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Red Song Turned Green?

The news of Bo Xilai being 'sacked' by Beijing was released on 15th March, and Chongqing officials setup this green board in the famous Chongqing square saying: no one is allowed to dance and sing in this park at anytime, due to noise that may affect public health and good rest.

The central park of Chongqing was one of the main spots where people were ordered by Bo Xilai to sing and dance red (Maoist) songs since March last year. People have gathered that to watch song and dance every night since last year.

One blogger says: Only last week, TV news reported a teacher sang a red song that reduced her cancer pain, now we are forced not to sing.

Another blogger: we citizens were suddenly forced to sing, now suddenly forced not to sing; When will we able to have a proper ticket and vote for ourselves, and to decide what we want to do?

Call on International Bodies to Reject China's Interference in Tibetan Buddhism PDF Print E-mail
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In defiance of the deeply held wishes of the Tibetan people, China's government plans to appoint its own candidate as the next Dalai Lama. The role has historically been filled by identifying the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama after his death. The current 14th Dalai Lama has made clear that no Chinese appointed Dalai Lama will be the legitimate leader of Tibetan Buddhism.

China already punishes Tibetans for practicing their religion as they choose. Its aim is to force a puppet Dalai Lama on Tibetans to neutralise Tibetan Buddhism's independence and cement its hold on Tibet. It also hopes to undermine worldwide support for the Tibetan cause. Interfering in the selection of the Dalai Lama is a political act, a profound insult to the Tibetan people's culture, desires and beliefs and a gross abuse of their religious freedom. It is vital that China understands that its plan will fail.

Please sign the petition (linked below) and call on governments, religious authorities and organisations across the world to reject China's plan, support the Tibetan people and ensure that no Chinese-appointed Dalai Lama will be given recognition anywhere in the world.

Text of petition:

The People's Republic of China has made clear its intention to appoint its own candidate as Dalai Lama when the current Dalai Lama dies. China has no right to interfere in the affairs of Tibetan Buddhism and its attempts to use the institution of the Dalai Lama for its political ends are unacceptable.

The current, 14th, Dalai Lama has clearly stated that no Dalai Lama appointed through any process other than the one he lays out will be legitimate. He has said

no recognition or acceptance should be given to a candidate chosen for political ends by anyone, including those in the People’s Republic of China.

The selection of the Dalai Lama is of the deepest importance to the Tibetan people and a fundamental issue of religious freedom. A Chinese government-appointed Dalai Lama will not be the leader of Tibetan Buddhism or its legitimate representative in the world.

I call on all religious, political, governmental and international authorities to state clearly their support for the exclusive right of Tibetan Buddhists to appoint the next Dalai Lama and to inform the government of the People's Republic of China that they will not recognise any Dalai Lama it appoints.

Link to petition

 

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