The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation proudly presented the 2023 Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom to Bhuchung K. Tsering, a Tibetan American writer, diplomat, and activist. In 1960, Tsering fled his homeland in the wake of the Chinese Communist invasion and has since become a tireless advocate for the Tibetan people. An ambassador to Tibetan culture and a guiding light to the threat of the CCP’s oppression, he has testified before the US Congress and routinely speaks at think tanks and universities across the United States. Tsering currently leads the Research and Monitoring Unit at the International Campaign for Tibet where he works to spread the truth about China’s ongoing oppression of the Tibetan people, and monitors Beijing’s racial discrimination, environmental destruction, and nuclear activities on the Tibetan plateau.
Bhuchung K. Tsering accepted the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom at VOC’s 16th annual Roll Call of Nations ceremony. You can watch his full speech below.