The monthly magazine on Tibet (Est. 1968) Saturday, 19 April 2014
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Dalai Lama concludes eventful 13-day visit to Japan

Apr 19, 2014

The Dalai Lama was given rousing welcomes during his visit to Japan from Apr 7 to 18 when he held prayer services, gave public talks and religious teachings, interacted with school children, held interdisciplinary discussions with mind scientists and met with people of both Buddhist and other faiths.

5 Tibetans, including two monks, held for questioning Chinese rule, policies

Apr 18, 2014

Five men, including two monks, had been detained by the Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region over the last two weeks for a range of politically banned activities, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Apr 16.

Tibetan youth dead in 131st self-immolation under Chinese rule

Apr 17, 2014

Even as China keeps denying there are any problems with its rule in occupied Tibet, the number of self-immolation protests there keeps rising, with yet another incident reported to have taken place there, this time on Apr 15 in Tawu (Chinese: Daofu) County of Kardze (Ganzi) Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

Exile Tibetan administration appoints new Tokyo and Canberra mission heads

Apr 17, 2014

The exile Tibetan administration at Dharamsala on Apr 14 announced two repostings and one new appointment affecting two of its overseas missions.

Miffed by criticism, China cancels rights dialogue with Britain

Apr 17, 2014

China has cancelled on Apr 14 a scheduled human rights dialogue with Britain, apparently angered by the latter’s comments on its rights record in its annual human rights report released the week before.

New Chinese film reasserts Tibet as a story of liberation, not rights violations

Apr 15, 2014

In its continuing attempt to cast the issue of Tibet as one of the liberation of Tibetan serfs from feudal slavery by China rather than one of occupation rule and human rights, China released a new film in Shanghai on Apr 13, with plans to feature it prominently at the Salento International Film Festival in Italy in June and the Montreal International Film Festival in Canada in August. 

UN urges Nepal to register Tibetan refugees

Apr 12, 2014

Reviewing the country’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a key component of the global bill of rights, the UN Human Rights Committee on Apr 10 urged Nepal to register long staying Tibetans and to ensure that all Tibetans who may have a valid refugee claim are guaranteed access to Nepali territory.

China detains Tibetan youth from lone street protest

Apr 11, 2014

A Tibetan youth was held by Chinese police in Manikengo Town of Sichuan Province’s Dege County around midday on Apr 8 after he took out a lone protest march along a highway, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) and other sources Apr 9.

Norway's top lawmaker, long a Tibet supporter, to avoid Dalai Lama

Apr 11, 2014

Though a long-time supporter of the Tibetan cause until very recently, Mr Olemic Thommessen, now the President of Norway's Parliament (Stortinget), has said he won’t meet with the Dalai Lama when the latter visits Oslo in May 2014, reported Apr 9.

China drills 7-km deep borehole in Tibet in bid for oil and gas

Apr 08, 2014

Having found it to contain "enormous oil and natural gas potential", China has now punched a seven-kilometre borehole into the Tibetan Plateau in a bid to extract these globally scarce resources, reported Apr 7.  

Dalai Lama begins 13-day visit to Japan

Apr 07, 2014

The Dalai Lama arrived in Japan’s capital Tokyo on Apr 6 for a series of events which include offering prayers and succour for the victims of the devastating earthquake and Tsunami which hit the country in Mar 2011, as well as to give public talks and religious teachings, to hold discussions with scientists and to interact with students. 

China detains 3 in restive Tibetan county

Apr 06, 2014

Chinese authorities in Trido Township of Nagchu (Chinese: Naqu) prefecture’s Sog (Suo) County, Tibet Autonomous Region, have on Mar 28 detained two Tibetans for text messaging about local events and incidents and also a monk over Tibetan independence slogans painted near a local bridge, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Apr 4.

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TR Nov-Dec '13 (Titles)

INSIDE TIBET: 1,000 Held for Defying Chinese Flag

OUTSIDE TIBET: China Rejects all Criticisms at UN Right Review Hearing 
Cameron "Turns a Page" on Tibet, Prefers Trade with China

CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY: Spain to Limit Court's Power to Try Chinese Leaders' Tibet Crime

CHINA WATCH: China's Censorship Bullying a Global Menace

EDITORIAL:  A Saga of Concessions to No End

Tibet in History this Week

April 20, 1920: The Chinese Mission that had come to Lhasa to negotiate with the Tibetan government after the failure of the Simla Conference left Lhasa for Peaking without reaching any agreement with the Tibetan government.
April 18, 1959: The Dalai Lama arrived in Tezpur, Northeast India, after fleeing Tibet.

News in Quotes

I'd like to wish you all a happy new year. Let's each make a determination to be a more sincere, compassionate, warm-hearted and non-violent human being trying to make our world a more equal place. That way we can actually make it a happy year. His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 1 January 2014, www.dalai