China is in Tibet
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA LIVES IN EXILE TO DEFEND FREEDOM IN TIBET
Since March 1959, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Supreme Ruler of Tibet is living in exile not to defend his own life but to defend Freedom in Occupied Tibet. After 58 years of life in exile, Tibetans hope to restore Freedom, Peace, Justice in Tibet. Tibet’s military occupation since 1950 cannot obliterate the reality of long history of Tibetan Independence.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Arrives Safely in Tenzingang, Bomdila
April 4, 2017
By Staff Writer
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Tenzingang Tibetan settlement in Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh, 4 April 2017. Photo/Yasmina K.
Bomdila: The most revered spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived safely in Tenzingang Tibetan settlement, Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh today on 4 April 2017.
His Holiness was received by Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, MLA, Japu Deru and Phurpa Tsering, West Kameng District Commissioner Dr Sonal Swaroop and former minister and National Convener of Core group for Tibetan cause-India, Mr. R K Khrimey and other important dignitaries.
Members of Tibetan community in Bomdila gave a rousing welcome to His Holiness as he arrived in his motorcade this afternoon.
Tomorrow, His Holiness will give a teaching and confer a White Tara Long Life Empowerment (drolkar tsewang) in the morning at the Buddha Park, Teaching in Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh.
On 6 April, His Holiness will give teachings in Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh. His Holiness will give teachings on Geshe Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses of Training the Mind & Guru Yoga and confer the Avalokiteshvara Permission in the morning at Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery.
From 8 – 10 April, His Holiness will confer teachings in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
On April 8 & 9 mornings, His Holiness will give teachings on Kamalashila’s The Middling States of Meditation & Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo’s Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva at Yiga Choezin.
On April 10 morning, His Holiness will confer the Rigzin Dongdup Initiation at Yiga Choezin.
Local Tibetans in Bomdila organize a traditional welcome for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 4 April 2017.
Tibetans and ardent followers welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Tenzingang, Bomdila. Photo/Soulful tours
TIBET EQUILIBRIUM – TIBET IS NOT IN CHINA – CHINA IS IN TIBET
US Lawmakers in a recent visit to Red China have discovered that Tibet is not in China. The problem of Power Equilibrium is explained as due to China is in Tibet as an Occupying Power.
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After Tibet Visit, US Lawmakers Air Concerns
U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, left, greets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as she arrives for a bilateral meeting at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing, Nov. 13, 2015
November 14, 2015 2:56 PM
A group of U.S. Congress members has completed the first such trip to Tibet in at least seven years, saying they recognize China’s commitment to building infrastructure in the territory but remain concerned about its cultural, religious and linguistic heritage.
Nancy Pelosi, leader of the opposition Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, said she and six other party members also visited Beijing and Hong Kong.
In a formal statement issued from an air base in Alaska on the way home, she said the trip’s purpose had been “to deepen understanding, increase mutual respect and further strengthen U.S.-China ties.”
Pelosi, a strong critic of China’s Tibet policy who was denied permission to visit the region six years ago, noted that her congressional delegation was the first to visit Tibet since a series of protests, demonstrations and violence there in 2008.
Tibet’s 1,300-year-old Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama’s traditional home, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
“The delegation recognized China’s commitment to building infrastructure across China, including in Tibet, and addressing climate change,” her statement said.
But, it said, the lawmakers expressed concerns regarding “freedom of religion and expression for the Tibetan people; the preservation of Tibet’s unique cultural, religious and linguistic heritage; and diplomatic and public access to Tibet.”
Support for Dalai Lama
Pelosi conveyed to the Chinese government officials “the strong, bipartisan support the Dalai Lama enjoys in the Congress of the United States and among the American people,” the statement said.
The U.S. delegation also visited UNESCO World Heritage sites in Tibet, including the Potala Palace, which served as the living quarters and burial site for former Dalai Lamas; and the Jokhang Temple, a sacred destination for religious pilgrims. The delegation also met and observed monks at the Sera Monastery.
Pelosi has been a frequent, fierce critic of China’s human-rights record in Tibet, and has been an advocate for the Himalayan region’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
FILE – U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from left, smiles during a bilateral meeting with Zhang Ping, vice chairman of China’s National People’s Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Nov. 12, 2015.
Chinese authorities accuse the Dalai Lama of separatism, claiming that he seeks independence for Tibet, which Beijing has ruled since 1951. The Dalai Lama insists he seeks only political autonomy.
The United States and the West have long accused Beijing of suppressing demands for greater religious and cultural freedom in Tibet.
In Beijing, the delegation met with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and leaders of National People’s Congress.
The delegation and Chinese officials discussed the importance of building upon agreements reached by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping on climate change, protection of cyberspace and countering the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Li said Friday that China and the United States have more interests in common than they have differences, and he emphasized the steady growth of the two nations’ relations.
The U.S. delegation, however, reiterated the imperative of respect for religious freedom and expression in Tibet; autonomy and democracy in Hong Kong; and respect for human and women’s rights across China,” Pelosi said.
FILE – U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks with Zhang Ping, vice chairman of China’s National People’s Congress, as she arrives for a bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Nov. 12, 2015.
The delegation also expressed specific concerns related to the recent arrest and detention of human rights lawyers and activists.
At Peking University in the Chinese capital, the delegation participated in a climate change forum with students who shared their determination to address the climate crisis.
In Hong Kong, the U.S. delegation met with top local officials and legislators and discussed the importance of preserving Hong Kong’s autonomy and the value of U.S.-Hong Kong bilateral relations.
The U.S. delegation included Representatives Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, Betty McCollum and Tim Walz of Minnesota, Joyce Beatty of Ohio, and Alan Lowenthal and Ted Lieu of California.
VOA’s Cindy Saine-Spang contributed to this report.
TIBET AWARENESS – TIBET WAS NEVER PART OF CHINA:
On behalf of Special Frontier Force I am pleased to share an article published by ‘The Tibet Post’ which categorically asserts that “Tibet Was Never Part of China.” I thank Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) for releasing their 21-page document which debunks Red China’s claims about Tibet’s status. Red China is a Liar for she deliberately distorts historical information and reinvents history to justify her evil actions.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
HISTORY IS AGAINST CHINA; CTA SAYS TIBET WAS NEVER PART OF CHINA
Monday, 07 September 2015 12:32 Molly Lortie, Tibet Post International
Dharamshala — In response to the most recent white paper regarding Tibet issued by the Chinese Communist Party in August, the India based Central Tibetan Administration has released a 21-page document attempting to set the record straight regarding the historical timeline China has claimed.
While China observed its 50th anniversary of the establishment of the ‘Tibet Autonomous Region,’ the 21-page document entitled “TIBET WAS NOT A PART OF CHINA BUT MIDDLE WAY REMAINS A VIABLE SOLUTION,” was released by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, accompanied by DIIR Secretary Sonam Norbu Dagpo, DIIR Secretary Tashi Phuntsok and Tibet Policy director, Thubten Samphel.
The CTA revisits the elongating historical claims that China stakes over Tibet. Reminding us that, “the white paper on Tibet in 2004 claims that ‘Tibet became part of the territory of China in the 13th century.’ On the other hand, the Chinese Republican-era scholars assert that Tibet became a vassal state of China during the Qing period (1644-1911). Now, with its latest white paper, China has again shifted the goal post and states that Tibet has been an integral part of China since ‘antiquity’.”
The CTA goes on to refute each of China’s claims, revisiting the history of the region. In terms of the vague ‘antiquity’ that China most recently claims, the rise of the Tibetan Empire was in the seventh century CE, when both the King of Nepal and Emperor of China courted the Tibetan Empire and each offered their daughters to the Tibetan Emperor for marriage.
The first to suggest that this claim to Tibet holds no weight was the former Vice-chairman, of the standing committee of the National People’s Congress of China, who refuted his own government’s claim in 1989, saying, “some historians claim that Tibet had been a part of China from antiquity, some others claim since the time of Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo through his marriage to the Chinese princess. I do not agree with both these views. When you talk about antiquity, there is no time line or if it is from the time of Songtsen Gampo’s marriage, we all know that the first queen of Songtsen Gampo was Nepal’s princess in which case Tibet should be part of Nepal. How can we explain this?”
Going on to counter the claim that Tibet became a part of China during the 13th century, the CTA revisits Tibet’s history with Mongolia at the time. “The Yuan dynasty was a Mongol empire and its ruler Genghis Khan and his successors conquered vast territories in Europe and Asia, including China. By 1279, the Chinese Song dynasty in southern China fell before the advancing Mongols. The Mongols’ conquest of China was complete. Today, China claims the Yuan Dynasty to be its own dynasty and, by doing so, it lays claim to all Mongol conquests, at least in the eastern half of the Mongol Empire.”
However, a Tibeto-Mongol relationship was established in 1240, when a Mongol expedition was launched to Tibet, thus leading to a religious relationship between the Mongol leaders and Tibetan religious hierarchs. It is well known that Kublai Khan embraced Tibetan Buddhism, adopting it as the official religion of his empire. “In gratitude, Kublai Khan offered his Tibetan lama political authority over all Tibet in 1254, conferring various titles on him. This Tibeto-Mongol relationship continued to exist even after the fall of the Yuan Dynasty.”
The dates of these expeditions, relations and invasions fail to match the timeline that the Chinese government claims. “The year of Mongol military expedition to Tibet in 1240 preceded the Mongol invasion of China’s Song Empire in 1279 by 39 years. This debunks China’s claim over Tibet based on the relations between Mongol Empire and Tibet’s Sakya Lamas.” The CTA concludes that even if by transitive property all Mongol conquests were in fact Chinese conquests, the Tibeto-Mongol relationship predated the fall of the Chinese Song Empire.
Finally, in opposition to China’s final claim that Tibet was acquired during the Qing Dynasty, the CTA’s response uses a statement made by the imperial envoy and commander of the Manchu army, General Fu K’angan, to the Eighth Dalai Lama in 1792, showing the nature of the ‘regulations’ imparted by the Manchu emperor after he assisted the Tibetans in expelling the Gorkhas from Tibet. The statement clearly exudes the Emperor’s context as a protector or assister, rather than a ruler ordering his subjects, as the statement ends with, “The Tibetans may, therefore, decide for themselves as to what is in their favour and what is not or what is heavy and what is light, and make a choice on their own.”
Furthermore, after the conclusion of all the history that China claims made Tibet a part of China, it was in 1914 that Tibet signed a bilateral treaty with British India called the Simla Agreement, legitimizing Tibet’s independent status. Mao Zedong himself remarked after the long march that China’s only foreign debt was to the Tibetans for the provisions we owe them.
The CTA succeeded in using the history against China to refute their broken record that Tibet was at any point in history, part of China. The CTA suggests that the recent most intrusion into Tibet’s history is a blatant attempt of the Communist party to doctor history, to literally stretch the truth, in attempt to legitimize their continued occupation of the region, when in reality the history is against them.
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