Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

Stapled visas will stay: China stares down Modi, Sushma

Stapled visas will stay: China stares down Modi, Sushma

By Rajeev Sharma, First Post | Jun 10, 2014
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi successfully navigated Sino-India relations at his official meetings with top Indian interlocutors on Sunday and Monday. He had three-hour substantive talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan on Sunday, which is an unusually long meeting.

US asks China for ‘unconditional’ talks with the Dalai Lama

US asks China for ‘unconditional’ talks with the Dalai Lama

[PTI] WASHINGTON,June 7: The US has asked China to start “unconditional” talks with Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and address policies that have created tensions in Tibet.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) meeting Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (R). (Photo: Zee Media Bureau/Himanshu Kapoor)

Tibetans protest during Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit to India

DHARAMSALA, June 9: Several hundred Tibetans and supporters protested in the Indian capital and urged the new Indian Prime Minister, Narender Modi to raise the issue of Tibet on Sunday as Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi visited India in a bid to improve bilateral ties between the two countries.

Tibetan Youth Congress urges PM to take up Tibet issue

[TNN] DHARAMSHALA, June 7: Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), an organization of Tibetans united for the restoration of complete independence for Tibet, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of Tibet with China. According to them, Modi’s victory in the Lok Sabha elections

Lobsang Sangay, right, and the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala on Thursday

Anti-Beijing protests may not remain non-violent, warn Tibetans

By Victor Mallet, Financial Times | June 5, 2014

Tibet’s leaders in exile have warned Beijing not to assume that Tibetan protests against brutal Chinese rule will always be non-violent – even if a spate of self-immolations by demonstrators has so far not harmed “even a Chinese bicycle”.

Dhondup Wangchen upon his release. (Photo: Filming for Tibet)

Dhondup Wangchen released after serving six-year sentence

DHARAMSALA, June 6: Dhondup Wangchen, the self-taught Tibetan filmmaker-activist who made the documentary film “Leaving Fear Behind” was released on June 5 after serving a six-year sentence, a statement by Filming for Tibet (FFT), the Switzerland-based production house that produced the documentary said.

His Holiness prays for victims of Tiananmen event; calls on China to embrace democracy

DHARAMSALA, June 5: As people across the world observed the 25th anniversary of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown by expressing their solidarity with those who were killed and called on the Chinese government to account for the killings, the Tibetan spiritual leader,

Karmapa in Berlin for first European tour

By Arvind Sharma, The Hill Post | June 4, 2014

Dharamshala: Tibetan Buddhist leader, the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, arrived today in Berlin on his first European visit. The Karmapa will meet this week with members of the Jewish

Tibetan leader at Modi’s swearing in irks China

By Indrani Bagchi, TNN | June 5, 2014

NEW DELHI: China has protested the presence of the political head of the Tibetan government in exile at the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet last week.

Brad Pitt breaks the ice with China visit after Tibet row

[REUTERS] SHANGHAI, June 4: Movie star Brad Pitt is visiting China with his partner, actress Angelina Jolie, effectively ending an unspoken ban after he angered communist authorities by appearing in the 1997 film ‘Seven Years in Tibet’.