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Dharamshala, India — “While we are in China, can we swing by Tibet? Can we see what the regime is doing to these beautiful people? Under the Chinese government’s brutal rule, Tibetan people’s basic rights and freedoms are non-existent. Let’s show the world how the Chinese Communist Party is erasing Tibetan identity, religion, and culture,” said NBA player Enes Kanter after former NBA player Yao Ming invites him to visit China.

Dharamshala, India — Over 250 global civil society groups urged UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to reconsider his decision to attend the Beijing Olympics by issuing an open letter to him.

Lausanne, Switzerland — Former Tibetan political prisoner and activist, Ven Golog Jigme in Switzerland urges the Swiss Government to issue a public boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and send a strong message to the Chinese government.

Lausanne — "When China was awarded the 2008 Olympics, the IOC promised that there will be freedom of press and freedom of speech during the Games. We believed the IOC. So, after discussing with many people, we made the film, “Leaving Fear Behind”. As a result, I was imprisoned for six years and three months and I wasn’t able to be with my family for ten years," said Dhondup Wangchen, while urging governments to boycott the Beijing Olympics and calling on the IOC to respect human rights.

Geneva, Switzerland — A month ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, activists around the world held protests and demonstrations as part of a joint global day of action. They called for a boycott of the Games, urging world leaders and governments not to send their diplomats and officials to the Games.

Dharamshala — Tibetan non-governmental organisations and activists urge governments and athletes to join and support the boycott of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games to protest against Chinese Communist Party human rights violations in Tibet, East Turkestan, Hong Kong, Southern Mongolia, and China.

Dharamshala, India  — “Our initial aim was to help Tibetan refugees from Tibet and assist them in any way we could. The first projects we got involved in were teaching English and basic computer skills to the community, so they could develop their skills and lead a new life in exile," said Dorji Kyi, Executive Director of Lha Charitable Trust.

Mainpat, India — The Mainpat Phendeyling Tibetan Settlement was one of the first Tibetan settlements established by the Indian government in 1962 to rehabilitate the 1,400 Tibetan refugees who arrived in India after the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1959.

Dharamshala, India — An exclusive interview with tattoo artist and musician Tamding Tsetan. He shares with TPI his strong passion for art and the meaning behind it, as well as how he became an artist and musician. Tamding says, "Music has always connected me to my culture, and my lyrics are related to the fight for Tibetan freedom".

Dharamshala, India — Tibet, the roof of the world, is a country known for its unique culture that was not built in a day. The exchange and mutual absorption with other national cultures have led to the unique culture we can observe today. It has overcome a number of obstacles to survive and the Tibetan community is working to preserve it in an ever-changing world.

Dharamshala, India — An exclusive conversation with Tempa Gyaltsen Zamlha, Executive Head of the Tibet Policy Institute's Environment and Development Desk, Central Tibetan Administration. He discusses the most pressing environmental challenges confronting Tibet as well as climatic conditions, their causes and consequences with The Tibet Post International (TPI).

Dharamshala, India — With an elevation of more than 4,000 meters above mean sea level, the Tibetan Plateau physically dominates the geographical map of the world. The entire plateau stretches for almost 3,000 kilometers from west to east and 1,500 kilometers from south to north. It holds the Hindu Kush Himalayan Ice Sheet, considered as the largest ice mass and reservoir of fresh water apart from the two poles, hence the name ‘Third Pole’.

Delhi, India —“I request and urge the government of India to declare a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics, as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia have done. We hope that the Indian government will heed this plea to prove that India is one of the superpowers." said Tsering Choephel, President of Regional Tibetan Youth Congress in Delhi, India.

Dharamshala, India —An exclusive interview with Sandesh Meshram, a cyclist on the Public Awareness Cycle Rally, who shares his journey and the purpose of the cycle rally, and says "the Chinese Communist Party should immediately stop the human rights violations and atrocities against Tibetans as well as Uighurs and Hong Kong people.”

Dharamshala, India — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s sudden and dramatic visit to Tibet holds more than one meaning. And no one meaning carries lesser weight than the other. This is the first time that Xi, the super boss of China’s most celebrated colony Tibet since he took over the reins of China as its President, Party General Secretary, and the supreme military commander.

Dharamshala, India —Tibetan cuisine mirrors the culinary practices and traditions of its people. The cuisine is an ultimate reflection of Tibet's geographical landscape and history. The mountains, plateaus, and influences from neighboring countries are an integral part of the cuisine. Tibetan cuisine consists mainly of noodles, soup, dumplings, and cheese, usually made from yak milk.

Dharamshala, India — In Tibet, religion is closely linked to its deep and rich culture. Forced into exile due to the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959, the Tibetan people hold onto their faith for peace and survival of their culture. Tibetan Buddhism thus reflects the spiritual and intellectual ideas of the Tibetan people and serves as an inevitable part of their lives.

Dharamshala, India – An exclusive interview with Lama Lobsang, a Buddhist monk currently living in exile in the India. He shares with Tibet Post International (TPI) some key stories from his life, highlighting the struggles and atrocities under the Chinese occupation. He also talks about his philanthropy and his contributions to communities during the pandemic.

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New Delhi, India — In a world where most rulers and powerful people are known more for taking away the rights of their people on one or the other pretext, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet has emerged as a unique leader who has presented the example of how the leaders can strengthen the people and themselves by giving up and sharing their own powers with the people they lead and govern.

Dharamshala — His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has expressed his condolences on the death of Dr Aaron Beck, the father of cognitive therapy whose work is considered revolutionary worldwide for the treatment of mental health - a major contribution to psychological science and psychotherapy.

Dharamshala —  Emphasising the crucial role in seriously making our world more peaceful and harmonious, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, all sentient beings want to lead a happy life and a happy life means a peaceful life. Because we as social animals depend on the community in which we live and we depend on the care and affection of others to survive from the moment we’re born. This is nothing to do with religious practice, it’s simply natural behaviour.

Dharamshala - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet expressed his condolences on the demise of F.W. de Klerk, former President of South Africa, who played an important role in South Africa's history, especially in transforming the country into a democratic state.

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