21st Century is the Century of Asia: CTA President at Conference on Tibet and China

October 25, 2017 By Jamphel Shonu, tibet.net

Dharamsala: The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay today opened a daylong conference titled ‘Tibet: A Global Common or a Bone of Contention’ at Nyatri hall, Gangchen Kyishong. The conference is jointly organised by the Tibet Policy Institute (TPI) with the Chennai Centre for China Studies.

In his inaugural address, Dr Lobsang Sangay spoke of a world where things are changing rapidly with major events surfacing every month and the rise in extremism and nationalism.

Unlike the 1990’s where ideologies of liberalism and internationalism were widely prevalent, a time when Tibet movement gained due attention and momentum, the dilemma that Tibetan people faces today, he said, is figuring how to articulate and navigate the Tibetan movement with a nationalistic element in a world where nationalism is misinterpreted or misunderstood.

In the context of Asia, referencing of the 21st century as the ‘Century of Asia’ where the boom of economic growth is much talked about, Dr Sangay emphasised the growth in arms race and militarisation of Asia accompanying economic growth as problematic.[Source]

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