Conspiracy of 'International Campaign for Tibet ' to Participate in World Conference Foiled
[WTN-L World Tibet Network News. Published by The Canada Tibet Committee. Issue ID: 02/02/10; February 10, 2002.]
People's Daily - Official Chinese news agency of the PRC (Beijing Time) Saturday, February 09, 2002.
United Nations Economic and Social Council on February 8 passed Chinese government's motion on refusing "International Campaign for Tibet" to participate in World Summit on Sustainable Development .
United Nations Economic and Social Council on February 8 passed Chinese government's motion on refusing "International Campaign for Tibet" to participate in World Summit on Sustainable Development.
According to reports, 93 countries voted for approval, 44 countries voiced dissent and 16 countries abstained.
Prior to this, Spain, chairman in office of the EU ever proposed to give the "International Campaign for Tibet " qualification to take part in the conference which will be held from August 26 to September 4 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chinese government brought up motion immediately demanding "not to adopt actions" in opposition to the EU' motion.
Wang Yingfan, Chinese Permanent Representative to the United Nations said that Chinese government highly appreciates non-government organizations' role in world sustainable development. However, the main purpose of the "International Campaign for Tibet" is to sever Tibet from China, denying that Tibet is an inseparable part of Chinese territory.
Its headquarters is now located in Washington,D.C. and most of its members are splitists and those hostile to Chinese government who support Tibet independence.
Dalai Lama Warned Not to Be Controlled by Elements of "Tibet Independence"
A senior official from Tibet Wednesday asked the Dalai Lama not to be controlled by those who advocate "Tibet independence" and not to be surrounded by core elements for "Tibet independence."
"The policy of the central government concerning contacts with the Dalai Lama has been consistent and clear, that is, the Dalai Lama must really give up his pursuit of `Tibet independence', stop activities to split the motherland, and publicly accept the fact that Tibet is an inalienable part of China, that Taiwan is a province of China and that the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing the whole of China," said Raidi, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress.
An imposing array of valuable cultural relics on display at the Sagya Monastery in Lhasa prove that Tibet became part of China in the Yuan Dynasty and has remained under the administration of the central government of China since then.
According to the historical records of the monastery, Kublai Khan, the founding emperor of the Yuan dynasty, asked Phags-pa, head of the Sagya Monastery, to be his spiritual guide, or a senior official of the central government, after he created the Yuan Dynasty in 1271. Know More
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