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Resolving Tibet: Crucial for China’s Stability


Synopsis:

In 1979 the Dalai Lama responded positively to Deng Xiaoping’s message that other than the issue of Tibetan independence anything else could be discussed and resolved. Since the 1970s, the Dalai Lama taken the difficult but courageous position to find a solution for Tibet within PRC. This approach came to be known subsequently as the Middle Way approach.

 The approach embodies the deep concern for the survival of the Tibetan identity, culture, religion, and way of life.  It represents the commitment to look to the future, instead of the past; to find a solution that will provide maximum autonomy for the Tibetans while bringing peace and stability to China and the region. This would give the Tibetans a genuine sense of having benefited by being part of PRC and the Chinese leadership has the opportunity to create a truly multi-ethnic, harmonious nation.

Resolving the Tibetan issue is in China’s interest as it makes efforts to assert itself as one of the superpowers.  The historically volatile Central Asian region has revived and has already become an area of conflict. Here Tibet can play a stabilizing role, which is important to the countries in the region such as India, China, and Russia, as well as to the United States and other countries. There is also increased awareness of the vital importance of the Tibetan plateau from the environmental perspective.

To date, the Chinese authorities have resorted to pressure and intimidation to stifle the Tibetan people. These actions can not only do substantial damage to China’s efforts to be a responsible power internationally and the creation of a harmonious society at home.

Speaker(s):

Mr Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, Executive Chairman of the Board of the International Campaign for Tibet

Date:
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Time:
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue:

Lobby,
Oei Tiong Ham Building,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

RSVP:
Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending online.

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