Introduction

Welcome to the Umaylam Campaign microsite. After decades of Chinese occupation, Tibetans inside Tibet expressed their categorical rejection of Beijing’s failed policies, in Tibet, through self-immolations since 2009. The urgency on the ground has never been so palpable. Based on the Middle Way Approach (Umaylam in Tibetan), the Tibetan leadership and His Holiness the Dalai Lama persist in seeking a peaceful solution through dialogue. One that is realistic and bears in mind both Tibetan and Chinese interests. For Tibetans, the Middle Way Approach implies not seeking independence, but genuine autonomy within the framework of the People’s Republic of China. This vision is articulated in the Memorandum on Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetan People, which was presented to the Chinese government in 2008. Ensuring that the international community is aware of our earnest efforts is a formidable task. To succeed, we appeal to all those who believe in truth, peace, and the preservation of Tibetan cultural identity, to join us in our efforts. For this purpose, this site will be updated regularly both with relevant information and public education tools. Now is the time to act! Thank you