Taiwanese Parliamentary Human Rights Commission and Parliamentary Group for Tibet Issue Joint Statement on Tibet
Taipei: Commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day, which was recently celebrated on March 10, 2022, the Taiwanese Parliamentary Human Rights Commission and Parliamentary Group for Tibet issued a joint statement in a show of support to Tibetans, while condemning Chinese actions in Tibet.
Major highlights from the joint statement are as follows:
- The statement highlighted the scale of Tibetan casualties (numbering in thousands) at the hands of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) when it attacked Lhasa in what Beijing claims as ‘liberation’, leading to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama fleeing to India,
- It also shed light on the ongoing cultural and religious extinction that the Tibetans are facing,
- Identifying Taiwan’s own struggle against a foreign power, the statement also highlighted the propaganda machinery of China to spin false narratives around Taiwan and Tibet to justify its enslavement policies,
- It also reminded Taiwnese people of the fact that Taiwan’s independence and democracy is also under threat,
- The statement also stated that “the blood of Tibetans reminds us that Taiwan cannot have any faith in the Communist Party” and “to express Taiwan’s unwavering support for human rights, freedom and independence”.
The complete joint statement can be accessed here.
(Information supplied by CTA’s official website)
By Team TRC