List of sovereign states in 1938. Photo: File
The Emblem of Tibet is a symbol of the Tibetan government in exile, combines several elements of the flag of Tibet. Photo: File
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet. Photo: TPI/Yeshe Choesang
Where is Tibet located on a map?
TPI office meeting in 2010. Photo: TPI
Dharamshala, India — Unlike previous elections, the preliminary candidates for 2021 Sikyong of Tibetan govrnment in-Exile and Members of Tibetan parliament-in-exile are largely discussed in Tibetan communities, using social media platforms. Not to mention the eager, discrete, and interest that young Tibetans show in their soon-to-be-elected leaders. The voices of youths are signs of their concerns in the country’s political affairs and democratic process in-Exile.
Washington DC — Tibetan leaders congratulated Robert A. Destro, the current Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor on being appointed as the new US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
Washington DC — President of the Tibetan Government in-Exile Dr Lobsang Sangay, met with Robert A. Destro United States Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Thursday, the highest-level meeting between the two administrations after Secretary Destro being appointed as the new US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.
Washington, DC — The government of the United States of America has appointed a new special coordinator for the issues of Tibet, sending a powerful message of hope and solidarity to the Tibetans inside Tibet.
Washington DC — World’s worst human rights abusers such as totalitarian China and other authoritarian regimes were elected to United Nations Human Rights Council despite a record of Human Rights atrocities in decades. The decision to accept the totalitarian communist regime of China into a membership position in a UN body that supposedly values the protection and promotion of human rights is unacceptable, and it has been met with much immediate criticism.
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama concluded his three-day teaching on Tsongkhapa’s ‘Essence of True Eloquence’ primarily for Taiwanese Buddhists, from his residence in Dharamshala, HP, India on October 4, 2020.
Washington DC — The U.S House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday approved a resolution promoting autonomy for the Tibetan people and offering them support on a number of issues they face under the repressive rule of the Chinese government.
Dharamshala, India —Tibetan activists staged a protest calling out China to end tortures in Tibet, as recent news of a half a million Tibetans face enforced indoctrination, intrusive surveillance, military-style enforcement, and further harsh punishments.
Dharamshala, India — "This century should be a century of peace. To create a peaceful century, look at inner emotion, We must reduce those emotions which create violence; That also through reasoning," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said during a group of peacebuilders from the "Peace Studio" based in the USA.
Dharamshala, India — Over 60 Parliamentarians from different countries across the world issued a joint statement condemning the totalitarian communist regime in China on recent reports of instituting a mass forced labor system in Tibet similar to the one in neighboring Xinjiang, despite intensifying global scrutiny of China’s repressive policies toward the occupied regions.
Dharamshala, India — On the occasion of India's 74th Independence Day, The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) under the leadership of President Dr Sangay highly praised the Indian government for its achievements and progress in socio-economic development.
As Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addressed the nation promising to build new India, the nation under his leadership came together to celebrate its 74th Independence day with renewed zeal and fervor.
The President of the Tibetan government in-Exile joined world leaders Saturday in congratulating India and her people while expressing hope that India’s ‘achhe din'(good days) will definitely take place. A brief commemoration ceremony was held at the Kashag Secretariat in the presence of President Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Kalons, Secretaries, and senior officials of the CTA departments, according to the Tibetan official media.
The atmosphere charged up with patriotic spirit as the tricolor national flag was unfurled by President Dr Sangay followed by the singing of India’s national anthem. “On this joyous occasion, I would like to congratulate India and the people of India for its achievements and progress in socio-economic development,” the Tibetan President said.
“India has been very kind and its people have been very generous to the Tibetan people and the Tibetan cause for which we are eternally grateful”, Dr Sangay added. Addressing the recent border conflict at Galwan Valley, the democratically elected Tibetan leader Dr Sangay once again urged India to recognise Tibet as the buffer zone of peace between India and China for a lasting solution to border conflicts.
Dharamshala, India — Leading Tibetan NGOs said the Tibetan community stood by India and condemned China’s aggression on the Indian territory. At least 20 soldiers, including a Commanding Officer, lost their lives in the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, on Monday. This is one of the deadliest Chinese attacks on the Indian Army in 45 years.
The five prominent Tibetan groups including Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), National Democratic Party of Tibet (NDPT), Gu-Chu-Sum Movement Association of Tibet and the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA), said they stand in solidarity with India and strongly condemn China over recent India-Tibet border clash.
The Tibetan groups jointly held a joint press conference on Thursday to condemn China for the recent attack at the Indo-Tibet border.
“As we pay tribute to the courage of the Indian soldiers and offer our condolences to the bereaved families, we call on world leaders and their government to stand with India against this illegal aggression by Chinese troops on Indian soil and work together to counter China’s expansionism” read the joint statement.
“We pay tribute to the martyrs and offer our condolences to the bereaved families. We call upon world leaders and governments to support India against the aggression by Chinese troops and work together to counter China’s expansionism,” the NGOs said.
Over 1.2 million Tibetans had died as a result of China’s occupation of Tibet. However, they had never wavered in their struggle against the occupation of their homeland, they said, adding: It was high time India recognised Tibet as an independent country occupied by China.
Dharamshala, India — Tibetans and Indians in Dharamshala, India on Thursday staged protests against China's occupation of Tibet and burned Chinese flags, as a strong response to the action of China's red troops.The totalitarian communist regime in China invaded Tibet in 1949. India accepted Chinese control over Tibet. Indian and Chinese soldiers clashed on Indo-Tibet border last night killing three Indian soldiers and injuring others. Chinese state-run media Global times has accepted casualties on the Chinese side too."Since then China has repeatedly led military incursions on India and India silently suffered China's bullying," Tenzin Tsundue, a poet, writer, and Tibetan activist said, adding: "But, today's India is strong and gives it back in equal measures. It may NOT flare up into a war, but the cost of lives and limbs, and the land is real."Five best responses India can give1. #BoycottChina #BoycottMadeInChina #MakeInIndia2. Recognise Dharamshala based Tibetan Government in Exile. Recognize His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the leader of Tibet, award him Bharat Ratna3. Support Hong Kong people's movement for freedom4. Support Uyghur East Turkestan's independence. Invite Rabeer Khadeer to India.5. Support Taiwan's independence. Turn Taiwan's cultural and economic office in India into Taiwan's embassyThe Tibetan activist has urged vigilance, saying "Every Indian must start saying #TibetBorder and stop saying China border."
'One can best know the evil nature of the CCP by studying what it has done to Tibet. Tibet is not the past; it is the present. You can see it in Hong Kong right now. It will be our future if we do not take action to stop the CCP,' says Maura Moynihan, an author, film producer and artist based in New York City. She has worked for many years as a journalist and researcher in Asia, specializing in Tibet, China, Nepal, Thailand and India. You can read Maura's latest article titled "Top Western elites are now cheerleaders for Xi’s China", published by the Deccan Chronicle.
Dharamshala, India — Takna Jigme Sangpo, a true patriot of Tibet who was the longest-serving Tibetan political prisoner passed away Saturday morning at an elderly care home in Turbenthal, Switzerland. He was 91.
Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has congratulated Jacinda Ardern for being re-elected as New Zealand’s Prime Minister for a second term in a landslide election victory.
Dharamshala, India — “China’s election to the Council casts an indelible stain on the credibility of the UN Human Rights Council," states Dr Lobsang Sangay with China’s history of human rights violations on people of Tibet, East Turkestan, Southern Mongolia, Hong Kong and other regions under it.
Prague — Criticising China’s lack of transparency and disregard for human rights for having caused such a global level crisis, the leader of the Tibetan government in-Exile has warned the European nations in particular of massive economic and social harm that China is capable of. The Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay has strongly alarmed that the world must realise the real China and not the facade they put up of being a powerful nation willing to play by the rules.
London — Activists gathered outside the Chinese Embassy in London to protest against the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) human rights abuses against Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hong Kongers, and other groups, on October 1, 2020. This protest, which was part of the Global Day of Action against the CCP, was attended by around 100 people. Below are some powerful photos from throughout the day.
London — A group of activists carried out a nighttime projection onto the Parliament building in London last night, broadcasting a video onto its side that called for the UK government to take action against China’s human rights abuses.
A Tibetan girl who lost her parents and brother while fleeing during the 1959 uprising, but later returned to establish the first private orphanage in Tibet has died in Switzerland from COVID-19. Over a period of 25 years, the mother of two birth sons provided care and protection for 300 youngsters in orphanages and centres for the children of nomadic herders.
Dharamshala, India — While commemorating the occasion of the 50th World Earth Day, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet issued a message of compassion but also a call for a genuine sense of universal responsibility as one humanity.
Dharamshala, India — Men-Tsee-Khang, an organisation established to preserve the traditional arts of Tibetan medicine and astrology has signed an agreement with Manipur International University (MIU) that will provide the medical institute a land of 2,500 acres to establish a Center, in imphal collaborative to preserve, protect, promote and propagate Sowa-Rigpa.
Dharamshala, India – As media reported the first suspected case of the coronavirus in Central Tibet, President of the Central Tibetan Administration, previously known as the Gadan Phodrang, the Government of Tibet, strongly urged the Tibetans inside Tibet to strictly follow the basic protective measures against the new coronavirus.
London, UK – The London-based "Free Tibet" campaign group is calling for action on a growing climate crisis in Tibet and the Himalayas with the launch of a new campaign recently. The group said in a press release that they call for Tibetans to be recognised as being on the “frontline” of climate change.
Dharamshala, India —A number of firsthand accounts of sexual assault against women in exiled Tibetan communities in north India have reportedly surfaced with the campaign against Gender-Based Violence initiated by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD).
Taipei — In the history of human civilisation and international politics, the territory has become one of the most contested issues. Territory represents power, reproduce power, and it also represents the culture and identity of people living on it. The essence of the territory and its association with the concept of sovereignty still plays a vital role in shaping international politics and order.
Dharamshala, India — An exclusive interview with Rinzin Choedon, the National Director of Students for a Free Tibet (SFT). She states that what we are dealing with today is a human-made catastrophe virus (Covid19), Chinese Communist regime could have prevented the pandemic if it had not suppressed the truth, destroyed evidence and lied to the world. She also calls on global institutions to come together in solidarity through this global crisis and in its aftermath, to ensure that freedom and human rights are upheld.
Dharamshala, India — The authoritarian communist regime in China will claim ownership of all, except for Wuhan-originated COVID-19 pandemic, Tibetan President said in this week, in response to questions raised by India Today about the current Indo-China border conflict, P. Stobdan’s remarks and the support for Tibet Policy Act in the Senate.
Dharamshala, India — An exclusive interview with Sonam Topgyal Khorlatsang, the Home Minister of the Tibetan government in-Exile. As a civil servant who unwaveringly dedicates to public services and commits himself to the cause of Tibet, empowering the younger generation and setting a great example to many.
Dharamshala, India — An interactive interview with Dolma Yangchen, President of the Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA). She takes the readers down to the memory lane of TWA’s long history since its commencement on 12th March 1959 in Lhasa, Tibet.
Dharamshala, India — An interactive interview with Ngawang Sonam, the environmental coordinator at the environmental desk of the Tibetan settlement office, Dharamshala. He throws light into the goals and functions of the Unit since its commencement in 1994. The challenges that the Clean Upper Dharamshala Programme faces and its green worker’s dedication to keep an unpolluted environment for the general masses of Dharamshala.
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Taipei — U.S. Ambassador to India, Kenneth I. Juster has strongly praised His Holiness the Dalai Lama over his tireless efforts to seek freedom for Tibetans, preserve the Tibetan culture, and bring an end to strife and hostility around the world.
Dharamshala, India '— My main concern is to see a happy world but in order to be happy, we need ‘ahimsa’ and ‘karuna’, non-violence, and compassion. Compassion brings us inner peace, inner strength, and to be truly non-violent we need to be compassionate,' said His Holiness the Dalai Lama while speaking on Secular Ethics in Modern Education to members of Mind Mingle by video link from his residence in Dharamsala, India on August 25, 2020.
Dharamshala, India — "In today’s world, there is too much division. Thinking of others in terms of ‘us’ and ‘them’ is too prevalent—and it leads to conflict. We constantly need to remind ourselves of the oneness of humanity," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "If we were to do that, there’d be no basis for hostility or bloodshed."
Dharamshala, India — World Humanitarian Drive and APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation hosted a Global webinar session “Liveable Planet Earth – Working Together for a Peaceful World” on October 15, 2020.