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·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
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·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
·努力实现匪治
·Hongkong: the Unbearable Weight of the Revolution
·Courts are told what decision to make in important cases
·RISKY BUSINESS fighting for Human Rights in China
·藏族、維吾爾族、南(内)蒙古族以及漢族活動人士的聯合聲明
·A STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY FROM A TIBETAN, UYGHUR, SOUTHERN MONGOLIAN,
·The Supremacy of the Constitution, and Freedom of Religion
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·China’s Empty Promise of Rule by Law
·Sensing subversion, China throws the book at kids' libraries
·VOA时事大家谈:中国司法不独立,如何进行司法改革?
·VOA时事大家谈:通奸女官员被“游街”:罪有应得还是侵犯人权?
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·What will this crackdown on activists do to China’s nascent civil soc
·浦志强、滕彪:李保华诉周国平名誉权纠纷案代理词
·The most dangerous job in law
·关于撤销《黑龙江省垦区条例》的建议
·Selective Blindness over China and Huamn Rights
·中共体制是一个不定时的炸弹/VOA
·滕彪在伦敦闹市被打劫
·「西方學者自我審查問題嚴重」/BBC
·CHINA'S LONG ROAD TO DEATH PENALTY REFORM
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·死刑作為政治籌碼
·Human Rights Advocates Vanish as China Intensifies Crackdown/NYT
·学者滕彪等人探望基督徒母亲被殴打/RFA
·‘Did We Stand on the Side of Tank Man?’
·The Quest to Save the World's Scholars From Persecution and Death
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·China is moving toward a new totalitarianism
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·專訪維權律師滕彪對中國法治人權的解讀
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·SOME QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ASK PRESIDENT XI
·Book Debate Raises Questions of Self-Censorship by Foreign Groups in C
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·Middle way should not be the only voice: Chinese activist to Tibetans
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·American Self-Censorship Association/WSJ
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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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