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Activist Bhuchung K. Tsering to be honoured with Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom

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Bhuchung K. Tsering in an undated photo (Photo/VOC)

By Tenzin Nyidon 

DHARAMSHALA, June 9: Prolific Tibetan writer, researcher and activist Bhuchung K. Tsering will be awarded the prestigious Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation announced Tuesday. He will be honoured with the award on June 9 at the 16th Annual Roll Call of Nations Wreath Laying Ceremony in recognition of his activism against communist China’s ongoing persecution of the Tibetan people.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation said that Tsering has been chosen for his tireless advocate for the Tibetan people since fleeing his homeland in 1960 during the wake of the Chinese illegal occupation of Tibet; for spreading the truth about China’s ongoing oppression of the Tibetan people, and monitoring Beijing’s racial discrimination, environmental destruction, and nuclear activities on the Tibetan plateau. 

He currently heads the US-based Tibet’s largest support group International Campaign for Tibet’s (ICT) Research and Monitoring Unit, to flag Chinese human rights violations, environmental issues and political conditions inside Tibet. As a prominent advocator of the Tibetan cause in the Tibetan American community, Bhuchung K. Tsering has contributed articles on Tibet, worked with elected leaders around the world, testified before the US Congress on behalf of the ICT and spoken at universities and think tanks across the US to raise awareness about Chinese Communist Party’s oppressive policies and their human rights abuses in occupied Tibet. 

Before joining ICT, he was a member of the Task Force set by the Central Tibetan Administration to work on issues relating to the dialogue process with the Chinese leadership. He was also a member of the team led by the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the discussions that they had with the Chinese leadership between 2002 to 2010. 

The Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom is awarded to those who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to freedom, democracy and opposition to communism and all other forms of tyranny. Through this award, the foundation hopes to honour more than 1.5 billion people who continue to endure the tyranny of the communist regime and 100 millions lives lost due to communist oppression. 

5 Responses

  1. Didn’t know that many people are affected by the Communist regime. Thank you Honorable Bhuchung K. Tsering la for you tireless work for Tibet’s just cause.

  2. My hearty congratulations to Bhushung Tsering La for being warded the Truman-Reagan freedom award for his tireless efforts to promote democracy, freedom and opposition to oppression and all sorts of tyranny, including China’s repression and oppression in Tibet. All the best in your future endeavors.

  3. This special honour for Bhuchung Tsering is a good news. Since decades I’ve been a witness to the great contribution he has been making to promote the cause of Tibet and to fight the tyranny of communist China. He deserves this and many more honors.

  4. Congratulations to Mr. Bhuchung Tsering la. We should be thankful for any attention to the Tibetan cause from any side. We have to see such gestures positively. A Tibetan dedicated to freedom and democracy is now in the row of H. H. Václav Havel and so on. We should be proud of it and be grateful.

  5. Is this rightwing party trying to buy Tibetan votes for Donald trump ? Ummm

    Anyway republicans are better for Tibet than democrats. Democrats are socialist, just like Chinese government. So not too bad.

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