Sunday 2015/04/26

Tibet

US Ambassador Comments on China’s Tibetan Policies

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
x
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.
Following a series of self-immolation protests, the U.S. Ambassador to China is speaking out on Beijing's policies toward Tibetans.  In an online Town Hall Meeting with citizens in cities across the United States, Gary Locke also spoke about his trip last month to Tibetan monasteries.
 
“We implore the Chinese to really meet with the representatives of the Tibetan people to address and re-examine some of the policies that have led to some of the restrictions and the violence and the self-immolations, and we are very concerned with the human rights condition here in China,” said Ambassador Locke.

Senior Chinese officials have rejected calls to meet with the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama or with authorities from the Tibetan exile government based in northern India.  

During the online discussion, Locke also acknowledged his recent visit to Aba prefecture of China’s Sichuan Province, where nearly two-thirds of the Tibetans who have set themselves on fire lived.

Seven Tibetans reportedly self-immolated last week, bringing the total number to nearly 60 since 2009.  While U.S. representatives have raised the Tibetan issue with China’s government, it is rare for a U.S. ambassador to visit Tibetan areas.

Locke says he traveled to the region to get an appreciation of Tibetan culture and way of life.

“We have very serious concerns about the violence, the self immolations that have occurred over the last several years, very deplorable,” said Locke. "Nobody wants that type of action, or people having to resort to that type of action. Too many deaths, too many deaths.”

A State Department spokesperson earlier confirmed Locke’s trip to the area after a reporter for The New York Times posted a picture of Locke greeting an elderly monk.


The Times says Locke visited two monasteries in Songpan, about 160-kilometers east of the town Aba.  While Aba has frequently been closed to travelers since the protests began, Songpan has remained a popular tourist destination.

Uprisings against Chinese rule have swept the Tibetan plateau since 2008 when protests spread from Lhasa to Sichuan and Qinghai.  China has responded with a harsh crackdown and heavy security presence.

When asked about Ambassador Locke’s call to reexamine Tibetan policies Tuesday, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei rejected the comments.   

He says what he called a “political scheme” should be condemned in the strongest terms.  He says Tibetan affairs are China’s internal affairs and China opposes any effort to interfere in internal affairs in any way.

Tibetans have denied the immolations are planned by an outside force and say the protests are a response to repressive policies by the Chinese government that restrict their freedom of religion and human rights.
US Ambassador Comments on China’s Tibetan Policies
རྒྱ་ནག་གཞུང་གིས་བོད་ཐོག་འཛིན་པའི་སྲིད་ཇུས་ལ་བསྐྱར་ཞིབ་དགོས་སྐོར་ཨ་རིའི་ཕྱི་འབྲེལ་མི་སྣས་གསུངས་བཞགi
|| 0:00:00
...    
🔇
X
This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
by: Alex Mighty from: Surrey
06.11.2012 01:38
Well good move but we have to wait till it get materialize.. http://www.etextloans.co.uk/ And it is obvious that it won't be that easy that it looks.

LATEST NEWS

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Kunleng News April 24, 2015i
X
24.04.2015
༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་དང་ཆོས་དཔོན་ཊུ་ཊུ་སློབ་ཕྲུག་ལ་མཇལ་འཕྲད། འཇིགས་སྐུལ་རིང་ལུཊ་ལ་ཨ་རིའི་རྒོལ་རྡུང་ཐད་ཐུགས་འཁུར། ཧོང་ཀོང་གི་འོས་བསྡུ། རྒྱ་ནག་གཞུང་གི་མི་བརྒྱའི་མིང་ཐོ། གདུང་སེམས་མཉམ་སྐྱེད་དང་མཆོད་འབུལ། ཁེ་ན་ཌའི་གྲོས་ཚོཊ་ནང་དུ་ལས་འགུལ། ས་སྐྱ་བདག་ཁྲི་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ལ་ཆེད་བསྟོད།

KUNLENG DISCUSSION

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Land Grab in Thangkor by Local Chinese Authority Sparks Protesti
X
24.04.2015
The nexus of communist party officials, businesses, and security apparatuses in enabling land grabs with none to low compensations to local Tibetans in places like Thangkor, Dzoge County, and Ngapa
Video

Video Land Grab in Thangkor by Local Chinese Authority Sparks Protest

The nexus of communist party officials, businesses, and security apparatuses in enabling land grabs with none to low compensations to local Tibetans in places like Thangkor, Dzoge County, and Ngapa
Video

Video CTA: China’s White Paper Whitewashes the Tragic Reality in Tibet

China’s latest ‘White Paper’ on Tibet and reaction to it from the exile Central Tibetan Administration.
Video

Video Tai Situ Rinpoche and Palpung Monastery

Kunleng interviews Tai Situ Rinpoche on the recent inauguration of Palpung Sherabling Monastery by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the role of the great scholar Situ Panchen Choekyi Jungney and other Situpas and Palpung monastery towards the study of Tibetan culture.
Video

Video Economy & Development in Central Tibet:

An Interview with Dr. Andrew M. Fischer, author of The Disempowered Development of Tibet in China.
Video

Video Dalai Lama’s Japan Visit

Kunleng discusses the Dalai Lama’s just concluded two-week Japan visit, where he met with religious leaders and members of the Junior Chamber International, a non-profit international organization of young active citizens engaged and committed towards creating impact in their respective communities.
More

CYBER TIBET

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Cyber Tibet April 17, 2015i
X
17.04.2015
Cyber Tibet looks at the online petition urging google to join the worldwide celebrations that will be held in honor of the Dalai Lama during his 80th birthday, release of Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential, Tibetan netizens expressing their support of a monastery planting trees, video surfacing the net showing nomadic community in Thankor Township speaking against county government's forced acquisition of land five years ago....
Video

Video Cyber Tibet April 17, 2015

Cyber Tibet looks at the online petition urging google to join the worldwide celebrations that will be held in honor of the Dalai Lama during his 80th birthday, release of Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential, Tibetan netizens expressing their support of a monastery planting trees, video surfacing the net showing nomadic community in Thankor Township speaking against county government's forced acquisition of land five years ago....
Video

Video Cyber Tibet April 3, 2015

An open letter by a teacher who protested and quit job for not allowing promotion of Tibetan language within a private school inside Tibet, Tibetan netizens expressing their support over seeing pictures and posts of Tibetan student’s project on Tibetan environmental issues, a Tibetan ecology website, speaks with Chopa Thar on his Khadak campaign on social media, and plays a monk comedian’s video with over 1000 shares on facebook.

Contact Us