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  • Tibet Has A Voice In Kolkata | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    of Tibet from China Other demands included the start of dialogue with the Dalai Lama the release of political prisoners from Drapchi the biggest prison in China and the release of the Panchen Lama The organisation is also leading a Say no to Made in China Products campaign across various cities of India including the metros Pune Hyderabad Dharamshala and Kerala Chinese products are ruining the Indian markets and the

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/20030311.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Tibetan Protesters Remember Uprising Day | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    amongst Indians who really have to start working up to a crisis that affects us all Tsundue s form of activism is definitely attention grabbing Last year Tsundue was arrested after scaling wall of the Obeoi Towers during the visit of the Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji He climbed up to the forteenth floor and unfurled the banner and the flag of his homeland in a spectacular protest But Tsundue s no stranger to brushes with authority he spent three months in a Lhasa jail after being caught inside Tibet by Chinese border police Since his token arrest last year Tsundue has been traveling across the country to spread the word using Dharamshala as his base camp But where does the Tibetan struggle feature in a world that is now more preoccupied with the Iraq conflict We have always been ignored But what is scary about Iraq crisis is that the Chinese are using the excuse of global terrorism to snuff out all the freedom movements and ignore basic human rights from their own mainland to Mongolia East Turkistan and of course Tibet says Tsundue He cites the example of young Lobsang Dhondup who was executed on the 26th of January

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  • 100m Black Flag Unfurls for Tibet | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    Tibetans were in the city to strengthen the link that was formed years ago with the arrival of the Dalai Lama at the small Himachal Pradesh town of Dharamshala Speaking to The Asian Age Friends of Tibet INDIA Generel Secretary Tenzin Tsundue said no efforts by the Chinese government will stop them from trying to free Tibet My words are that of thousands of Tibetans both in and out of

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  • To The Point | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    by Tibetans and their supporters as the Tibetan National Uprising Day Q What programmes are lined up for today A Friends of Tibet INDIA and the Tibetans of Mumbai has organised an exhibition of rare photographs of the destruction of Tibet by the Chinese at Churchgate from 7am to 10pm Besides the Tibetan students and Indian supporters will be holding a rally opposite the Hindu Gymkhana and unfurl banner for protest nearly 100 meters long along the seafront at the Marine Drive Q How will your actions here give momentum for the struggle Free Tibet A Around 1 20 000 Tibetans in India and a few thousand worldwide cannot go to Tibet for the cause Unfortunately we Tibetans are not allowed to step into the country What we are doing is creating awareness among the people throughout the world of what exactly is happening in Tibet the continuous atrocities faced by the Tibetans in their own land and also educate them and generate support from people Q What are your expectations from the Indian government A We want Indians to recognise us as Tibetans from the land of Tibet and not as a part of China This is the only

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  • Tibetans Call For Boycott | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    revolt against the Chinese occupation of Tibet An estimated 10 000 Tibetans are reported to have been killed by the Chinese Army in Lhasa when they gathered in the streets of the Tibetan capital to demonstrate against the occupation of their country Following this massacre and more such incidents all over Tibet the Dalai Lama spiritual head of the Tibetans fled the country and came to India The organisation plans to distribute one lakh pamphlets in Mumbai and elsewhere asking Indians not to buy Chinese products according to its spokesperson Aspi Mistry The pamphlets read Protect the Indian industry and help end oppression in Tibet Please say No to Made in China Tenzin Tsundue general secretary of the organisation said the import of cheap Chinese goods is also destroying small Indian industries Tsundue said that many cheap Chinese goods are made in forced labour camps Others are made by the Chinese military or by a workforce that has been disenfranchised By buying a Made in China product you are funding and empowering a brutal regime he said In January 2002 Tsundue a writer activist had climbed the scaffolding to the 14th floor of the Oberoi Towers and unfurled a banner

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  • Tibetans To Boycott Chinese Goods | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    They will interact with lay persons and retail shop keepers spreading their message in six cities including New Delhi Mumbai Kolkata Chennai Pune and Hyderabad We started the campaign from the new year and plan to run it for six months In north eastern states especially we found the markets flooded with Chinese goods said Sethu Das co ordinator of Friends of Tibet The group plans to target daily use items like locks pens toys torches and sundry electronic goods with made in china labels The strategy is still being worked out on whether we should start at the retailer level or directly interact with wholesalers and importers So far more than 1 400 members of the Friends of Tibet have taken a pledge not to sell buy or use any made in china products and we expect a large number of people to join in a spokesperson said The Friends of Tibet has also formed an advisory committee to guide the campaign comprising Ela Gandhi Rajiv Vora of the Gandhi Peace Foundation and Lhasang Tsering Former President of the Tibetan Youth Congress Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama had first talked about such a boycott in 1993 when China

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/20030110.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Campaign in India To Boycott Chinese Goods | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    Indian town where Tibet s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama set up his exile government after fleeing China in 1969 Tibetans and their supporters will launch on Jan 1 an India wide campaign against buying Chinese goods organizers said Saturday More than 1 300 volunteers from the Friends of Tibet organization in India will coordinate the campaign which follows similar boycott calls in the United States Canada and Europe The only way to hurt China is to strike China s economy We have no military or political solutions said Tenzin Tsundue general secretary of Friends of Tibet in India Tsundue added that counterfeit brands from China were being smuggled into India hurting local industries He also said China was exploiting prison labor to produce cheap goods Many Tibetan refugees sell the Chinese goods to finance their escapes to India and support themselves Many consider Chinese goods to be cheaper and better than Indian products The exiled government in 1996 passed a resolution urging Tibetans to boycott the Chinese goods It drew little response I think it failed to cut the problem at the root It remained a very symbolic idea and it never went beyond that said Tsundue He hopes

    Original URL path: http://friendsoftibet.org/mediaonfot/20021230.html (2016-04-25)
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  • Drive To Boycott Chinese Goods Being Re-Launched | Media on FoT ~ Friends of Tibet (INDIA)
    illegal occupation of our country and the suffering of our people we continue to patronise their business and keep our shops and homes full of Chinese products Boycotting goods Made in China is the first and the foremost expression of non cooperation with China However small our buying power may be we must refuse to be a party to their corrupt and colonial regime said Tenzin Tsundue general secretary of FoT while talking to HT The campaign against Chinese products launched in 1982 had suffered a serious setback during the Kalachakra celebrations in Bodh Gaya in 1985 as Tibetans especially newly arrived refugees indulged in buying and selling of Chinese products Despite appeals by the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans and the international community to boycott Chinese products the campaign never picked up momentum concedes Tibetan here About 1 500 volunteers of Friends of Tibet have fanned out in Mumbai Calcutta Chennai Delhi Kerala Sikkim Pune Bangalore Hyderabad and Baroda for the re launch of the boycott of Chinese products The campaign is not confined to India alone Tibet support groups in different countries will participate in it with renews zeal said Tenzin Tibet Support Groups and individuals working for the Tibetan cause all over the world are working on the boycott campaign Networks are being built with many countries that suffered setbacks because of the invasion of the Chinese products In fact Tibetan Prime Minister Samdhong Rinpoche s statement on December 10 reiterating support to boycott Chinese products has come as a short in the arm for the Friends of Tibet The indigenous lock factories in Aligarh and toy factories of Meerut had to be shut down because of the invasion of Chinese goods Tibetans must realise that Chinese products we trade in are illegally acquired and smuggled goods

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