Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 20, Aug 2017 11:33 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
After Larung Gar, Yarchen Gar demolition underway
ITN condemns sentencing of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement activists
China’s interference in religious practices in Tibet widespread: US Report
PLA Air force ramps up fighter activities in Tibet
Monk arrested for Dalai Lama’s photo released after two-year prison term
CM Khandu announces adoption of Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy in Arunachal Pradesh
Third edition of ‘young Tibetan research scholars' conference’ commences
Dalai Lama condoles victims of Mandi landslide
Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala to recuperate after two months' schedule
President Sangay wishes India on its 71st Independence Day
 Latest Photo News
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, June 11, 2017. The Tibetan leader is scheduled to give a public talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" at the University of California San Diego on June 16, 2017. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestows the chenrezig empowerment, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, May 27, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Green Party leader calls on New Zealand Prime Minister to talk Tibet with Xi
Phayul[Thursday, November 20, 2014 23:27]
By Phuntsok Yangchen

New Zealand’s Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman displays Tibetan National Flag outside the Parliament. Norman was later assaulted by Chinese security personnel as he was making a stand against China’s human rights record in Tibet. The mistreatment of Norman on the grounds of Parliament by Chinese security personnel shows how important it is to stand up for democracy and human rights, the Green Party said yesterday after the incident. (june 19, 2010 File Photo: Scoop.co.nz)
New Zealand’s Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman displays Tibetan National Flag outside the Parliament. Norman was later assaulted by Chinese security personnel as he was making a stand against China’s human rights record in Tibet. The mistreatment of Norman on the grounds of Parliament by Chinese security personnel shows how important it is to stand up for democracy and human rights, the Green Party said yesterday after the incident. (june 19, 2010 File Photo: Scoop.co.nz)
DHARAMSHALA, November 20: As Chinese President Xi Jinping mets with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key today, Green Party leader Dr Russel Norman called on Prime Minster Key to raise the issue of Tibet with Xi.

Speaking to 3 News, Dr Russel Norman, who was manhandled by Xi's security personnel during the latter's visit as Vice President in 2010, said that the Prime Minister John Key should bring up human rights situation in Tibet with President Xi. “We should use our freedom and our free speech to speak out for those who don't have the right to speak freely. Obviously in China if you speak freely, you go to jail,” said Green Party leader Norman.

Yesterday, members from the New Zealand Tibetan community met with Norman to discuss the current crisis in Tibet and the visit of Xi to New Zealand.

“If we want the world to move to a democratic direction, then we need to be a part of that and that means saying to President Xi, you are welcome here, great work n climate change, but beyond that we really do need China to democratize and improve its human rights,” added Norman.

In 2010, Norman raised a Tibetan national flag when Xi Jinping, then Chinese Vice-President, visited the New Zealand Parliament.

He further noted that over 130 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in Tibet protesting against China’s occupation of Tibet and its hard-line policies since 2009.

On November 15, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia. Hundreds of Tibetans carried out protests and unfurled a big banner that read, ‘China Fails Human Rights, G20: Unite for Tibet’.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Green Party leader calls on New Zealand Prime Minister to talk Tibet with Xi
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 © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement