Monday, 22 September 2014
Taipei, Taiwan: A day-long international conference on Tibet organized jointly by the local Tibetan Welfare Association and the Office of Tibet here last Saturday at the National Taiwan University Alumini Hall was attended by over 50 people hailing from various countries and different walks of life.
About 16 outstanding academicians, media personalities and activists from various fields gave presentations on issues ranging from the Kunming incident in Yunnan and the Middle-Way as a framework for the resolution of the Tibet issue to the present situation in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia and the overall status of support for Tibet in Taiwan.
The conference was addressed by academics from the United States, France, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and China, which also included Chinese, Mongolian and Uyghur scholars.
Beginning 2011, the Taiwan Office of Tibet has been organizing yearly international conference on Tibet.
Among those who gave presentations during this conference included Ilham Mahmut, president of the Japan Uyghur Association; Tang Donhong, Chinese writer and democracy activist based in Israel; Prof. Su Chia Hong, the author of Democracy in Exile; Yang Sen Hong, chairman of the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights; and Tseng Chien-Yuan, associate prof. of public administration at Chung Hua University.