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Meeting with Baltic States Parliamentarians & Continuation of Teachings

Meeting with Baltic States Parliamentarians & Continuation of Teachings

[dalailama.com] Riga, Latvia, Sep 25 – Riga’s streets were quiet and clear as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove again to the Skonto Hall this morning. After greeting well-wishers and others waiting to catch a glimpse of him around the entrance, he went into a breakfast meeting with a group of parliamentarians from the three Baltic States—three from Latvia, including a former Minister of Justice, three from Estonia and four from Lithuania.

Meeting with the Media and Teaching ‘Stages of Meditation’ & ‘Concise Stages of the Path’

Meeting with the Media and Teaching ‘Stages of Meditation’ & ‘Concise Stages of the Path’

[dalailama.com] Riga, Latvia, Sep 23 – The weather was clear and Riga’s tree filled parks were dappled with sunlight this morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove to the teaching venue—the Skonto Hall. His first engagement was to meet with members of the media.

China Opens Highway To Nepal Via Tibet, Ready For Military Use If Needed

China Opens Highway To Nepal Via Tibet, Ready For Military Use If Needed

[PTI] BEIJING, SEP 18: China has been stepping efforts to improve road connectivity between Tibet and Nepal while speeding up plans to build a railway line connecting to Nepal’s border after KP Sharma Oli, pro-China former Nepalese Prime Minister, signed a Transit Trade Treaty with Beijing last year during his tenure.

US support to Tibet cause: Congressional committees approve $ 17 mn aid

[PTI] Washington, Sep 12: As part of its support to the Tibetan cause, two key Congressional committees of US have approved at least USD 17 million to help the Tibetan government in exile to preserve its culture, help its refugees and develop institutions to promote its growth.

Tightening the Noose: China appoints Communist Party members to key positions at Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Institute

Tightening the Noose: China appoints Communist Party members to key positions at Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Institute

[TCHRD] DHARAMSALA, Aug 23: Chinese authorities have announced the appointment of Chinese Communist Party members to key positions at Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Institute to exercise direct control over the management and day to day operations of the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist institute in Larung valley in Tibet’s Serthar (Ch: Seda) County in Kardze (Ch: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

Congressional committee moves to restore US aid for Tibet

[PTI] WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017: Reversing the Trump administration’s move to slash aid to Tibetans to zero, a key congressional committee has approved a bill to maintain the US policy of providing funds for Tibet and support “democracy and human rights programmes” in the Chinese-ruled region.

China lodges protest with India over Sikkim ‘incursion’, hints Mansarovar yatra off till troops are withdrawn

China lodges protest with India over Sikkim ‘incursion’, hints Mansarovar yatra off till troops are withdrawn

Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times | Beijing |June 27, 2017

Beijing indicated that Kailash Mansarovar yatra, one of the major confidence-building measures between India and China, will be used as a lever in the incident.

Guided White House tour, dinner symbolise Modi-Trump bonhomie

Guided White House tour, dinner symbolise Modi-Trump bonhomie

PTI | June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON: A guided White House tour by President Donald Trump, a few laughs and a working dinner – the first for a foreign dignitary at the White House under the current administration – was how Prime Minister Narendra Modi rounded off his US visit.

Liu Xiaobo, Jailed Chinese Nobel Laureate, Is Moved From Prison for Cancer Treatment

Liu Xiaobo, Jailed Chinese Nobel Laureate, Is Moved From Prison for Cancer Treatment

Chris Buckley and Austin Ramzy, The New York Times | June 26, 2017

BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Chinese dissident who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his writings promoting democracy, has been moved from prison to be treated for late-stage cancer, one of his lawyers said on Monday.

China: Tibet Propaganda Masks Repression

China: Tibet Propaganda Masks Repression

New York – Chinese authorities are increasingly using opaque policy terms in official media to tighten repression in Tibet, Human Rights Watch said in an illustrated glossary released today.