Published By Tenzin Saldon

Highlights of Political Engagements in 2018

With President Donald Trump signing the Reciprocal Access to Tibet into Law, 2018 proved to be a pivotal year in drumming support for Tibet in the global political spectrum.

The year 2018 witnessed the CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay’s maiden visit to South Africa including the address at the University of Stellenbosch, which went unhindered despite the staged protest. A similar visit to Toronto University went on as scheduled despite the protest by a group of Chinese student. Dr Sangay’s numerous official visits panning over different continents saw meetings with high-level administration officials in the United States and in the Czech Republic, the inauguration of the Czech Parliamentary Group for Tibet—the largest parliament group fro Tibet in Europe. In Japan, an increase in the number of members in Japan’s All Party Parliamentary Support Group made it the largest Tibet parliamentary support group in the world.

From UN member states calling for an unfettered access to Tibet at the China’s Universal Periodic review to CTA President and Parliamentary Delegation testifying before the Canadian Standing Committee on Foreign affairs and International Development, from Halifax international security forum to discussion of Global Challenges of China at the Forum 2000, here are the top 10 political news of 2018.

President Trump signs Reciprocal Access to Tibet into Law: “A Message of hope and justice to Tibetans in Tibet”

CTA President holds High-level meetings with the U.S. Administration

CTA President and Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation Appear before Canadian Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

At China’s Universal Periodic Review, UN Member States call for unfettered access to Tibet

South Africa Refuses to Buckle Under Chinese Pressure over CTA President’s Visit

CTA President welcomes the launch of Czech Parliamentary Group for Tibet, the largest in Europe

CTA President Speaks at Japanese Parliament House

Toronto University Chinese Students Protest over Sikyong’s Visit

President Sangay Attends Halifax Int’l Security Forum

CTA President discusses Global Challenges of China at the Forum 2000

-Filed by Communication Officer, Sikyong Office


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