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Opinion: UCSD Chinese Should Welcome Dalai Lama -Not Parrot Party Line

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, News, Op Ed, Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on Opinion: UCSD Chinese Should Welcome Dalai Lama -Not Parrot Party Line

Opinion: UCSD Chinese Should Welcome Dalai Lama -Not Parrot Party Line June 11, 2017 By Yang Jianli What do Richard Spencer, Ann Coulter, and the Dalai Lama have in common? Each of them has been the target of college student protests opposing their speeches on campus. But unlike Mr. Spencer and Ms. Coulter, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama was born on a straw mat in a cowshed to a poor Tibetan family, and is now one of the most beloved and sought after world leaders. The most recent college campus speaker controversy involves the University of California at San Diego‘s invitation to the Dalai Lama to deliver the commencement address on June 17. The invitation has triggered strong opposition from some Chinese students on campus. As an ethnic Han Chinese myself, I am deeply troubled by the reaction of these Chinese students. Not because they...

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Speech by Adela Lan (of IFC & Int. Chinese-Tibetan Association) at the 58th Tibetan Uprising Day Rally

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in News, Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on Speech by Adela Lan (of IFC & Int. Chinese-Tibetan Association) at the 58th Tibetan Uprising Day Rally

March 10, 2017 is the 58th anniversary of the Tibet Uprising, when Tibetans in Lhasa revolted against the People’s Liberation Army control, triggering the H.H. Dalai Lama’s flight into exile a week later. It is commemorated by Tibetans worldwide as their National Day. This year’s commemoration in Washington D.C. is organized by Capital Area Tibetan Association. Tibetans and their supporters started with a rally in front of the Chinese Embassy, then marched to the White House. They demanded the Chinese government to allow medias in Tibet, respect Tibetan’s human rights, and return Tibet to Tibetans. Initiatives for China and International Chinese Tibetan Association both participated the commemoration event. Below is the speech by Adela Lan, Editor-in-chief of Yibao and Secretary General of International Han/Chinese-Tibetan Association. Speech on Mar 10, 2017, 58th Tibetan Uprising Day Rally, (in front of the PRC...

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Initiatives for China joins the Commemoration of the 58th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day

Posted on Mar 13, 2017 in News, Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on Initiatives for China joins the Commemoration of the 58th Anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising Day

March 10, 2017 is the 58th anniversary of the Tibet Uprising, when Tibetans in Lhasa revolted against the People’s Liberation Army control, triggering the H.H. Dalai Lama’s flight into exile a week later. It is commemorated by Tibetans worldwide as their National Day. This year’s commemoration in Washington D.C. is organized by Capital Area Tibetan Association. Tibetans and their supporters started with a rally in front of the Chinese Embassy, then marched to the White House. They demanded the Chinese government to allow medias in Tibet, respect Tibetan’s human rights, and return Tibet to Tibetans. Initiatives for China participated in the commemoration event. Dr.  Yang Jianli, President of IFC and Ms. Adela Wang both spoke at the rally in front of the Chinese Embassy. Speech by Dr. YANG Jianli at the Tibetan Rally in Front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC March10, 2017 Dear Brothers and...

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Statement On the Opposition Against the Dalai Lama As Commencement Speaker at the University of California San Diego

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 in Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on Statement On the Opposition Against the Dalai Lama As Commencement Speaker at the University of California San Diego

Statement On the Opposition Against the Dalai Lama As Commencement Speaker at the University of California San Diego  By Initiatives for China (Citizen Power) and International Chinese-Tibetan Association February 16, 2017 The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently invited the 14th Dalai Lama to attend its graduation ceremony and deliver the keynote speech on June 17, 2017. The invitation unexpectedly triggered a strong opposition from Chinese student organizations at UCSD, including the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Chinese Student Club, and China Enterprise Confederation. Such action is embarrassing, and deeply troubling. Universities in a democratic country are free to invite anyone they deem appropriate to give commencement addresses, and whatever the speaker wants to say is his personal freedom of speech. We all remember that former and current leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have given speeches at...

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China should not be allowed to interfere with US academic freedom: ICT

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in News, Tibet | Comments Off on China should not be allowed to interfere with US academic freedom: ICT

China should not be allowed to interfere with US academic freedom  International Campaign for Tibet statement on Chinese students objection to UC San Diego’s invitation to the Dalai Lama The objections raised by the University of California, San Diego chapter of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) about the University’s invitation to the Dalai Lama to be its commencement speaker this year are without merit, and instead raise important issues of academic freedom in the United States. The Dalai Lama is widely known in the United States and throughout the world for his message of peace, compassion, tolerance and understanding. It is clear that the CSSA is unfamiliar with the content of the numerous public speeches that the Dalai Lama has made in the United States, as they inaccurately accuse him of “spreading inflammatory, politically offensive speech.” We...

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A Statement of Solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Mongolia, News, Publications, Rule of Law in China, Tibet, Uyghur | Comments Off on A Statement of Solidarity from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist

A Statement of Solidarity from   a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist Press Contact: Dorjee Tseten: [Tibetan, English] +91 9882511636 Yang Jianli: [Chinese, English]+1 (857)472-9039 Dolkun Isa (Rebiya Kadeer contact): [Uyghur, German, English] +49 89 54321999 Enghebatu Togochog: [Mongolian, English] +1 (917) 698-4367   10 December 2016 In 2016, for those under China’s rule, freedoms have continued on a steep downward spiral. 2016 has been a year of tumultuous, global social injustices and human rights violations. From Syria to Brazil, Russia to Burundi, governments around the world have openly broken fundamental, international laws that exist to protect the freedoms of people around the world, and give them justice. For those living under China’s rule human rights conditions have continued on a steep downward spiral. Human rights defenders in China remain casualties of the State’s aggressive campaign against...

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IFC Statement on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Visit to Mongolia

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Mongolia, Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on IFC Statement on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Visit to Mongolia

Initiatives for China (a.k.a. Citizen Power for China) applauds Mongolia’s decision to allow His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit that country to teach Buddhism, and IFC praises the moral courage of the Mongolian leaders to stand up to Chinese Communist regime’s bullying and interfering a sovereign nation’s internal affairs. Meanwhile IFC is appalled to learn that Beijing has strongly retaliated against Mongolia by freezing diplomatic ties between Mongolia and China, despite the fact that His Holiness Dalai Lama’s visit to Mongolia was purely religious in nature. Such an action only reveals Beijing’s cowardice of bullying the week and fearing the strong. We believe that like Mongolia all countries should  stand up against the Chinese regime bad behavior in international relations, and say “no” to this bully by letting it know that bullying is not acceptable nor will be...

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