US Ambassador on week-long Tibet visit on rare permit from China

May 21, 2019 11:20 pm0 comments
US Ambassador on week-long Tibet visit on rare permit from China

(TibetanReview.net, May20’19) – Such is the difficulty and rarity of a permit for a Western diplomat – or a UN human rights official too, for that matter – to visit Tibet that just allowing one makes international news headlines. In a first since 2015, China has permitted US Ambassador Terry […]

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Russia’s Putin says Dalai Lama not barred, but not sure about welcoming him

May 19, 2019 11:16 pm0 comments
Russia’s Putin says Dalai Lama not barred, but not sure about welcoming him

(TibetanReview.net, May19’19) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has said May 16 that Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was not barred from visiting his country but sought to downplay the significance of the issue. “Dalai Lama is not barred from entering Russia. But there are not very many Buddhists […]

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Dalai Lama assures devotees with at least 110-year longevity at long-life offering

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Dalai Lama assures devotees with at least 110-year longevity at long-life offering

(TibetanReview.net, May18’19) – The Dalai Lama on May 17 expressed optimism that he will live to be at least 110 during a ceremony of long-life offering made to him in the Tsuglakhang before a gathering of some 7,500 devotees. He said this was not a wishful thinking but that it […]

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Portuguese parliament asks gov’t to seek 11th Panchen Lama’s release

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Portuguese parliament asks gov’t to seek 11th Panchen Lama’s release

(TibetanReview.net, May18’19) – A motion was adopted in the strongly socialist dominated parliament of Portugal on May 11, condemning “the forced disappearance of the world’s youngest political prisoner,” the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, and urging Lisbon to “appeal to the Chinese Government for his release.” The draft motion, […]

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Senate motion in Canada urges autonomy, rights support for Tibet

May 18, 2019 12:53 am0 comments
Senate motion in Canada urges autonomy, rights support for Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, May17’19) – A Motion on Tibet was introduced in the Senate of the Canadian parliament on May 14, urging the government to support genuine autonomy for Tibet based on the Middle Way Approach of the exile Tibetan administration. Conservative Party Senator Thanh Hai Ngo who moved the motion has […]

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Exile Tibetan administration holds 31st task force meet for China talks

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Exile Tibetan administration holds 31st task force meet for China talks

(TibetanReview.net, May17’19) – Bringing China to the negotiating table may seem to be as futile a flogging a dead horse for now. But a resolute exile Tibetan administration continues to be hopeful and has concluded on May 16 a two-day, 31st meeting of its task force on negotiation with Beijing. […]

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Book reveals what was behind Dalai Lama’s 2014 praise of Xi Jinping

May 16, 2019 11:19 pm0 comments
Book reveals what was behind Dalai Lama’s 2014 praise of Xi Jinping

(TibetanReview.net, May16’19) – The Dalai Lama has not talked about it before but had praised Chinese President Xi Jinping for being “more open minded” than his predecessor Hu Jintao. Now in a new book by an Indian journalist, the exile spiritual leader of Tibet has revealed that Xi had agreed […]

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British town mayor raises Tibetan flag in solidarity gesture

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British town mayor raises Tibetan flag in solidarity gesture

(TibetanReview.net, May15’19) – The Tibetan flag was raised for the sixth year in a row in Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist temple in Milton Keynes, a large town in Buckinghamshire located 50 miles northwest of London, on May 12, with this year’s event being dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Dalai […]

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Two Nepali MPs’ participation in Latvia Tibet convention claimed to violate one-China policy

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Two Nepali MPs’ participation in Latvia Tibet convention claimed to violate one-China policy

(TibetanReview.net, May15’19) – The participation by two Nepali MPs at the 7th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet, which was held in Latvia’s capital Riga from May 7-10 and organized by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile in association with Latvian Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet and International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet, has […]

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32 Congress members urge Trump Administration to act on Tibet Acts

May 15, 2019 11:59 pm0 comments
32 Congress members urge Trump Administration to act on Tibet Acts

(TibetanReview.net, May15’19) – A total of 32 US lawmakers have signed a letter addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, calling for a prompt implementation of two key laws passed by Congress in 2002 and 2018 to guide US policy on Tibet. The letter was released May 13 by Reps. […]

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