Canberra - The House of Representatives and the Senate honored Sikyong Penpa Tsering at the Australian Parliament on June 20, 2023. Sikyong observed the proceedings of Parliament as Australian MPs and Senators presented their views on the current situation in Tibet and highlighted the human rights violations faced by Tibetans under Chinese rule. Senator Lidia Thorpe urged the Australian government to stand up against cultural genocide in Tibet.
Bejing – Secretary of State Blinken met with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Foreign Minister Qin Gang and Director Wang Yi during his most recent visit to Beijing. They discussed a range of issues, including human rights, and Blinken conveyed to top Chinese officials the deep concerns of the United States and the international community about China's human rights violations in Tibet, East Turkestan and Hong Kong.
Sydney – Sikyong Penpa Tsering, of the Central Tibetan Administration, concluded his official engagements in Sydney, Australia, on June 19, 2023. He met with several youth organisations and political figures during his visit, and Sikyong stressed the importance of preserving Tibetan culture to Tibetan youth in Sydney.
Washington DC – Ahead of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's visit to China on June 16, the International Campaign for Tibet calls on him to raise the Tibet issue with Chinese leaders, in particular urging them to resume dialogue with the envoys of the Dalai Lama, which has been suspended since 2010. "Under the Tibetan Policy Act, the Secretary is obligated to act on US support for Tibet, which the Chinese government has illegally occupied for over 60 years," they said.
Washington DC – Over 40 non-governmental organisations from the USA, UK, China, Hong Kong, Tibet and East Turkestan sent a joint letter to Secretary of State Blinken to urge him to raise the human rights issues in Hong Kong, Tibet and East Turkestan with Chinese counterparts at the US-China talks in Beijing.