Dear Mr. Yang:
We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, are appalled by the inclusion of the Potala Palace in Florida Splendid China Theme Park as a Chinese national monument.
The government of the People's Republic of China looted and destroyed over 6,000 Tibetan monasteries; all Tibetan high lamas were sent to prison labour camps; and the monks and nuns were forced to give up their monastic vows. Inclusion of the Potala Palace - the winter palace of Tibet's head of state - as a Chinese national monument amounts to nothing less than displaying stolen booty, and asking the owners and the rest of the law abiding citizens to pay to see them!
We, therefore, strongly demand that
(a) either the Potala Palace is removed from the Chinese exhibits
(b) or it is correctly identified as the "Winter Palace of Tibet's Head of State."
We also are equally appalled by the fact that almost half the exhibits of Florida Splendid China are the national monuments/treasures of once free and independent countries like Inner Mongolia, and Eastern Turkistan whose people, like the Tibetans, continue to suffer under the Communist Chinese occupation.
It is hoped that our legitimate concern, which being the same as that of Citizens Against Communist Chinese Propaganda (CACCP ) in Florida, can be amicably addressed. Should you continue to ignore the CACCP's open invitation to find ways to resolve the problem, you will hear from us again.
signed by 75 people