2008年7月7日月曜日

SAVE TIBET: ASIA-PACIFIC FORUM sent out the resolution to G8 leaders



Save Tibet: Asia-Pacific Forum - Compassion for the Planet- has been successfully concluded with powerful resolution sent to G8 leaders.


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【Message from H.H.Dalai Lama】

H.H.Dalai Lama sent an exclusive message for "Save Tibet: Asia-Pacific Forum"

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【List of Participants】

Central Tibetan Administration
Mdm. Kesang Yangkyi Takla
Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mr. Tenzin Phuntsok Atisha
Representative
HH the Dalai Lama Office, Australia

Mr. Dawa Tsering
Representative
HH the Dalai Lama Office, Taiwan

Australia
Mr. Peter Slipper
Member of the Australian Parliament
Co-convenor of the Tibet Parliamentary Group

Mr. Paul Bourke
Executive Officer
Australian Tibet Council

Mr. Michael Organ
Fmr Federal Member of the Australian Parliament

Taiwan
Prof. Su Chia-hung
Foo-yin University in Kaohsiung

Ms. Chien Yu-yen
Taipei City Councilor
Democratic Progressive Party

Mr. Lee Ching-Feng
Taipei City Councilor
Democratic Progressive Party

Mr.Lien Li-Jen,
Local Parliamentarian of Kaohsiung
Komintang Party

Ms. Hsu Wen-Ying
Researcher, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, and
Member of Executive Committee
Forum for A Democratic China and Asia

Japan
Mr. Shoichi Nakagawa
Member of the House of Representatives
Liberal Democratic Party

Mr. Seiichi Ota
Member of the House of Representatives
Liberal Democratic Party

Mr. Katsuei Hirasawa
Member of the House of Representatives
Liberal Democratic Party

Mr. Yukio Edano
Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Katsumasa Suzuki
Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Jin Matsubara
Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Ryuji Yamane
Member of the House of Councilors
The Democratic Party

Mr. Yukihisa Fujita
Member of the House of Councilors
The Democratic Party

Ms. Hisako Oishi
Member of the House of Councilors,
The Democratic Party

Mr. Humihiko Igarashi
Former Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Ikuo Yamahana
Former Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Yoshikatsu Nakayama
Former Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Noboru Usami
Former Member of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party

Mr. Takayuki Tsuchiya
Member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly

Mr. Koichiro Yoshida
Member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly

[Guest Speaker]
Prof. Yumiko Ishihama
Waseda University

[Organizer]
Save Tibet Network

Mr. Seishu Makino
Representative, and
Former Member of the Parliament
The Democratic Party

and many other

[Supporting Organization]
Liaison Office of HH the Dalai Lama for Japan and Asia

Mr. Lhakpa Tshoko
Representative

Mr. T. Gyalpo. A.

Mr. Lungtok

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【Resolution】

Resolution of the Save Tibet: Asia-Pacific Forum

Given the current critical situation in Tibet, present and past parliamentarians, Tibet Support Groups and supporters from Australia, Taiwan and Japan attended a forum immediately prior to the G8 summit to appeal to world leaders to use their influence to address the Tibetan issue as a matter of urgency. [Note: Tibet in this document refers to the whole of Tibet, comprising the provinces of Amdo, Kham and U-Tsang.]

The Asia-Pacific Forum, organised by Save Tibet Network Japan*, was held in Tokyo from 1-3 July 2008. Participants recognised the dramatic increase of concern and support for Tibet throughout the world resulting from the recent tragic events in Tibet.

The Forum condemns the on-going violations of human rights in Tibet, including arbitrary arrests, repression and the campaign of so-called “patriotic education” in occupied Tibet.

The Forum commends the Tibetan people for responding to the call by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to reject violence, despite the violence and suffering inflicted on them by the Chinese authorities.

The Forum fully recognises His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government-in-Exile to be the legitimate representatives of the Tibetan People.

The Forum fully supports the Middle Way Policy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the re-opening of official contact between Representatives of the Dalai Lama and the Government of the People’s Republic of China to discuss the peaceful resolution of the Tibet issue.

The Forum notes that many of the leaders attending the G8 Summit at Toyako, Japan, including President George Bush, President Nicholas Sarkozy, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda have individually made strong statements of support for the Tibet-China dialogue.

The Forum urges these leaders to jointly re-affirm their support for the dialogue process and calls upon them to urge President Hu Jintao to elevate the dialogue to the level of formal, results-oriented negotiations leading to genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people as soon as possible.

The Forum urgently calls on the Chinese leadership to:
a) Cease the arbitrary arrest and detention of Tibetans and immediately release all those imprisoned for peacefully exercising their basic human right to free expression
b) Allow the United Nations, foreign journalists and other media, diplomats and independent international fact-finding delegations unrestricted access to Tibet
c) Immediately cease the so-called “patriotic education” campaign which has been re-introduced across Tibet
d) Respect the rights of the Tibetan people to engage freely in cultural and religious practices
e) Cease the facilitation of migration by Han Chinese and other non-Tibetans into Tibet
f) Stop the reckless exploitation of Tibetan natural resources which is endangering Tibet’s fragile eco-systems and impacting on neighbouring countries
g) Transform the Tibet-China dialogue from mere token discussions to transparent, agenda-driven negotiations with the aim of achieving genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people and bringing harmony to both Tibet and China.

Tokyo
3 July 2008

* http://save-tibet.net


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【Links】

<TV reports>
http://news.tbs.co.jp/20080702/newseye/tbs_newseye3890966.html
http://www.news.janjan.jp/special/0807/0807011001/1.php

<News articles>
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/asia/080702/asi0807022309005-n1.htm
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/asia/080701/asi0807012039001-n1.htm
http://www.asahi.com/international/update/0703/TKY200807030485.html?ref=rss
http://phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=21829&article=Save+Tibet+Asia+Pacific+Forum+Held+in+Tokyo%3a+Updated
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【Photos】
July 1  Pre meeting

July 2 Forum (Open to public)














July 3 Discussion to finalize the resolution




July 3 Media conference