|Jun 20, 2007
resolution accepting Tibet as an independent state was passed at
the recently concluded three-day International Union of
Socialist Youth (IUSY) Asia - Pacific Committee Meeting held in
the Mongolian Capital, Ulaanbaatar.
Among other things, the resolution accepts Tibet as an
independent State and condemns the illegal occupation of Tibet.
The meeting, which was held from June 8 to 10, 2007, was hosted
in the in the Official Meeting hall of Mongolian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Building in Ulaanbaatar.
More than 25 delegates representing around 10 different
Countries from the Asia - Pacific Region participated in the
meeting. Mr. Dhondup Dorjee, Information Secretary of Tibetan
Youth Congress (TYC), represented Tibet during the meeting.
The key Agenda of the meeting was "How Social Democracy can
counter Neo Liberalism in Asia “ Pacific".
On the inaugural session, Mr. Enkhbold N., Mongolian Foreign
Affairs Minister and Mr. Lundeejantsan D., Deputy Speaker of
Mongolian Parliament addressed the meeting by highlighting their
government's initiatives and economic policies carried out in
Mongolia. Mr. Zandanshatar, President of the Mongolian
Democratic Socialist Youth Union and also a Members of
Parliament talked about the importance of socialist democratic
ideals and the achievements of MDSYU.
A country-wise report on Tibet was presented by the Tibetan
delegate on the second day. After presenting a brief historical
background on Tibet, Mr Dhodup talked mainly about the
developments scenario within Tibet in the recent past and
activities of the Tibetan Youth Congress. A five-point
resolution on Tibet was then passed unanimously except, the
resolution number (IV), which was objected only by the ethnic
Han Chinese, Mr. Anthony Loke.
In the afternoon session of the second day, an open discussion
on “China and engaging with the Chinese Communist Youth
Organization” was tabled. From the discussion, almost every
representative objected to the idea of including China as a
member of IUSY, including the chairperson himself Mr. Anthony.
The delegates from India, Burma, Nepal and others suggested the
importance of engaging with China but, without undermining the
IUSY’s resolutions passed on Tibet and its guiding principles.
Expressing his views, Mr Dorjee spoke on the importance of
engaging with China and not isolating it completely. He,
however, objected to the very idea of engaging with the Youth
Organization of Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which he said is
completely controlled and administered by the communist Party
itself. He further elaborated on the working mandates and nature
of NGOs in China. He pointed out that by engaging with such
Chinese organizations, which do not have people’s mandate, it
would directly contradict with the principles and values that
are being advocated by IUSY.
During and after the meeting, the Tibetan representative met
academicians from Mongolian Buddhist University and other
influential personalities of the country to press them on the
need to support the cause of Tibetan freedom struggle and to
further relations between the youths of Mongolia and Tibetans in
Following are the five points of the resolution on Tibet passed
by the IUSY Asia-Pacific meeting:
1. To accept Tibet as an independent State and condemn the
illegal occupation of Tibet.
2. To stop the demographic transformation policy of China which
results in the large influx of Chinese into Tibet particularly
after the Gormo-Lhasa Railway network.
3. To call upon the United Nations to resume the debate based on
its resolution passed in 1959, 1961 and 1965 on Tibet.
4. To pressurize for the boycott of 2008 Beijing Olympic as
China continue genocide in Tibet and pursue its imperialist
ambitions threatening peace in Asia and the world at large.
5. To help restore human rights in Tibet and support the freedom
movement of Tibetan people and to put pressure on China for the
unconditional release of all political prisoners in Tibet
including Panchen Lama and Tulku Tenzin Delek.