WASHINGTON: US based Mirror Media organised a three-hour panel discussion on Friday, 29 June, on the topic ‘Is a meeting between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Xi Jinping Possible?’
The panel discussion was organised by China Research Net and attended by Columbia University professor Zhang Boshu, SUNY professor Prof Xia Ming, Authors Ding Yifu and Li Jianglin, OOT Washington’s Chinese liaison officer Kunga Tashi, and writer Ji Shuoming. He Ping, Chief editor of Mirror Media, moderated the panel discussion.
The panel discussion covered a wide range of topics and issues such as the historical independence of Tibet, Umaylam vs Rangzen (Autonomy vs Independence) His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation, differences between Chinese and Tibetan people, and the possibility of a meeting between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
OOT Washington’s Chinese Liaison officer Kunga Tashi explained Tibet’s historical status as an independent country and the Middle Way Approach policy pursued by the Tibetan people ipresently to seek genuine autonomy.
He also talked about His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation and declared that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the key to resolving the Tibet issue. The panel discussion was telecast live and can be viewed here. https://youtu.be/5xzqFEQOEcE
The main organiser of this discussion China Research Net was established in 2013. It monitors situation inside China and publishes various articles and books on China related issues.