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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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Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s niece escapes Tibet

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, Tibet | Comments Off on Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s niece escapes Tibet

July 29, 2016, Students for a Free Tibet, Dharamsala, India We just received news that Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s niece, Nyima Lhamo, has fled Tibet and arrived in Dharamsala. While the news was a surprise to all of us, we are relieved to hear that she has safely made it out of Tibet. In a press conference held yesterday in Dharamsala, Nyima Lhamo made the following statement: “I came out of Tibet to speak out to the world about Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. I urge China to reveal the true circumstances that led to Rinpoche’s death and I hope that China’s allegations against Rinpoche be thoroughly investigated.” WATCH full press conference here (English interpretation begins midway): http://tinyurl.com/vot-nyima It was an unbelievable moment when I first met her in person. You may remember that around this time last year we were able to...

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Vietnam-Tibet Alliance Members Arrested in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, News, Tibet | Comments Off on Vietnam-Tibet Alliance Members Arrested in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

The Vietnam – Tibet Alliance RELEASE On June 24, 2016, the Vietnam – Tibet Alliance performed a campaign to distribute thousands of leaflets in Tiananmen Square – Beijing. The leaflets provided information condemning the Communist Party of China on their scheme of assimilation of the Tibetan people and its plan of domination of Vietnam. The Vietnam – Tibet Alliance’s Campaign began at 13.15PM local time. Beijing’s police arrested at the Square Mrs. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh, 60 years of age, a Founder and Leader of the Vietnam – Tibet Alliance, a French resident, and Mr. Tran Ngoc Phuong, 72 years old, a citizen of Vietnam. Also under arrest was Mr. Doan Viet Khanh, a Vietnamese origin who carries Laos nationality, and four Tibetan members of the Alliance: Mr. Phuntsok, 34 years old, Mr. Tsering, 24, Ms Singay Choden, 26, and Mrs....

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Your birthday message for the Dalai Lam – Matteo Mecacci ICT

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in InterEthnic InterFaith Leadership Conference, News, Tibet | Comments Off on Your birthday message for the Dalai Lam – Matteo Mecacci ICT

A Message from Matteo Mecacci, President of International Campaign for Tibet Dear Friend of Tibet, There’s something special about being in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Humbling, inspiring, enlightening … words can’t quite do it justice. And yet, when you spend time in his presence, what’s abundantly clear is his own gratitude-for you, for the compassion that you generate, and for your efforts to help the people of Tibet. Please show your gratitude for the Dalai Lama-and his enduring compassion-by sharing a happy birthday message. He will turn 81 on July 6 – a most auspicious occasion and a fitting time to honor his continuing leadership as an ambassador of peace. Along with thousands of others, I was fortunate to experience His Holiness’ presence during his visit to Washington, DC last week. All of us here...

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Tibetans rally up for Chinese, Commemorating the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 in Highlights, News, Op Ed, Publications, Tiananmen Anniversaries, Tiananmen Massacre to Memory of the World Register, Tibet, Two Tank Men | Comments Off on Tibetans rally up for Chinese, Commemorating the Tiananmen Square Massacre

  On June 4th, 2016, Students for a Free Tibet held a rally in Dharamsala, India, to commemorating the 27th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square. They organized this event to show the solidarty with the victims of the massacre and raise awareness about the ongoing crackdown on the democracy activists in China....

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Congratulatory Letter to Dr.Lobsang Sangay for His Reelection as the Tibetan Political Leader 

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 in News, Publications, Tibet | Comments Off on Congratulatory Letter to Dr.Lobsang Sangay for His Reelection as the Tibetan Political Leader 

  Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China wishes to extend its heartiest congratulations to Sikyong Lobsang Sangay on his reelection as the temporal Tibetan leader.   In the eyes of Tibetan voters, his wise stewardship of that office’s heavy responsibilities earned him a second term. At the same time, this second such election fairly administered after a vigorous campaign among several candidates, demonstrated the strength of Tibetans’ democratic values, and vindicated the decision of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, five years ago, to separate Tibetans’ secular governance from his spiritual leadership.   Dr. Sangay’s Central Tibetan Administration has not only led the continued development of political, economic, educational, and social institutions in Dharamsala. He has also been a leader and spokesman of the aspirations of six million Tibetans, including their far flung diaspora. His understanding of these two demanding roles has...

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