Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

Three ‘Umbrella Movement’ leaders jailed in Hong Kong

Three ‘Umbrella Movement’ leaders jailed in Hong Kong

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 18: A Hong Kong court has jailed three forefront leaders of the 2014 ‘Umbrella Movement’ yesterday for their involvement in the largest pro-democracy protests ever held in the city.

4th International Rangzen Conference to be held in Paris

4th International Rangzen Conference to be held in Paris

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 17: Tibetan independence advocates around the world will converge for the 4th International Rangzen Conference to be held in Paris, France.

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German Football Association to face boycott and protest over inclusion of China team in league

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 17: German football clubs have threatened to boycott and football fans have planned protests over its football association’s decision to entertain China under 20 side as the 20th team in the German regional south-west league for the second half of the 2017-2018 season.

Tibetan film ‘Pawo’ awarded Best Director for Feature at Revolution Me Film Festival 2017

Tibetan film ‘Pawo’ awarded Best Director for Feature at Revolution Me Film Festival 2017

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 17: A Tibetan film titled ‘Pawo’ – meaning martyr in Tibetan – has been awarded the Best Director for Feature at the Revolution Me Film Festival 2017.

Taiwan’s Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission to be disbanded

Taiwan’s Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission to be disbanded

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 16: The Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission (MTAC) of the government of Taiwan is set to be disbanded by the end of this month, Minister without Portfolio, Hsu Jan-yau told Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CAN) on August 14.

CTA marks India’s 71st Independence Day

CTA marks India’s 71st Independence Day

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 15: Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) today marked India’s 71st Independence Day by hoisting the tricolored Indian national flag at a brief ceremony held at the Kashag Secretariat in Dharamsala.

Exhaustion forces His Holiness to cancel Botswana visit

Exhaustion forces His Holiness to cancel Botswana visit

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 14: His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed deep regret at having to cancel his impending visit to Botswana due to exhaustion.

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China to restrict Lhasa population after Larung Gar

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 9: China has decided to restrict the population of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital to below 500,000 by 2020.

Education Kalon launches 40 books on early grade reading

Education Kalon launches 40 books on early grade reading

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 7: The Education Department of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) launched 40 books on early grade reading today at Nyatri Hall, Central Tibetan Secretariat.

Famous school for blind in Tibet risks being shut down

Famous school for blind in Tibet risks being shut down

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 3: Amidst China’s heightened clampdown on foreign NGOs, a famous school for the blind in Tibet risks being shut down, says the co-founder of the school.