Articles by: Tenzin Gaphel

ISIS Releases New Video, Threatens Attack On China

ISIS Releases New Video, Threatens Attack On China

AFP | March 1, 2017

BEIJING: ISIS terrorists from China’s Uighur ethnic minority have vowed to return home and “shed blood like rivers”, according to a terror-tracking firm, in what experts said marked the first ISIS threat against Chinese targets.

Indian-Origin Chancellor Rejects Chinese Students’ Call Not To Invite Dalai Lama

PTI | February 17, 2017

BEIJING: A US university headed by an Indian-origin academician has rejected call by Chinese students to withdraw invitation to exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama but assured them that his speech would have nothing to with politics.

Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

By Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee | February 17, 2017

SEOUL – Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the world’s biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips.

China ‘eliminating civil society’ by targeting human rights activists – report

Report details use of torture by Chinese security agencies – including beatings, stress positions and sleep deprivation – to force activists to confess ‘crimes’

Benjamin Haas, The Gaurdian | February 16, 2017

When will Beijing respect ‘One India’ policy?

The New Indian Express | February 15, 2017

Despite all his rhetoric and bluster, US President Donald Trump was forced to publicly reiterate America’s ‘One China’ policy during his first phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping February 9. This followed howls of protests from Beijing after President-elect Trump took a call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, and invited a delegation from the island nation to his swearing-in.

Tibetans in Dharamsala commemorate Tibetan Independence Day, highlights Potala Palace as symbol of Tibet’s independent past

Tibetans in Dharamsala commemorate Tibetan Independence Day, highlights Potala Palace as symbol of Tibet’s independent past

DHARAMSALA, Feb 14: Tibetans and Tibet supporters in Dharamsala marked the 104th anniversary of the declaration of Tibetan independence at an event held on Feb 13 by highlighting Potala Palace, the winter residence of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, as a symbol of Tibet’s independent past and national identity.

China curbs on free speech immoral, says Dalai Lama

China curbs on free speech immoral, says Dalai Lama

The Asian Age | February 9, 2017

New Delhi: Hitting out at the “totalitarian” government in China for “immoral” curbs on free speech and the press, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said people of the Communist nation will be able to tell right from wrong once they are aware of the “reality”. On radicalism, he also cautioned against stereotyping communities.

India needs to be wary of two-faced China

India needs to be wary of two-faced China

While Beijing projects a mild face abroad, it has not been so ‘normal’ at home.  Claude Arpi, DailyO.in | February 7, 2017 In the ski resort of Davos in Switzerland, President Xi Jinping of China surprisingly defended globalisation and free trade. In his address to the World Economic Forum, Xi asserted: “Countries should view their own interest in the broader […]

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the inaugural Vidyaloke public talk at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, India on February 5, 2017. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Public Talk at the Talkatora Stadium

February 6th 2017

[dalailama.com] New Delhi, India, 5 February 2017 – The streets of New Delhi were quiet this Sunday morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove under misty skies to the Talkatora Stadium at the heart of the city, where Vidyaloke had arranged for him to give a public talk.

China warns Donald Trump not to push it for talks with Dalai Lama

PTI | Feb 4, 2017

BEIJING: Warning Trump administration of “endless trouble and burden” if it uses the Dalai Lama against it, China on Saturday sharply criticised the new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his “amateurish” suggestion that he would encourage talks between Beijing and Dharmsala-based Tibetan government in exile.