New campaign to raise awareness of Tibet’s Middle Way Approach
Top officials within the Central Tibetan Administration have begun a campaign to raise awareness of the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way Approach, or Umaylam, which aims to peacefully resolve the issue of Tibet’s relationship to China.
The Middle Way Approach was drafted as a policy in 1974 by the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan administration. When Deng Xiaoping stated in 1979 that “apart from independence, all issues can be discussed,” the Middle Way Approach became the basis for discussions between Beijing and Dharamsala.
The awareness campaign is aimed at countering false information about Chinese Tibet policy and engaging the international community in working toward positive resolution.