McCain to meet with Dalai Lama! [Response to China's Threat?]
- from email@example.com, "bvgftr2" <bvgftr2@...> wrote:
McCain to meet with Dalai Lama
Associated Press - July 24, 2008 1:24 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain is
scheduled to meet with the Dalai Lama (DAH'-lee / LAH'-muh), the
Tibetan spiritual leader, tomorrow in Colorado.
The McCain campaign said today that the two will meet in Aspen, where
the Dalai Lama plans to address a symposium on Tibetan culture and
its impact on global issues,
The Dalai Lama has been based in India since fleeing his Himalayan
homeland in 1959 amid a failed uprising against Chinese rule. He
remains immensely popular among Tibetans, despite persistent efforts
to demonize him by Beijing.
China claims Tibet has been its territory for centuries, but many
Tibetans say they were effectively independent for most of that
The Dalai Lama insists he wants "real autonomy," not independence for
The Dalai Lama is scheduled to speak at The Aspen Institute on
On the Net:
The Aspen Institute: http://www.aspeninstitute.org
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- With less a month to go for the Olympic game in Beijing the situation
in Tibet has changed a little since the recent protests in the whole
of Tibet. Chinese army's brutal crackdown on Tibetan peaceful
protesters has left over 200 dead, hundreds injured and thousands
arrested. Although it was announced that over a 1000 protesters have
already been released, it is difficult to verify the claim without the
presence of International media with free access to the whole of
Tibet. Arrests and tortures especially of monks are continuing ahead
of the Olympic game in August, 2008. The presence of thousands of
security armies and tanks are creating a feeling of constant fear for
the Tibetans and the rule of terror in Tibet. The promise made by
China to allow 30,000 reporters to have free access seems to be
distant dream while the Olympic is already at the door. IOC must put
more pressure on China to deliver on its promise.
Sign and send the online petition on the following link:
www.tibetancommunityinireland.com to Hu Jintao on what needs to be
done to become a good Olympic host. You can select the points you want
Hu to fulfill before the Olympics.
Please send this message to your families, friends, peers and all who
are concerned about the situation in Tibet.