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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

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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Dalai Lama urges youth to take active role in protecting our only home, Planet Earth

Dharamshala — In his message to the COP21 International Climate Conference, to be held in Paris, from 30 November to 11 December, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama urged the generation of the 21st century to take a more active role in protecting the planet. This December, 25,000 delegates from 190 […]

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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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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 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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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

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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Is China wittingly replacing temples in Tibet with propaganda centers?

Dharamshala— China’s tough new policy of abusing Tibetan people is sowing doubts and confusion in Tibet, where the authorities are trying to replace Buddhist temples and monasteries in Tibet with propaganda centers for the ruling Communist Party. China has dispatched government agents into every village in Tibet as part of an unprecedented surveillance and ‘political […]

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Our compassion needs to be active and involved: The 17th Karmapa of Tibet

Redlands, California, U.S. (March 115-17, 2015)– The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje delivered a lecture on the theme of ‘Caring Connections: Compassion, Technology and the Environment after meeting with both students and faculty at Stanford campus as part of his two-day visit to the campus and his two-month tour of the United States. The […]

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Tibet and the global economy: is today’s China poisoning the West?

Dharamshala — The democratic ideals of freedom and liberty that the world enjoy today were won through a decades-long struggle. However, despite the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights, a popular future slogan may arise among the Western world who fought for these principles: “Today’s […]

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Tibetans and Chinese in Tibet: Who are the real terrorist?

Dharamshala: – The recent notice of “20 illegal activities related to the independence of Tibet” issued by Chinese authorities in Rebkong County, North-eastern Tibet a clearly shows all Tibetans inside Tibet were once again systematically deprived of all their basic rights and freedoms such as the right to life, equality before the law and freedom […]

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After long freedom struggle, Tibetans still seeking justice for Tibet

Dharamshala: – Over 1.2 million Tibetans died between 1949 and 1979. China still claims that what occurred during this period was the “peaceful liberation” of Tibet. But the whole world must know that there are so many unanswered questions about how these mass murders occurred and who is really responsible. Tibet known as the ‘roof […]

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Obama calls Dalai Lama a good friend and inspiration

Dharamshala: – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the spiritual leader of Tibet “a good friend, His Holiness the Dalai Lama” and an inspiration for freedom and compassion, despite strong objections from Chinese government authorities. The two leaders exchanged greetings but did not meet directly, according to media reports. As the event commenced, President […]

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China engages in political purge in the name of anti-corruption drive in Tibet

Articles written by Tsering Tsomo (Ms), Executive Director of the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, on  February 2, 2015. Dharamshala: – In January, official government-run media in the People’s Republic of China (prc) announced the first prosecutions of officials under the anti-corruption campaign in the Tibet Autonomous Region. The announcement specifically highlighted the […]

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China, Tibet and Xinjiang: Political repression at a high mark: HRW 2015 report

Dharamshala: – “China remains an authoritarian state, one that systematically curbs fundamental rights, including freedom of expression, association, assembly, and religion, when their exercise is perceived to threaten one-party rule,” Human Rights Watch (HRW)said in its World Report 2015. Under president Xi Jinping, China has unleashed the harshest campaign of politically motivated investigations, detentions, and […]

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