Former MP Lobsang Shastri appointed new representative of Delhi

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 25: The former member of the 12th and 13th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Lobsang Shastri was appointed the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Bureau office in New Delhi. As the key Tibetan official in the Indian capital, he will assume the responsibility of representing the Tibetan government-in-exile as the nodal […]

Tibetan President addresses Japanese parliamentarians in Tokyo

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 23: The President of Tibetan government-in-exile known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration Penpa Tsering addressed the All Party Japanese Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet on Thursday, highlighting the worsening situation of the Tibetan people under the repressive policies of CCP. Japan has the largest Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet […]

Dalai Lama to be honored with 15th Spendlove Prize

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept 22: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been awarded the “Alice and Clifford Spendlove Prize in Social Justice, Diplomacy and Tolerance” by the University of California, Merced as its 15th recipient. Sherrie Spendlove who established the prize at the university said, “In our increasingly politically-divided and highly […]

One Tibetan killed, four arrested in Serthar County

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 21: One Tibetan man among a group of five has reportedly been killed by Chinese authorities in Serthar County in the Eastern Tibet, in connection to organizing religious activities, Dharamshala-based rights group revealed on Monday. Tibet Watch said that one of the detainees has been killed during detention due to […]

Lhasa officials apologize for mishandling Covid-19 lockdown

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 19: Several authorities of Lhasa city in Tibet have apologized for mishandling the city’s lockdown following backlash from local residents’ online for indefinite lockdown, lack of proper care, chaotic testing system and food shortages. One of Lhasa’s vice mayors, Damdul (Zhandui) apologised on Saturday and agreed that the criticism has […]

7 detained for exposing China’s Covid-19 mismanagement

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 18: A Tibetan nomad Rinchen Dhondup among six other Tibetans have reportedly been detained for merely sharing Covid-related photos and videos online amid the harsh implementation of the Chinese government’s ‘Zero-Covid policy’. Tibet Times’ reported that Tibetans from Lhasa, Nagchu and other counties were arrested on Wednesday for sharing information on […]

Chinese police operating unofficial “service stations” overseas to target dissidents: Report

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 18: A Spain-based NGO said that China has set up 54 “overseas police service centers” worldwide operated by Chinese community groups associated with the Chinese Communist Party, to target and pressure dissents abroad. Safeguard Defenders on Monday released a report that claimed that under the project “110 Overseas”, official provincial statements and […]

Exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama to visit Sikkim in October

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 15: The octogenarian Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be making a visit to Sikkim on October 28, Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs of Sikkim Sonam Lama said Wednesday. A delegation from the Sikkim government led by Lama called upon the Dalai Lama at his residence in Dharamshala on […]

Chinese agent at Twitter could collect user data, claims whistle-blower Zatko

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 14: A whistle-blower named Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a famed hacker who served as Twitter’s head of security, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee ob Tuesday and said that the Twitter’s employees were concerned that the Chinese government would be able to collect data on company’s users. The whistle-blower, who worked […]

China set to purchase DNA sampling kits despite criticism

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 14: The Chinese government is reportedly set to buy over $1,60,000 worth of “profiling kits and other supplies” from Thermo Fisher, a US-based company that came under fire for selling similar supplies to Chinese authorities in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) in the past. The Chinese documents online showed that the CCP […]