CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay speaking to France24 TV.

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

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.

Dharamshala — "This claim is completely unsubstantiated. Bliss and Wisdom has never had any ties to any political party in any country. We have never and will never undermine any religious figure. In addition, the other party has extensively exaggerated and made an issue of Bliss and Wisdom's relationships with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism," asserts Ven Shi Ru-wei, Public relations for the Bliss and Wisdom.

Dharamshala — TPI Reporter Tenzin Zompa interviewed Nityam Singharoy, a visual artist as he began a solo protest on July 31st when he took off on his blue Royal Enfield bike from the Main Temple in Dharamsala heading to Delhi as a silent protest to the Chinese government.

Dharamshala — "Bliss & Wisdom's main problem is that the Chinese Communist Party has infiltrated Bliss and Wisdom, using the Bliss and Wisdom leadership to distort Buddhism in favor of Chinese interests. They have diverted overseas Chinese disciples of His Holiness the Dalai Lama into the arms of the Chinese-sanctioned Panchen Lama lineage," asserts Ven Fan Yin, First abbot of Bliss and Wisdom sangha.

Gaborone — President of Botswana Ian Khama wants you to know that he is not intimidated by the communist totalitarian regime China. Dr Ian Khama, who is president of the diamond-rich nation of less than two million people, stood up to the communist regime's power over His Holiness the Dalai Lama's planned visit to his county in August 2017.

Dharamshala — "Now that I am here and have interacted with a lot of Tibetans, I have come to realize that Taiwanese and Tibetans have a lot of similar issues to deal with in regards with China. I have deeply come to realize that even with different cultural and traditional backgrounds, we aim for the same target. We go through similar struggle with education, language, cultural, territory etc," said Chen-Yen Chou, a Taiwanese Human Rights and International Politics student visiting Dharamshala during an interview with TPI.

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