Exile Tibetan leader discusses common interest for democracy with Chinese activists in Australia

August 9, 2017 10:53 pm0 commentsViews: 40
Sikyong Lobsang Sangay.

Sikyong Lobsang Sangay.

(TibetanReview.net, Aug09, 2017) – The executive head of the Central Tibetan Administration at Dharamshala, India, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, on Aug 7 attended a Tibetan-Chinese Friendship dinner hosted at Tang Dynasty Restaurant in Canberra, said the exile administration on its Tibet.net website Aug 8. It said he was joined by a dozen Chinese, comprising of intellectuals, activists and students.

The meeting was described as an informal gathering. Mr. Kelsang Gyaltsen Bawa, the Chinese liaison officer at the Tibet Information Office, Canberra, was cited as saying in his opening remarks that the meeting aimed to bring the two communities “closer through dialogue and understanding.”

The Sikyong was stated to have spoken on prospects for bringing democracy to China.

It was described as the Sikyong’s second meeting with Chinese intellectuals and democracy activists during his current visit, with the previous one having been held Aug 6 at the University of Technology, Sydney. More than a hundred Chinese were stated to have attended his talk at that meeting.

CTA President at a dinner hosted by Tibetan-Chinese Friendship Association at Tang Dynasty restaurant. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

CTA President at a dinner hosted by Tibetan-Chinese Friendship Association at Tang Dynasty restaurant. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

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