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Speaker Pema Jungney partakes in SONA 2020 and meets with Parliament Members

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 22:31

Cape Town: Speaker Pema Jungney of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile partakes in State of the National Address (SONA) 2020 on receiving an invitation from Inkatha Freedom Party of South Africa on 13 February 2020. Former President Hon. Price Buthelezi of Inkatha Freedom … Continued

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama assures Tibetans in Tawu of better future amidst the health crisis

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 21:02

Dharamshala: As the deadly Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread across the world bringing the death toll to nearly 1800, Tibetans of the Tawu region in Tibet wrote to His Holiness the Dalai Lama seeking his advice and divination reading on … Continued

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Speaker Pema Jungney speaks on China’s brutal occupation of Tibet and governance of Tibetan refugees in exile

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:12

Cape Town: Mr Pema Jungney, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in exile delivered an in-depth presentation on the brutal occupation of Tibet by the Chinese Communist Party since the 1950s and the Governance system of Tibetan refugee community in exile … Continued

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CTA to Host a Global Summit of International Tibetan Associations/Organizations

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 03:57

Dharamshala: CTA is convening the first-ever Global Summit of International Tibetan Associations/Organizations from April 2-4, 2020 in Dharamshala under the Five-Fifty series of forums. The four themes of the Summit are: Theme 1: Enhancing International Advocacy for Tibet Theme 2: … Continued

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President Dr. Sangay honoured by the Tibetan community of Austria

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 01:47

Vienna: The Tibetan Community of Austria organized a rousing welcome reception to the President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay today at Vienna. At the welcome reception, President Dr Lobsang Sangay was honoured by the Tibetan Community of … Continued

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President Sangay arrives in Vienna commencing three-day engagements in Austria

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 05:20

Geneva: President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay arrived in Vienna, Austria today to a warm welcome by the Tibetan Community of Austria. Representative Chhimey Rigzen and Sonam Therchin from the Tibet Bureau Geneva, President of the Tibetan … Continued

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Tibetan delegation briefs UN Expert on Panchen Lama’s enforced disappearance

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 04:31

Geneva: On 13 February, a Tibetan delegation comprising of Representative Chhimey Rigzen, Thinlay Chukki and Kalden Tsomo from the Tibet Bureau Geneva met UN expert on the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance during its 120th session held at … Continued

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Wuhan Coronavirus: a growing concern for Tibetans inside Tibet

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:46

By Tenzin Tseten for Tibet Policy Institute, Read original article here.  Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan city of Hubei province, only one confirmed case of the infection is officially reported in Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet. The … Continued

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Tibetan monk who posted self-immolator Konpe’s picture released after two years

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:21

Dharamshala: A Tibetan monk named Choechok (Tib: ཆོས་མཆོག) from lower Dzachukha’s Dza Wonpo monastery in Shershul county, Kham Karze, incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province, was released on 6 February 2020. Choechok’s release came after two years’ imprisonment in Chinese jail. … Continued

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Sikyong thanks US Congressman Jim McGovern for sponsoring the Tibetan Policy and Support Act 2019

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:53

Washington DC: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay visited Congressman and Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) Chairman Jim McGovern to thank him for sponsoring the House of Representatives’ Tibet Policy and Support Act. Representative McGovern stated that he was grateful that the Tibet issue … Continued

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Tibetan refugees eligible for UPSC Civil Services Exam as per new notification

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 20:36

Dharamshala: In exciting news for Tibetans in India, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams notification released yesterday makes “Tibetan refugee who moved to India before January 1, 1962,” eligible for all Indian civil services other than IAS, IFS and … Continued

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Sikyong thanks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, holds marathon meetings with US leaders

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:56

Washington DC: Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay thanked honourable Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her office in Washington DC. Speaker Pelosi has been a strong supporter of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibet cause for decades, and she recently spoke … Continued

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Manipur International University inks MoU with Mentseekhang, offers free land for Sowa Rigpa Institute construction in Imphal

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 21:39

Dharamshala: A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between Mentseekhang (Sowa Rigpa) and Manipur International University (MIU) today at a press conference in Dharamshala. Since its inception, Mentseekhang has had collaborations with many institutes, however, the Director of Mentseekhang Tashi … Continued

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South Africa Office of Tibet organises exhibition on His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 20:25

Johannesburg: In collaboration with Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Center, the office of Tibet has organised a biographical exhibition on His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 15 December 2019 and will continue till the end of February 2020. On 9 February, … Continued

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Rule by Law: China’s New “Ethnic Unity” Regulation in “TAR”

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:52

According to Tibet Daily, a new regulation is passed by the so-called “Tibet People’s Congress” requiring “all levels of government, companies, community organisations, villages, schools, military groups and religious activity centres be responsible for work on ethnic unity.” This regulation is … Continued

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CTA President arrives in Washington to strengthen Tibet advocacy

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:17

Washington DC: President of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay arrived in Washington DC for a series of imperative meetings this week. Representative Ngodup Tsering, Secretary Tashi Dhondup, and Kelsang Dolma were at the airport to greet Sikyong and Sonam … Continued

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:48

Dharamshala: Writing to congratulate Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on his party’s success in the Legislative Assembly elections, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his appreciation of the vibrant democracy that the people of India have enjoyed since the … Continued

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CTA President congratulates Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 01:38

Dharamshala: President Dr Lobsang Sangay today congratulated the Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on the party’s sweeping victory in the Delhi assembly elections. Leading with 63 seats out of 70 constituencies, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is set … Continued

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Official visit of Chief Justice Commissioner to Dehradun

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:07

Chief Justice Commissioner, Sonam Norbu Dagpo paid an official visit to Dekyiling Tibetan settlement in Dehradun earlier on Wednesday. Local Justice Commissioner, settlement officer, Chairman of Local Assembly, President of Tibetan Freedom Movement, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations … Continued

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Education Kalon speaks at International Teacher Education Module in Vancouver

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:32

Vancouver, Canada: Education Kalon Dr Pema Yangchen, who recently concluded her official tour of Canada, addressed the International Teacher Education Module (ITEM), India’s 10th-anniversary celebrations at Simon Frasier University in Vancouver.  Dr Pema Yangchen spoke at the event about the impact … Continued

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