新闻通报:欧盟副主席、外交与安全政策高级代表Catherine Ashton 上周就香港发表声明


 

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2014年10月27日  华盛顿

 

欧洲议会全体会议上周在斯特拉斯堡召开,22日就香港局势举行辩论。


欧盟副主席、外交与安全政策高级代表(暨欧盟外交部长)Catherine Ashton女士在当天的辩论会上发布声明。

 
Catherine女士在声明中说,欧盟强烈支持依据基本法、“一国两制”的原则以及香港人民的意愿在香港成功实施特首和立法会的双普选。她强调欧盟重视香港的稳定、繁荣和民主发展,而这些都将依赖对包括和平集会,自由表达和司法独立在内的基本权利和自由的坚持,欧盟对周二进行的政府与学生的对话表示欢迎,鼓励更进一步的对话以找到各方都能接受的妥协方案,达成合理的选举制度。在声明中,Catherine Ashton女士还表达了对中国政府对中国内地众多支持香港抗议活动的人士实施的逮捕表示关注,她说“我们将继续敦促中国尊重其宪法保障的、其在国际条约里承诺的言论、信息、和平集会等自由权利。 推动人权保护对中国平稳发展、加深与欧盟的关系以及扮演负责任的国际利益相关者是至关重要的。” 针对香港,Catherine Ashton女士最后说:“我们将继续密切监督局势的发展,必要的时候会发出声音。欧盟是奠基在价值上的联盟,我们将继续尽力促进香港对基本权利和自由以及民主原则的尊重,就像我们在世界各地所做的一样。”


据悉,世界各地的港人、人权人士仍在积极推动所在国的政府和议员就香港发声。溫哥華支援民主運動聯合會负责人周盛康先生日前发起给加拿大国会议员写信敦促他们支持香港人民争取真正民主政府的努力(请见附件)。和平香港行动呼吁各界朋友全力协助推动。

 

附件:


We are urging you to join us in our letter writing campaign pushing our members of parliament to support the people of Hong Kong in their pursuit of a genuine democratic government. The address of your MP can be found in

   
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members

 
If you prefer hard copy, you can mail it to their office and no postage is required. You can send him/her the letter with the background as attachment. A sample is pasted below. All you have to do is insert your MP's name, name of your riding, your name and your address. Your MP have to address any letter written to him/her from people from their riding (identified by your postal code). This is the least you can do for your brothers and sisters in Hong Kong.

 
Henry

 
Sample letter:


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Mr./Ms…


Member of Parliament for (name of your riding)


October xx, 2014

 
Re:  Actions by the Government of Canada to Support the Democractic Movement in Hong Kong

 

Dear Mr./Ms ...,

 

I am writing to appeal to you and your government to take concrete and positive actions in support of the democratic movement in Hong Kong. You would have already seen the massive news coverage around the world of the Umbrella Movement currently taking centre stage in Hong Kong. You would have already been briefed by your political staff and government bureaucrats as to the strategic significance of the Umbrella Movement not only for China but for Canada and the world.  Now it is time for the Government of Canada to take action!

 
With the APEC CEO Summit and APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Dialogue with Leaders taking place on November 9th and 10th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, together with many of the world leaders, will gather in Beijing, China.  The APEC Summit is a good platform for Prime Minister Harper to assume a leadership role in urging the Chinese leadership to honour its commitments by achieving a full and genuine democratic government for the people of Hong Kong.

 
Further, the Chinese leadership needs to be reminded that Hong Kong is under the watchful eye of the whole world, and that the safety and fundamental human rights of the protesters in the peaceful Umbrella Movement, many of whom are Canadian, should be safeguarded and protected.

 
We strongly appeal to you and your government to take the following actions:

 
1.            PM Harper to express, on behalf of Canadians, our concern over the situation in Hong Kong to the Chinese leadership during the APEC CEO Summit and Dialogue with Leaders;


2.            PM Harper to issue a joint statement, together with the other world leaders, in support of the democratic movement in Hong Kong by calling for China to honour its commitment, to respect and implement genuine universal suffrage when they are in China;


3.            The Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to conduct an inquiry or a public hearing on the situation in Hong Kong, engaging all parliamentarians, representatives from Hong Kong and Canadian community groups concerned about Hong Kong issues;


4.            The all-party House Leaders to table a motion in the House of Commons to debate on the situation in Hong Kong as well as the Umbrella Movement.

 
Thank you for your attention and kind assistance in this matter. I look forward to your prompt reply.


Sincerely,


Your name
Your home address with postal code

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 YANG Jianli  杨建利  

  
President, Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China - 公 民 力 量    义工


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