Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

With China, India should hold its ground on inviting the Dalai Lama to Arunachal

Amit Dasgupta, Hindustan Times | March 23, 2017

I have long admired His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I continue to do so.

Trouble brews for China in Xinjiang

Trouble brews for China in Xinjiang

Claude Arpi, The Asian Age | March 23, 2017

The identity of the attackers was not disclosed,” but they were obviously Uyghurs.

In August 2016, at the end of the annual closed-door meeting held at the beach resort of Beidaihe, an official statement announced that Zhang Chunxian would be replaced by Chen Quanguo as party secretary of the restive Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Mr Chen was then serving as party boss in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), where he had shown his skills to “pacify” the restive Tibetans.

Latest Tibetan self-immolator in critical condition, family and associates tortured by China

Latest Tibetan self-immolator in critical condition, family and associates tortured by China

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 22: Pema Gyaltsen, who set himself on fire on Mar 18 in Nyarong county in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham is said to be in critical condition.

SFT urges downstream nations to push for Trans-Boundary Water Sharing Treaty with China

SFT urges downstream nations to push for Trans-Boundary Water Sharing Treaty with China

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 22: Students for a Free Tibet (SFT)-India today observed World Water Day by highlighting the grave threat the downstream nations are exposed to with the rampant damming of Tibet’s rivers by China.

Film maker Pema Tseden’s ‘Tharlo’ wins big again

Film maker Pema Tseden’s ‘Tharlo’ wins big again

Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 21: Renowned Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden’s film ‘Tharlo’ has swept a Chinese film festival with three awards.

China cries foul over Dalai Lama’s presence at Buddhist seminar

China cries foul over Dalai Lama’s presence at Buddhist seminar

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 20: Beijing has issued a stern worded objection to India for inviting His Holiness the Dalai Lama to an international Buddhist Seminar in Bihar and warned India of serious repercussions in their bilateral ties.

Tibetan youth self-immolates in eastern Tibet, toll reaches 147

Tibetan youth self-immolates in eastern Tibet, toll reaches 147

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 20: A Tibetan youth has set himself on fire on Mar 18 in Nyarong county in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham.

Sikyong Sangay and the Kashag walking out of the Parliament.

Kashag stages walkout of 3rd session of 16th Tibetan Parliament

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 18: The members of the 15th Kashag (Tibetan cabinet) of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) staged a walkout of the 3rd Session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile(TPiE) on the fifth Day of the 2017-2018 budget session.

Miss Tibet organizer Lobsang Wangyal obtains Indian passport, says I am Tibetan-Indian now

Miss Tibet organizer Lobsang Wangyal obtains Indian passport, says I am Tibetan-Indian now

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 17: Lobsang Wangyal, a Tibetan journalist and organizer of Miss Tibet beauty pageant has finally obtained his Indian passport which was long over due in accordance with the Indian Citizenship Act of 1955.

16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile commences its 2017-18 budget session

16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile commences its 2017-18 budget session

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 14: The Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel urged the Chinese government to resume peaceful Sino-Tibet negotiation on the issue of Tibet with the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama as he flagged off the budget session for the financial year 2017-2018 of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile earlier today.