German legislator unwelcomed in China for backing Tibet
Beijing: A Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday that China had refused to allow a German legislator to visit the country for his pro-Tibetan independence position. Michael Brand, chairman of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the German Bundestag, is not welcome to China, spokesman Lu Kang said at a routine press briefing. Mr Lu said Brand’s position of backing “Tibetan independence” is against Germany’s one-China policy. Brand was denied permission to visit China purely because of his position on Tibet, not for his comments on the human rights situation in China, stressed Mr Lu.