Apparently days before this state visit WA, Maxima and triple A spend a private holiday in China.http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/10...nd-aan-staatsbezoek.dhtml
King Willem-Alexander, Queen M?xima and the three princesses have already been multiple days in China for a private holiday. Ahead of his state visit last weekend (17-18 October) they traveled to China. Well-informed sources confirm this.
The Oranges traveled last weekend, precisely on the day Amnesty International started a campaign aimed at the King on human rights began in China. In response, Amnesty states: ,, We hope that the king in the limited space he has will broaches human rights ''.
The opposition in parliament has no words for the private trip linked to the visit on behalf of the Netherlands. Harry van Bommel (SP): ,, If the king and private work mixes in a country where what is going on, he should talk with flour in the mouth about human rights ''.
The Government Information Service (RVD) would not confirm that King Willem-Alexander, Queen M?xima and three princesses have been in China for a vacation. The service never makes announcements about private matters of the royal family. The Dutch embassy in the Chinese capital Beijing claims to know nothing. But an insider says that the family, among other goes to the Terracotta Army in Xi'an. These are 9099 figurines that took the first Chinese emperor to the grave.
Besides the SP member Van Bommel also Sjoerd Sjoerdsma (D66) is unhappy with the private trip of the king and his family. ,, It takes a lot of the power out of his discourse on human rights when he first celebrated holiday in that country. If there are first photos of a laughing royal family to appear on the Great Wall and at the state banquet, it doesn't strengthens the Dutch position. ''
Chinese lawyer Teng Biao occurs in the new commercial Amnesty International spot calling on the king. He hopes that Willem-Alexander will discuss with the Chinese leadership on human rights. According to Amnesty International last summer 245 lawyers and peaceful activists were victims of new repressive actions. Teng Biao thereby refers to the recent UN speech of the king.
A few weeks ago, Willem-Alexander said in New York that "anyone who fights for justice can count on support of the Netherlands."
If Sunday's state visit begins, Willem-Alexander and M?xima will have no jetlag for five days traveling through China with a trade delegation of 250 men and some forty Dutch journalists. They meet President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday at the end of the afternoon . There Willem-Alexander will, according to diplomatic sources, broach the human rights situation in China during the state banquet .
The princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane can go to China because they have autumn leave. On the eve of the state visit, the princess will fly back to Amsterdam under supervision. Monday will Amalia after her first six weeks on the Christian Sorgvliet Gymnasium again be taught in The Hague. Her sisters Alexia and Ariane go on Monday to the Bloemcampschool in Wassenaar