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Overseas Chinese Hold International Conference on China's Democracy

November 15, 2010

12 November

Taipei: The first International Conference on the Prospects and Exploration of China's Democracy is being held in the capital city of Taiwan from 11-12 November 2010.

The conference was organized by three different groups of overseas Chinese democratic movement with support from Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. The conference attendees are from the United States of America, Australia, Honkong and Taiwan. Many other experts from different fields of about 100 in number also joined the conference.
Mr Dawa Tsering, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was invited as one of the chief guest during the inaugural of the conference and other two chief guest are Mr Huang Kun Hui, former Secretary General to the President of Taiwan and Mr Liang Guo Xiong a legislator from Honkong.
Although, Mr Bob Brown Australian Green's Party leader was not present at the conference but he have sent his recorded DVD message that was shown during the inauguration of the conference.

Before delivering the inaugural address Mr Dawa Tsering the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama read the Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche's congratulatory message to the conference organizer and to all the participants.
Later, Mr Dawa Tsering briefed about Tibetan people's desire and demand for genuine autonomy for Tibetan people. He also mentioned the significance of awarding Nobel Peace Prize to Mr Liu Xio Bo, which marks international recognition for the Chinese democratic movement. To all the members of Chinese democratic movement, he emphasized that the time has now reached to work united as a single entity for change and democracy in their home country.
On the second day of the conference Representative Mr Dawa Tsering spoke about the Middle-Way Approach for resolving the issue of Tibet. He also spoke on the details of how this vision have evolved and about the immense support received from the international community and the governments for this approach. He also briefed about the founding of Chinese-Tibetan Association in Taiwan.
The conference mainly discussed the future options and strategies of how to bring democratic change in China and thus making this conference a landmark in the history of Chinese democratic movement.

[Report filed by Kalsang Lhundup, Tibet Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama]
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