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Tibet: News International President concludes first trip to Mexico, urging support for Tibet

President concludes first trip to Mexico, urging support for Tibet

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President-Sangay-in-MexicoDharamshala — President Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay continued his North American trip, addressing various universities and meeting with press across Mexico.

In an auditorium at the Santa Fe campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies on September 5th, President Sangay addressed the "disastrous impact of the massive resource extraction operations of the Chinese government on the Tibetan plateau and the resulting recession of glaciers on the roof of the world," and continuing by saying that, "since the Tibetan plateau serves as one of the largest reservoirs of fresh water in the world feeding billions of people in Asia, the rapid recession of the glaciers does have a dramatic impact on the global climate."

The President also visited the National Autonomous University of Mexico and spoke at the Faculty of Philosophy, apprising them of the situation in Tibet, saying, “Even in the field of education, the Tibetans are compelled to study the Chinese language, as a medium of instruction. At the Lhasa University, subjects such as Tibetan astrology, medicine and Buddhist philosophy are being taught in Chinese and not in the Tibetan language.”

On the final day of his four-day visit to Mexico City, President Sangay appeared on the Prime Time Morning News of the Televisa TV network with senior anchor Carlos Loret de Mola, highlighting the religious oppression in Tibet, particularly at Larung Gar and Yarchen Gar, nothing that in both centers, the Chinese government has recently demolished the residential quarters of monks and nuns and expelled them with warnings not to return back in future. He urged for the support of the Mexican government and public.

Following the TV interview, Dr Sangay visited the University of Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where he was received by Vice-Rector Academic Dr. Alejandro Guevara Sanginés and Rector David Fernández Dávalo.

Addressing the students of the university, Dr Lobsang Sangay introduced them to the geographical landscape of Tibet and its unique features; being the highest plateau on the earth, known as the water tower of the Asian continent, and an air cooler of the whole planet by taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

However, Dr Sangay continued by saying, "this has been changing over the past years with the melting of glaciers at rapid rate, primarily affected by relentless Chinese mining operations on the roof of the world. The temperature on the Tibetan plateau is rising much faster than the rest of the world."

“Since the Beijing is not a signatory to the International water sharing agreements, geopolitical strategists fear that the coming war will be on water,” he added.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay left Mexico City on September 7 for Washington DC.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 September 2017 12:43 )  


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