German MP sports T-shirt supporting Taiwan

Lawmaker wears shirt showing solidarity with China's most feared 'Three T's'

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/17
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(Facebook, Daniela Kluckert photos)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German parliamentarian Daniela Kluckert on Thursday (Dec. 16) posted a photo of herself showing support for democracy in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Taiwan.

Kluckert, a member of the Free Democratic Party who backed Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) in April, took to Facebook on Dec. 16 to speak out in support of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and democracy in Tibet and Taiwan. In the post, she included photos of herself wearing a red T-shirt, the front of which states "Ich bin ein Hongkonger," which in German means "I am a Hongkonger," while the back reads "We are Tibet, Tiananmen, Taiwan."

In the post, Kluckert pointed out that the values of freedom, democracy, and human rights that Germans hold dear do not exist in China. She wrote that China’s aggressive behavior against individuals and other countries is escalating in "terrifying ways."

She asserted that the prison sentences handed down to Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam were meant to serve as a "deterrent signal." However, she stressed that such a draconian measure should not cause supporters of democracy to retreat.    [FULL  STORY]

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