Tokyo — Dr Arya, representative of the Tibet Office in Japan, presented a report to the Japanese parliamentary group on the history of Tibet, the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and the current situation in Tibet, including the recent demolition of the 99-foot Buddha statue in Draggo County, Kham Region, Eastern Tibet.

Dharamshala, India — “China does not deserve the right to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing with such clear evidence of human rights violations and abuses. We firmly oppose China hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, and recognise the failure of the governments and countries supporting the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics,” said five Tibetan non-governmental organisations at an anti-Beijing Olympics protest on the first day of the Games.

Prague — The new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic thanked Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) for his congratulatory letter and pledged to deepen cooperation between Tibet and the Czech Republic. He added that "the new government is committed to deepening our cooperation with like-minded democratic countries in the Indo-Pacific region."

Bern — A Swiss-Tibetan musician and activist, Loten Namling, walks in ski boots from Bern to the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland, to raise awareness among Swiss athletes about the Chinese government's inhumane treatment of Tibetans, Uighurs, Southern Mongolians and Hong Kongers, and to urge them to boycott the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Auckland, New Zealand — Tibetans and supporters joined the "Free the Five" campaign by Amnesty International and they call on China to release those arrested and sentenced to years in prison by the Chinese Communist Party for simply exercising their basic human rights.

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