A Chinese intellectual has expressed his willingness to act as the messenger of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way Policy. The Chinese professor made this statement during the commemoration of the 58th Tibetan National Uprising Day in New York according to the official report in website of Central Tibetan Administration.
“At the commemoration of the 58th Tibetan National Uprising Day in New York, Dr Ming Xia, Professor at New York University and an endearing friend of the Tibetan people expressed his support for the Middle Way Approach, advocated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and said that he was willing to ‘a messenger of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way Approach.’” said the report in the CTA website.
The official website of Central Tibetan Administration define it as: The Middle Way Approach for Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetan People (“Umaylam” in Tibetan) is a policy conceived by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1974, in an effort to engage the Chinese government in dialogue and find a peaceful way to protect the unique Tibetan culture and identity. It is a policy adopted democratically through a series of discussions held over many decades by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and the Tibetan people. It is a win-win proposition, which straddles the middle path between the status quo and independence – one that categorically rejects the present repressive and colonial policies of the Chinese government towards the Tibetan people while not seeking separation from the People’s Republic of China.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s approach on the “middle way” is sincere, serious, and not an expedient measure. Moreover, I believe that this is to save Tibetans, to protect the common sense of the world. So, for me, the most simple and wise way to support the Tibetan cause is to follow His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness said to me personally that the value of a person is not in his own, but in what he carries. So I am willing to serve as a container to accept the “middle way”; I am willing to act as a carrier to carry out the “middle way”; I would like to be a servant to conform to the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama,” Dr Xia said at the gathering held outside the United Nations according to the report.
He spoke about the incredible achievements of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in terms of abandoning the secular political role, established the separation of political and religious democracy System. He also explained that the Dalai Lama belongs to the whole world as a teacher for compassion, nonviolence and happiness and human society to resolve civilized conflicts and world conflicts. He said that His Holiness has given us a solution to our human contradictions, national conflicts, the establishment of community harmony and family happiness.
He urged for His Holiness’ vision and perspective to be adopted for a constructive solution for the Tibetan crisis.
The gathering was attended by Representative Penpa Tsering of Office of Tibet, Washington DC and Mr Kunga Tashi, Chinese Liaison officer along with hundreds of Tibetans and Tibet supporters.
Dr Ming Xia is a professor of Political Science at the Graduate Center, and the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. From 2009 to 2013, he has been consecutively included to “The Top 100 Chinese Public Intellectuals”.