Washington, DC — The US should express publicly that China needs to engage in a meaningful and direct dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama or his representatives, without preconditions, to lower tensions and resolve differences, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told lawmakers, ahead of his visit to China.

Vilnius, Lithuania— The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama who arrived in Lithuania on Tuesday, says it's more important for him to meet with people than state leaders.

Ottawa, Canada — Bhutila Karpoche made history Thursday night, reportedly becoming the first Tibetan ever elected to public office in North America. The rookie NDP candidate won the Parkdale-High Park riding by a wide margin, securing nearly 60 per cent of the vote.

Washington, DC — The State Department released its annual report on international religious freedom on May 29, 2018. The 2017 report to US Congress highlighted China’s continued denial of religious freedom in Tibet and the growing interference by government bodies and Chinese administrative authorities in the daily religious practices of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and nunneries.

Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Dharamshala Sunday for an eleven-day visit to Europe. In Europe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will visit the two Baltic countries of Lithuania and Latvia.

Geneva — UN human rights experts have strongly condemned a five-year jail sentence handed to Mr Tashi Wangchuk, a Tibetan language rights advocate by a Chinese court for his work promoting cultural and linguistic rights of the Tibetan people.

Paris, France — The International Information Tibet Group in the French senate condemned China’s sentencing of the Tibetan language rights advocate with a five year imprisonment over on politically motivated charges of ‘inciting separatism’ after he publicly sought to realise his right to Tibetan language education in occupied Tibet.

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