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Profile of Community Leadership: Toronto, Canada

The Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario, representing the second largest Tibetan community in North America, elected a new leadership last August. The current board members of the Toronto Tibetan-Canadian community held their inauguration on August 1, 2015. Mr. Sonam Lankar, the new president, along with his fellow board members have …

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Joint Statement – Human Rights Situation in China

Delivered by U.S. Ambassador to the HRC Keith Harper Geneva, March 10, 2016  Mr. President, I have the honor to read this statement on behalf of a group including: Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and the USA. We share the concerns expressed by …

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Nancy Pelosi & Jim McGovern: U.S. Should Speak Out for Tibet

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and a former Speaker of the House. Rep. Jim McGovern is a Massachusetts’ Democrat.  Freedom-loving nations must call international attention to mounting Chinese human rights violations. Last November, we led the first delegation of United States members of Congress the Chinese …

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Losar – Tibetan New Year Celebration at U.S. State Department

Washington, DC. February 18, 2016 – The Office of the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues at the State Department hosted its annual Losar celebration this afternoon. This is the second Losar event organized under Under Secretary Sarah Sewall who also serves as the US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues. …

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2016 GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

2016 GRADUATE (MA and PhD) SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT The Dalai Lama Trust, Washington, DC, is pleased to announce its sixth round of annual graduate scholarship grant for the academic year 2016. Ten to fifteen exceptional candidates of Tibetan descent will be selected to receive scholarship awards of up to US$10,000.00. The …

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EDITORIAL: Preventing a Water War In Asia

WASHINGTON TIMES:  China’s extensive dam-building would give it control of Southeast Asia’s rivers Just when Asia was getting accustomed to the Chinese threat to the oceans of Southeast Asia, there’s another water worry for Asians. The government in Beijing controls the health of six major South and Southeastern Asian rivers, …

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China: No End to Tibet Surveillance Program

SOURCE (Human Rights Watch): (New York) – Chinese authorities have indefinitely extended an intensive surveillance program in villages across the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) that was due to end in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. There are indications that the “village-based cadre teams” (zhucun gongzuodui) scheme, which is unprecedented …

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US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Sarah Sewall Visits Dharamshala

DHARAMSHALA: US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Under Secretary Sarah Sewall, arrived in Dharamshala today for a two-day official visit to discuss issues of importance to the Tibetan refugee community. She is accompanied by an eight-member US delegation. “Under Secretary Sewall, in her role as Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues, travels …

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