Development Policy and International Relations
(Photo: Dalai Lama and President Obama)
In order to preserve peace for Tibet, Dalai Lama came up with his opinion by proposing the “Five Point Peace Plan” during his visiting in United States on Sept 21, 1987. The proposal is imperative as it illustrates the strategies for peace of his nation and the region as a whole. Furthermore, Dalai Lama also indicated a similar idea of international peace as ElBaradei does in his speech of Nobel Prize acceptance.
Dalai Lama’s idea is not only to preserve his national peace, yet his peace plan reflected the significant benefit in which both China and India can receive from implementing the plan by putting Tibet as the zone of “Ahimsa.” From his point of view, the regional and international peace will be maintained provided that the zone is made due to these two countries are the superpower states having nuclear devices. Then any conflict between the two will seriously damage and significantly threaten to the whole world. In this sense, Dalai Lama proposed the plan and ask the world’s support to put Tibet into a buffer state, and everyone will be secured both powerful and weak.
The similar concept also pointed that by the Nobel Peace Prize, Elbaradei, who has worked with the IAEA organisation to preserve the world order and international security. He has presented the idea of the security for all as the world becomes closely interconnected and every nation is now interdependent in the context of globalization. Therefore, the insecurity of any country in any corner of the globe would also effect the security of other nations as well. In this respect, the ideas to provide peace and freedom of Dalai Lama for Tibet is applicable with ElBarradei as without buffer state of Tibet the Chinese military would directly confront with Indian. In this connection, the tension between the two would easily break out, and a firm evidence has been proven by the China-India war in the 1960s. Thus, Dalai Lama peace plan is logically workable and make sense as it is not just only preserve peace, freedom, and human rights for people of Tibet, yet it contributes to a wider world which every country, especially for neighbouring countries, shall take for solemn consideration. More significantly, the Chinese rule in Tibet is not well-complying with Universal Declaration of Human Rights as there are many reports saying about the violence and self-immolation against the oppression from Chinese authorities. Thus, from the spirit of UDHR, China shall provide better sovereignty and render more equal public services for the people of Tibet.
Nevertheless, the ideas of Dalai Lama implied to the Five Point Peace Plan significantly contributes to the human rights protection and promotion, complied with the fundamental freedom and principle of human rights, and also shared the value of international peace, security, and cooperation. Therefore, Dalai Lama is regarded as the well-known public figure who prominently struggles for human dignity and peace.
[The article was written in purpose of studies and there is no political motivation at all.]
Seoul, May 06, 2014
Khov Ea Hai.