New York: A Sino-Tibetan exchange night dinner was held in Elmhurst of Queens on 15 December, the place considered to be the melting pot of the New York City. The event organized by the Office of Tibet, DC was joined by around 30 local leaders of the Tibetan community and well-known Chinese scholars. A total of almost 70 Chinese supporters joint the event.
The Chinese liaison officer Tsultrim Gyatso began by introducing the initiative in Chinese outreach work in Western countries under the Middle Way Policy implemented by CTA.
Representative Ngodup Tsering, Office of Tibet, DC emphasized the importance of Chinese outreach work and explained how CTA pays extra attention to it. He continued to educate the gathering on the Middle way and explained further that Tibetans are pursuing genuine autonomy from China in accordance with the Chinese Constitution. He urged the participants to work together in future and support the outreach project of the Office of Tibet.
Beijing Spring editor Hu Ping recalled the 30 years of memory of Tibet-China friendship. He informed the crowd about the growing number of young Chinese travellers to Tibet who are supporting Tibetan culture and their way of living.
Professor Xia Ming shared his trip experience to Dharamsala and Taiwan. He mentioned that His Holiness is a spiritual teacher to him. Although China was defaming His Holiness, Professor Xia suggested His Holiness way of simple human being is being respected by all and no one will be able to defame his influence in the world.
Chen Pokong the well-known political commentator on China congratulated the Tibetan community on the victory of Reciprocal access to Tibet Act which was unanimously supported by the US Senate and now only a signature away from Trump. He remarked that the next year is a special year which marks the 60th year since the peaceful uprising of 1959 by Tibetans in Tibet, the 30th year of Democracy movement in China and 30th year after 1989 suppression. He urged everyone to come forward and work together.
Chen Pokong concluded his talk with prayers for “the long life of His Holiness, even longer than the Chinese communist party”.
Young Chinese and Tibetans interacted at the event and demonstrated active participation in all performances.
-Filed by Chinese Liaison Office, OOT Washington DC