Letzte Aktualisierung: November 2, 2022

'Mr. Scholz, please do not travel to China'

Chinese intellectuals, dissidents and celebrities from all over the world, 186 in number, have signed an open letter to Olaf Scholz. In it, they ask the chancellor to cancel his trip to Beijing planned for Thursday. China under President Xi Jinping has developed into a Nazi-style dictatorship, they say. In addition to dozens of exiles, many Chinese from the People's Republic also support the initiative by name. Regardless of the risk of potential government repression, they wish to take up their social responsibility, the authors stated. China.Table publishes the letter exclusively.
Among the initiators are history professor Wang Dan (USA), activists Wu'er Kaixi (Taiwan) and Zhou Fengsuo (USA), who led the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, along with documentary filmmaker Yang Weidong (Germany). Notable supporters of the campaign include Berlin-based writer Liao Yiwu, former student leader Chai Ling, gymnastics coach Gao Jian, who led the Chinese women's team to Olympic gold in 2008, and author and poet Chen Maiping, Secretary General of the independent Chinese PEN Club.
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