Chinese Labour Party Supports Middle-Way Approach
[Monday, 12 July 2010, 5: 12 p.m.]
Dharamshala: Adding to
the growing list of Chinese who have expressed their support for His
Holiness the Dalai Lama and the conciliatory Middle-Way Approach
adopted by the Central Tibetan Administration, leading members of the
Chinese Labour Party (CLP) are on a visit to Dharamshala, exile seat of
Mr Fang Yuan, chairman and Mr Ying Kuan Shi, advisor of the CLP met
with the press July 9 and said that they had timed their visit to
attend the official function of the 75th birthday celebrations of His
Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In their press statement, the CLP leaders praised in high words, the
contributions of His Holiness in building better understanding amongst
the Tibetans and Chinese people, and offered birthday wishes on behalf
of over 80,000 CLP members spread across China, Taiwan and the world.
“May you live long like the Himalayas and may your blessings flow like
the great Machu and Drichu rivers, quenching the thirst of millions of
Tibetans and Chinese”, the statement read.
Unlike the Chinese Communist Party, the CLP declared its full support
for His Holiness’ Middle-Way Approach, while accepting that
historically Tibet was an independent nation.
“In a resolution adopted by its members, the CLP confirmed the
Middle-Way Approach as its basic guiding policy in dealing with Tibet”,
added the Australia based Chairman of CLP.
Airing their views on the current dialogue process between Tibetan and
Chinese envoys, the CLP leaders suggested that a visit of His Holiness
to Tibet and China should be on the agenda of talks.
“Such a visit will go a long way in forging deeper understanding and
better relations as both Tibetans and Chinese have great faith in His
Holiness”, noted Mr Yuan.
During the press conference, Mr Ying Kuan Shi, who teaches at a
university in the southern Hainan province of China expressed regret at
the absence of some of his Party members who were barred from taking
part in the Dharamshala visit by the Chinese government. When asked by
a journalist whether he will be discussing about his visit to the
headquarters of the exiled Tibetans, Mr Ying said, “Yes, I will tell as
many people about my experiences here”.
The CLP leaders, during their stay in Dharamshala, also met with Kalon
Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche and visited the Tibetan