Category: Media / Press

Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

2014 Essay contest to honor His Holiness the Dalai Lama The Office of Tibet, Washington, DC is pleased to announce an essay contest to mark 2014 as a Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay in his March 10th statement announced that the Central Tibetan Administration will observe 2014 as the […]

Confronting China’s iron fist during my visit to Tibet

  July 14th, 2014 Posted in Tibet in Exile By Gavin Kilty* Having never been to Tibet before, I had built up a multitude of impressions of what it would be like. Some of those impressions were reinforced during my visit this summer while others were challenged by the actual experience of being there. One […]

The Communist Party deepens Tibet’s integration with the rest of the country

  The Economist (Print Edition) June 21, 2014 http://www.economist.com/news/china/21604594-communist-party-deepens-tibets-integration-rest-country-taming-west WHEN it opened eight years ago, the railway from Golmud to Lhasa was one of the most ambitious rail ventures ever attempted. At a cost of $4 billion, tracks were built across 550km (340 miles) of permafrost, reaching an altitude of 5,000 metres (16,400 feet)—the highest […]

ZHU WEIQUN: YOU ARE NOT WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE

  By Thubten Samphel (Director of the Tibetan Policy Institute based in Dharamsala, India) June 20, 2014 What’s happening to our man in Beijing? Zhu Weiqun is on the warpath again. His ramblings on the Middle-Way Policy are getting even more frenzied by the day. Whenever he is in the mood, it seems he consults […]

Golog Jigme Speaks About His Arrest and Escape from Chinese Prison

  DHARAMSHALA: Golog Jigme, a Tibetan political prisoner and social worker, who recently escaped to India from Tibet, spoke about the horrific details of physical torture and mental trauma that Tibetan political prisoners are put through by Chinese officials. He also urged the Chinese government for the timely release of Tibetan film maker Dhondup Wangchen […]

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay visits Scandinavian countries

  Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay visited Denmark and Norway from May 18th to 23rd. He was accompanied during the tour by Mr Thubten Samdup, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Central Tibetan Administration for Northern Europe. During his first three-day stopover in the Danish capital Copenhagen from May 18th to 20th, Dr Sangay […]

Does China Plan to Do Away with Its Minorities?

  By Thubten Samphel The Huffington Post May 20, 2014 During a visit this week to the Tibetan countryside of Dechen in Yunnan, Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the standing committee of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and chairman of China’s top advisory body, assured Tibetan Buddhist leaders that the party would fully […]

The Dorje Shugden Conflict: An Interview with Tibetologist Thierry Dodin

 May 14, 20 [Source: info-buddhism.com] What is the Dorje Shugden conflict actually about?  This conflict arose in the 17th century and since then has played out on many levels. In essence, the question is whether the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, – Nyingmapa, Sakyapa, Kagyupa and Gelugpa – are equal or whether one of […]

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Narendra Modi

  May 18, 2014 Dharamsala, HP, India, 17 May 2014 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated Narendra Modi in his party’s decisive victory in the national elections. In a letter to the Prime Minister-elect, His Holiness stated that India was the world’s largest democratic nation and the most stable in South Asia with a […]

Statement of the Kashag on the occasion of International Solidarity Day for Tibet on 17 May 2014

May 17, 2014 Tibetans and their supporters across the world observe the International Solidarity Day to express their solidarity with the Tibetan people inside Tibet on 17 May. It is a day to renew our efforts and dedication to show our support for their struggle for freedom and justice. The number of Tibetans who have […]