Washington — Representative Chris Smtih (R-NJ) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), respectively chairman and co-chairman of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), call on the US government to impose "Global Magnitsky sanctions on PRC officials responsible for the forced separation of Tibetan children from their families, a program that results in serious human rights violations and cultural and linguistic erasure."
Dharamshala — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Spiritual Leader of Tibet, wrote to Rep. Mike Johnson following his election as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. His Holiness wishes him every success in his efforts to fulfill the hopes and aspirations of the American people and in contributing to a happier, more peaceful world.
Washington, D.C. — Sikyong is on an official visit to the United States and, together with Tibetans and supporters of Tibet, commemorated the 16th anniversary of the conferment of the US Congressional Gold Medal to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Addressing Tibetan youth in Virginia, Sikyong urged and reminded young people of their responsibility to continue the Tibetan struggle.
Dharamshala — More than 80 human rights groups and international organisations opposed China's candidacy for the United Nations Human Rights Council. Given China's human rights violations in Tibet, East Turkestan, Hong Kong and China itself, China is not fit to hold this position and cannot be entrusted with the responsibility of promoting and protecting human rights worldwide.
Taipei — Chime Lhamo, a Tibetan activist from Canada invited to speak on Tibet at the Oslo Freedom Forum, Taiwan on Tuesday and she said, “Free Tibet is a Crime in the Eyes of the Chinese Communist Regime, Tibet is my homeland, it is homeland of thousands of Tibetans in exile who cannot go back and millions of Tibetans who cannot leave Tibet freely. But we will fight every single day and some day we will return our home."
Dharamshala — His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates Chris Luxon on becoming the new Prime Minister of New Zealand and His Holiness wrote," your commitment to New Zealand’s nuclear-free policy is a message that other countries need to hear and to emulate. Eventual disarmament is the only way to make this world a better place for us all".