Dharamshala: T.A.C.T.I.C. is a newly established fundraising and volunteer coordinating organization based in Dharamshala, India, and it targets aiding the grassroots activism that is already present on the ground in the exiled Tibetan community. The Tibet Post International (TPI) interviewed the T.A.C.T.I.C's founder and director Mr.Travis Thompson to cover its current projects and future goals.

On 26 January, Ma Zhaoxu, a spokesman of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that "we hope that the Dalai Lama will cherish the opportunity and respond positively to the requests of the Chinese Central Government". However, the Mr Zhaoxu also pointed out that "China's policy towards the Dalai Lama is consistent and clear cut", meaning that the Dalai Lama should publicly state Tibet is an inalienable part of China, in the same way that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and issues related to Tibet are China's internal affairs which foreign countries should not interfere with.

Taipei: Mr Freddy Lim is a Taiwanese rock star from Chthonic, a Taiwanese black metal band that received the award for “Best International Artist” at the Tibetan Music Awards on 10 October in Dharamshala, India. Chthonic expressed their political views at the Free Tibet concert held in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei on 11 July of this year, commemorating the 1959 uprising in Tibet. At this concert, Chthonic, along with several other well-known performers and thousands of attendees, celebrated freedom, democracy and human rights. Ms Keary Huan, Taipei correspondent for the Tibet Post International, recently asked Mr. Lim to share his view on the current situation in Tibet and his upcoming events for the Tibetan cause.

8 October 2009: During his week-long stay in the US capitol of Washington DC, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke with CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer about the fact that he will not be meeting with US President Barack Obama this week. While Blitzer questioned the sincerity of Obama's support for the Tibetan cause, the Dalai Lama firmly expressed his faith in the US-Tibet relationship and his understanding of Obama's hesitation, in light of the president ‘s upcoming visit to Beijing.

I'm from the United States, and was born in Baltimore. My dad was a travel journalist and he started me traveling when I was very young. I started studying Dharma about twelve years ago. I run my own businesses, designed a fashion line, just wrote a book, and do marketing consulting, journalism, and modeling. About a year and a half ago, I came over to India to do some volunteer work, and started to spend all of my afternoons up here in Dharamsala.

Dharamshala: In a statement issued last week, a vice minister from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) declared that it has sufficient evidence that His Holiness the Dalai Lama was responsible for last year's violent protests in Lhasa. In an exclusive interview with The Tibet Post International (TPI), Mr Thubten Samphel, Secretary of the Department of Information & International Relations (DIIR) and official spokesperson for the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, addressed these allegations and spoke about how the recent round of talks between the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and the CCP were abruptly halted.

Dharamshala received a visit from Mr Wilson Lee, Program Officer of South-Asian Desk for the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), an US based organization that supports democracy efforts around the world. NED has supported the Tibetan movement since 1989. Mr Lee is paying a visit to India every year to visit their Tibetan friends and partners.

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