Washington, US — “US will hold China accountable for its abuses of the international system,” said Antony Blinken, US secretary of State while in an interaction between the top officials of the two powers. The leaders spoke on Friday and this was the first conversation between the top officials since President Joe Biden took office on January 20, 2021.

Geneva, Switzerland — “China uses its vague terminologies and absurd interpretation of laws to frame Tibetan human rights defenders with criminal charges,” said Thinlay Chukki, Special Appointee for Human Rights at the Tibet Bureau Geneva while briefing EU delegation about Tibet’s deteriorating human rights situation under China on February 3, 2021.

Dharamshala, India — Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace passes resolution for the future status of the Dalai Lama institution. The Executive Council meeting of Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on January 14, 2021.

San Francisco, US – A joint open letter was published on International Tibet Network and signed by over 180 rights groups and activists calling on the governments in the world to boycott the 2022 Olympics to be held in Beijing, specifying their need "to ensure they are not used to embolden the Chinese government's appalling rights abuses and crackdowns on dissent."

Dharamshala, India – “I want to urge the world to join our movement and boycott the upcoming Beijing Olympics,” said Gonpo Dhondup, President of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) at a press conference organized by Tibetan NGOs and activists on February 3, 2021. The press conference was for the release of their official statement and to request leaders across the globe to boycott the Beijing Olympics in. It marked a one-year countdown to the Olympic games.

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