New Delhi – His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) on Saturday and His Holiness addressed the audience, “Dividing people into ‘us’ and ‘them’ is out of date. Instead, we should think of them in terms of ‘karuna’ and ‘ahimsa’. If we cultivate this precious thought of ‘karuna’, we’ll be free from fear, anger and hatred. We’ll sleep soundly and enjoy good physical health.”
Activists call on Thermo Fisher to stop selling DNA kits to China that steal Tibetan DNA
Dharamshala – A group of 120 Tibetan organisations protested against China taking Tibetan DNA without consent. They also called on the CEO of Thermo Fisher to stop selling DNA kits to China that steal DNA from Tibetans as young as five years old.
Chinese government increased repression across China, including in Tibet: World Report 2023
New York – Human Rights Watch released its 33rd World Report 2023 on Thursday and the report stated, “Repression deepened across China in 2022, Chinese authorities in Tibetan areas continue to enforce severe restrictions on freedoms of religion, expression, movement, and assembly.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Democratic Party leader Hakeem Jeffries
Bodhgaya – His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, congratulates Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and Hakeem Jeffries, Democratic Party leader, on their victories in the recent elections for their respective offices. His Holiness wishes both leaders: “every success in your efforts to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the American people and in contributing to a happier, more peaceful world.”
Xi Jinping and CCP will lose heavily on home and international fronts for misinformation on covid-19
New Delhi – One common observation of the speakers in an international webinar on “Consequences of Xi Jinping’s Failure on Covid-19 Front” was that because of the total opaqueness of the Xi Jinping government about the causes, severity, and other issues related to Wuhan virus, ordinary Chinese citizens have lost faith in their communist government and its leaders.
UN experts question China on the closure of schools, residential schools and assimilation policies in Tibet
Geneva — Four UN human rights bodies questioned China over the closure of Tibetan schools and monastic schools, which are the main schools where Tibetan can be learned, and the residential schools, which have been built to teach only Chinese culture; about one million Tibetan children study there, which will turn Tibetan children into Chinese and disconnect them from their identity.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulates Lula on his swearing in as President of Brazil
Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – His Holiness the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, wrote to Lula da Silva to congratulate him on being sworn in again as President of Brazil on January 1, 2023, saying, "May I wish you every success in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of Brazil, and in contributing to the development of a happier, more peaceful world."