2019/10/14  
Taipei councilors form coalition to help Tibetans in Taiwan  (2019/03/14)
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    Taipei councilors form coalition to help Tibetans in Taiwan  (2019/03/14)

    Today a group of Taipei City councilors declared their support for Tibet and announced a coalition that will advocate for Tibetan refugees in Taiwan. The coalition is led by New Power Party Councilor Lin Ying-meng and so far has 22 members across the political spectrum. Tibetans in Taiwan welcomed the new political group. They hope the councilors can help refugees access more legal rights in their adopted homeland.

    The head of Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan Tashi Tsering presents khata ceremonial scarves to five Taipei City councilors. The press conference marks the launch of a coalition of councilors for Tibet.

    Twenty-two councilors from different parties are part of the new network. Their agenda will include promoting regulations to protect Tibetans in Taiwan and fostering exchanges between the Taipei City government and the Tibetan administration.

    Lin Ying-meng
    NPP Taipei councilor
    Deeper interactions between Taipei City and Tibet’s central administration cover things like the visits of officials or MOUs. These are ways in which interactions can be strengthened.

    Tashi Tsering hopes the new coalition will accelerate progress on the legal status of the Tibetan diaspora in Taiwan, granting them the legal right to work and receive education.

    Tashi Tsering
    Human Rights Network for Tibet and Taiwan
    So far 125 people have already received IDs. Although there is no refugee law in Taiwan, there has been a lot of help on this front. Second-generation Tibetans of the government-in-exile are not able to speak Chinese. We hope that Taiwan can give us a chance to learn Chinese.

    Living in exile is hard for many Tibetans. Tibetans in Taiwan hope that the newly formed coalition of councilors can help make their lives more peaceful.


    中文 Chinese  
    林穎孟發起"西藏連線" 22議員跨黨參加

    今年是西藏抗暴60週年,為了表達對西藏人民的支持,時代力量北市議員林穎孟發起,成立"台北市議會西藏連線",邀請全體市議員參加,目前已有二十二位跨黨派議員參加。未來將推動各種法案級決議,保障在台西藏人,並促進北市與西藏人互動交流。

    西藏台灣人權連線理事長扎西慈仁,獻哈達給5位出席「台北市議會西藏連線」記者會的北市議員。

    目前已有二十二位議員跨黨派參加的「台北市議會西藏連線」,未來工作將推動各種法案保障在台西藏人,也促進北市與西藏人行政中央互動交流。

    [[市議員 (時代力量)林穎孟]]
    “跟中央有更深的城市交流,包含官員互訪,或是簽署備忘錄等等,可以加深這樣的一個交流”

    扎西慈仁則是期待「台北市議會西藏連線」,可幫忙解決在台流亡藏人及其子女的身分問題,讓他們能合法就業及接受教育。

    [[西藏台灣人權連線理事長 扎西慈仁]]
    “125個人有已經拿到身分證,雖然台灣還沒有通過難民法,但也是在這個上面幫助很多。印度流亡政府的第二代的藏人沒有會講中文,希望台灣可不可以給我們為這個機會學中文”

    西藏人飽嚐流亡之苦,希望透過連線議員的協助,讓他們能在台灣活得更安心。

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