustapha urges Salmond to raise human rights in China

Shabnum Mustapha is a good friend of mine and she’s recently started a new job as Director of Amnesty Scotland. It was lovely to wake up this morning and hear her talking about human rights in China in the context … Continue reading

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>Panda-ing to a cruel and brutal regime

>Awww, cute! We’re going to get pandas at Edinburgh zoo, just down the road from us. Anna is already excited at the prospect and I suspect we’ll be taking out a membership for the first time in a few years … Continue reading

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>Could Akmal Shaikh’s Execution have been avoided – 2 questions for the Goverment to answer

>Like many others I went to sleep last night fearful that there was little hope that 53 year old mentally ill British citizen Akmal Shaikh would avoid the executioner in China this morning and, sadly, my fears were confirmed when … Continue reading

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