Tibetan human rights activist in veiled criticism of China: "Non-violence works"

Richard Gere, a leader in Tibet who campaigns for human rights, said that it still works, no matter how long it takes for someone to change its course and tread on the path of non-violence . Gere supports the Tibetan Independence Party, and he is prohibited from entering China on a permanent basis .

Washington, D.C., June 24: Chairman Richard Gere, a leader in Tibet who campaigns for human rights, said that it still works, no matter how long it takes for someone to change its course and tread on the path of non-violence.Nonviolent means effective, but it takes a long time.But once it works, it's over.Richard Gere said it's done, while delivering a strong message at the first session of the 8th World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet.

During the conference, spiritual leader Dalai Lama sent a video message.At the Convention on Tibet, Dalai Lama shared his thoughts and the need for love and compassion for others, saying that the cause of Tibet is about truth.I would like to invite all of you who have come to meet today to explore ways to resurrect and advance the essence of Tibetan culture, which involves considering the wellbeing of others.It would also be beneficial if you could help people in academic institutions learn about such human values as kindness and honesty.

She said that this forum is vital in that it brings together leaders from all around the world to ensure that Tibet enjoys true autonomy.According to US House Speaker Pelosi, the world has a moral duty to stand up for the Tibetan people and speak out with one voice against Beijing's abuses.We lose all moral ability to speak out against human rights abuses in China owing to corporate relationships, she said.