His Holiness the Dalai Lama Participates in a Video Conference with Three Chinese Intellectuals

January 7th 2011

Dharamsala, India, 7 January, 2010 - On January 4th, 2011, His Holiness the Dalai Lama took part in an online video conference at his official residence in Dharamsala. During the interaction, His Holiness responded to questions posed by three Chinese intellectuals - writer Wang Lixiong from Beijing, Human Rights lawyer Teng Biao from Shenzhen, and Beijing-based prominent lawyer Jiang Tianyong.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his video conference with three Chinese intellectuals in Dharamsala, India, on January 4th, 2010. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
This online interaction is a continuation of an initiative, in which Chinese people have interacted with the Dalai Lama via the internet, requested by the Chinese writer Wang Lixiong in 2010. Earlier in 2010, Chinese netizens were asked to submit questions to His Holiness. These questions were put to a vote using Google Moderator. Those questions that scored the highest votes were put to His Holiness, who then responded to some of them on Twitter.

Although the individuals participating in this discussion were unable to meet together physically, they were able to see and talk to each other through the medium of the internet. The two Chinese lawyers asked His Holiness three questions each from the pre-selected 319 questions, in addition to one question each of their own. The questions and answers were relayed through His Holiness's Chinese Twitter account (@DalaiLamaCN) and Wang Lixiong's Twitter account (@wlixiong) and Teng Biao's Twitter account (@jtyong). A complete transcript of the questions and answers will be posted on His Holiness' official Tibetan, Chinese and English websites along with a video of the event.

 

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