”It is extremely inspirational to see the methods you use in your struggle; dignity, strength, compassion that you mixed into this should be a model for all conflicts in the world.” Swedish parliamentarians extends support to Tibetans living in exile

Swedish delegation- l to r- Vice President Jamyang Choedon, Swedish MP Carl Schlyter, Green Party and President of Swedish Tibet Committee Mattias Bjornerstedt at the press conference today at DIIR’s Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall, Aug. 30, 2017

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”It is extremely inspirational to see the methods you use in your struggle; dignity, strength, compassion that you mixed into this should be a model for all conflicts in the world.” Mattias Bjornerstedt, President of the Swedish Tibet Committee said, “For us, the Tibet issue is not mainly about Tibet itself. It is about what is right and wrong in life and what it is to be human.”

Swedish delegation- l to r- Vice President Jamyang Choedon, Swedish MP Carl Schlyter, Green Party and President of Swedish Tibet Committee Mattias Bjornerstedt at the press conference today at DIIR’s Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall, Aug. 30, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon

Swedish parliamentarians extends support to Tibetans living in exile

Shri Puri | TNN | Aug 31, 2017, 21:09 IST

DHARAMSHALA: A three-member Swedish delegation led by a member of the Swedish Parliament, Carl Schlyter, Green Party, Mattias Bjornerstedt, President of the Swedish Tibet Committee were on a visit to the global headquarters of Tibetans in exile near here on Thursday. The parliamentary group has expressed its continued support to the Tibetan community.

“We had war with our neighbors for centuries, now we consider them as friends. Today we are able to freely travel, work, move and change. I hope one day soon you (Tibetans) will have the same opportunity to protect your culture and way of life,” said MP Carl while addressing a press conference at Tibetan headquarters.

Talking about the Swedish Tibet Friendship Group, he said that interest of this is to encourage dialogue and debate among the Swedish people on Tibet issue. “We thought it was the right moment to create this group as Sweden has been discussing a lot about refugee crisis. Even if people of Sweden would not know much about Tibet, they would have a positive impression of His Holiness Dalai Lama and instinctively about the proposed way forward. Therefore we could create more debate using this friendship group to influence our government and to lift this issue among our people, which could be a helping hand in a good force and finding a solution” said Carl.

They visited Tibetan schools and institutes in Dharamshala. Mattias Bjornerstedt, also the President of Swedish Tibet Committee said, “For us, the Tibet issue is not mainly about Tibet itself. It is about what is right and wrong in life and what it is to be human”.
He further added that it is extremely inspirational to see the methods you use in your struggle; dignity, strength, compassion that you mixed into this should be a model for all conflicts in the world. Bjornerstedt assured that they will do their best to energies their members to actively participate and spread awareness regarding the Tibet issue.
Carl is the chief guest at the official function to commemorate 57th Tibetan Democracy day at Tsuglagkhang on 2 September 2017.
Swedish Tibet Friendship Parliamentary group was formed at the Swedish Parliamentary House by five Swedish Parliamentarians: Margareta Cederfelt (M), Kerstin Lundgren (C), Carl Schlyter (MP), Tina Acketoft (L) and Caroline Szyber (KD) on 28 March 2017.

DHARAMSHALA: A three-member Swedish delegation led by a member of the Swedish Parliament, Carl Schlyter, Green Party, Mattias Bjornerstedt, President of the Swedish Tibet Committee and Vice President Jamyang Choedon, held its first press conference today at DIIR’s Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall.

Carl Schlyter, MP, Green Party, also a member of the Swedish Tibet Friendship Parliamentary group expressed its continued support on the Tibet issue today.

“We are a country with 203 consecutive years of non military conflict. In our spirit, we have a saying or an idiom which says ‘the golden path of the middle road or the middle way’. It means that, understand what your adversary or fellow  human being wants, try to find a solution where, what you want can be coincided with that person; this philosophy has left us with over two hundred years of peace.”

“When I heard about the Middle Way, I think that is something that we have in common, Tibetan people and the Swedish people, because that’s how we do business. So I was very happy when I heard about the proposal originally some years ago.”

MP Carl further said, “I think this is a way to fit Swedish psyche to work in a similar way to find a solution. We had war with our neighbours for centuries, now we consider them as friends. Today we are able to freely travel, work, move and change. I hope one day soon you will have the same opportunity to protect your culture and way of life.”

He asserted the interest of the Swedish Tibet Friendship Group in encouraging dialogue among the Swedish people and influence its government to support the Tibet issue. “We thought it was the right moment to create this group as Sweden has been discussing a lot about refugee crisis. Even if people of Sweden would not know much about Tibet, they would have a positive impression of His Holiness and instinctively about the proposed way forward. Therefore we could create more debate using this friendship group to influence our government and to lift this issue among our people, which could be a helping hand in a good force and finding a solution.”

MP Carl expressed his happiness at being able to come to Dharamshala to witness “the impressively efficient administration” of Tibetan schools and institutes in Dharamshala.

Mattias Bjornerstedt, President of the Swedish Tibet Committee said, “For us, the Tibet issue is not mainly about Tibet itself. It is about what is right and wrong in life and what it is to be human.”

He further added,”It is extremely inspirational to see the methods you use in your struggle; dignity, strength, compassion that you mixed into this should be a model for all conflicts in the world.”

He assured that they will do their best to energise their members to actively participate and spread awareness regarding the Tibet issue.

MP Carl is the chief guest at the official function to commemorate 57th Tibetan Democracy day at Tsuglagkhang on 2 September 2017.

Swedish Tibet Friendship Parliamentary group was formed at the Swedish Parliamentary House by five Swedish Parliamentarians: Margareta Cederfelt (M), Kerstin Lundgren (C), Carl Schlyter (MP), Tina Acketoft (L) and Caroline Szyber (KD) on 28 March 2017.

Middle way the golden way, says visiting Swedish delegation
[Thursday, August 31, 2017 18:00]

By Tenzin Dharpo

Swedish delegation- l to r- Vice President Jamyang Choedon, Swedish MP Carl Schlyter, Green Party and President of Swedish Tibet Committee Mattias Bjornerstedt at the press conference today at DIIR’s Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall, Aug. 30, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon

Swedish delegation- l to r- Vice President Jamyang Choedon, Swedish MP Carl Schlyter, Green Party and President of Swedish Tibet Committee Mattias Bjornerstedt at the press conference today at DIIR’s Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall, Aug. 30, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon

DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 31: Visiting Swedish delegation here earlier this morning said that the ‘Middle Way Approach,’ the official policy of the Dharamshala based Tibetan government in exile (known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration) is the golden way for the Tibetan struggle. A three-member Swedish delegation led by a member of the Swedish Parliament, Carl Schlyter, Green Party, Mattias Bjornerstedt, President of the Swedish Tibet Committee and Vice President Jamyang Choedon, are on a five day visit to Dharamshala.

MP Schlyter told phayul that the MWA is the “only viable option” given China’s global position under the present circumstances. “It is a wise approach in accordance with my own tradition to find peaceful solution to conflict. However, China is a very strong economic and military power. If they (China) can feel security over military control or national integrity and that preserving Tibetan culture and identity is not threatening their control, Tibet can be the model solution for others like Taiwan and Muslim minority (uyghur) issues,” he said.

He added, “I think this is a way to fit Swedish psyche to work in a similar way to find a solution. We had war with our neighbours for centuries, now we consider them as friends. Today we are able to freely travel, work, move and change. I hope one day soon you will have the same opportunity to protect your culture and way of life.”

His fellow delegate Mattias Bjornerstedt, President of the Swedish Tibet Committee said, “For us, the Tibet issue is not mainly about Tibet itself. It is about what is right and wrong in life and what it is to be human. It is extremely inspirational to see the methods you use in your struggle; dignity, strength, compassion that you mixed into the struggle. This should be a model for all conflicts in the world.”

Swedish Tibet Friendship Parliamentary group was formed at the Swedish Parliamentary House by five Swedish Parliamentarians: Margareta Cederfelt (M), Kerstin Lundgren (C), Carl Schlyter (MP), Tina Acketoft (L) and Caroline Szyber (KD) on 28 March 2017.

The delegation had called on the Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama earlier today and also met with the CTA leadership and the exile Tibetan parliamentarians. The delegation will meet and interact with members of the exile Tibetan civil society and attend the 57th Tibetan Democracy day officials commemoration here on September 2.

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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Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the EU-China summit in Brussels
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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (C) speaks with European Council President Donald Tusk

318/17 Foreign affairs & international relations
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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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