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Taipei: The Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party held a seminar at the National Taiwan University Alumni Hall, Taipei, in the Taiwanese capital yesterday, the chief guest, Mr. Dawa Tsering, director of the Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Taipei detailed about the "17 points agreement and the sovereignty of Tibet." 'The perspective of human rights and international law, human rights; the plight of Tibet,' was delivered by the former general secretary of the Taiwan Tibet Exchange Foundation, while the former representative in the U.S. Wu Zhao-Xie also spoke about; "64" 20th anniversary of democracy and human rights in China and Taiwan's democratic development challenges and former adviser, Ruan Ming from the Office of the President talked about national policy.

Ms. Tsai Ing-wen, DPP Chair lady said, this year is the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan National uprising and the 20th anniversary of the 4th June incident in China" at the event of human right in Tibet, democracy and 64 anniversary, she said, to look the current challenges of Taiwan "today's seminar demanding that Ma government should call upon the Chinese government to stop oppression in Tibet, respect the human rights and autonomy for the Tibetan people , they should publish the truth of the incident in Lhasa, Tibetan capital on 14th March, 2008; and should release Mr. Liu Xiaobo and other Chinese reformists eight charters.

As the chairman of the Tibet Religious Foundation of His Holiness the Dalai lama, Mr. Dawa Tsering addressed about "17 points agreement and the sovereignty of Tibet" 'Tibet was an independent country, according to Tibetan history' He said, "The perspective of Tibetans' idea, the Tibetans have always considered that in the history of Tibet, it was an independent nation, even the relationship link became very close at the same time. But, this does not mean that we deny that Tibet and China's mutual relationship in the history. Tibetan affairs are sometimes subject to external military power and interfered by some other nations (China, Nepal, the United Kingdom, etc.), but the relationship with China or it's interfere has not developed to the extent of subordination of sovereignty.

The perspective of international law, Tibet not only has a defined territory, nationality, that do not rely on a free other political entities, the people of the territory has the right to enjoy the rule of their own Tibet government, military-related, legal, tax, post and telecommunications, currency and measurement units, as well as to establish relations with other countries such as competence and ability. Moreover, according to records, at least the situation has been lasting for 1500 years.

02june20091The 17 points agreement was the first treaty to deny the sovereignty of Tibet; accordance with the contents of the 17 points agreements widely respected, Tibet will be "Back to China", and in accordance with the wishes of Tibetans continue to be different from those in China's social system of self-government, some scholars have pointed out that "one country, two systems." First of all started from Tibet. It based on the content of 17 points agreement, made clear that China has sovereignty over Tibet only if legal documents.

There is no doubt that Tibetans signed under coercion for so called the 'Peaceful Liberation of Tibet,' the agreement provides that the Government of Tibet to" actively assist "but the Chinese army invaded Tibet, and there is no doubt that the agreement was forced to sign. Contract with the law, the relevant international agreements generally recognized legal principles, the main spirit of the treaty obligations, must be signed for the two sides' agreed as the voluntary with mutual respect. In other words, the freedom to accept the agreement is a necessary condition for legal system. Therefore, the strong threat means to force the weak to accept the "agreement" as null and void natural.

Chinese government trample on the 17 points agreements; People's Republic of China's military invasion of Tibet, as there are the traditional customary law or international treaties, both are the convention on the Law of illegal conduct. China's behavior has violated the fundamental principles of international law, including violations of national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity; mutual noninterference in internal affairs, as well as the prohibition of the use or threat of using military force.

In accordance with the principles of international law, if a treaty is signed by force or signed under coercion, the coercion of the state can be any time to testify against the treaty null and void.

After His Holiness the Dalai Lama exiled in India in 1959, at the first , he announced that the 17 points agreement was forced to sign , and as a result of the Chinese government trample on, 17 points agreement has been completely ineffective, it declared null and void, the Government of Tibet and Tibet will no longer be bound by the nation. As a result, the present legal status of Tibet, before the restoration of the 17 points agreements signed, and that is to say, in the history of Tibet, it is an independent country.

This is only a translation. If there is difference between this and the Chinese original, please treat the first as final.

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