China’s Nuclear Test in East Turkistan and its Impact Today
László Tökés MEP
Vice President of the European Parliament
Finally it is a fact today that China has been going through a remarkable growth in the past 30 years.
Millions of people have been lifted out of poverty. However this phenomenal growth was not followed by
progress in its human rights practice. In fact serious human rights violations and collective human rights
violations occur systematically, in spite of China’s existing international commitments to protect human
rights. We do want to see a prosperous China and we do support a peaceful rise, but never at the expense
of basic fundamental rights. Today’s conference reflects our strong commitment to human rights, and we
urge China to respect its international engagements with the rest of the world. This year I shall probably
have the opportunity to be a member of a Delegation destined for China, so we insist on finding facts and
new information about China and especially East Turkestan and Tibet, which are very close to our hearts.