Lausanne, Switzerland — As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gathered at its headquarters for the annual Olympic Summit, a dozen members of Tibetan Youth Association of Europe (TYAE) and Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) staged a peaceful sit-in and drop a banner at the Olympic building. They called for a global boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics because China is committing crimes against Tibetans, Uighurs, Hong Kongers and Southern Mongolians.
Dharamshala, India — “We can develop a peaceful world with the concept of oneness of seven billion human beings. The peaceful world does not come from the Sky, but each individual of seven billion human beings, needs to build a peaceful world through warm-heartedness and recognise the seven billion human beings as our brothers and sisters," said His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Dharamshala, India — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, congratulated Olaf Scholz on his swearing-in as the new Chancellor of Germany. He also wished the new Chancellor every success in meeting the challenges that lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of Germany.
Dharamshala, India — Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE), Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, expressed his heartiest congratulations to Olaf Scholz on his swearing-in as the new Chancellor of Germany on December 8, 2021.
Dharamshala, India — The United States has announced a full diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing due to Chinese human rights abuses in East Turkestan, Tibet, and Hong Kong. Several other countries, including Australia, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand, have already joined the move, while others are expected to join the boycott soon.