DHARAMSHALA: China desk of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) held its first workshop for Chinese liaison officers to enhance its Chinese outreach campaign on Saturday, 12 November. The workshop was held as directed by Kashag at DIIR’s Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall.
Sixteen participants attended the workshop which included PhD students from the US, Belgium, Taiwan as well as from the Dalai Lama College of Higher Education based in Bangalore, India and the East Asian Research Center of Jawaharlal Nehru University based in New Delhi.
During the workshop, Mr Dawa Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Taiwan, Mr Kunga Tashi, Chinese liaison officer at OOT North America, Mr Lama Kyab, the assistant to the Taiwan Representative Office, Joint Secretary Mr Sonam Dorjee, spoke on various topics related to Tibet and China.
The topics include the reincarnation issue, restoration of Tibetan culture, China’s Regional Ethnic Autonomy Law, the Middle Way Approach followed by a question and answer session.
The participants expressed their satisfaction at the enthusiastic discussion on the Tibet-China issue and called for more such workshops and training in the future.
According to DIIR’s China desk, the workshop focused on three main issues vis a vis why do Tibetans need to reach out to Chinese, the level of coordination required with Chinese nationals, and how to reach out to Chinese nationals.