Showing posts with label Tibet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tibet. Show all posts

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Central Tibetan President Lobsang Sangay Visits White House; Creates History - Central Tibetan Administration

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)

In a historic feat, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay entered the United States White House on Saturday. This is the first time in six decades that the head of CTA has been invited into the White House.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tibet live-fire drills part of annual training: China's defense ministry

Tibet live-fire drills part of annual training

China's National Defense Ministry said Thursday the recent combat trainings conducted by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Tibet Military Command were part of the annual regular training program, and not targeted at any particular country.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

China demands India withdraw troops from disputed Himalayan territory

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China has reiterated its calls for India to withdraw troops from a disputed territory in the Himalayan mountains, to avoid an "escalation of the situation." It comes after China recently staged live-fire drills in the region.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Beijing demands New Delhi remove encroaching troops

China has lodged protests in Beijing and in New Delhi against the encroachment of Indian border troops into Chinese territory, and it demands that India take the proper course of action and withdraw the troops, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Tuesday.

Friday, November 18, 2016

China demands Mongolia scrap visit by Dalai Lama

China on Friday demanded its northern neighbor, Mongolia, scrap a visit by the Dalai Lama, labeling the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader a separatist who seeks to alienate Chinese-controlled Tibet from Beijing.

Friday, October 28, 2016

China warns India against Dalai Lama border visit

China on Friday rebuked India for inviting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit a contested stretch of land on the India-China border, warning it would harm relations between the neighbors.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tibetan Parliament Condoles Victims of Italy Earthquake

Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile today expressed his profound condolences to the victims of the devastating earthquake that shook Italy on Wednesday, 24 August.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Deadly magnitude-7.8 quake strikes Nepal

A police official says that 449 people have been confirmed dead in the massive Nepal earthquake, including 181 in Kathmandu.
Police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam says that the death toll in Saturday's earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, is expected to rise.

Monday, February 2, 2015

China opposes Obama, Dalai Lama meeting

China is firmly opposed to any meeting between any country's leader and the Dalai Lama "in any form," a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.

"We strongly oppose any country interfering in China's internal affairs in the name of issues regarding Tibet," Hong Lei told a press briefing.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Tibetans shot trying to reclaim self-immolator’s body (At least 135 Tibetans have set themselves on fire)

DHARAMSHALA: Two Tibetans were shot and several others injured after Chinese police opened fire on a group of Tibetans trying to reclaim the body of Ven. Kelsang Yeshi who set himself on fire on 23 December, media reports say.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Pope denies private audience to Dalai Lama over China concern

Pope Francis has denied a private audience to the Dalai Lama because it could harm the Holy See's already fraught relations with China, the Vatican said today.
The request was declined "for obvious reasons concerning the delicate situation" with China, a Vatican spokesman said. The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, understood the situation, he added.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dalai Lama in ‘informal’ talks to return to Tibet

DHARAMSALA: The Dalai Lama indicated on Thursday that he was in informal talks with China to make a historic pilgrimage to Tibet after more than half a century in exile.

The Tibetan spiritual leader said he had “made clear” his desire to undertake the pilgrimage to a sacred mountain in his homeland to contacts in China, including retired Communist Party officials.

“It’s not finalized, not yet, but the idea is there,” the 79-year-old told AFP in an interview in Dharamshala, where he lives.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tibetan Student Self-immolates in Protest Against China. -- (More than 130 Tibetans have burned themselves)

A Tibetan student has died after setting himself on fire in Tsoe City.

Lhamo Tashi set himself on fire last Wednesday while shouting slogans against the Chinese rule in Tibet in front of a police station.

Tashi's self-immolation is the first in more than five months.

Information on the death only emerged Sunday, as Chinese authorities usually clamp down on communication following such incidents.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Conditions for foreign media reporting in Tibet worsen

DHARAMSHALA: The conditions for foreign media operating in China particularly in sensitive regions like Tibet and Xinjiang have gone from bad to worse, according to a report titled “Position Paper on Working Conditions for Foreign Correspondents in China” published on Friday.

99 percent of the FCCC members surveyed said reporting conditions in China had failed to meet international standards and 80 percent said conditions had deteriorated or remained unchanged, the report said.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dalai Lama Refuses to be Reborn If Tibet Is Not Free

MOSCOW, September 10 (RIA Novosti) – The Dalai Lama will refuse to be reborn if Tibet can't gain its independence from China; Chinese authorities have asked the Tibetan spiritual leader to respect Buddhist traditions.
"We had a Dalai Lama for almost five centuries. The 14th Dalai Lama now is very popular. Let us then finish with a popular Dalai Lama. If a weak Dalai Lama comes along, then it will just disgrace the Dalai Lama. Tibetan Buddhism is not dependent on one individual. We have a very good organizational structure with highly trained monks and scholars," the Dalai Lama said in an interview with Welt am Sonntag, according to an English transcript of his words obtained by Al Jazeera.

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