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  • Tenzin Dorjee of Students for a Free Tibet on 'Not Indulging China's Behavior'

    Tenzin Dorjee, Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet, recently sat down with Heritage’s Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought, to offer insight on the ethnic and religious tensions plaguing China.


    From Xinjiang to Tibet, tensions continue to cloud the Chinese government’s vision of a harmonious and stable society. Many see the CCP’s policies toward religious freedom and ethnic diversity as more divisive than harmonizing. The Chinese government, on the other hand, blames external agitators in the West for the social unrest in China. The lack of progress toward resolving these tensions raises the question for all sides: Is it time for a new paradigm?

    Upon the 60th Anniversary of the PRC, the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Washington, DC, and coinciding with the opening of the Fifth Interethnic/Interfaith Leadership Conference, The Heritage Foundation presented a unique forum of intellectuals from Mainland China and representatives from the rainbow of ethnic and religious groups that comprise contemporary China who gave a “frontline” perspective on this question.

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    5 Responses to Tenzin Dorjee of Students for a Free Tibet on 'Not Indulging China's Behavior'

    1. Freedom of Speech TX says:

      Foreign trade is one thing; the Chinese market is huge.

      But, how did we ever get to the point where we OWE Communist China?

      An idiot knows you never give leverage to the opposition. The CHICOMS have been stringing us along since the end of the Korean War Armistace in 1953. In fact, they and the Russians were in support of the invasion of South Korea. It cost tens of thousands of American lives.

      The CHICOMS have intentionally propped up psychotic North Korea both as a buffer and they don't want millions of refugees streaming across their border. The whole nuclear N. Korea mess could not have happened if China opposed it. And, where are we today?

      Some call it "diplomacy" but what do we get in return? No "meaningful "cooperation". I don't see them worried about Iran, either.

      So, the next time a Marxist want-a-be extolls the virtue of a socialist, marxist, communist state (if it is done correctly) – ask them if they would like to give up their personal freedoms, refrain from dissent, and live in Tibet.

      Better yet, ask legal Chinese immigrants who are now U.S. Citizens how great it is under the CHICOMS.

    2. Ham Lake MN says:

      Hey TX, couldn't agree with you more. I grew up in Miami, went to school with many Cubans that escaped Castro, same story.

      So if this is the case, and we are being taken over by people with the same beliefs that killed 70 million in China, what are we going to do about it? You and me, what are WE going to do?

    3. Jerry from Chicago says:

      What? We don't have enough to worry about in this country?

      We have a Democrat President and Congress trying to spend us into complete socialism. We have these same people staying up nights trying to tax us all into the state of poverty they say they are trying to eliminate.

      We 35 "czars" that nobody knows anything about, reporting to no one but the President, being put into key administrative positions and setting policy for those agencies. Guys like Van Jones, the "Green Jobs" czar, and self avowed communist, who would probably be more at home in the diplomatic corps; Mark Lloyd, the "Diversity"czar, who wants to shut down 'talk radio' programs critical of the Obama administration; Mr. Jennings, the "Safe Schools" czar, who as a school administrator, advised a 15 boy who revealed he was having sex with an older man to "use a condom", and who hails as his personal hero a guy who helped found the North American Man-Boy Love Association. And let's not forget about Mr. Cass Sunstein, the "Regulatory" czar, who believes that animals should have the legal right to sue humans.

      And now you want us to worry about how the Chinese are treating Tibet?

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    5. Suzanne - Atlanta says:

      Thank you so much for your interest in Tibet. I'm aware of the political obstacles left and right, but please keep it up.

      I share some of Jerry's concerns, but my passion is Tibet!

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