Tibetan News

50 years of Persecution and Propaganda in Tibet

Festivities and a large public parade have taken place in Lhasa this month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Chinese occupation in the Tibet Autonomous Region. All events were organised and overseen by the Chinese Government, with regional unity and the increased welfare and happiness of the Tibetan community emphasised read more →

Final Resolutions from the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile

The 10th and final parliament meeting of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile (TPie) began this week, the last session before the Tibetan pre-elections get underway in October. In his opening address, Speaker of the House Penpa Tsering spoke about the deteriorating political and human rights conditions inside Tibet under the repressive read more →

The Election: Awareness Raising and Campaigning

The 2016 preliminary election for Sikyong (prime minister) and Chithue (members of parliament) of the Tibetan-Government-in Exile is just a month away and the season of Tibetan election campaigning is well underway. Tibetans living in exile are becoming energetically involved in democracy as they gear up for the 2016 election. read more →

Hunger Strike

Three council members of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) began an indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on September 10, two days after China’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the “founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region” in Lhasa. TYC, the largest non-governmental pro-independence group of the read more →

China Breaks Years of Silence Over the Panchen Lama

This year marks the 20th year since the disappearance of Gedun Choekyi Nyima. After decades of silence from the Chinese Government about his abduction, on September 6, a leading Chinese Official, Norbu Dundup, commented at a news conference that Gedun Choekyi Nyima is growing up healthily, receiving education and does read more →

No Misunderstandings for the Election Procedures

The first vote in the Tibetan election of 2015/16 is fast approaching, and the Election Commission of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) released a clarified version of the election regulations on September 3. These regulations act as a code of conduct for candidates and their supporters, covering a range of read more →

Tibetans celebrate 55th Democracy Day

Hundreds of Tibetans gathered at Tsugla Khang courtyard, the main Tibetan temple in Dharamshala, for the celebration of the 55th Tibetan Democracy day on September 2, organised by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) or Tibetan Government-in-Exile. The event was graced by the presence of Maneka Gandhi, the Union Cabinet Minister read more →

The Tibetan Government-in-Exile Refutes China’s Claims

The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has challenged China’s latest White Paper on Tibet which claims that the legitimacy of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama depends on China’s recognition and approval. The CTA’s response entitled “Tibet was not part of China but the Middle Way remains a viable solution” was read more →

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