New York: Prominent Chinese scholars and leaders, including Hu Ping, Chinese democratic leaders Chen Pokong, Wang Dan, Wu Er Kai Xi, Wang Juntao and many others attended the “New York Sino -Tibet Dialogue- 2019”, Chinese outreach program organized by the Office of Tibet, Washington DC. At the event,Spring, Hu Ping read out the joint statement, issued by a number of prominent Chinese scholars and leaders who live in the United States, rejecting the Chinese Government’s interference in the Reincarnation of the next Dalai Lama which it stated is a Tibetan People’s right. It further said: The reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is purely Tibetan religious affairs and the Dalai Lama’s own rights, and the CCP has no right to interfere. In the history of Tibetan Buddhism, there is a tradition that Lama’s choose their successor. The Dalai Lama is fully entitled to designate his own successor. During the Qing dynasty, couple emperors interfered in the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama by means of the golden urn.
However, there is only one, the 11th Dalai Lama went through the Golden Urn and the 12th Dalai Lama is recognized as reincarnation through ritual Tibetan Buddhism before the Golden Urn rule. Most Dalai Lamas, including the 14th Dalai Lama, was determined without going through the Golden Urn rule, his reincarnation naturally doesn’t need it. As the Dalai Lama said, “The CCP is now an atheist who criticizes religion, especially treat Buddhism as a sign of ignorance, backwardness, and always accuse me of being a devil. It is reasonable if they say no to allow the devil to reincarnate, but now the CCP is clamoring to get reincarnation of the devil for themself. ” It’s out of the question, ridiculously illogical. The CCP is attempting to appoint reincarnation by detour His Holiness the Dalai Lama, This is a brutal violation to the right of Tibetan Buddhist inside Tibet and all around the world. It is illegal and invalid. We strongly support Tibetans’ fight for their basic human rights and freedom, preservation of cultural heritage, religious freedom, and safeguard nature ecosystem. We are resolutely in support of His Holiness proposal of “MiddleWay Approach”. It is beneficial for the vast Tibetan people and also beneficial to vast Chinese people.We respect and support the Dalai Lama’s wish to promote Tibet-Chinese friendship.
This friendship has a long history, and we are willing to strengthen Tibet-Chinese friendship.Chinese democratic leader Mr Chen Pokong speaking at the Chinese outreach event. Prominent Chinese scholars and leaders, including the Spring, Hu Ping, Chinese democratic leaders Chen Pokong, Wang Dan, Wu Er Kai Xi, Wang Juntao and several organizations, such as Beijing Spring Magazine, China Democratic Solidarity Alliance, China Democracy Party National Committee, National Joint Headquarters of China Democracy Party, International Han-Tibetan Friendship, and the China Association of Political Asylum Seekers signed and support the statement. Prominent political commentator and Chinese democratic leader Chen Pokong thanked the Representative of Office of Tibet for bringing them together and lauded the CTA’s effort in the smooth passage of the Tibetan Policy and Support bill in the House Foreign Affairs Committee recently. Chen shared his thoughts on the CCP’s failing economy and foreign diplomacy, social unrest in Hong Kong, and problems in many parts of China. A Representative of Hongkong protesters also spoke on behalf of Hongkongers and share their vision, determination and goal.
Representative Ngodup Tsering and Chinese Liaison Officer, Tsultrim Gyatso, attended the event along with President and board members of Tibetan Association NY & NJ. President of RTYC and Kunga Tashi, former Chinese Liaison officer were also present. Representative Tsering spoke about the need for all victims of Chinese communist’s atrocities, Tibetans, Uighurs, and Hong Kongers, to fight together and intensify our own struggle in the wake of international outrage at the sinister design of the CCP to control the world. He elaborated Middle Way Policy of which CTA has pursued for more than 4 decades. CCP has no interest than their power and authority, citing the case of Fudan University in China, where freedom of thought, was replaced by allegiance to Xi’s thought according to the ABC report. He has urged to expand the Sino Tibet friendship circle. The Chinese Liaison officer, Tsultrim Gyatso, welcomed the guests and introduced the programs and outreach plans of Office of Tibet, especially geared to building rapport and friendship and awareness in the Chinese diaspora. He thanked the Chinese supporters for their long-standing friendship and support. The President of Tibetan Association of New York and New Jersey, Mr Sonam Gyephel, introduced community development projects including Sunday schools.