Hague raises Tibet’s human rights issues and autonomy during China visit

Dharamshala: Britain’s foreign secretary has called for “autonomy and human rights in Tibet” during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in Beijing on Wednesday, BBC reported.

Speaking on his first visit to China since becoming foreign secretary, Mr William Hague said London had long-standing concerns about human rights in Tibet.

“We want to see long-term stability for Tibet, which in our view implies work on human rights and greater autonomy,” he added.

He has told his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi he wants to build a close working relationship between the two countries.

Mr Hague is due to meet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao later on Wednesday, before travelling to Japan on Thursday.