Declare Tibet to be an occupied country.

The speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, called the attention of G20 leaders and issued a 10-point appeal to the members of the intergovernmental forum, urging them to recognise Tibet as an occupied nation with an independent and sovereign past.

In his letter, Tenphel appealed to the G20 leaders to desist from endorsing China’s false narrative, labelling Tibetans as a minority, referring to Tibet’s occupation as an internal issue of Beijing, and proclaiming Tibet as a part of China thereby aiding its colonisation of Tibet and the subjugation of Tibetans. He also asked the member states to “re-engage in substantive dialogue with the representatives of Dalai Lama without preconditions to resolve the Tibet-China conflict through the Middle-Way Policy of seeking genuine and meaningful autonomy.”

Tenphel has further made an appeal to the leaders to call upon the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to launch a scientific research on “China’s exploitation of Tibet’s natural resources and its negative impact on global climate change.” The speaker has also appealed to the G20 leaders to demand from China unconditional release of all Tibetan political prisoners, including Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, whose whereabouts remains unknown since May 17, 1995

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