Talk by Kalon Dickyi Chhoyang
ACTING TOGETHER FOR TIBET
How Australia and the West can be a true friend of both China and Tibet
The Tibet issue has received tremendous moral support from the international community. The challenge it faces today is a lack of political will on the part of governments as they deepen their economic relationship with China.
Australia and the West can be a true friend of both China and Tibet. As the situation in Tibet continues to deteriorate, it is important that governments forge a new approach to engaging China on the Tibet issue and coordinate their efforts.
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Dicki Chhoyang is Kalon (Minister) for Information and International Relations at Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile), based in Dharamsala.
Kalon Dicki Chhoyang holds a B.A. in international business and marketing, M.A. in Central Eurasian studies and an M.Sc. in planning and international development.
Born in India and raised in Canada, Kalon Dicki Choyyang has many years of experience working on Tibet-related projects including the Tibetan-US Resettlement Project in the early 1990s. In 2011, she was elected as the North America representative in the Tibetan parliament in exile. Later that year, she was appointed as a minister in the first democratically elected Tibetan government in exile.
Prior to joining Tibetan politics, she worked in the youth and community development sector in Canada. She lived in Tibet for several years while working on community development projects. She speaks Tibetan, English, French and Mandarin.