Cllr Rabina Khan: 'We stand up against human rights violations'

Cllr Rabina Khan, Shadwell ward, Group Leader for People’s Alliance of Tower Hamlets

Cllr Rabina Khan, Shadwell ward (Lib Dem) - Credit: THC

Tower Hamlets has a unique history of welcoming people and at a recent full council meeting, politicians unanimously came together on my proposed motion with the mayor’s amendments that whilst we welcome the proposed relocation of the Chinese embassy, we also stand up against the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) human rights violations.

The motion was first written by Cllr Wood, proposed by Cllr Golds, and seconded by me.

In the last five months I proposed it three times, changing the motion with calls to name roads where the proposed location of the Chinese Embassy would be as Tiananmen Square, Tibet Hill, Uyghur Court and Hong Kong Road without cost to the local community and calling the council to establish what kind of potential collaboration the Chinese embassy in the UK is seeking with our schools. 

It should reflect our borough’s plans, which state: "We have a proud history of standing up for each other as one community and celebrating our differences."

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