Dividing the Third Pole

relocation of 2.3 million Tibetans http://wp.me/p7GpR4-qHD Martin Mills Dividing the Third Pole

Written by Martin Mills.

Over the last decade, the Tibetan Plateau has changed beyond recognition. In the place of the organic huddles of mud-brick villages and scattered nomadic pastoralist tents that characterised rural life on the Plateau for more than a thousand years, stand roadside lines of concrete and breezeblock housing estates. In the Tibetan Autonomous Region (which makes up much of the south of the Plateau), this is called the “Comfortable Housing Scheme”, designed to provide “moderately well-off” (xiaokang) housing for Tibet’s rural poor; in the northern Plateau, it is called the “Ecological Migration” scheme, meant to secure the great river sources that feed the Chinese mainland. Part of Beijing’s New Socialist Countryside strategy, it is designed to answer what the Party call the “problem of the rural” – a ‘problem’ that has emerged in the wake of the massive expansion of the core economies of China’s burgeoning urban centres. So far, these policies have seen the relocation of 2.3 million Tibetans, part of a massive strategic segmentation of the Plateau that places it at the heart of Beijing’s plans to control the centrifugal forces that beset the Middle Kingdom

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If You Love Me, Don’t Let Me Die Sadly: @DalaiLama To Tibetan Youths #Tibet #DalaiLama

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If You Love Me, Don't Let Me Die Sadly: Dalai Lama To Tibetan Youths

If You Love Me, Don’t Let Me Die Sadly: Dalai Lama To Tibetan Youths

During the conclusion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings for Tibetan youths, he asked the young participants that ‘if you love me, don’t let me die sadly’ on Wednesday at the Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala. The three days teachings for the Tibetan youths was held from 5th June to 7th June this year and it was attended by students from across the world.

528 students from 70 different universities and colleges in India, students from colleges in USA, Netherlands and thousands from TCV schools and Mussoorie Homes had come to attend the three-day teaching according to the statistics of Central Tibetan Administration.

While going on with the teachings to the gathering of around 8000 people mainly consisting of Tibetan youth, His Holiness said that the Tibetan youth has the responsibility of preserving the Tibetan language and culture. Especially he stressed that the Tibetan youths in free countries should not let the sacrifices made by Tibetans inside Tibet go to waste.

His Holiness also stressed to the audience that ‘if you love me, don’t let me die sadly’, asking to work towards his teachings so that in the future when the time comes, he can leave this world in peace.

“At the end he appealed to everyone present to share the idea of the oneness of humanity with ten friends, calculating that if they each did the same the result would be to spread the message far and wide.” reported the official website of OHHDL.

“Although he declared that the teachings were over, His Holiness remained in the temple while first the visiting Thai Abbot, his monks and lay-followers and then all the Tibetan students had their photographs taken with him in groups. After that, greeting friends and well-wishers as he went, he returned to his residence.” it added.

Tusk & Li Keqiang: human rights in China “situation of minorities such as Tibetans and Uighurs” #EU-China http://europa.eu/!Bf97QP

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Tusk & Li Keqiang: human rights in China “situation of minorities such as Tibetans and Uighurs” #EU-China http://europa.eu/!Bf97QP

Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-China summit in Brussels
02/06/2017 16:15 Statements and remarks

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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (C) speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk

318/17 Foreign affairs & international relations
Preben Aamann
European Council President Spokesperson

Good afternoon, let me first of all welcome Premier Li in Brussels. It is very good to have you here.

Yesterday evening we had a good informal meeting with Premier Li and this morning we have just concluded our plenary session of this year’s EU-China summit. We had fruitful and constructive talks that underline the importance we both attach to EU-China relations.

China and the European Union are strategic partners. We have a stake in each other’s success. Our cooperation is broad and continues to broaden and strengthen on issues like trade and investment, climate change, the migration crisis, North Korea, and a security partnership in Africa. We share many interests. Most importantly, we share a fundamental interest in upholding and strengthening the rules-based international system. For example, respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine has been our common position since 2015. And in these difficult times we have a joint responsibility to protect this system and demonstrate its added value in all aspects of our relations.

Today, we are stepping up our cooperation on climate change with China. Which means that today, China and Europe have demonstrated solidarity with future generations and responsibility for the whole planet. We are convinced that yesterday’s decision by the United States to leave the Paris Agreement is a big mistake, bigger than not ratifying the Kyoto Protocol, because Paris is fairer. But the fight against climate change, and all the research, innovation and technological progress it will bring, will continue, with or without the US.

However, strong transatlantic ties are far more important and far more durable than the latest, unfortunate decisions of the new Administration. Strong transatlantic ties are still the best guarantee that the people and nations who advocate freedom and peaceful order will not be left helpless or alone.

We also discussed the issue of human rights today. How we can further improve cooperation on this at the bilateral and international level. I expressed our concern about freedom of expression and association in China, including the detention of human rights lawyers and defenders, as well as the situation of minorities such as Tibetans and Uighurs. I am glad we could agree that the next round of our human rights dialogue will take place later this month. Finally, on North Korea, we welcome China’s efforts. We share a common interest in peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, de-escalation of tensions, and for North Korea to comply with its international obligations and abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. We count on China’s continued support to achieve these objectives. Thank you.

 

 

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