Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

Golog Jigme speaking at the press conference.

Golog Jigme set aside self-immolation plans to continue to serve Tibetan people

DHARAMSALA, May 28: Golog Jigme, the Tibetan monk who assisted Dhondup Wangchen in the making of a documentary critical of Chinese rule in Tibet titled, “Leaving Fear Behind” said he set aside his plan to

Narendra Modi Sworn In as India’s 15th Prime Minister

Narendra Modi Sworn In as India’s 15th Prime Minister

[NDTV] NEW DELHI, May 27: Narendra Damodar Modi, 63, took oath as India’s Prime Minister on Monday evening. Almost 4000 people were present at the ceremony held in the forecourt of the

73 candidates running for European Parliament sign ICT’s “2014 for Tibet” pledge

DHARAMSALA, May 27: As European Union goes to polls, 73 candidates running for election to the European Parliament have promised to support for rights and freedoms of the Tibetan people, including re-establishing the Tibet Intergroup in the European Parliament.

Q & A: Chan Koonchung on Tibet, Sex and Censorship

Q & A: Chan Koonchung on Tibet, Sex and Censorship

By Joyce Lau, The New York Times | May 25, 2014 The shopkeeper at the small Hong Kong bookstore recognized the author Chan Koonchung right away. The People’s Recreation Community — its initials are a play on People’s Republic of China — specializes in books that are banned on the Chinese mainland, but not in the relatively free territory of […]

Author Chan Koonchung finds humour in China-Tibet dynamic

Author Chan Koonchung finds humour in China-Tibet dynamic

South China Morning Post | May 25, 2014

Chan Koonchung satire shows how inequalities of power warp the China-Tibet relationship, writes Kate Whitehead

Newly elected executive members of Gu-Ch-Sum Movement of Tibet.

Gu-Chu-Sum elects new executive members

DHARAMSALA, May 26: Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet, an organization of former political prisoner’s of Tibet elected 11 new executive members on May 25 during an urgent meeting held here in Dharamsala.

CTA plans series of events to mark 2014 as “Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”

CTA plans series of events to mark 2014 as “Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama”

DHARAMSALA, May 23: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) will observe 2014 as the “Year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama” by organizing a series of events across the world from June to December to celebrate the Tibetan spiritual leader’s remarkable achievements, express gratitude

Scenes of chaos at the market after the explosions. Photo: Weibo

Blasts kill 31 in restive Xinjiang region

DHARAMSALA, May 22: At least 31 people were killed and around 90 others injured in one of the deadliest attacks in years in Urumqi, the capital of East Turkistan (Ch: Xinjiang)when a series of explosions struck an open-air market early today.

Tibetans Divided Over Cult of Martyrs

By Robert Stefanicki, Inter Press Service | May 20, 2014

DHARAMSALA, May 20: Nestled in the Kangra Valley in the shadow of the Dhauladhar Mountains in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala is beautiful to behold.

Does China Plan to Do Away with Its Minorities?

By Thupten Samphel, Huffington Post | May 20, 2014

During a visit this week to the Tibetan countryside of Dechen in Yunnan, Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the standing committee of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and chairman