CTA President meets Canadian parliamentarians in Ottawa

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 4: After concluding his official visit to Washington DC, the President of Central Tibetan Administration, known also as the Tibetan government-in-exile, has reached neighbouring Canada. The Tibetan delegation including Representative Namgyal Choedup and abbot of Tashi Lhunpo monastery Zeekgyab Rinpoche were invited to the Parliament Hill in Ottawa by the […]

Roundtable explores media’s role in strengthening democracy in exile

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 3: On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, a roundtable with a diverse panel discussed the role of media in strengthening democracy on Tuesday, hosted by the research organization Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Dharamshala. The panel discussed the challenges and the drawbacks faced by the media community […]

JNU VC urged to exempt Tibetan students from exorbitant fee hike

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, May 2: The fee hike imposed on foreign nationals (FN) including Tibetan students at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi since 2019 saw a new development on Monday as the CTA Education minister (Sherig Kalon) Tharlam Dolma met with the recently appointed JNU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Santishree D Pandit to discuss the […]

College students in Tibet asked to prove “ideological morality” for admissions

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, April 30: The 2022 Tibet Autonomous Region’s regular college admission regulations published by China’s Ministry of Education last week said that it required potential candidates to state their “political attitude and ideological morality” to get admission into universities in Tibet. Under Section 12, of the ‘Ideological and Political Morality assessment”, for extraordinary […]

Tibetan delegation meets with US Speaker, Czech Foreign Minister in Washington

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, April 30: The Tibetan delegation led by CTA President Penpa Tsering on Thursday met with long-time Tibet supporter and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accompanied by Office of Tibet representative Namgyal Choedup, ICT Board chairman and celebrity Richard Gere, with Zeekgyab Rinpoche from Tashi Lhunpo monastery. The delegation also met with Czech Foreign […]

Tibetan leadership congratulate French President Macron on re-election

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, April 28: The exile Tibetan leadership including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and President of the Tibetan government-in-exile Penpa Tsering have congratulated the incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron who edged out far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Monday to secure another term in office. President Tsering congratulated Macron on Wednesday by […]

CTA President meets US Special Coordinator for Tibet

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, April 27: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration, known also as the Tibetan government-in-exile, met with US Special Coordinator of Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya on Monday as part of his first official visit to Washington DC. “Honored to meet with the CTA Sikyong Penpa Tsering today. I reaffirmed U.S. commitment […]

China’s ‘cultural assimilation’ intensifies in Tibet: TCHRD annual report

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, April 26: The Dharamshala-based rights group Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) on Tuesday launched its 2021 report on the human rights situation in Tibet. The findings revealed that the ongoing effort of the Chinese government to assimilate Tibetans into the Chinese Communist system is evident from “widespread crackdown […]

Failure in imposing fake Panchen Lama is embodiment of China’s colonial rule in Tibet

Guest report by Vijay Kranti International webinar examines the history, impact and reasons behind kidnapping of Panchen Lama on his 33rd birth anniversary NEW DELHI, BERLIN, LONDON, DHARAMSHALA, 26 April: A group of international experts on Tibet and China had a common observation that Chinese government’s act of arresting the six year old Panchen Lama […]

Teacher Rinchen Kyi released after eight months in prison

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, April 25: The London-based rights group Free Tibet on Monday said that Rinchen Kyi, a middle-school teacher from Golog who was arrested last year for “inciting separatism” was released after eight months in prison. She was secretly returned home by police at 8pm local time on Sunday 24 April, according to the group. […]