Tibet Issue

03/31/2016 – Havel and the Dalai Lama. By Raymond Johnston

Posted on Mar 31, 2016

http://www.initiativesforchina.org/?p=2310

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05/15/2015 – Tibetan Prime Minister discusses Tibet with Chinese scholars in US. By India.com

Posted on May 15, 2015

http://www.india.com/news/world/tibetan-prime-minister-discusses-tibet-with-chinese-scholars-in-us-385108/

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China: Human Rights 365 = Human Rights for All

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

EMBARGOED: 9 am (Beijing) 10 December 2014 To contact one of the spokespeople email campaigns@tibetnetwork.org or call: Tenzin Dorjee: +1 (646) 724 0748 Yang Jianli: +1 (857)472-9039 Enghebatu Togochog: +1 (917) 698-4367 Dolkun Isa (Rebiya Kadeer contact): +49 89 54321999   China: Human Rights 365 = Human Rights for All  A Statement of Solidarity from a  Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist   As 2014′s Human Rights Day comes to pass, we are reminded of the great sacrifices that people have made this year to obtain fundamental freedoms and human rights across the world. ...

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We Stand With You: A Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese

Posted on Oct 3, 2014

Peace Hong Kong Initiative For Immediate Release: To contact one of the spokespeople, email solidarityhongkong@gmail.com or call Tenzin Dorjee on +1 (646) 724 0748 or Yang Jianli on +1 (857) 472-9039   We Stand With You: A Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese   October 3 2014 As a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese – people who have all suffered from the oppressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party – we express our deep admiration for and solidarity with the movement for democracy and rights in Hong Kong....

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Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference Held In Taiwan

Posted on May 6, 2014

Reported by Citizen Reporters: Duan Chao, Cao Jie, Li Zhong and Li Xuemei Organized by Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China, the Ninth Interethnic / Interfaith Leadership Conference was held in Taiwan from April 24 through April 27. The four-day conference gave training to nearly 100 people in nonviolent resistance, with attendees including Chinese, Mongolians, Tibetans and Uyghurs residing in various region of the world, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan,  Dharamsala of India, Mongolia, Japan, North America, Australia and Europe.  The diverse attendees hold beliefs...

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Opening Remarks Speech at the Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Opening Remarks Speech at the Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference – Yang Jianli Our distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. First I would like to thank everybody for coming to the Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference.  Particularly, I would like to thank those who have come a long way from across the world — from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Japan, Mongolia, the Americas, Europe and Australia. In fact, all of us here, including participants from Taiwan, are trekkers on a long and arduous journey. We represent groups of...

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We are all Tibetans Today

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

Speech at Human Rights Day “Solidarity with Tibet” Rally Dec.10, 2012, New York  By Yang Jianli Dear Brothers and Sisters: Not long ago in Dharamsala– overwhelmed with grief while thinking of the sacrifices so many devoted and peaceable Tibetans have made for the cause of their people’s freedom, but also enormously encouraged and strengthened by their spirit, I called for a global campaign of truth about the Tibetans’ unspeakable suffering at the hands of the Chinese rule and about their remarkable struggle for freedom under the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Today I came to tell...

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Concluding Statement of Special Int’l Tibet Support Groups Meeting

Posted on Nov 25, 2012

Dharamsala, India November 16-18, 2012 In response to the escalating crisis in Tibet, the Special International Meeting of Tibet Support Groups was held in Dharamsala, India from 16-18 November 2012. The meeting, which was attended by almost 200 participants from 43 countries, was convened by the Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India, and facilitated by the Department of Information & International Relations of the Tibetan Government-in-exile. The purpose of the meeting was to develop strategic campaigns to address the deteriorating situation in Tibet where to date at least 75 Tibetans...

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The Truth Will Set Us Free

Posted on Nov 18, 2012

By Yang Jianli Dharamsala, India: Nov 18, 2012 [This is the transcript of Yang Jianli’s speech at the Closing ceremony of the International Tibet Support Groups Conference (about 200 people from 43 nations) at Dharamsala India, 17-19 Nov, 2012, for which he received a standing ovation from the deeply touched audience]  Dear Brothers and Sisters, Nearly 80 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in the past three years for the cause of their people’s freedom. This month alone, the world bore witness to 15 more tragic and heroic self -immolations. We all have a strong sense that they will not...

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Three Chinas and Liu Xiaobo

Posted on May 14, 2012

Text of Speech at Oslo Freedom Forum, the 4th Annual May 9, 2012, Oslo Everyone asks: Why is China, a seemingly increasingly assertive world power, afraid of a single man like Liu Xiaobo? Why is it afraid of a moderate document like Charter 08, a manifesto authored by Liu Xiaobo and his colleagues demanding for political reform? Liu Xiaobo and his colleagues recognize there are two Chinas. They have tried to bring together these two severely separated Chinas and construct a society based on universal values. By “two China”, I am not talking about “mainland China” and “Taiwan.” Geographically...

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