Taipei: Mr Freddy Lim is a Taiwanese rock star from Chthonic, a Taiwanese black metal band that received the award for “Best International Artist” at the Tibetan Music Awards on 10 October in Dharamshala, India. Chthonic expressed their political views at the Free Tibet concert held in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei on 11 July of this year, commemorating the 1959 uprising in Tibet. At this concert, Chthonic, along with several other well-known performers and thousands of attendees, celebrated freedom, democracy and human rights. Ms Keary Huan, Taipei correspondent for the Tibet Post International, recently asked Mr. Lim to share his view on the current situation in Tibet and his upcoming events for the Tibetan cause.
Dharamshala: Three representatives of the UK support parliament for Tibet have been in Dharamsala since 6th September in talks with the government-in-exile, various NGO’S, as well as the exiled Tibetan people. The UK support parliament fully recognized the ‘appalling abuse of human rights’ that the Tibetan people have suffered under Chinese oppression, and complimented the ‘passion and enthusiasm’ of the Tibetan cause. The representatives, each from separate UK parliamentary parties, emphasized the importance of a united front to put pressure on China to settle Tibet’s ‘achievable and reasonable requests’ to democratic rights. Britain has also promised that international support for Tibet is a here to stay beyond the spotlight provided by the Beijing Olympics. 2009 was identified as a significant year, as it is both the 50th anniversary of His Holiness’ flight into exile, and the 50th anniversary of China’s ‘stone-walling’ of any meaningful negotiation with Tibet.