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Cape Town, South Africa —with members of Parliament of various political affiliations, and interacted with academia, media and friends of Tibet.

Dharamshala, India — In a press release in Dharamshala, India ahead of his visit to South Africa, president of the Tibetan government in-Exile, Dr Lobsang Sangay said: “I am delighted and deeply honoured to be in South Africa again, the country that inspires six million Tibetans to continue their non-violent fight for human rights, democracy and freedom.”

Tokyo, Japan — Issuing a statement expressing support for the Middle Way Policy, the All Party Japanese Parliamentary Tibet Support Group strongly criticised the Chinese government’s suppression of the unique culture, education, language and religious freedom in Tibet.

Tokyo, Japan — Meeting with Japanese people, including member of parliament, philanthropists and Tibet supporters in Tokyo, President Dr Lobsang Sangay stressed that many countries around the world are increasingly pushing back against China’s influence, with leaders from Latin America to Australia are realizing what he has been saying that what has happened in Tibet could and will happen to them as well.

Dr Lobsang Sangay, President of Central Tibetan Administration. Photo: TPI/Yeshe Choesang

International

Dharamshala, India — The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) hailed the enactment of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) on Tuesday, saying that the passage is a much-welcomed move. US President Donald Trump signed the ARIA Act into law on 31 December 2018, having passed the Senate and the House on 4 and 12 December respectively.

Dharamshala, India — The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile extended his gratitude to Donald J. Trump, President of United States of America for signing the H.R. 1872 “The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act” into law. The act supports access to Tibet by U.S. citizens, punishes communist authorities for restricting travel to Tibet.

Dharamshala – The 7th Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) 2018 concluded in the Himalayan town of McLeod Ganj, in northern India, on November 5, 2018 with screening dependent features, documentaries and short films, including Aijaz Khan’s Hamid.

Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Seven
Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Five
Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Six
Brussels, Belgium — Dhondenling, Karnataka- Dhondenling Van Thiel Charitable Trust Hospital is the only hospital within 45km radius in Dhondenling. The hospital was established in 1974 by MYRADA which is an India based NGO.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Four
Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Dharamshala, India — Tibetan President Dr Laobsang Sangay, who is making his fifth official visit to Japan has urged the Chinese government to resume dialogue, saying that is the only way China can guarantee true autonomy for the people of Tibet.

Moscow, Russia — the Russian academy of Science released a book “Tibetology & Buddhology on the Border of Science and Religion”. The articles are devoted to different issues of Buddhilogy, Buddhism in its interaction with education and science, history and culture of Tibet.

Global media has been reacting to the news of the Communist party of China central committee on Sunday, proposed changing the country’s constitution to allow dictator Xi to remain in power beyond his scheduled departure in 2023. Now he’s poised to make characteristics of the history of Chinese regime by staying in office for potentially decades to come that was designed to guard against Mao-style personality cult in China.

Chinese dissident leader Yang Jianli. Photo: File

Views & Analysis

Recently, a poster for Mercedes-Benz by the same-named German auto maker sparked a "public opinion" protest in China. Caving to pressure, on February 6, 2018, Daimler AG (of which Mercedes-Benz is a division) issued a public apology.

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay speaking to France24 TV.

Interviews and Recap

Dharamshala — Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay had an interview with FRANCE24, during his recent visit to Paris, highlighting the suffering inside Tibet and his hope for France to play a part in negotiations.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay with the Thank You India Souvenir – A Dharmachakra representing the wheel of Universal Truth, at the press conference at Press Club of India on January 18, 2018. Photo: CTA/DIIR/Tenzin Phende

Interviews and Recap

New Delhi — "As far as the historical status is concerned, Tibet was an independent country. Any country including India or whoever says Tibet was historically a part of China is wrong, and we cannot accept that," Tibetan President said during a press conference in New Delhi, the capital of India on Thursday.

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Dharamshala, India — “Historically, according to Chinese documents, Tibet, Mongolia and China were independent nations in the 7th, 8th and 9th centuries,” His Holiness told a group of students from the USA and Israel. But he said: “However, the past is past. We need to take account of the reality today. We are not seeking separate status for Tibet."

Dharamshala, India — Explaining the content of these sutras and treatises can be classified into three categories: science, philosophy and religion, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of young Indian scholars that the Buddhist "scientific and philosophical content can be studied in an objective academic context."

Surat, Gujarat: - “Without technology humanity has no future, but we have to be careful that we don’t become so mechanised that we lose our human feelings,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said at an event in Surat, Gujarat, India, on January 1, 2015.

Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of the pontiff of Sree Siddaganga Matha, Shivakumara Swami, who passed away at the age of 111 after a prolonged illness.