the Conservative finslepne slugger and deputy chairman of Parliament's foreign affairs and forsvarskomité, Michael Tetzschner, promises in an article in Aftenposten very interesting thoughts about our relationship with China.
He wish that Norway should give asylum to demokratiforkjempere who is in danger after China in late June adopted a new sikkerhetslov. The law has with one stroke removed the freedoms and opened for censorship and punishment of critics of the regime in hong Kong, which previously had a high degree of protection.
This protection has its basis in the agreement, the united Kingdom and China made when hong Kong was returned in 1997, and follows a principle referred to as "one country, two systems". It would assure the residents of hong Kong an independent judiciary, and more freedoms than chinese people the most.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError AIR pollution: Luftforurensingen in China is worse than before coronapandemien to shut down the country, according to a recent report. Video: AP / CCTV. Archive photo: Splash News / NTB Scanpix Show more
With the new security act on the space agreement with the united Kingdom is considered broken. Precisely this is the fundamental argument in Tetzschners posts, and here we find the key to a new foreign policy approach to China that we probably will see more of in the weeks to come - not only from domestic sources, but also internationally.
Large parts of the international community have believed that the communist ettpartistatens economic softening would be followed by a political softening. It has not happened, recent years, rather the contrary.
What we see now is that the world around us build up a political force to react on the developments in China. Authoritarian traits are increasingly being met by corresponding layer. The tone has become sharper in the EUROPEAN union, and in the united STATES are criticism of the developments in China among the few political issues that unite democrats and republicans.
Tetzschners posts must be read into this image. Together with the Left-leader Trine Skei Grande is he also in the management team in a newly created alliance of parliamentarians in several countries, in pac man. The group working for reform of how democratic countries relate to China.
Tetzchner even provides a good and concise description that outlines the scope of China's force is, in addition to the suppression of the opposition and minorities: "By power is meant not only the obvious threats of the use of violence, but all the methods that are useful for maktformål. As creditors styrkeposisjon to affect gjeldssatte states, to open intimidering of countries and companies. But also the cyber attack, surveillance, industrial espionage and theft of patents".the Threat from China has never been greater
this measure is a practical political proposals from a stortingspolitiker about the asylum, but must also be understood as an intensification of the political tone towards China. It may seem like a life yelp. Norway is still working to establish a frihandelsavtale with China. Guri Melby (V) of the nominees in last fall in the power of the office of stortingspolitiker the people of hong Kong to the nobel peace prize. As education ms. and part of the government, she is now speaking silent.
the Question is whether such free trade agreements is something worth as long as China is in breach of other international agreements. Therefore, the criticism of resonance - not only in a Norwegian political context, but also as a part of a welcome international trend.the Tribute of the China smell bad Comment You can submit your article and opinion piece in Dagbladet here
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