DHARAMSHALA: During his 7-day visit to Australia from 24 June to 1 July, Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay met a group of Chinese community members in Melbourne.
During his interaction with the Chinese community members, he spoke about his keen interest in the growth of democratic principles in China and said that freedom is the basic right of every human being. He also spoke about the three principles of the new Kashag and the deteriorating situation inside Tibet today.
On 30 June, at the invitation of the Democratic Party of China, Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay addressed a group of Chinese intellectuals and democratic activists in Sydney.
In his address, he spoke about the growth of democracy in the Tibetan polity and said that the Tibetan struggle for a genuine autonomy is in line with the minority rights enshrined in the Chinese constitution.
Kalon Tripa also spoke about the “One Country, Two System” policy of the Chinese government with regard to Hong Kong and Macau, and added that the Chinese Government doesn’t trust the Tibetans with such a system because the Tibetans are not ethnic Chinese.
Mr Gao Jian from the Sydney Democratic Party of China, in his speech said that Dr Lobsang Sangay is the democratically elected leader of Tibet and that his election has sent out a clear signal to the Chinese government.
He also said that due to the on-going brutal repression of Tibetans in Tibet, more than 42 Tibetans have set themselves on fire and called for support from the Chinese community as well as from the world community to stop the repression.
Dr Lobsang Sangay also visited Deakin University in Melbourne, ANU in Canberra and UTS in Sydney and met a lot of Chinese intellectuals and China experts for an in-depth discussion on Tibet.