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·自救的力量
·不只是问问而已
·The use of Citizens Documentary in Chinese Civil Rights Movements
·行政强制法起草至今23年未通过
·Rights Defence Movement Online and Offline
·遭遇中国司法
·一个单纯的反对者/阳光时务周刊
·“颠覆国家政权罪”的政治意涵/滕彪
·财产公开,与虎谋皮
·Changing China through Mandarin
·通过法律的抢劫——答《公民论坛》问
·Teng Biao: Defense in the Second Trial of Xia Junfeng Case
·血拆危局/滕彪
·“中国专制体制依赖死刑的象征性”
·To Remember Is to Resist/Teng Biao
·Striking a blow for freedom
·滕彪:维权、微博与围观:维权运动的线上与线下(上)
·滕彪:维权、微博与围观:维权运动的线上与线下(下)
·达赖喇嘛与中国国内人士视频会面问答全文
·台灣法庭初體驗-專訪滕彪
·滕彪:中国政治需要死刑作伴
·一个反动分子的自白
·强烈要求释放丁红芬等公民、立即取缔黑监狱的呼吁书
·The Confessions of a Reactionary
·浦志强 滕彪: 王天成诉周叶中案代理词
·选择维权是一种必然/德国之声
·A courageous Chinese lawyer urges his country to follow its own laws
·警方建议起诉许志永,意见书似“公民范本”
·对《集会游行示威法》提起违宪审查的公开建议书
·对《集会游行示威法》提起违宪审查的公开建议书
·滕彪访谈录:在“反动”的道路上越走越远
·因家暴杀夫被核准死刑 学界联名呼吁“刀下留人”
·川妇因反抗家暴面临死刑 各界紧急呼吁刀下留人
·Activist’s Death Questioned as U.N. Considers Chinese Rights Report
·Tales of an unjust justice
·打虎不是反腐
·What Is a “Legal Education Center” in China
·曹雅学:谁是许志永—— 与滕彪博士的访谈
·高层有人倒行逆施 民间却在不断成长
·让我们记住作恶的法官
·China’s growing human rights movement can claim many accomplishments
·總有一種花將會開遍中華大地/郭宏治
·不要忘记为争取​自由而失去自由的人们
·Testimony at CECC Hearing on China’s Crackdown on Rights Advocates
·Tiananmen at 25: China's next revolution may already be underway
·宗教自由普度共识
·"Purdue Consensus on Religious Freedom"
·Beijing urged to respect religious freedom amid ‘anti-church’ crackd
·“中共难容宗教对意识形态的消解”
·非常规威慑
·许志永自由中国公民梦不碎
·滕彪维园演讲
·Speech during the June 4th Vigil in Victoria Park in Hong Kong
·坦克辗压下的中国
·呂秉權﹕滕彪赤子心「死諫」香港
·【林忌评论】大陆没民主 香港没普选?
·曾志豪:滕彪都站出來,你呢?
·June 2014: Remembering Tiananmen: The View from Hong Kong
·The Strength to Save Oneself
·讓北京知道 要甚麼樣的未來/苹果日报
·否認屠殺的言論自由?
·Beyond Stability Maintenance-From Surveillance to Elimination/Teng bia
·从稳控模式到扫荡模式
·為自由,免於恐懼越絕壑——記滕彪談中國維權路
·就律协点名维权律师“无照”执业 滕彪答德国之声记者问
·法官如何爱国?
·滕彪给全国律协的公开信
·郑州十君子公民声援团募款倡议书
·Politics of the Death Penalty in China
·What sustains Chinese truth-tellers
·在人权灾难面前不应沉默
·From Stability Maintenance to Wiping Out/Teng biao
·自由不是一個禮物,而是一個任務
·抱薪救火的严打政策
·习近平要回到文革吗?
·中国宪法的结构性缺陷
·25 years later, Tiananmen cause is still costly
·A Chinese activist: Out of prison but not free
·中国人权有进步吗?
·Activist lawyer vows to keep fighting for human rights
·高智晟:走出监狱却没有自由
·VOA时事大家谈:维权/维稳
·和平香港行動呼籲
·沉默的吶喊
·Head Off a Tiananmen Massacre in Hong Kong/Yang jianli,Teng Biao,Hu ji
·滕彪被中国政法大学除名 因参与新公民运动
· Ilham Tohti should get the Nobel peace prize, not life in prison
·受难的伊力哈木
·香港人不会接受一个假选举
· Chinese activist scholar Teng Biao on how Occupy Central affects main
·大陆法律人关于支持港人真普选和释放大陆声援公民的声明
·« Révolution des parapluies » contre Pékin / Teng biao
·We Stand With You
·从占领中环到伞花革命
·不可承受的革命之重
·中国维权运动的历史和现状
·Don’t Get Too Excited About the Investigation of Zhou Yongkang
·Sensing subversion, China throws the book at kids' libraries
·China’s Unstoppable Lawyers: An Interview With Teng Biao
·专访滕彪:中国那些百折不回的律师们/纽约书评
·法治還是匪治
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An interview with China’s foremost rights lawyer Dr Teng Biao

http://tibetexpress.net/news/an-interview-with-chinas-foremost-rights-lawyer-dr-teng-biao/
   
   By Choenyi Woser and Tenzin Gaphel | May 12, 2016
   
   At a recent conference held at Dharamsala, over 60 foreign delegates – all representing groups that had been at the receiving end of China’s communist regime for far too long – participated in an effort to push for democracy in China.

   
   Although the Indian government rejected visa requests of several participants, including Germany-based Uighur leader, Dolkun Isa, it allowed the ‘controversial’ conference to be held at the north Indian hill town where the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama resides and the Tibetan government-in-exile (officially known as the Central Tibetan Administration) is headquartered.
   
   Dr Teng Biao, one of China’s most prominent civil rights lawyer and human rights activist was among several Chinese dissidents who participated in the conference. He co-founded Gongmeng or the ‘Open Constitution Initiative’ that argues for implementation of rule of law and constitutional protections. He was a former lecturer in the China University of Political Science and Law, a visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, and the Chinese University of Hongkong.
   
   Dr Teng Biao is also a great supporter of the Tibetan cause and the self determination of the Tibetan people. At a discussion held in the afternoon of May 5, 2016 on the topic ‘China’s Democratization and The Future of Tibet’, Dr Teng Biao said Beijing is not serious about solving the Tibetan issue. “They never keep their promises. Moreover, they use this dialogue to justify their suppression and to show the world they are working towards a solution,” the soft-spoken, bespectacled Chinese dissident said. He also told the Tibetans that the Middle Way Approach of seeking high degree of autonomy, though a great idea, should not be the only voice of the Tibetan people. He further said that China’s communist regime is run by a bunch of ‘hooligans’.
   
   Following the discussion, Choenyi Woser and Tenzin Gaphel from Tibet Express met with Dr Teng Biao for an interview over dinner. (Acronyms TE and Dr TB will be used in the following interview to address Tibet Express and Dr Teng Biao respectively)
   
   Dr Teng Biao
   Dr Teng Biao speaking at ‘China’s Democratization and The Future of Tibet’ discussion on May 5, 2016 at Norbu House, Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala.
   TE – How did you first get involved in the Tibetan movement?
   
   Dr TB – I started my human rights work in 2003. And I remember, in 2004, Wang Liqioung talked with me about the case of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche. I didn’t contribute too much about this case because there were some other lawyers. That was my first experience of knowing Tibetan cases and in that year I felt that the situation in Tibet is much worse than the other areas.
   
   TE – Many Chinese democracy activists, who support the Tibetan cause, seem to agree with the Chinese government’s claim that historically Tibet was a part of China. What’s your opinion on that?
   
   Dr TB – There are different situations. Some democracy activists or human rights defenders realize that freedom, human rights and democracy are important and they work for it. But because of the brain- washing education and propaganda, they still remain brain-washed regarding the Tibet issue, Taiwan issue and east Turkistan issue. They still believe in the so-called national unity and the theory that Tibet, Taiwan and East Turkistan are part of China. So, they are half-conscious regarding the general human rights and democracy issue but are brain-washed regarding the feeling of nationalism. As far as the scholars are concerned, they are some scholars in favour of democracy but when researching or writing on Tibet, their opinion is also influenced by the communist party’s education and it also harms their academic work a lot. So I think there is much work to do.
   
   TE – What kind of work can be done between Tibetans and Chinese activists calling for democracy and human rights?
   
   Dr TB – There are many things that we can do together. We can promote mutual understanding between the two peoples. Dialogue and communication between the Tibetan people and the Chinese people has been going on for some years and the mutual trust will gradually develop further. All kinds of communication and connection are necessary, be it on culture, religion, language or on the academic front, so that all these issues can be discussed and the interaction between the civil societies should be continued.
   
   Regarding the human rights or political activities, there are still many concrete areas where we can work hard. For example, when Chinese leaders visit foreign countries we can organize protests together and while participating in international human rights mechanisms such as the United Nations Human Rights Council’s UPR (Universal Periodic Review), if we coordinate, share information and experience, the advocacy will be more effective. As I just told some of my Tibetan friends, we can also organize screening of documentary films or photo-exhibitions in the US, European countries and also in Asian countries. Through the documentaries, photo exhibitions and participating in talks and seminars, we can raise the Tibet issue. So, if we have a channel or platform or network to work together we can explore all kinds of possibilities.
   
   TE – Do you mean it will be more effective if the two parties join forces rather than do it separately?
   
   Dr TB – Sometimes it can be done separately but for many issues, we can work together. We can join your demonstrations and assembly and you can join ours. For example, when you campaign to for the release of some political prisoners such as the disappeared Panchen Lama or other political prisoners, we can do it together on twitter, facebook or on the streets. And when we campaign for Liu Xiaobo and others, you can support us. It is not only about working together but also about establishing mutual trust and mutual understanding and to better the relation between the Tibetan and the Chinese people.
   
   TE – Do you think the Tibetan call for independence helps the Chinese democracy movement?
   
   DR TB – Firstly, there is freedom of expression in the Tibetan exile community; everyone has the freedom to express their opinion. And the Tibetan people have the right to call for independence. Secondly, in my opinion the most important thing is to make a political change in China, the one party rule in China. The Tibetan cause and the democracy movement of the Chinese dissidents/activists can be set apart later. If you support Tibetan independence, you must have your reasons and one of the most important reasons, as I understand, is the human rights situation in Tibet is deteriorating and the Tibetan people’s religious freedom, the culture and tradition is not respected and even destroyed by under communist party rule. Similarly, the Chinese activists oppose human rights violation in China and call for international attention and support on human rights.
   
   TE – But do you think the Tibetan call for independence helps in any way to promote Chinese democracy movement or amplify the call for democracy in China?
   
   Dr TB – What I mean is that the common enemy is the Communist Party and not the Chinese people. Before China becomes democracy, the call for Tibetan independence and Chinese democracy movement are compatible; so it will help not harm the democracy movement. After China becomes a democratic country, there will be some tension. As I have mentioned earlier at the discussion this afternoon, when the democracy is newly established and not stable, Tibetan voice for independence will make things complicated. That’s the reason why some scholars and activists raised the idea of freezing the right to self determination for some years.
   
   TE – How do you think the Chinese government will react if a mass protest similar to the Tiananmen Square protest of 1989 or even bigger happens in China? Do you think the Chinese leaders will resort to violence and suppress the protest with force like before or will they react differently?

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