His Holiness the Dalai Lama presents ICT’s Light of Truth to Wang Lixiong [Washington, DC, October 7, 2009]

The Light of Truth is awarded by ICT to individuals and institutions that have made significant contributions to the public understanding of Tibet. Chinese writer and social theorist Wang Lixiong has written extensively about Chinese society and its future. In March 2008, Wang co-authored and disseminated a petition calling on the Chinese authorities to exercise restraint and caution in their response to a wave of protests that swept across Tibet that year. Wang received the award on behalf of all the signatories to the petition, “Twelve Suggestions for Handling the Tibetan Situation.”