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President Trump says meeting with Xi would be ‘very difficult’

President Trump says meeting with Xi would be ‘very difficult’

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 31: US President Donald Trump, who has launched a series of fiery attacks on China during his campaign for the presidency, has said his upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping would be ‘very difficult’, with jobs and trade likely to dominate the duo’s first meeting.

Beijing calls on India to cancel Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit

Beijing calls on India to cancel Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 31: Beijing has called on New Delhi to cancel His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s scheduled visit to Arunachal Pradesh.

Sex racket busted in Mcleod Ganj

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March: Kangra police has arrested 4 Indians from Punjab and Noida in Mcleod Ganj late Thursday night after it raided a private guest house following a tip-off about a sex racket, The Times of India reported.

Tibetans protest during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s Australia visit

Tibetans protest during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s Australia visit

Canberra, Australia, March 23: China’s Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Canberra yesterday to begin his Australian tour. His arrival after midnight at the Hyatt Hotel was marked by slogans of protest from Australian Tibetans as well as the presence of Chinese Falun Gong practitioners, as he entered the hotel through the back entrance.

Local police investigating the incident.

Former political prisoner Lukar Jam’s car smashed, says his family feels threatened

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 24: Lukar Jam, a former Tibetan political prisoner and a prominent advocate of Tibetan independence, who has been in the middle of controversy of late due to one of his Facebook post, has found his car smashed this morning, leaving his family feeling threatened by anti-social elements in the Tibetan community.

Latest Tibetan self-immolator in critical condition, family and associates tortured by China

Latest Tibetan self-immolator in critical condition, family and associates tortured by China

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 22: Pema Gyaltsen, who set himself on fire on Mar 18 in Nyarong county in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham is said to be in critical condition.

SFT urges downstream nations to push for Trans-Boundary Water Sharing Treaty with China

SFT urges downstream nations to push for Trans-Boundary Water Sharing Treaty with China

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 22: Students for a Free Tibet (SFT)-India today observed World Water Day by highlighting the grave threat the downstream nations are exposed to with the rampant damming of Tibet’s rivers by China.

Film maker Pema Tseden’s ‘Tharlo’ wins big again

Film maker Pema Tseden’s ‘Tharlo’ wins big again

Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 21: Renowned Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden’s film ‘Tharlo’ has swept a Chinese film festival with three awards.

China cries foul over Dalai Lama’s presence at Buddhist seminar

China cries foul over Dalai Lama’s presence at Buddhist seminar

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 20: Beijing has issued a stern worded objection to India for inviting His Holiness the Dalai Lama to an international Buddhist Seminar in Bihar and warned India of serious repercussions in their bilateral ties.

Tibetan youth self-immolates in eastern Tibet, toll reaches 147

Tibetan youth self-immolates in eastern Tibet, toll reaches 147

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 20: A Tibetan youth has set himself on fire on Mar 18 in Nyarong county in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham.