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Chinese writers discuss challenges to dialogue on Tibet

October 23, 2014

On October 17, 2014, the International Campaign for Tibet and Beijing Spring magazine jointly organized a roundtable discussion on the Middle Way and dialogue on Tibet in Washington DC at the office of the International Campaign for Tibet. Moderated by Hu Ping and Yu Dahai of Beijing Spring magazine, a number of Chinese scholars and writers, including Su Xiaokang, Chen Kuide, Xia Yeliang, and Qin Weiping attended the session. Others, including Yang Jianchi and Yu Jie, were not able to attend and sent their written remarks. The four hour long session was conducted in Chinese language and discussions took place on many aspects, including culture, social and political system, interpretation and implementation of Middle Way. A summary of some of the comments raised in the discussion are included below. Full video and written remarks will be made available on Beijing Spring magazine and Liaowang Xizang website for online viewing in the coming days.

“Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan, and Hong Kong are recognized as the ‘four special regions.’ The Chinese government uses the policy of ‘One Country Two Systems’ for Hong Kong today. This policy was originally derived from the policy being used for Tibet in the early 1950s. The problem is that the Communist Government of China does not keep its promises. According to current situation in Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang’s today will be Hong Kong’s tomorrow, and Hong Kong’s today will be Taiwan’s tomorrow. The conditions [in China] for Middle Way to solve Tibet issue are not there yet however, the Middle Way will be accepted easily by the masses if they only they know the truth.”

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Kalon Tripa Accepts Resignations of Special Envoy Lodi G. Gyari and Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen

The Tibetan Leadership Reiterates its Commitment to the Middle-Way Policy Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Head of the Central Tibetan Administration, regretfully accepted the resignations of the Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Lodi G. Gyari and Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen. The resignations became effective June 1, 2012. Special Envoy Lodi Gyari, assisted by […]

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Tibetan leader calls on China to respond to Middle Way policy on Tibet

The Tibetan leader, Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the ‘Middle Way’ approach and expressed “hope that China’s upcoming leaders will initiate genuine change” to resolve the Tibetan issue through dialogue. In his statement on the 53rd Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of March 10, 1959, the Kalon Tripa referred […]

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No progress in eighth round of dialogue as Chinese reject autonomy proposal

Chinese official Zhu Weiqun today categorically denounced an autonomy proposal presented by the Dalai Lama’s envoys during the eighth round of dialogue last week in an uncompromising stance that counters the hopes of Tibetans for genuine autonomy in their homeland (Xinhua, China says no compromise on national sovereignty, refutes Dalai’s so-called “middle way”). By rejecting […]

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Chinese journal discusses Chinese perception of the Dalai Lama

Liaowang Xizang, the Chinese-language journal published from Washington, D.C., has discussed the changing perception of the Dalai Lama in the Chinese community, in its latest issue (Issue # 5), mailed to subscribers in December 2003. China’s leading theoretician, Su Shaozhi, now residing in the United States, analyzes the Dalai Lama’s political initiatives on resolving the […]

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