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Exiled parliament lauds US support for resolving the issue of Tibet

Tibetan Parliament lauds US support for resolving the issue of Tibet

The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile expressed gratitude to US President Barack Obama for his government support for resolving the issue of Tibet and meeting His Holiness the the Dalai Lama at the White House on 15 June 2016, despite strong objections from the Chinese government. “On behalf of Tibetans in and outside Tibet, the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile sincerely […]

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Tibetan troops flying Tibetan national flag, in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1936. Photo: The Tibet Album

From the legal standpoint, Tibet has not lost its Nationhood

Dharamshala — With a written history of more than 2000 years, Tibet had been remained an independent, sovereign State. However, The People’s Republic of China (PRC) justifies its occupation by claiming that Tibet has been part of China for around 800 years. It’s claim is not supported by facts. Tibet has cultivated and maintained a […]

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Self-immolations in Tibet terms China worst violator of human rights. Photo: TPI

Self-immolation in Tibet terms China worst violator of human rights

The root causes of protest by Tibetans in Tibet against the Chinese communist regime, including self-immolations, stem from a wide range of factors such as, violent political repression, cultural assimilation, economic marginalisation, ethnic discrimination, nomadic displacement and environmental destruction. Everyone knows the China’s Communist government has and continues to implement such hardline and cruel policies […]

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Two Tibetan women casting their votes in the ballot box at the main Tibetan temple in McLeod Ganj, India, on October 18, 2015. Photo: TPI/Yeshe Choesang

We must vote, while keeping struggle for freedom of Tibet alive

Dharamshala — The 2016 Sikyong and members of the Tibetan Parliament election is one of the most important for the past many years. Not only the Kashag is in play but also the Parliament and, after the devolution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s political responsibilities to the democratically elected Tibetan leadership, even the future […]

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Censorship in the People's Republic of China is implemented or mandated by the the Communist Party of China. Photo: File

Propaganda machine in dictator Mao’s China fails its campaign on Tibet

Dharamshala — China’s iron-fisted policy has bestowed to Tibet occupation, colonization, political repression, cultural assimilation, and environmental destruction among other factors for more than half a century making the conflict in Tibet one of the long-standing global issues. There is no visible difference, whether they call it China’s third era, the end of reform, growth, […]

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Tibetan capital Lhasa placed under lockdown during Pelosi visit

Tibetan capital Lhasa placed under lock-down during Pelosi visit

Dharamshala —Sources coming out of Tibet say that repressive measures undertaken by the Chinese government to silence Tibetan voices and obfuscate the real situation inside Tibet ahead of the US Congressional Delegation’s visit which concluded recently. The Capital city of Tibet, “Lhasa was placed under a severe lock-down in late October and early November,” the […]

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After China trip, U.S. delegation sees hope for common ground on Tibet

After China trip, U.S. delegation sees hope for common ground on Tibet

Washington, D.C. — After meeting with top Chinese government officials in China and Tibet, the delegation of US Congressional Democrats led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday an opportunity exists to find “common ground” with Chinese authorities on Tibet. The Democratic Minority leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, […]

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Foreign observers: Tibetan democracy is a moral example to the world

Foreign observers: Tibetan democracy is a moral example to the world

Dharamshala — Representatives of foreign delegations observed ‘Exile Tibetan Primary Elections’ stressed Sunday that the voting process in Tibetan elections offers lessons for the Future and marked by high turnout. They said that “Tibetans in Exile will further strengthen the moral example they display to the world.” A four-delegates representing the Asia Democracy Network (ADN), […]

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The previous election of Tibetans in exile which was conducted in 2011. Photo: TPI/file

Tibetan election is a victory for democracy and change

Dharamshala — The upcoming Tibetan elections are a significant milestone for democracy in Tibetan community, as the second Tibetan general election after the complete development of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from his political role is fast approaching. The primary election for Sikyong (prime minister) and Chithue (members of parliament) of the Tibetan-Government-in Exile is […]

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Xi's Tibet policy nothing less than genocide

Xi’s Tibet policy is nothing new, but an old colonial war against Tibet

Dharamshala — The Chinese President Xi Jinping’s commitment to “Ethnic Unity”, “Economy Development” and “Social Stability” in Tibet under the banner of “Peaceful Liberation”, nether seeks a peaceful solution nor a signal for a new reform of more openness. But it clearly shows China is further strengthening an integral element of another “cultural revolution” project […]

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Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay at the celebration of the 80th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in Dharamshala, India, on July 6, 2015. Photo: TPI/Dawa Phurbu

Dialogue is the only way to resolve Tibet issue, says top leader

Dharamshala — Celebrating the 80th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Monday morning, the political leader of Tibet Dr Lobsang Sangay stressed his hope that “the Chinese leadership will soon understand the Middle Way Approach as a mutually beneficial solution and continue the dialogue process with the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai […]

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Genocide in the 20th Century: Massacres in Tibet: 1966-76

Genocide in the 20th Century: Massacres in Tibet: 1966-76

Dharamshala — Anyone who regularly observes the topsy-turvy world of Chinese politics and policies in Tibet understands that the past, even the remote past, can exert a grief impact on the present and future. Recent major historical anniversaries — like that of the 1949 Occupation or the 1966 Cultural Revolution and its massacres or the […]

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