Tibetan independence (Rangzen) advocates from across the globe are poised to convene for the eagerly anticipated 6th International Rangzen Conference scheduled to take place in India's capital, New Delhi, from August 16th to 19th. The conference aims to invigorate and fortify the Tibetan independence movement while addressing the challenges posed by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) repression.
The organizers of the 6th International Rangzen Conference issued a statement detailing the event's purpose, revealing that Tibetan Rangzen proponents will assemble at the India International Centre (IIC) in Delhi for three days of discussions, deliberations, and collaborative planning. The conference will focus on strategies to collectively resist and counter the CCP's repressive measures, while also seeking ways to strengthen the global Tibetan independence movement.
Participants at the conference will include Tibetan Rangzen advocates from various nations, as well as delegates from regions such as Mongol and East Turkistan, which have similarly endured China's occupation and oppressive policies. The conference aims to facilitate the sharing of insights and approaches in order to form a united front against China's actions.
The conference's organizers called attention to China's expansionist policies and underscored the suffering inflicted upon Tibetans, Uyghurs, Mongols, and other communities under Chinese repression since the establishment of the CCP. The announcement also highlighted China's economic influence through initiatives like the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Confucius Institutes, which operate as part of Beijing's efforts to propagate its ideologies.
As global awareness grows regarding China's tactics, including government sanctions against CCP leaders, this conference serves as an opportune platform for nations subject to China's oppression to strategize collectively against the CCP's actions.
The 6th International Rangzen Conference follows the resolution set forth during the 5th edition of the conference in Dharamsala in 2018. Organized by a network of dedicated volunteers who ardently believe in the independence of Tibet, the conference aims to unite and energize Rangzen advocates.
The organizers have expressed their commitment to providing accommodation for conference participants, while highlighting that Rangzen advocates are shouldering their travel expenses out of their unwavering dedication to the Tibetan cause.
The inaugural Rangzen conference was initiated by a small group of advocates and took place in Dharamsala on June 27, 2012. Subsequent editions were held in New Delhi (2015), New York (2016), and Paris (2017). The fifth conference convened in Dharamsala in 2018, setting the stage for the upcoming 6th International Rangzen Conference in New Delhi.
Edited and collated by Team TRC