Chinese intellectuals urge China to rethink of Tibet Policy
Thursday, 27 March 2008, 5:15 p.m.
Dharamshala: A group of
Chinese intellectual in China had publicly urged the country’s leaders
to rethink of Tibet Policy, in a petition entitled ‘Twelve Suggestion
for Dealing with the Tibetan Situation’ released on 22 March 2008,
reported International Campaign for Free Tibet.
The leading intellectuals point out that the recent
demonstrations by Tibetans since 10 March 2008 have spread across
Tibet. This deterioration indicates that there are serious mistakes in
the work that has been done with regard to Tibet. The relevant
government departments must conscientiously reflect upon this matter,
examine their failures, and fundamentally change the failed nationality
The petition further states that the language used by the
Chinese government to describe His Holiness the Dalai Lama is not “in
keeping with the situation, nor is it beneficial to the Chinese
government’s image,” saying: “As the Chinese government is committed to
integrating into the international community, we maintain that it
should display a style of governing that conforms to the standards of
“The one-sided propaganda of the official Chinese media is
having the effect of stirring up inter-ethnic animosity and aggravating
an already tense situation,” the group said.
The letter strongly urge the Chinese government to “stop the
violent suppression” in Tibet, and appeals to the Tibetan people
likewise not to engage in violent activities.
They called the Chinese government to engage a dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to resolve the issue of Tibet.