Exile

China among top violators of music freedom in 2014: Freemuse

China among top violators of music freedom in 2014: Freemuse

DHARAMSALA, Feb 12: Russia, China and Turkey are the top violators of freedom of expression for musicians in the year 2014, according to Free Muse, a Denmark-based group that advocates and defends freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide.

From left to right: Mr John Gaudette, Ms Tsering Tsomo, Mr Tenzin Nyingjey and Ms Penghsuan lee.

TCHRD releases annual report, says human rights situation in Tibet continues to deteriorate

DHARAMSALA, Feb 9: The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), a Dharamsala-based rights group, in its annual report said human rights situation in Tibet continues to deteriorate despite promised reforms.

Members of the Tibetan community welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his arrival at his hotel in Washington DC, USA on February 3, 2015. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL

His Holiness arrives in Washington for annual National Prayer Breakfast

DHARAMSALA, Feb 4: After concluding teachings in Sankisa in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at the Washington Dulles International Airport on Feb 3 after making an overnight stop at Frankfurt.

HRW annual report says China’s violation of human rights under Xi unprecedented

HRW annual report says China’s violation of human rights under Xi unprecedented

Dharamsala, Jan 30: Human Rights Watch, the New York-based rights group in its recently released annual report says China remains an authoritarian state and maintains that under Xi Jinping’s rule, China has been violating human rights at an intensity that is unprecedented in its recent history.

Sikyong Sangay welcomes Indo-US get together on 66th Indian Republic Day

Sikyong Sangay welcomes Indo-US get together on 66th Indian Republic Day

DHARAMSALA, Jan 26: The elected head of the Tibetan people Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay today congratulated the government and people of India on its 66th Republic Day celebration at a brief ceremony held at the Kashag (Cabinet) Secretariat to observe the occasion.

China urges Vatican to create “conditions” for better ties after Pope hints at meeting with His Holiness

DHARAMSALA, Jan 23: Two days after Pope Francis told a group of journalists that a date has been “fixed” for a meeting with the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, China on Wednesday urged the Vatican to create conditions for better bilateral ties.

Tibetan scholar Dhongthog Rinpoche passes away

Tibetan scholar Dhongthog Rinpoche passes away

DHARAMSALA, Jan 22: Dhongthog Trulku Tenpai Gyaltsen also known as Dhongthog Rinpoche, a widely respected Tibetan scholar who was also a reincarnated lama has passed away earlier this month in the American city of Seattle.

Pope Francis adresses journalist sitting onboard a plane during his trip back to Rome, on Jan 19, 2015. Pope Francis left the door open on Monday to a meeting with the Dalai Lama, denying that he refused to receive the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in December over fears of upsetting China. -- PHOTO: AFP

Date fixed for meeting with Dalai Lama: Pope Francis

DHARAMSALA, Jan 20: Pope Francis on Monday left the door open to a meeting with the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and cited Vatican protocol as reason for not receiving the Tibetan spiritual leader in December last year.

State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki, pictured here conducting her daily briefing for reporters on June 16, 2014.

US government says dialogue with Dalai Lama will benefit all of China

DHARAMSALA, Jan 8: The US State Department on Jan 7 said it believes all people in the People’s Republic of China would benefit from the fruits of dialogue and urged the Chinese government to seize the opportunity to further engage with the Dalai Lama.

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay presides over the task force meeting on Sino-Tibetan negotiations in Dharamshala on 5 January 2014/DIIR photo

Task Force meeting on Sino-Tibet negotiation begins in Dharamsala

DHARAMSALA, Jan 6: A two-day Task Force meeting on Negotiation began Jan 5 in Dharamsala to discuss and review the prospects of dialogue process in the light of prevailing situation inside Tibet and China.