FORWARDED APPEAL(Burma): Appeal to China to take action on Burma 

Dear friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal that was posted on Thailand news site Prachatai, asking the government of China to use its leverage to bring reconciliation and peace in Burma.

If the email bounces back, please check here: Please use a different subject line so your email does not get spammed.

Urgent Appeals Programme
Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

This message was forwarding to ask people around the world to pressure for China’s action for Burma.


If everybody we know emails a request (not for tickets, but for China’s action for Burma) to, it will significantly slow down Olympics ticket sales and call China’s attention to the matter. China may ignore protests, hunger strikes, petitions, wearing-red shirts, etc. But China cannot ignore these emails, which get in the way of processing Olympics ticket requests.

Please see the template at the bottom. Please also pledge to send the same email every 6 hours, or every time you check your email. If they get tens of thousands of email a day, they will have to do something about it.


China should use its leverage to bring reconciliation and peace in Burma. However, it recently vetoed a Security Council resolution on Burma. Yet with the threat of Olympics boycott, China has yielded significantly to condemn Sudan’s genocidal regime.

Please note that this action is NOT a call to boycott the Olympics.

Send to every 6 hours, or every time you check your email.

Subject: re: tickets

Dear Sirs/Madams,

I am very interested in purchasing tickets to some of the events at next year’s Olympic games. However I cannot, in good conscience, attend the Beijing Olympics unless your government uses its influence to improve the political situation in Burma. China has substantial economic interests in the country, provides large amounts of economic aid, and invests heavily in infrastructure projects there. Additionally, your government provides extensive logistical support to Burma’s military government. All this make China uniquely placed to influence it.

The people of Burma have, in a very peaceful manner, insisted that their rights be respected. I ask no more of your government than that it cease its support for the current regime, and encourage dialog with the democratically elected representatives of the Burmese nation.

I, the Burmese people, and the world would be grateful for your assistance in this matter. Your courage will go a long way towards making the 2008 Olympics a success.

With sincere thanks,


Thank you.

Urgent Appeals Programme
Asian Human Rights Commission (

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