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Letter: TIBET--Two Paths, Same Conclusion

April 20, 2009

The Bangkok Post
April 19, 2009

Regarding "Tibet's Unlikely Champion" in Sunday's
Newsmaker section, I found it interesting that,
according to Shaun Tandon's well-written article,
Henry Wu and I have a nearly identical
perspective on China's current occupation of Tibet.

Though coming from markedly different
backgrounds, Mr Wu and I have come to the same
unwavering conclusion that Tibet was a sovereign
kingdom for many years before the Chinese military takeover of 1950s.

Mr Wu is ethnic Chinese and came to this position
partially because of the prolonged suffering he
endured while an inmate at Chinese labour camps for nearly 20 years.

I came to my realisations about Tibet via a
Scandinavian-American tradition that research is
meant to seek the unadulterated truth.

Regardless of our diverse life experiences, we
came to the same clear conclusion: Tibet deserves
to be an independent nation again, and its
indigenous people deserve freedom from control
from the iron-handed politburo in Beijing.

Ken Albertsen
CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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