Oct. 28 (HighPeaksPureEarth/by Woeser): Mr. Liu Xiaobo was one of the 30 Chinese intellectuals joined forces and approached the central government with 12 suggestions of how to solve the Tibet issue. They did not only gain a big response from within China but also attracted attention internationally and managed to motivate almost 300 Tibetologists and academics to write a joint letter appealing to President Hu Jintao to find a solution for the Tibet issue.
He even wrote several related articles. He wrote in “The Crisis in Tibet is the Failure of Materialist Dictatorship”: “Materialism propagated by the CCP does not take into account that religion holds such great spiritual meanings for human beings, it also fails to understand the spiritual significance of the Dalai Lama for the people of Tibet; the Dalai Lama, who was forced into exile, is not only the spirit of the culture of the Snowland, he is the symbol for the resistance of small and weak citizens against the mighty power of the Han Chinese. Denying a devout citizen the right to meet his spiritual leader for more than 40 years is like depriving Tibet of its core values. To accuse and defame the Dalai Lama is like taking a knife and cutting out the Tibetan people’s heart.”
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Note: The writer is a Beijing-based Tibetan author, blogger, and activist. She was also one of the signatories to the Charter 08.