Date: Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Help us build on the momentum from our protest two weeks ago at the Toronto Resource Investment Conference when six members of SFT Canada went inside and confronted China Gold’s company representative, calling on China Gold to withdraw from Tibet until Tibetans are in a position to determine the use of their own land and natural resources. Watch & share footage of the action.
China Gold International Resources Corporation (formerly Jinshan Mining) is a Chinese-owned, but Vancouver-based, mining corporation that recently purchased a copper mine in Gyama (Ch: Jiama), near Lhasa, Tibet’s capital. This area is also the birthplace of the great Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo.
China Gold International Resources is the overseas arm of China Gold Group Corp – one of China’s largest state-owned mining companies and a company that has been operating in Gyama for a number of years. In 2009, local Tibetans in Gyama protested the contamination of water resources and the resettlement of nomads as a result of the mine operations.
Mining is likely to intensify now that China Gold is raising capital in Canada to fund its mining operations in Tibet.
China Gold’s special meeting this Thursday is to finalize the acquisition of the Gyama mine with a vote by China Gold’s shareholders. Join the protest and help deter China Gold’s shareholders as well as other Canadian corporations from doing unethical business in Tibet.
Together, we can send a message that until Tibetans are in a position to freely make decisions about the use of their own land, no Chinese or other foreign-owned companies should be profiting off of Tibet’s natural resources.
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Tibet Will Be Free!
Tenzin Lobsang and everyone at SFT Canada