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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 tolerated by the international community. We therefore strongly encourage the governments of Taiwan, South Africa and others to to follow Mongolia’s example, and we also urge President-elected Donald Trump to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama as soon as possible. By rejecting apathy and recommitting to justice and brotherhood we can truly enjoy living in a global village where bullies cannot exist.

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