Dharamshala – His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, has written to King Charles III to offer his warm congratulations on the occasion of his coronation on May 6, 2023. His Holiness wrote," I wish you every success in meeting the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the British people and contributing to the creation of a more peaceful world, free of violent conflict.”

Paris — Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its 2023 World Press Freedom Index on Wednesday, which stated that, "China is the world’s largest jailer of journalists, with more than 100 currently detained, and its regime conducts a campaign of repression against journalism and the right to information worldwide and is one of the biggest exporters of propaganda content."

Brussels – On the occasion of the 34th birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 30 Spanish senators call on the Chinese government to allow the Panchen Lama to exercise his fundamental freedom in accordance with the PRC's international commitments and call for the immediate release of the Panchen Lama, his family and all other Tibetan political prisoners.

Geneva – At a recent meeting, the Federal Government of Germany expressed concern about the "increasingly deteriorating human rights situation" in Tibet and called on China to close "forced boarding schools for Tibetan children", supporting the UN Social Committee's call for an end to compulsory boarding schools for Tibetan children and the forced settlement of Tibetan nomads.

Washington, D.C. — United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2023 Annual Report on Monday and the report stated," Chinese government’s control and suppression of Tibetan Buddhism intensified. Authorities restricted Tibetans’ access to religious sites, banned religious gatherings, destroyed sites and symbols of religious significance, and subjected Tibetan monks and nuns to political indoctrination, including at “re-education centers.”

New Delhi – His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the Global Buddhist Summit 2023 in New Delhi on Friday and he said, “Many of the problems we face are to do with how we view reality. We tend to accept that things exist in the way they appear. We project a sense of reality onto what appears before us. The Buddha’s teaching of emptiness helps us see that what we perceive does not reflect reality. Then we can overcome our feelings of attachment and craving. And when we do that, the mind becomes pure."

Dharamshala – The four-member delegation of the Australian All Parliamentary Group for Tibet, held a press conference on Wednesday, and Senator Janet Rice said, "The meetings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan ministers and parliamentarians have been very inspiring and give me a sense that, when we return to Australia, we will continue to work tirelessly to try to seek justice for the Tibetan people".

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