1 September 2014
Chinese Conference Participants express Support for the Middle Way Approach
Today Chinese attendees for the Sino-Tibetan conference issued a statement expressing their common view on the Middle Way Approach.
The conference took place in Hamburg, Germany from 26-28 August 2014. Over 70 participants including 30 Chinese from Europe, Australia, North America, Hong Kong and Mainland China took part in the conference, organised by the Central Tibetan Administration, the gathering seeks to promote mutual understanding between Chinese and Tibetan civil society in the hopes of peacefully resolving the situation in Tibet.
“We are encouraged by the Chinese conference participants’ sincere wish to contribute towards restoring freedom and peace in Tibet. We are aware that the Chinese people are subjected to intense Chinese official propaganda and misinformation on Tibet. Despite this, this conference demonstrates there are many Chinese individuals who believe in truth and justice,” stated Tibetan political leader Dr. Lobsang Sangay.
The Middle Way Approach is a reflection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s great compassion and wisdom. Not only is the Middle Way Approach a rational, peaceful and non-violent means for Tibetans to achieve freedom, it is also a new approach to conflict resolution. The Middle Way Approach is a legacy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama which is a significant contribution to political diplomacy.
It is imperative for the Chinese people to understand the Tibet issue and the Middle Way Approach. We, the Chinese conference participants, resolve to make tireless efforts in this regard.
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