French President asks China to end violence in Tibet, offers to facilitate dialogue with Dalai Lama

French President NicolasSarkozy has said on March 24, 2008 that he has informed Chinese President Hu Jintao about his deep distress at the recent events in Tibet and called for an end to the violence there through dialogue. Saying that France would like “the dialogue that was started several years ago between the Chinese authorities …

26 Nobel laureates condemn China’s crackdown on Tibetans

Twenty-six Nobel Laureates have deplored and condemned China’s violent crackdown on Tibetan protestors and urged Chinese authorities to exercise restraint. In a joint statement made public on March 20, 2008, the Laureates also protested against China’s campaign to vilify the Dalai Lama, a fellow Nobel Laureate. Following is the full text and the names of …

UN Secretary-General urges China for restraint in Tibet

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint in Tibet in the wake of disturbances in the region, according to the United Nations News Center. Speaking to reporters following a luncheon with members of the Security Council on March 17, 2008, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that he is “increasingly concerned” about …

Dalai Lama urges China to halt Tibet policies saying they are obstacles to unity of nationalities

The Dalai Lama has said that the Chinese government’s own actions relating to Tibet are posing major obstacles in the way of its policy of unifying nationalities. In his statement (see below) on March 10, 2008, on the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of 1959, the Dalai Lama outlined the various policies being …

European Parliament resolution on the arrest of the Chinese dissident Hu Jia

The European Parliament has passed a resolution in which it ‘strongly condemns’ the detention of Chinese human rights campaigner Hu Jia and demands his prompt release, as well as the release of all dissidents who have been arrested and jailed for crimes of opinion.   Resolution text follows: The European Parliament, – having regard to …