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Chinese Labour Party Supports Middle-Way Approach

July 13, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
July 12, 2010

Dharamshala -- Adding to the growing list of
Chinese who have expressed their support for His
Holiness the Dalai Lama and the conciliatory
Middle-Way Approach adopted by the Central
Tibetan Administration, leading members of the
Chinese Labour Party (CLP) are on a visit to Dharamshala, exile seat of Tibet.

Mr Fang Yuan, chairman and Mr Ying Kuan Shi,
advisor of the CLP met with the press July 9 and
said that they had timed their visit to attend
the official function of the 75th birthday
celebrations of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In their press statement, the CLP leaders praised
in high words, the contributions of His Holiness
in building better understanding amongst the
Tibetans and Chinese people, and offered birthday
wishes on behalf of over 80,000 CLP members
spread across China, Taiwan and the world.

"May you live long like the Himalayas and may
your blessings flow like the great Machu and
Drichu rivers, quenching the thirst of millions
of Tibetans and Chinese," the statement read.

Unlike the Chinese Communist Party, the CLP
declared its full support for His Holiness’
Middle-Way Approach, while accepting that
historically Tibet was an independent nation.

"In a resolution adopted by its members, the CLP
confirmed the Middle-Way Approach as its basic
guiding policy in dealing with Tibet," added the
Australia based Chairman of CLP.

Airing their views on the current dialogue
process between Tibetan and Chinese envoys, the
CLP leaders suggested that a visit of His
Holiness to Tibet and China should be on the agenda of talks.

"Such a visit will go a long way in forging
deeper understanding and better relations as both
Tibetans and Chinese have great faith in His Holiness," noted Mr Yuan.

During the press conference, Mr Ying Kuan Shi,
who teaches at a university in the southern
Hainan province of China expressed regret at the
absence of some of his Party members who were
barred from taking part in the Dharamshala visit
by the Chinese government. When asked by a
journalist whether he will be discussing about
his visit to the headquarters of the exiled
Tibetans, Mr Ying said, “Yes, I will tell as many
people about my experiences here”.

The CLP leaders, during their stay in
Dharamshala, also met with Kalon Tripa Prof.
Samdhong Rinpoche and visited the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
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