[…]The envoys, Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen, said in a statement that they were resigning because of the “deteriorating situation inside Tibet,” which, since 2009, has prompted 38 Tibetans to set themselves on fire. The envoys expressed disappointment over China’s rejection of a plan for “genuine autonomy” for Tibet put forward by the Dalai Lama in 2008, and they said current circumstances made substantive dialogue difficult. The last round of talks took place in 2010. The Tibetan exile government said a task force on talks would meet again in December, after China announces its new leadership in the fall, with the aim of renewing negotiations.
Thirty-eight (38) Tibetans have set themselves on fire, unknown numbers have been imprisoned and many have simply vanished. These people have died, been imprisoned or been murdered because China wants what is found under the top soil of Tibet. Natural resources that will keep the rich rich and the oppressed oppressed.
Our governments won’t do anything. But we can. We can stop buying Chinese products. We can write letters. You can sign petitions. Admittedly we have little chance of liberating Tibet.
But if we do nothing we have no chance and either do the Tibetans.