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HHDL mongoliaDharamshala — The Initiatives for China (also known as the Citizen Power for China), a grassroots movement dedicated to advancing a peaceful transition to democratic governance in China, recently applauded Mongolia’s decision to allow His Holiness the Dalai Lama to visit the country to teach Buddhism. The IFC praised moral courage of the Mongolian leaders for standing up to Chinese Communist regime’s 'bullying' and 'interfering a sovereign nation’s internal affairs.'

In a statement released on 28 November, IFC condemned China’s unabated intimidation and retaliation against the country over a purely religious visit of the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. “IFC is appalled to learn that Beijing has strongly retaliated against Mongolia by freezing diplomatic ties between Mongolia and China, despite the fact that His Holiness Dalai Lama’s visit to Mongolia was purely religious in nature. Such an action only reveals Beijing’s cowardice of bullying the weak and fearing the strong.”

Calling upon Taiwan, South Africa and other countries to follow Mongolia’s example by standing up against China’s 'bullying' in international relations, IFC said, “We believe that like Mongolia all countries should stand up against the Chinese regime bad behaviour in international relations, and say “no” to this bully by letting it know that bullying is not acceptable nor will be tolerated by the international community. We therefore strongly encourage the governments of Taiwan, South Africa and others to to follow Mongolia’s example, and we also urge President-elected Donald Trump to meet with His Holiness the Dalai Lama as soon as possible. By rejecting apathy and recommitting to justice and brotherhood we can truly enjoy living in a global village where bullies cannot exist.”

His Holiness visited Mongolia for a series of public events and teachings in the capital of Ulaanbaatar from November 20th to the 24th.

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