Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Irish trade links with China

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Micheál Martin, travelled to China in recent days – for the purpose of ‘boosting trade links between Ireland and the Far East.’

I wonder if he had the integrity to mention to his Chinese hosts while he was there that one of the most horrendous of human rights abuses – the so-called ‘One Child Policy’ (aided and abetted by the UNFPA, and other such allied agencies), and including forced abortion, forced sterilisation, and coercive birth-control programmes – must be ended.

How can the representative of a supposedly humane state ignore, or worse still, refuse to acknowledge, the fact that he is negotiating for ‘trade links’ with a government whose policy it is to oversee the killing of millions of its own people?

Will Minister Martin ask any questions on this matter, or will he simply ignore the issue, I wonder?