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  Open letter from Mongol People Group to the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan


His Excellency
Kofi Annan
Secretary General
United Nations
New York City, N.Y. 10017

Re: - Mongolian students in Inner Mongolia resist Chinese government’s CURFEW on the campuses of universities in Inner Mongolia;

- Mongols in free world request the Chinese to stop remorseless colonization of Inner Mongolia

November 7, 2004

Your Excellency:

According to the Agence Frence Press, United Press International, Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center, and Mongol American Cultural Association, hundreds of heavy-equipped police and security personnel have IMPOSED A CURFEW on the major campuses of universities in Inner Mongolia and many student were arrested and detained by police accusing them for “distributing leaflets and planning demonstrations” during a peaceful student concert. A planned concert by “Hurd”, a popular band of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia was canceled just as 2000 Mongolian students had gathered to watch the concert.

This turmoil in Inner Mongolia is a result of the Chinese mistreatment of national minority in Inner Mongolia, as stated in European and American publications. Recent years brought new confirmation that the entire Inner Mongolia history of Chinese supremacy is riddled with socio-political monopolies and corruption in the Mongolian economy. Inner Mongolia is filled with inhuman suffering, segregation, discrimination and pain, especially the past half century.

According to The New York Times newspaper of July, 1992 and to the Asia Watch publications the following conclusions could be made:

·        The present program of Chinese mass colonization which threatens to swallow up and destroy the people of Inner Mongolia is a flagrant violation of human rights, according to the United Nations Charter.

·        Recent statistics reveal that the Mongolian population has been outnumbered in the Mongolian regions by a ratio of two to eight and in some areas twenty to one.

·        In order to speed up the colonization and assimilation of Mongols with the Chinese, the size of the territory of Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region was reduced to 450,000 square kilometer for a 10 year period by a Chinese administration decree of August 1969.

·        As a result of this unilateral Chinese administrative decree, the majority of the Mongolian population (approximately 75%) was under direct Chinese jurisdiction and was and shall remain subject to Chinese assimilation within the next couple decades.

·        Under these circumstances, the Inner Mongols living both inside and outside their autonomous region are deprived of the most elementary national rights, not even having the rights in certain areas to speak Mongolian in the presence of the Chinese, according to Mongolian and Chinese speaking visitors from the region.

With the full respect for the Chinese people and their culture, philosophy and technology, we earnestly hope that it will be possible for the United Nations and international press media to undertake actions for the self-determination of Inner Mongolia, because the first time, we feel that the present Chinese government may respond to the world public opinion.

Sincerely Yours,

Djab Naminow Burchinow


Mongol People Group







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