Accessibility links

The Pan-Tibetan Uprising བརྙན་འཕྲིན།


Recent protests against Chinese rule started on March 10 in Lhasa, but soon spread across all Tibetan areas, with demonstrations erupting in almost every village in the traditional Tibetan provinces of Kham and Amdo, which have been carved up and grafted onto adjoining Chinese provinces for over 40 years. This despite the fact that by 1959, many areas in Eastern Tibet had been under Chinese control for at least a century, and the region had experienced more political and economic influences from China than from the central Tibetan government in Lhasa.

Kunleng invites Lama Kyab, a former law teacher at Qinghai law school in Xining, and Dawa Tsering, joint secretary of Tibetan government in exile, to discuss the reasons why the protests have been so pan-Tibetan in scope, and why Beijing should consider resolving the Tibetan issue as a totality, rather then by continuing the present policy of divide and rule by severing Kham and Amdo from TAR, which is made up primarily from the Tibetan province of Utsang.

Kunleng TV is simulcast on television via satellite, on shortwave radio, and via the Internet in real time. Tune in every Wednesday at 1400-1500 UTC, 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Lhasa time. From Tibet and China Call toll-free 108888 AT&T 866 837 5159 From elsewhere us at 1-202-619-3774 (Tell the operator to reverse the charges and we will pay for the call.) Or send your name and phone number in advance so we can contact you during the show. If you are not able to join us in person please send your questions to us via fax or E-mail to: tibetanTV@voanews.com or Fax: 1- 202-382-5596

XS
SM
MD
LG