Turning point for Tibet

Below is the complete article written by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy, followed by the version edited due to space constraints which appeared in the International Herald Tribune on April 3, 2008. International Herald Tribune Turning point for Tibet By Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari Thursday, April 3, 2008 In the last few weeks, …

Australian Prime Minister Rudd says there are human rights abuses in Tibet, calls on China to talk to the Dalai Lama

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says it is absolutely clear that there are human rights abuses in Tibet and that one should not be shy about raising this with the Chinese Government. Addressing a joint press conference with US President George Bush on March 28, 2008 in Washington, D.C., the Prime Minister said China should …

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 …

Dalai Lama written statement in response to Wen Jiabao

The Dalai Lama responded yesterday to Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, who made a strong statement earlier in the morning accusing the Dalai Lama of instigating the current unrest in the region. “There is ample fact and plenty of evidence proving this incident was organised, premediated, masterminded and incited by the ‘Dalai clique’”, Wen told a …

Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on resumption of direct talks between the Chinese government and envoys of the Dalai Lama, with alignment of third countries of 24 February 2006

The European Union welcomes the arrival in China on 14 February of a delegation of envoys of the Dalai Lama who will conduct a fifth round of talks with the Chinese Government. The EU strongly supports this dialogue and hopes that both parties will be willing to address in good faith substantive issues in order …

EU Urges Unconditional Talks on Tibet and Offers to Become More Involved

(see: http://www.savetibet.org/media-center/ict-news-reports/eu-urges-unconditional-talks-tibet-and-offers-become-more-involved) Siim Kallas (on behalf of Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner) Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Administrative Affairs, Audit and Anti-Fraud Statement on the situation in Tibet European Parliament Strasbourg, 10 March 2005 SPEECH/05/164 The situation in Tibet remains high on the political and human rights agenda of EU-China relations. The EU is …