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Sikyong Sangay Speaks To Students At Chiba University In Japan

Sikyong Sangay discussed the situation in Tibet at Chiba Institute of Technology on Monday, 11 January as part of his effort to raise awareness on Tibet during his visit to Japan. Sangay gave an overview of Tibetan history and refuted China’s narrative and historical claims of Tibet having been an integral part of China throughout history.

The exile Tibetan leader also expressed concern over the potential geopolitical tensions that could rise due to depletion of Tibet’s glaciers which could trigger wars over water in the future. In referencing the 142 Tibetans who have carried out self-immolation protests inside Tibet in recent years, he said that the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans as being two main calls of the self-immolators.