Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 23, Aug 2019 10:25 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Australian state education board to discontinue ‘Confucius classroom program’
Case No. 20 wraps up hearing, verdict awaited
Expelled nuns subjected to psychological and sexual abuse in Chinese detention centers: Tibetan researcher
His Holiness reassures Tibetans of his "excellent health"
Tibetans in Dharamshala march in solidarity with Hong Kong
CTA will lobby for a revised, updated Tibet Policy Act : President Sangay
OHHDL Secretary says Chinese people's support inevitable to resolve Tibet issue
Panellist at "Second 5-50 Youth Forum" suggests CTA pay more attention to art and culture in Tibet
Integrate but don’t assimilate: CTA President at the inaugural ceremony of the Second 5-50 Youth Forum
Standoff between protestors and police in Hong Kong continues into 11th week
 Latest Photo News
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Exile Tibetan Government insists China to adopt sincere approach to Tibet issue
Phayul[Thursday, October 18, 2007 19:44]
By Phurbu Thinley

President George W. Bush presented the Dalai Lama with this US Congressional Gold Medal at Capitol Rotunda on October 17 after meeting the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize laureate privately in White House on Tuesday. (Photo by Reuters)
President George W. Bush presented the Dalai Lama with this US Congressional Gold Medal at Capitol Rotunda on October 17 after meeting the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize laureate privately in White House on Tuesday. (Photo by Reuters)
Dharamsala, October 18: Tibetan Government-in-Exile today called on China to adopt sincere approach policy in the Sino-Tibetan dialogue process, which resumed since 2002.

The Tibetan Government made the call at today’s official celebration of the awarding of the US Congressional Gold Medal to the Tibetan leader on Wednesday.

Six rounds of talks have taken place so far between Tibetan envoys and Chinese leadership without much significant outcome.

Tibetans have long been blaming Chinese leadership for lack of complete sincerity in the dialogue to meaningfully resolve the Tibet issue.

The statement issued today by the Central Tibetan Administration called on the Chinese leadership to show true sincerity to resolve the Tibet issue peacefully according to the Middle-Way Approach proposed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

“The Leaders of the People’s Republic of China can now use the ongoing 17th National Congress of Communist Party of China (CPC) to show enough courage for the peaceful reconciliation of Tibet issue though the Middle way Approach of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the mutual interests of both sides,” the exile Government’s statement said.

The statement also called on China to improve human rights situation inside Tibet and release of Tibetan political prisoners by highlighting recent repressions in eastern Tibet in order to improve the dialogue process.

In a speech to accept the US Congress' top civilian award yesterday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama used the high-profile ceremony to again insist he only wanted autonomy for his homeland, and not independence, and called for talks with China's leaders.

The Tibetan leader also warned of social and environmental problems occurring in his homeland under Chinese rule.

"Every year, the Chinese population inside Tibet is increasing at an alarming rate," he said.

"And, if we are to judge by the example of the population of Lhasa (Capital of Tibet), there is a real danger that the Tibetans will be reduced to an insignificant minority in their own homeland," the Dalai Lama said.

In addition to the US Congressional Gold Medal, the Tibetan Government's statement highlighted Canada’s Honorary Citizenship and Kalmyk Republic’s White Lotus Award conferred to His Holiness last year, and said that the honours were in true recognition of His Holiness’ enduring commitments and do not; in anyway, carry political motives of the presenting countries.

The Tibetan Government in exile today officially celebrated the awarding of the US Congressional Gold Medal to His Holiness. Cultural songs and dances were performed by various institutions, schools and organisations to keep Dharamsala celebrating for the whole second consecutive day. Tea and snacks were served by the Tibetan Shops Association of Dharamsala.

Thousands of Tibetans, Tibet supporters and visiting tourists jam-packed the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts compound in Dharamsala on the night of October 17 to watch the live telecast of the ceremony awarding His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the United States' highest civilian honour at Capitol Rotunda by the US Congress. (Photo by Tenzin Dasel/Phayul)
Thousands of Tibetans, Tibet supporters and visiting tourists jam-packed the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts compound in Dharamsala on the night of October 17 to watch the live telecast of the ceremony awarding His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the United States' highest civilian honour at Capitol Rotunda by the US Congress. (Photo by Tenzin Dasel/Phayul)
On October 17, President George W. Bush defied official Chinese anger by joining the Dalai Lama in the US Capitol, where the Tibetan spiritual leader was presented America's highest civilian honour, a move very much welcome by Tibetans.

Mr Bush, who on Tuesday also met with the Dalai Lama privately at his White House residence, urged China to open talks with the Tibetan leader.

"It's in their interest to meet with the Dalai Lama," Mr Bush was quoted as saying in a media report.

In Dharamsala, the seat of the Dalai Lama led Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Tibetans turned the occasion into a day-long public celebration. Following a morning goodwill prayer, several thousands of Tibetans later gathered at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) to enjoy series of entertaining events jointly organised by several voluntary organisations. Hundreds more assembled at TIPA, including sizeable number of foreign tourists and local Indians later in the evening to catch the live telecast show of the US Congressional Gold Medal award being presented to the Dalai Lama.

Joy and emotions culminated into loud cheers and bustling firecrackers being repeatedly shot into the air on Wednesday night as the crowd watched the Tibetan leader, led by President Bush, enter the Capitol Rotunda building on two large projection screens. The cheers and rounds of applause further escalated the moment His Holiness the Dalai Lama was presented with the medal by the President of the United States.

After two days of celebration, “It’s like we are celebrating Losar (Tibetan New Year)” a young Tibetan tells a circle of his friends.

The awarding of the US Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama is the most significant tribute to His Holiness since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his enduring effort to meaningfully resolve the issue of Tibet through non-violent peaceful approach.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
 Related Stories
China summons U.S. envoy over Dalai Lama award
Autonomy Not a Stepping Stone for Independence: Dalai Lama
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Address of H.H. the Dalai Lama
Bush Calls on China to Welcome Dalai Lama as Symbol of Peace
October 17 marks another Historic Day for Tibetans
China steps up vigilance and control in Tibet prior to Congressional Gold Medal award ceremony for the Dalai Lama
U.S. award opportunity for China: Dalai Lama envoy
The Dalai Lama to appeal to China in speech
Bush to meet privately next week with Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama to meet Bush at White House
  Readers' Comments »
Medal (Tangnyom)
Blowing in the wind. (TLA361559)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Exile Tibetan Government insists China to adopt sincere approach to Tibet issue
China summons U.S. envoy over Dalai Lama award
Dalai Lama cites social, environmental problems in Tibet
Bay Area Tibetan community cheers Bush
Autonomy Not a Stepping Stone for Independence: Dalai Lama
Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Address of H.H. the Dalai Lama
Bush Calls on China to Welcome Dalai Lama as Symbol of Peace
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement