Italy: South Africa wrong to deny Dalai Lama visa

October 5, 2014 11:58 am0 comments
Italy: South Africa wrong to deny Dalai Lama visa

(TibetanReview.net, Oct05, 2014) – Italy’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lapo Pistelli, has become the first foreign leader to criticize South Africa for denying visa for Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, for fear of offending China, according to iafrica.com Oct 3. The denial of visa led to the […]

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Dalai Lama says informal China pilgrimage talks ongoing

October 4, 2014 5:25 pm0 comments
Dalai Lama says informal China pilgrimage talks ongoing

(TibetanReview.net, Oct04, 2014) – Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has confirmed that informal talks with China aimed at enabling him to undertake a historic pilgrimage to China remains ongoing. Revealing this information, the AFP Oct 2 cited him as expressing optimism about the new leadership in Beijing in […]

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Dalai Lama sees South Africa’s visa denial as bullying

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Dalai Lama sees South Africa’s visa denial as bullying

(TibetanReview.net, Oct04, 2014) – Breaking his silence on South Africa’s denial of visa for him for the third time over the last five years, which led to the “suspension” of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace laureates, otherwise scheduled to be held in Cape Town from Oct 13 to […]

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Nobel Peace summit quits South Africa over Dalai Lama snub

October 3, 2014 3:29 pm0 comments
Nobel Peace summit quits South Africa over Dalai Lama snub

(TibetanReview.net, Oct03, 2014) – After it was boycotted by six women laureates, the organizers of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace laureates, otherwise slated to be held in Cape Town over Oct 13-15, have given up their resolve to stick to their original schedule and venue without the Dalai […]

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Goons interrupt Tibet film festival in Hong Kong

September 29, 2014 4:07 pm0 comments
Goons interrupt Tibet film festival in Hong Kong

(TibetanReview.net, Sep29, 2014) –  A festival of films on Tibet being held at the Regal Riverside Hotel in Hong Kong was disrupted on its opening day of Sep 27 by a gang of more than 20 goons whom the organizers suspect were hired by a Chinese government agency, reported taipeitimes.com […]

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Spanish Supreme Court asked to reinstate Tibet genocide lawsuits

September 28, 2014 3:11 pm0 comments
Spanish Supreme Court asked to reinstate Tibet genocide lawsuits

(TibetanReview.net, Sep28, 2014) – The CAT (Comité de Apoyo al Tíbet) and the co-plaintiffs Fundación Casa del Tíbet and Thubten Wangchen have on Sep 18 lodged an appeal in Spain’s Supreme Court against the National Court’s decision earlier this year to dismiss the crime against humanity cases against some retired […]

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US university rejects Chinese government funding, and interference

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US university rejects Chinese government funding, and interference

  (TibetanReview.net, Sep28, 2014) – China’s projection of soft power through its use of the Confucius Institute (CI) has suffered a setback with a top US university deciding on Sep 26 not to renew its contract with the Chinese government body, reported qz.com Sep 26. The CI is a language […]

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Six laureates to skip Cape Town Nobel Peace summit over Dalai Lama visa

September 27, 2014 2:41 pm0 comments
Six laureates to skip Cape Town Nobel Peace summit over Dalai Lama visa

(TibetanReview.net, Sep27, 2014) – The number of recipients who have decided not to attend the 14th annual summit of the Nobel Peace laureates scheduled to be held in Oct 2014 in South Africa has risen to six, with two more – Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman, and Northern Irish activist Mairead […]

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Four Nobel Peace laureates to skip Cape Town over Dalai Lama snub

September 26, 2014 9:53 pm0 comments
Four Nobel Peace laureates to skip Cape Town over Dalai Lama snub

(TibetanReview.net, Sep26, 2014) – Jody Williams from USA, Shirin Ebadi from Iran, Leymah Gbowee from Liberian, and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines have decided not to attend the 14th annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town from Oct 13 to 15 in protest against South Africa’s […]

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United States government’s Tibet official to visit India, Nepal in Nov’14

September 24, 2014 2:11 pm0 comments
United States government’s Tibet official to visit India, Nepal in Nov’14

(TibetanReview.net, Sep23, 2014) – The US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Ms Sarah Sewall, has said Sep 18 that she was planning to visit India and Nepal in November in connection with her work to promote and protect Tibetan rights and culture. “When it comes to being a voice for […]

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