Washington DC — "People’s Republic of China (PRC) government systematically impeded travel to the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) and Tibetan areas outside the TAR for U.S. diplomats and officials, journalists, and tourists in 2019," the US Department of State said in its second annual report, recently submitted to Congress under Section 4 of the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act.

Geneva —  Five UN independent mandate holders have strongly demanded China to provide “prompt and detailed information” on the whereabouts of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and have endorsed the “CRC’s (Committee on the Rights of the Child) recommendation to allow an independent monitor to visit him to confirm his whereabouts and the extent to which he is able to enjoy and exercise his rights” in their latest communication to China made public recently.

Brussels – With His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama just having turned 85, the European Union’s foreign policy chief has expressed the EU’s position on his succession, stating that it opposes any interference in the process by the authoritarian communist government in China.

Dharamshala, India — A group of prominent panelists, with authority and expertise in their respective professions, recently discussed Tibet and Hong Kong in the wake of China’s passing of the controversial national security law for Hong Kong, systematically eliminating it's special status.

Taipei — The newly formed Taiwan Parliament Group for Tibet said Wednesday that they will continue to support Tibetan cause and they urge the government of Taiwan to make a clear statement in support of a visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the 1989 Nobel Peace laureate without any restriction from China.

Dharamshala, India — Tibetan spiritual and political leaders, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, President of the Tibetan government in-Exile Dr Lobsang Sangay and Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Pema Jungney offered words of condolence for former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui who died at age 97, praising him for his support for Tibet.

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