• ALERT! The Chinese are wiping out Tibet

    The world must hang its head in shame for being a mute spectator to the ‘cultural holocaust’ in Tibet, says Major General Mrinal Suman (retd), who visited Tibet recently. Tibet continues to be an enigma to all visitors. My two visits have been no different.

  • China in ‘takeover’ of Tibetan Buddhist monastery, rights group says

    Larung Gar in Sichuan will be split into two sections, with Communist Party officials put in charge of its administration, according to Human Rights Watch.

  • China is afraid of its ethnic minorities:— Rubio, in interview with Axios

    As President Xi Jinping takes Chinese influence to every corner of the world, there remain corners of his own country that his government struggles to control.

  • China Should Not Equate Sinicization of Tibet with Modernization

    For long the Chinese authorities in Tibet have tried to push the notion that Tibetans are backward, barbaric and uncivilized. Hence, it needed the good liberating grace of China to release the country from the shackles of an atrocious history and civilize the inhabitants from the shadows of barbarism.

  • China: Allow UN Rights Experts into Tibet

    International Monitors Need to Investigate Abusive Detentions, Harsh Sentences
    (New York) – The Chinese government’s repression of political dissent in Tibetan areas warrants fact-finding visits by United Nations human rights experts, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a new compilation of cases and sentences against Tibetans.

  • Cycling for a Free Tibet in Geneva to mark Tibetan Women's Uprising Day

    A Tibetan cyclists made a tour of Geneva to create momentum for greater awareness and participation in the annual March rally commemorating the Tibetan National Uprising Day.

  • David Cameron rejects criticism on China relations

    David Cameron on Wednesday hit back at critics who claimed he should not be cosying up to China, insisting he could strike big business deals with Beijing and still raise awkward questions on human rights and other issues.

  • Denmark should Focus on Tibet in its Diplomacy with China

    As the dust settles on the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Party Congress, all indicators point to China, under Xi Jinping, setting out to develop into a more prosperous but authoritarian state at home and a more assertive presence on the global stage.

  • Dictator Xi Jinping’s China shows off force in South China Sea

    China has held its largest military drills in the hotly contested South China Sea, according to the country’s Defense Ministry, culminating in a naval parade Thursday overseen by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

  • Does the Chinese government want to be the world's censor?

    Recently, a poster for Mercedes-Benz by the same-named German auto maker sparked a "public opinion" protest in China. Caving to pressure, on February 6, 2018, Daimler AG (of which Mercedes-Benz is a division) issued a public apology.

  • Don’t rock the boat: French-born author on Tibet and China

    In November 1949, the Tibetan Cabinet in Lhasa wrote to the American Secretary of State, requesting the US’ support for Tibet’s admission to the UN:

  • East Turkestan is not China, Uyghurs are not Chinese

    Brief History of East Turkestan.Turks are blood relatives Japanese.

  • EP delegation expresses support for Middle Way policy to resolve Tibet issue

    Dharamshala, India — Condemning China’s re-education policy and the suppression of minority languages, the delegation of the European Parliament expressed strong support for the Middle Way Approach which merely seeks genuine autonomy for Tibet.

  • From the legal standpoint, Tibet has not lost its Nationhood

    Dharamshala — With a written history of more than 2000 years, Tibet remained an independent, sovereign state. However the People's Republic of China (PRC) justifies its occupation by claiming that Tibet has been part of China for around 800 years. Its claim is not supported by the facts.

  • Geography and History of Tibet

    In geological terms, the creation of the himalayas and the rising of the Tibetan plateau are extremely recent events. The mountains originated less than four million years ago, making them among the youngest in the world.

  • His Holiness is very healthy, is the best spokesperson, the best face for Tibetan Cause: Tibetan President to BBC World

    The president of the Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay appeared on the Impact Program of the BBC World with host Yalda Hakim on Thursday, November 23. The interview streamed live touched on various topics concerning His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet and the Tibetan freedom struggle. Below is the full transcript of the interview.

    BBC: Chinese government have accused you of creating all sort of trouble within Tibet

    Dr. Sangay: Yes. They call me 100 percent separatist, that I have never done anything good for Tibet and Tibetan People. I disagree. But even if they say 99 percent, leave 1 percent room for improvement they have not left that. But all I am doing is advocating the basic rights of the Tibetan people, genuine autonomy within China within the framework of the Chinese constitution. And what we promote is dialogue between the envoys of Dalai Lama and representative of the Chinese government. So this is a very reasonable, non-violent, peaceful way of solving the issue of Tibet.

    BBC: Is the dialogue taking place?

    DR. Sangay: Unfortunately not. Since January 2010, it has been now more than 7 years there has been no dialogue between the envoys of the Dalai Lama and Chinese representative. And we would like to see that the Issue of Tibet resolve peacefully.

    BBC: Because they refuse to meet with you, they won’t talk to you.

    Dr. Sangay: I don’t think they will meet with me, at least they should meet with the envoys of The Dalai Lama. You know he is a spiritual leader and he is most revered around the world, and he is very reasonable as well. And I hope President Xi Jinping in his second term will look at Tibet as low hanging fruit because in second term normally they do deal with complicated issues like Barack Obama dealing with Iran and Cuba. Hopefully, President Xi Jinping will you know continue his father’s legacy. His father was very close to Late Panchen Lama, he was very familiar with the Tibet issue. Hopefully you know, Xi Jinping will be like his father.

    BBC:  China’s growing presence on the international stage, its economic growth and power. Have you found that attitudes globally towards the Tibetan cause has diminish as a result?

    Dr. Sangay: Not just Tibetan cause. Generally human rights, democracy, environmental rights, all these discourse are diminished or diluted in all the countries where they have free trade agreement. Now in the 19th Party Congress Xi Jinping has said, Xi Jinping’s thought is socialism with Chinese characteristic in new era which means no liberal democracy, no freedom of speech, no election just one party rule. That is what they are bringing to the table. In new era means the international frontier, international community. So thats the challenge. And hence I have been to Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Norway just recently and they all don’t want to talk much about Tibet, human right, democracy. This is you know quiet scary because there is lot of self censorship going on.

    BBC: Because they are concerned about damaging their relationship with China.

    Dr. Sangay: Precisely, but the issue is should we transform China and make them look more like us, liberal democracy, or should we transform to look more like China. Thats the choice. So hence we have to take a principle stand. Of course you must have free trade, you must engage with China, but don’t give free-pass

    BBC: A lot of countries have been with this One Belt One Road 

    Dr. Sangay: Thats true. Don’t give free-pass on human rights. One Belt One Road 60 some countries have subscribed to it. It’s okay. But as far as Tibet is concern, we lost our country after one road. Chinese promised us that this road will lead to prosperity and peace, and we helped them build that road. And Chinese paid us silver coins, in fact they build a silver coin factory in Chengdu. And after the road was completed, trucks came, tanks came, guns came and that’s how our country was occupied. So, One Belt One Road is good, but I think there should be quid pro quo and principled trade based on human rights.

    BBC: The Dalai Lama, we are hearing report is saying that he probably won’t travel as much or will probably not travel at all abroad. So much of the hope of the campaigning the cause is now on you.

    Dr. Sangay: Now that’s a big shoes to fill. His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently told a group of youth who had come from all over that I will be travelling more on his behalf, but I’ll do so. But His Holiness is very healthy, he will be travelling to various countries around the world and he is the best spokesperson and the best face for the Tibetan cause. I won’t be able to fill in his shoes but he is definitely sharing or giving me more responsibilities and I will do the best I can.

    BBC: Lobsang, thank you so much for joining us here on the program and share your thoughts.

    Dr. Sangay: Thank you so much Yalda and good to see you again.

    Watch the full interview here:

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet among top 10 world’s most admired people

    The spiritual leader of Tibet and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is among the top 10 list of World’s Most Admired People according to the online survey conducted by the YouGov. The list of most admired people was published on Wednesday which was categorized into top 10 men and top 10 women.

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet congratulates Dr Mahathir on being appointed PM

    Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has congratulated Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on being sworn in as the new prime minister of Malaysia.

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet meets EP delegation to mark Europe Day

    Dharamshala, India — An European Parliamentary delegation reached in Dharamshala, India on Monday on a six-day visit during which its three members met with the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Wednesday.

  • Honest and truthfulness cultivates warm-heartedness, says Dalai Lama

    New Delhi —  Showing concern for others and conducting ourselves in an honest and truthful way, is cultivating warm-heartedness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said during his talk at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India on April 9, 2016.

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