Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

Senior US Congressman urges China to allow access to Tibet

DHARAMSALA, July 18: For the past five decades the Chinese Communist Party has ruled Tibet harshly and treated the Tibetan people with disdain, said a senior member of the US House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

China makes 2 incursions in just 3 days in Ladakh sector

DHARAMSALA, July 17: Even as the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping indulged in bonhomie emphasizing the need to strengthen bilateral ties and resolve the boundary dispute between the two countries at the recently held BRICS summit in Brazil, China’s People’s Liberation Army indulged in yet another intrusion into Indian territory.

China invites Modi for APEC summit but rivalry simmers

China invites Modi for APEC summit but rivalry simmers

[Reuters] New Delhi, July 15: Chinese President Xi Jinping invited India on Tuesday to attend a summit of the APEC trade group in November, sending a message of cooperation during the first meeting between the new leaders of the world’s most populous countries.

Representatives of the Dharamsala-based NGOs during the press conference.

Tibetans urge BRICS leaders to talk Tibet with Xi in Brazil

DHARAMSALA, July 15: A group of Tibetan NGOs urged leaders of Brazil, South Africa, Russia and India to formally discuss the critical situation in Tibet with Chinese leader, Xi Jinping when they meet him for the sixth BRICS summit to be held in Brazil from July 15 to 16.

Senior Buddhist scholar arrested as repression escalates in restive Tibetan county

Senior Buddhist scholar arrested as repression escalates in restive Tibetan county

[Source: TCHRD] A senior Tibetan monk who is an accomplished Buddhist scholar was arbitrarily arrested and disappeared in May 2014 while he was giving a lecture on the “status of Tibetan language and nationality” (Tib. mi rigs dang skad yig ki gnas bab skor) to villagers of Shagchu (Ch: Xiaqu) Town[i] in the restive Diru (Ch: Biru) County in Nagchu (Ch: Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham.

Ngagchung in an undated photo.

Tibetan political prisoner released in poor condition upon completion of 6 years’ jail term

DHARAMSALA, July 15: A Tibetan political prisoner sentenced to six years imprisonment for sending information outside Tibet during the pan-Tibetan uprising in 2008 was released in extremely poor health condition on July 8 after the completion of his sentence.

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2014 World Cup final: Germany beats Argentina for fourth title

[The Washington Post] RIO DE JANEIRO, July 13: Mario Goetze’s sensational goal in the 113th minute Sunday had shattered a scoreless tie with Argentina, and now as extra time was nearing the end, the roar from Germany’s supporters at Maracanã stadium swelled to ear-popping levels.

An undated photo of Sherkyab

China arrests young Tibetan monk after lone protest

DHARAMSALA, July 14: Chinese authorities in eastern Tibet have arrested a young Tibetan Buddhist monk for carrying out a lone protest demanding freedom for Tibetans in Tibet and calling for the return of the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile.

Nepal Retracts Permission for Tibet Monk’s Cremation

[The New York Times] KATMANDU, JULY 13: Under scrutiny from China, Nepal’s government announced on Sunday that it had retracted its permission to allow the cremation of a prominent spiritual figure in Tibetan Buddhism to be held on its territory.

Preparatory Procedures for the Kalachakra Empowerment

Preparatory Procedures for the Kalachakra Empowerment

Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India, 10 July 2014 – His Holiness the Dalai Lama went to the teaching pavilion early in the morning today and spent four hours performing the self-generation rituals. When he returned from lunch, in the heat of the day, an estimated 144,000 people had gathered to take part in the preparatory procedures for the Kalachakra Empowerment.