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 Confronting China’s iron fist during my visit to Tibet

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 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 […]

Golog Jigme Speaks About His Arrest and Escape from Chinese Prison

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 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 […]

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Narendra Modi

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 […]

Revisiting 1914 Shimla convention, scholars explore Tibet’s role for better China-India relations

Revisiting 1914 Shimla convention, scholars explore Tibet’s role for better China-India relations

  tibet.net May 14, 2014 DHARAMSHALA: The Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) in coordination with the Tibet Policy Institute of the Central Tibetan Administration brought together scholars to revisit the Shimla convention of 1914 to explore Tibet’s role for better relations between India and China. Speaking at the one-day conference in Shimla on 12 May, HPU […]

Meeting with Members of the Dutch Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee and Friends of Tibet

Meeting with Members of the Dutch Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee and Friends of Tibet

  Rotterdam, Holland 12 May 2014 Meeting with groups of people interested in Buddhism and the cause of Tibet at his hotel this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama began by telling them: “There are several aspects of the Tibetan question, among which I’d like to talk to you about the damage being done to […]

Dalai Lama Urges Outside Inquiry Into Spate of Self-Immolations Among Tibetans

Dalai Lama Urges Outside Inquiry Into Spate of Self-Immolations Among Tibetans

  By Rick Gladstone and Henrik Pryser Libell The New York Times May 10, 2014 The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader in exile, on Friday called for an outside inquiry into the self-immolations of more than 130 Tibetans in anti-China demonstrations over the past five years, and he suggested that in some cases, such acts […]

Dalai Lama’s visit ends with cheers, Norwegian Newspaper reports

Dalai Lama’s visit ends with cheers, Norwegian Newspaper reports

  Views and News from Norway May 9, 2014 The Dalai Lama bid farewell to Oslo on Friday after three days of being met with cheering crowds, packed receptions, rapt audiences and lots of laughter. Several of Norway’s political party leaders defied the government to welcome the exiled leader of Tibet to the Norwegian Parliament, […]