By Tenzin Dharpo
R to L- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. file photo
DHARAMSHALA, Dec. 11: Tibetan Youth Congress has said that they “strongly condemn” the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi who is currently in India on an official schedule. The largest non-governmental organisation said that Yi represents a “regime that today rules China out of sheer military might without public mandate, unleashing a reign of terror, denying freedom and human rights to its people, leading to unparalleled genocide of over 70 million Chinese including 1.2 million Tibetans”.
Chinese FM Wang Yi is the first Chinese leader to visit India following the Doklam row where the two nations locked horns and stagnated into a diplomatic row months ago. Yi is scheduled to take part in the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral dialogue, that began today in New Delhi.
“As a Chinese leader, he is also responsible for grossly hurting the sentiments of millions of Tibetans and the Buddhist the world over through constant vilification of their spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama despite His sincere effort for negotiation and compromise,” TYC stated in a press release.
The organisation however said that they respect “India’s sincere effort for reconciliation and the purpose of hosting such meetings,” with the view that such initiatives are key to resolving differences and promote dialogue.
“Improved Sino-India relation is a welcome proposition for the Tibetans, for it would enhance India’s scopes for effective intervention in resolving the Tibetan issue with Beijing. However, China’s unending anti-India containment campaigns must not be forgotten and ignored. Experts’ indictment of China as the single biggest obstacle for India’s rise to power and prosperity is not without base,” TYC asserted.
Ahead of the trilateral dialogue, Yi likened China and India’s cooperation as “dragon and the elephant dancing together” adding that “China and India have far greater shared strategic interests than differences, and far greater needs for cooperation than partial friction.”
“We implore that the Government of India, while dealing with China, will not take any measure that may go against the interest and aspirations of the six million Tibetans living in and out of Tibet,” the organisation said.