60 Ideas for Europe

Free Tibet

Tibet is officially claimed by the Republic of China.In the Tibetan sovereignty debate, the government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Tibet in Exile disagree over when Tibet became a part of China, and whether this incorporation into China is legitimate according to international law. Geographically, UNESCO and Encyclopædia Britannica consider Tibet to be part of Central Asia, while several academic organizations controversially consider it part of South Asia.The above article is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibet

Some member countries of European Union officially recognize the independence of Kosovo, so I think, the next logical step would be, to do something for Tibet or at least recognize it’s wish for independence.We all know about the aggressive repression China is executing among Tibetan people.They have become a minority in its own country.So why doesn’t Europe do something about this?So many victims, so many destroyed builds, and the World, the European Union is just silenty sitting without doing anything for those people.My idea itself is for European foreign policy.We aa free people of Europe should help does who aren’t free.All people have the right to life free in its own country without being repressed by another country.It’s a shame for the European Union that allows that and it is time, to do something about!How would you feel,if you had to life under a foreign government?!

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  1. My “clean” text, have correct some mistakes.I apologize.

    Some member countries of European Union officially recognize the independence of Kosovo, so I think, the next logical step would be, to do something for Tibet or at least recognize it’s wish for independence.We all know about the aggressive repression China is executing among Tibetan people. They have become a minority in their own country. So why doesn’t Europe do something about this?So many victims, so many destroyed buildings, and the World, the European Union is just silently sitting without doing anything for those people. My idea itself is for the European foreign policy. We as free people of Europe should help does who aren’t free. All people have the right to life free in their own countries without being repressed by another country. It’s a shame for the European Union and the rest of the World allowing that to happen and it is time, to do something about it!How would you feel, if you had to life under a foreign government?!

  2. I think we have not solved the problem of Kosovo although it is less than 100 km away from the European Union. It would be also very helpful if we could at least agree on Kosovo with China. I think if you have a European policy on Tibet no one on Kosovo would make the Chinese Communist Party laugh.

  3. as for myself, i will just boycott every brand sponsoring the upcomming olympic in china for 2-3 months or as long as i want to.

    i know it can not make a change, and it will be a lot of brand i will refuse to buy, but i can live with out those brand if i want to. and
    i just too sick of all the talking by those big brand but still keep supporting the communist. i don’t want any part of my money to be in that game hosted by that country that is all.

  4. For: passingby

    You can make a change, you already doing it with boycotting the olypic games.Tibet could be free, but those modern politians just work for their interest, their pockets, their parties, they dont work for the country and the people which have elected them, politians should be the first wanting a change but they dont do anything because they are cowards.

  5. I don not think that boycotting the olympic games is a very good way to help the cause of Tibet. The former Communist countries have boycotted the LA olympics in 1984 and what happened – their people were saved from watching and supporting an event when the whole world comes together and it broke the dreams of some sportsmen and sportswomen. It takes more guts to go to Beijing and speak about Tibet and it will not spoil a global event that is supposed to be about peace and excellence.

  6. And another thing: the common European position should not aim only that European citizens feel good. It should promote European influence on world affairs, and also, it would not be ethical, if it only sought the European interest and not the interest of the Tibetan people. I think that for the people of Tibet a boycott would make matters worse. The European leaders should listen to the Tibetan exile government Mr Chophel (Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile) emphasised the TGE’s view that “China should not be marginalised”. It was thus against a boycott of the Olympic Games and against economic sanctions, its broad line being “the more China is involved in the world, the more it will have to respect international norms”. This was said in the European Parliament.

    (I got private messages on this issue but I think it is important to link with arguments on other blogactiv blogs).

  7. In some way the EU is realizing and the voice of Tibet has been heard and that is the most important thing.

    There is something else we could “force” China to do. In the time of the Olympic games, the goverment of Tibet should be allowed to return to Tibet in a spirit of peace and in the spirit of the Olympic games.

    What do you think?

  8. And a another idea, how we can say “NO” to the repression. Every foreing country that wins medals on the olympic games 2008 should gave the medals to the people of Tibet, so that the people will see, that some do care for situation in which the people of Tiber are for almost 70 years.

  9. This is a totally stupid and irresponsable idea. You don’t know what you are talking about. Why do you prefer the sovereignty of a province of China compared to the sovereignty of China?

    I think the EU should better give independance to the spanish Basque, the french Corse and split the Belgium in two before looking to things that doesn’t concern it… Those european people (basque, corse, and begium) also have the right to live free in an independant country.

  10. Cicavok,

    First of all Tibet was never a province of China. China “invaded” Tibet in 1951. Since than, lots of people have been killed or vanish, China destroyed lots of Tibetan cloisterss and so on..

    I didn’t know about problems in Basque, Corse or Belgium. Now that Kosovo has declared independence from Serbia, every little village wants to be independent.

    If you have solid, historical evidences, that these places were free and independent and that states appropriated them, than those regions have the right to be free and independet.

    As you know, this blog is open for ideas of any kind, so post your idea about Basque, Corse and Belgium.

    May the spirit of wisdom enlight your soul.

  11. Ironically, even the emigrant government of Tibet does not demand independence, and the ‘Free Tibet’ demonstrators (who do not represent the people of Tibet but their own views) receive their demonstration equipment from China.

    I think that those people who hijack the agenda of the people of Tibet totally lack responsibility. I think if somebody really want to speak up for these people should press for meaningful talks between the Dalai Lama and China, or any kind of meaningful debates between the protesters within China and their government.

  12. Well Daniel, you are once again a “wise man” about that..BBC…About talks between the Dalai Lama and China..If China would listen and be prepared for talks,there would be talks about that..But now, when more and more people boycott the events connected with Olympic games, China has to be seen as a “peaceful dragon” as their president said and not as an agressor.

    Don’t believe everything what the news say, use your brain..And your comment:”Ironically, even the emigrant government of Tibet does not demand independence”..If that would be TRUE, China would not need to kill so many people and destroy so much..

    I think, the Chinese government is forcing the Dalai Lama to stop their fight for freedom in exchange for his “save” return to his country..

    About Tibet, no one really cared about it for 60 years,nobody wanted to listen, but now, with the Olympic games in China, people have the chance to listen..Even in the IOC there is to much money and politics involved and they dont care, if they would, China would never get to host the games..

  13. Why is military invasion not a proper avenue for exerting political will? How do you justify the United Kingdom’s claims over the Falklands, or the United States’ claim over Aztlan (Southwest US)?

    If China frees Tibet, Tibet won’t be free. It will be fought over by India, Russia, and the United States, for influence and access to its resources.

    Why do we in the west care so much about Tibetan freedom? Why not free chicanos in the US southwest by allowing them to assert Aztlan independence? Why not allow the basque to be free in Spain? Why don’t we allow Ireland to reclaim northern Ireland? Why don’t we give Hawaii back to native Hawaiians in the Hawaiian indepedence movement?

    If you want to argue for Tibetan freedom, at least be fair and apply the same principles upon which you argue to all nations in the world. Otherwise, it’s just a lot of hot air.

  14. Yes, I agree absolutely. Tibet should be freed from the invading powers, in this case, China. For far too long, weaker states have been subjected to the tyranny of colonial powers.

    We should also free N Ireland and return it to Ireland. After all, it has been part of their homeland.

    Likewise, Hawaii was all along an independent kingdom until it was annexed by the United States shortly after the war. It should also be returned to its rightful owner.

    The same can be said of the Falklands. Lately. the president of Argentina has been calling for its rightful return and it is rightly so. There is absolutely no justification for the British to continue to hold on to it.

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