Cape Town, South Africa —with members of Parliament of various political affiliations, and interacted with academia, media and friends of 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.
Dharamshala, India — Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay congratulated Nancy Pelosi for being elected as the Speaker of the House of Representative for the third time. First elected in 2007, Nancy Pelosi remains the only woman to ever serve for this role. She is currently in her 17th term as a Member of the House of Representatives, following her first election in 1987.
Tokyo, Japan — 'China first built roads to exploit natural resources like minerals and forest in Tibet and now it is repeating the same strategy in Asia and African countries,' President Dr Losabg Sangay told an audience of hundreds of Osaka city residents. Therefore, he said it is of paramount importance for the countries around the world where China is extending its tentacles, to know what happened in Tibet.
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 — His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated Hon. Nancy Pelosi on her re-election as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He reiterated his belief that the United States is the leading nation of the free world and his confidence that in her role as the Speaker, she would help to lead during these difficult times.