Dharamshala, India – “I have realised how important it is to speak the truth, speak against injustice, stand for what is right and all while being practical. As they say, “a pen is mightier than the sword,” said Shirin Pajnoo, while she is sharing her experience working with TPI.
Dharamshala, India – Tibet’s land sits on huge natural reserves of minerals, minerals largely untouched for centuries until China’s exploitation of these resources. The mining and extraction projects initiated by China have only been increasing, and they are now impacting Tibet’s environment and its people. The biggest impact has been on the glacial structures of Tibet.
Dharamshala, India — The recent travel ban preventing Chinese people including their students from traveling abroad is completely different than what we saw years of the complete lockdown in the occupied territories of Tibet. The Chinese government's reasons for the China ban are “coronavirus” and the complete lockdown in Tibet is because the people living in this Himalayan nation are Tibetan people and their freedom of movement must be tightly controlled.
Dharamshala — The deteriorating situation in Hong Kong sends a strong diplomatic signal to the international community that there's no future for people who worship the "one country, two systems" framework. Beijing has failed to adhere to the rule of law by denying ethno-religious minorities the rights and freedoms originally promised. Hong Kong people reacted with shock but little surprise to China's decision to bar a British activist and vocal critic of human-rights abuses in China.
Dharamshala — The root causes of protest by Tibetans in Tibet against the Chinese communist regime, including self-immolations, stem from a wide range of factors such as, violent political repression, cultural assimilation, economic marginalisation, ethnic discrimination, nomadic displacement and environmental destruction.