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New York — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, has written individually to Roberta Metsola and Ursula von der Leyen to congratulate them on their recent re-election as President of the European Parliament and President of the European Commission respectively. His Holiness wishes them both every success in ensuring that the European Union remains a strong model for others to follow.

Dharamshala — On International Justice Day, Tibetan activists from eight NGOs and Tibetans around the Dharamshala held a solidarity candlelight vigil at Main Square, McLeod Ganj , Dharamshala, on July 17, 2024, to condemn China's forced closure of the renowned Gangjong Sherig Norbuling School in Golog, Tibet recently and the Chinese Communist Party's systematic violations of human rights in Tibet as well as to stand in solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet.

Hague — The judges of the Court of Citizens of the World recently held a ‘tribunal on China’ and the Court found sufficient legal grounds to charge the criminal Xi Jinping with crimes against humanity in Tibet; the forcible transfer of Tibetan children; imprisonment or other serious deprivations of physical liberty; and persecution of the Tibetan population. Therefore, the court has issued an arrest warrant for Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Dharamshala — Chinese government has forcibly shut down the most popular school for Tibetan students, the Gangjong Sherig Norbu School, where Tibetan students from three regions of Tibet come to study and where the graduates are well-trained students who do excellent work in Tibetan societies. The teachers and students cried so hard that they could not control their sadness at the closure of their beloved school after 30 years.

Washington, D.C. — US President Joe Biden signed the "Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act" into law on July 12, 2024. The law urges Chinese governement to resume the diolague with representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, democratically elected leaders of the Tibetan community, without preconditions. It also states, "claims made by officials of the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party that Tibet has been a part of China since ancient times are historically inaccurate."

Dharamshala — On the day of Trulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's unjust death in Chinese prison, the Rinpoche's students and followers organised a memorial event for the Rinpoche to commemorate his significant contributions to Tibetan religion, culture, language, environment and education, as well as the launch of a book about the Rinpoche entitled <<The Truth Told by Nyima Lhamo>> by Rinpoche's niece in Dharamshala on July 12, 2024.

The despotic, self-imposed communist regime in China constitutes a significant and unpredictable threat, with far-reaching consequences across the globe. Photo: TPI

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Dharamshala – The book (Echoes From Forgotten Mountains: Tibet In War And Peace' ) was reviewed by Vijay Kranti, a veteran Indian journalist and keen observer of Tibet. A detailed documentation of brave Tibetan people’s fight against the Chinese military might. The book is a historic document for the coming generations of Tibet.

Tibet Post International (TPI) conducted an exclusive interview with renowned Tibetan poet, writer, and activist Tenzin Tsundue. Talking about the ideal dream of every Tibetan, he said that independence is the ultimate goal, which alone can keep the power of dreams alive, and if required, we are also willing to wait a thousand years. The Middle Way Approach should therefore only be seen as a survival tactic.

Tenzin Topdhen, the director of Tibet Museum in Gangkyi, Dharamshala. Photo: TPI

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Dharamshala — TPI conducted an exclusive interview with Tenzin Topdhen, Director of the Tibet Museum. In this interview, he talks about the museum, its significance, the challenges the team faced in building the museum, his own experience of collecting objects and the purpose of all the stories.

Dharamshala — The PRC's latest white paper lists the government's proposals for the future of humanity and speaks of universal values and principles "which, if put into practice, could earn China a Nobel Peace Prize. China's new white paper looks good on paper, but fails in practice, the white paper is all about what China is not," says Tsewang Gyalpo Arya, representative of the Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for Japan and East Asia.

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Dharamshala — In an exclusive interview with the author of <<Far from the Roof of the World>>, the award-winning journalist and author said, "Tibet is like a flower or a plant that is trapped in a cage and cannot grow freely. Put a part of this flower in a different soil, like India or Australia, then it is no longer caged, it gets sunlight,, The soil is different but now it can grow."

President Sue Ott Rowlands presents Jetsun Pema with the Pearl S. Buck Award on April 18, 2024. (Photo: Randolph College)

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Lynchburg — Jetsun Pema, former minister and president of the Tibetan Children’s Village School, has been awarded the prestigious Pearl S. Buck Award from Randolph College in recognition of her contribution to the education of Tibetan children over the past five decades.

Dharamshala — On the occasion of the International Day of Action for Rivers, Tibetan experts issued a ten-point call to the Chinese government and the international community. They call on China to halt the construction of a dam in Dege county, eastern Tibet, which will not only harm the environment but also go against the wishes of the local population living around the Drichu river. They also underline the vital importance of Tibetan rivers for water security in Asia.

Berlin — International Campaign for Tibet has released a new report on Tibetan environmental defenders entitled "Environmental Defenders of Tibet: China's Persecution of Tibetan Environmental Defenders", ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, 2022.

Dharamshala, India  — “Our initial aim was to help Tibetan refugees from Tibet and assist them in any way we could. The first projects we got involved in were teaching English and basic computer skills to the community, so they could develop their skills and lead a new life in exile," said Dorji Kyi, Executive Director of Lha Charitable Trust.

Dharamshala, India – “We must pay more attention to our thousand-year-old tradition of Ahimsa and Karuna. The tradition of non-violence and compass can teach the world a path of tolerance, thoughtfulness, and compassion,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama while interacting with the students and faculty of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak.

Mainpat, India — The Mainpat Phendeyling Tibetan Settlement was one of the first Tibetan settlements established by the Indian government in 1962 to rehabilitate the 1,400 Tibetan refugees who arrived in India after the Chinese annexation of Tibet in 1959.

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Kolkata — Indian Tibet supporter Sandesh Meshram began his fifth cycle rally in eight Indian states, from West Bengal to New Delhi, and called on the Chinese government to release Tibetan environmentalist Karma Samdrup, who has been imprisoned to 15 years for advocating the protection of Tibet's fragile environment and Tibetan rivers, which are a source of fresh water for millions of people in countries neighbouring with Tibet.

New Delhi — Many international experts on China and Tibet are of the opinion that President Xi Jinping’s obsession with security and to present himself as the new Mao Zedong is resulting into cultural genocide and total annihilation of the national personality of China’s colonies like Tibet, East Turkistan (Xinjiang) and Southern Mongolia. Analyzing the causes and impact of dividing occupied Tibet in 1965 into many pieces at an international webinar titled “China’s Cartographic Colonialism in Tibet” experts from USA, Europe, Tibet and India expressed concern that China’s Communist Party (CCP) and its leaders are religiously focused at washing out Tibet’s history by rewriting and propagating a manufactured version that suits Chinese expansionism.

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The Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has stated that Aleksandra Bielakowska, an RSF representative, was deported from Hong Kong upon arrival to monitor the landmark trial of publisher Jimmy Lai.

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