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 Paris — Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and a coalition of human rights NGOs released a joint letter demanding the the immediate release of Huang Qi, a Chinese journalist and human rights activist who is very ill and could die in detention.

Madrid — President of the Central Tibetan Administration, Dr Lobsang Sangay on his first official visit to Spain's central capital Madrid, arrived amidst warm welcome from Tibetans and friends of Tibet. He was invited by the CEIM, the confederation of businessmen from Madrid to speak and network with the members.

Taipei, Taiwan — President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen called on and asked China to be a "responsible" country on the world stage rather than provoking unnecessary conflict, amid worsening relations between Beijing and the country it considers a renegade province.

Dharamshala, India — The Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 was held at 6 pm on 6 October 2018 at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) in McLeod Ganj, India. Ritika Sharma, a medical student and radiation therapist, won the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 crown at a modest event.

Dharamshala, India — An ex-political Tibetan prisoner has died as a result of mistreatment during his detention in Machu County, eastern Tibet where political prisoners are disappeared, tortured and killed under the brutality of the Chinese communist occupation.

Dharamshala, India — The Central Tibetan Administration led by President Dr Lobsang Sangay, celebrated the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at the Kashag Secretariat. This occasion marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an iconic figure of Ahimsa (non-violence) who better known as the father of the nation.

Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Seven
Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Five
Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Six
Brussels, Belgium — Dhondenling, Karnataka- Dhondenling Van Thiel Charitable Trust Hospital is the only hospital within 45km radius in Dhondenling. The hospital was established in 1974 by MYRADA which is an India based NGO.

Kollegal In Focus: Part Four
Kollegal, Karnataka, India — Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Kollegal In Focus: Part One
Kollegal Dhondenling is one of the five Tibetan settlements in the south Indian state of Karnataka. In a series of special features, TPI journalist Tenzin Tsomo reports from the Kollegal Tibetan settlement in the southern state of Karnataka, India.

Moscow, Russia — the Russian academy of Science released a book “Tibetology & Buddhology on the Border of Science and Religion”. The articles are devoted to different issues of Buddhilogy, Buddhism in its interaction with education and science, history and culture of Tibet.

Global media has been reacting to the news of the Communist party of China central committee on Sunday, proposed changing the country’s constitution to allow dictator Xi to remain in power beyond his scheduled departure in 2023. Now he’s poised to make characteristics of the history of Chinese regime by staying in office for potentially decades to come that was designed to guard against Mao-style personality cult in China.

Chinese dissident leader Yang Jianli. Photo: File

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Recently, a poster for Mercedes-Benz by the same-named German auto maker sparked a "public opinion" protest in China. Caving to pressure, on February 6, 2018, Daimler AG (of which Mercedes-Benz is a division) issued a public apology.

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay speaking to France24 TV.

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Dharamshala — Tibetan President Dr Lobsang Sangay had an interview with FRANCE24, during his recent visit to Paris, highlighting the suffering inside Tibet and his hope for France to play a part in negotiations.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay with the Thank You India Souvenir – A Dharmachakra representing the wheel of Universal Truth, at the press conference at Press Club of India on January 18, 2018. Photo: CTA/DIIR/Tenzin Phende

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New Delhi — "As far as the historical status is concerned, Tibet was an independent country. Any country including India or whoever says Tibet was historically a part of China is wrong, and we cannot accept that," Tibetan President said during a press conference in New Delhi, the capital of India on Thursday.

Palden Gyatso at his residence in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, India, on December 19, 2017. Photo: TPI/Yangchen Dolma

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Dharamshala — "Everyone has a history," he said, "and mine is special." Even at 87, Palden Gyatso's piercing, infinitely deep blue eyes and wrinkled hands displayed the history of which he spoke.

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Dharamshala, India — Providing the most comprehensive overview on Tibet’s past, present and future, the Tibetan government in exile has launched a new report titled ‘Tibet Was Never A Part Of China But The Middle Way Approach Remains a Viable Solution’.

Dharamshala, India — Setting two purposes for the Dialogue with Chinese Scientists about Quantum Effects, a three day event, which took place in the Indian city of Dharamshala this week, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, "Consequently, in our education programs, in addition to advice about physical hygiene and its benefits for physical health, we need to teach about emotional hygiene—how to tackle our destructive emotions. It should be our aim to be both physically and mentally fit."

Surat, Gujarat: - “Without technology humanity has no future, but we have to be careful that we don’t become so mechanised that we lose our human feelings,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama said at an event in Surat, Gujarat, India, on January 1, 2015.

Simla, India — On the occasion of the mega ‘Thank you Himachal Pradesh’ event being held at the state capital, Shimla, His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered his greetings and gratitude to the State government and people. In the 7-minute video message, His Holiness expressed himself as a proud citizen of the Himachal Pradesh and student of the rich Indian tradition.