Taipei — Chime Lhamo, a Tibetan activist from Canada invited to speak on Tibet at the Oslo Freedom Forum, Taiwan on Tuesday and she said, “Free Tibet is a Crime in the Eyes of the Chinese Communist Regime, Tibet is my homeland, it is homeland of thousands of Tibetans in exile who cannot go back and millions of Tibetans who cannot leave Tibet freely. But we will fight every single day and some day we will return our home."
Chime Lhamo, Tibetan activist and community organiser from Canada, invited to speak about Tibet at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan on October 18, 2023, which organised by the Human Rights Foundation. 11 international activists and human rights advocates from around the world attended the forum and shared their experiences, with hundreds of people gathering at the W Taipei Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.
Chime Lhamo said, "In the eyes of the Chinese Communist regime, Free Tibet is a crime. Tibet is my homeland, its homeland of hundred thousand of Tibetans in exile who cannot go back and millions of Tibetans who cannot leave Tibet freely. But we will fight every single day and some day we will reture our home."
"For the fourth consecutive year, Freedom House has ranked Tibet as one of the world's least free countries. Four-year-old Tibetan children are forcibly separated from their families and taken to the Chinese Communist Party's colonial-style educational boarding schools, where they are often act as strangers to their own families within three months of enrolment in these boarding schools," the Tibetan activist continued.
"One third of Tibetans have been forced to have their blood taken by the US biotechnology company Thermo Fisher, which helps China collect DNA from Tibetans without their consent," she added.
The Tibetan activist explained, "China has an evil industrial chain with other dictatorships such as Venezuela and Cuba, where policies of genocide and surveillance, tested on Uyghurs and Tibetans, are exported to other human rights persecuting regimes. For example, the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE helped the dictatorship in Venezuela to illegally store people's personal data and monitor them."
"Even such a horrible dictatorship won a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council on October 10, 2023 with 154 votes," she added.
"This proves that now is the time for us to step up to the plate, and while economic embargoes and boycotts may work against China, they will only work if more countries join in! We win when we work together!" the activist said.
"Recently, we and other international students have launched a global campaign to stop the illegal collection of DNA from Tibetans by the US company Thermo Fisher, and we hope you will support it!," the Tibetan activist concluded.