Next Meeting: Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 – 6-8pm

The next meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Tibet will be on Wednesday, 12th December, 2018, at 6pm at the Hollyrood Parliament Building. All are welcome.

The meeting will be addressed by the new Representative of the Office of Tibet, chisur-sonam-tsering-frasiMr Sonam Tsering Frasi. Born in Rawang, Ngari, Tibet in 1954 and currently lives in London, Mr Frasi completed his degree in Commerce from St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling, and earned a post graduation certificate in Education from London University. He further studied and qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales. He has served the Tibetan community in Britain for 18 years as its honorary Treasurer and Chairman. In bringing the Tibetan issue on the international arena, he was involved in organising some major conferences such as The International Lawyers Conference in 1993 and Sino-Tibetan dialogue for finding common grounds in 1997. He was elected to the 13th ATPD and 14th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. Mr Frasi is a current member of Tibetan Task Force on Negotiations.

The meeting will also include a guest talk on modern Tibetan writers. As regular members wiill be aware, Tibetan language loss and the rights of those advocating in favour of the protection of the Tibetan language are a key source of concern, and modern Tibetan writers – whether in prose, poetry or song – reflect deeply on the state of Tibetans and the Plateau today.

Subsequent meetings of the Group in 2019 will be on Wednesday 27th February and Wednesday 24th April.

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New CPG Report on Mass Relocations on the Tibetan Plateau

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Mass Relocations and Resettlement on the Tibetan Plateau (October 2018). Since 2000, more than 2 million Tibetans have undergone an unprecedented process of relocation and resettlement under the twin policies of “Ecological Migration” and the “Comfortable
Housing Project”. This has seen the ending of Tibetan nomads’ traditional lifestyle and culture in favour of more closely regimented population management of the Plateau’s indigenous population.

 

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Cross-Party Group on Freedom of Religion to Discuss Tibet, 5th December

Dear all – the next Cross Party Group on Freedom of Religion and Belief in the Scottish Parliament will be held on 5th December from 17.30 – 19.00 hours.  We are delighted that the Director of Free Tibet/Tibet Watch, Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren, will be speaking about the on-going situation for Tibetans in terms of their religious freedom.  Below is the agenda for the evening and please could you confirm attendance by emailing jamie@interfaithscotland.org

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Next Meeting: Wednesday, Oct 24th, 2018

Hoping you all had a good summer, we will be holding the first post-recess meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Tibet at 6pm on Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 at the Scottish Parliament Building, opening with the Group’s Annual General Meeting.

The Group is open to members of the public. If you wish to attend, please make your way to the Main Reception Hall at the Parliament and ask at the Reception desks. Please note, for security reasons, late arrivals cannot be admitted.

For everyone’s diaries, the meeting after this one will be on the 12th December.

 

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Next Meeting: Wednesday, 9th May, 2018

The next meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Tibet is on Wednesday, 9th May, 2018, at 6pm at the Scottish Parliament. If people have any agenda items or contributions they would like to add to the meeting, please contact the Group Secretary, Dr. Martin A. Mills.

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