The chinese embassy in Denmark has pushed the city of Copenhagen in order to remove a sculpture on the palace square in front of Christiansborg.
It writes Jyllands-Posten.
The 23. January on palace square, erected an eight-meter high sculpture made by the Danish artist Jens Galschiot, which will provide 'moral support' for the protesters in Hong kong and focus on the use of force against these.
the Day before – the 22. January – approached by a representative of the chinese embassy to the Municipality of Copenhagen, who has given permission for the installation of the artwork.
- the Embassy expressed that they found the statue misleading in relation to the facts of a case in Hong kong, and considered the establishment of the statue as an interference in the internal chinese conditions, according to Jyllands-Posten in a telefonnotat prepared by the municipality.
the Embassy did so in the telephone conversation clearly, that the statue would be offensive, particularly for many chinese tourists, who visit the Danish Parliament', and that it could pose 'a security risk'.
in Addition to 'the statue would be detrimental for the Danish-chinese relations and the friendly relations between the chinese and Danish people'.
- the Embassy mentioned that it would be wise to withdraw the permit for the statue, says, according to Jyllands-Posten in telefonnotatet.
Pia Kjærsgaard (DF), member of the Parliamentary Bureau, call the chinese embassy's behaviour for the 'tiring'.
- They can package together. It is incredible how they believe they can command around with our democracy, she says to Jyllands-Posten.
foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) writes in an email to the newspaper, the chinese embassy ', of course, have 'the opportunity to express its assessments and views'.
But I also want to make it clear that it must not result in a practice that is contrary to Danish law, it sounds from the minister of foreign affairs.
He notes that the chinese desire was not complied with by the Municipality of Copenhagen.
the Work is scheduled to stand on the Palace square, up to 21. april.
The chinese embassy has not returned on the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten inquiries.
the city of Copenhagen's management will provide to the newspaper that it has informed the embassy that the sculpture is set up in accordance with applicable Danish law.