In the wake of the Gyama landslide, SFT is amplifying our message to the mining companies: “Hands off Tibet!”
Help us turn up the heat on China Gold International Resources, the Canadian-based arm of China Gold Group Corp – one of China’s largest state-owned mining companies that has been operating in Tibet for a number of years. Under Chinese occupation, Tibetans have been denied their internationally recognized right to determine the use of their own land and resources. Now the landslide in Gyama has brought into focus the devastating impact of mining on the Tibetan plateau and the tragic human and environmental cost associated with the more than hundred mining operations across Tibet.
Tibetans in Tibet have – at great risk – protested China Gold’s mining operations, which have caused water contamination and have facilitated the resettlement of nomads off their traditional land. It is critical that China Gold’s executives hear opposition to this project from people worldwide.
Take action to help increase global pressure on the company’s representatives and investors to immediately end mining operations in Tibet.
- Send a letter to Xin Song, CEO of China Gold International Resource Corp. Ltd.
- Call the company’s head office at +1-604-609-0598 to voice your opposition to China Gold’s Tibet operations. See below for helpful talking points.
- Post SFT’s Stop Mining Tibet logo on your social networking site, website, and blog.
- Change your Facebook profile picture and Twitter avatar to the Stop Mining Tibet logo and encourage others to take action on your Twitterfeed and status update.
- Post a comment on SFT’s Facebook fan page about your interaction with the company after you call to voice your opposition to the project.
- Send a message to China Gold through their website’s messaging centre.
- Download a sample letter, personalize it, and fax or mail it to active Canadian companies mining in Tibet:
China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd
Mr. Xin Song, CEO
Suite 1030, One Bentall Centre
505 Burrard Street, Box 31
Vancouver, BC V7X 1M5
Email : email@example.com
Mr. Miles Thompson, Chairman & CEO
Suite 300 – 570 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3P1
Sterling Group Ventures Inc.
Mr. Raoul N. Tsakok, Chairman & CEO
Suite 4743, 350 S.E. Marine Dr.
Vancouver, BC V5X 2S5
Mr. Paul N. Wright, President & CEO
1188 – 550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5
Tel : +1-604-687-4018
Fax : +1-604-687-4026
Toll-Free : +1-888-353-8166
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Inter-Citic Minerals Inc.
Mr. James M. Moore, President & CEO
60 Columbia Way, Suite 501
Markham, ON L3R 0C9
- Download the Stop Mining in Tibet logo image and put it everywhere! *SFT does not encourage or condone the defacement of public or private property. Please do not put this image on sidewalks, signs, buildings, buses, Chinese government offices, parking garages, etc. Please do put this image on t-shirts, signs etc.
Document your action! We want to include photos of how you are taking action to Stop Mining in Tibet. Photos and updates (please include location) can be submitted to: email@example.com
Helpful Talking Points
Please be polite when you call and ask to speak to a company representative:
- I am calling on [Mining Company Name] to withdraw its operations from Tibet.
- Until Tibetans can freely choose whether they want mining operations on their land, your company should not be profiting off Tibet’s natural resources.
- Mine activities will bring more Chinese settlers into Tibet, further marginalizing Tibetans socially and economically, and posing a threat to the very survival of Tibetan culture and identity.
- Tibet is under military lockdown right now and any Tibetan who speaks out against Chinese government-sponsored projects – like mine operations – risks arrest, imprisonment, and even death.
- Tibetans want development, but oppose projects that do not benefit local Tibetans, are environmentally destructive, and allow China to further consolidate control over their land.
- Request that the company uphold its claim to be a responsible mining firm and immediately withdraw all operations from Tibet.