Historic Collaboration: Karmapas Unite for Shamar Rinpoche’s Recognition

DHARAMSALA, 4 Dec: In a significant development for the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, the two main claimants to the title of the 17th Karmapa, the head of Tibetan Buddhism’s Kagyu lineage, Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, and Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, have issued a joint statement outlining their shared responsibility for the recognition and education of the reincarnation of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche.

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US Senators Urge Biden to Impose Travel Ban on China Amidst Rising Respiratory Illnesses

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 2 Dec: Amidst a rise in respiratory illnesses and a cluster of pneumonia cases in China, with children as the main victims, five US Republican senators, led by Marco Rubio, wrote a letter on Friday asking President Joe Biden to impose a travel ban between the US and China, as reported by Hindustan Times today.

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Tibet Environment Conference In Bangkok Pledges Collective Effort for Global Water Security Sustainable Development

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 1 Dec: The 4th Tibet Environment Conference, focusing on the theme “Tibet: The Water Tower of Asia (Towards a Global Common Good),” convened in Bangkok, Thailand, from 27-28 November. The two-day event was jointly organised by the Tibet Policy Institute (TPI) and Chulalongkorn University, as reported by TPI.

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Resolve Tibet Act Gains Unanimous Support in House Foreign Affairs Committee: Close to Becoming Law in US

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 30 Nov: The Resolve Tibet Act, a bill addressing the Tibet-China dispute, received unanimous bipartisan support from the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) during a markup hearing on 29 November. It is now poised to proceed to the House floor, reinforcing US efforts to compel China into negotiations with the Dalai Lama’s envoys to resolve the longstanding Tibet-China dispute.

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Despite White Paper Claims: Tibetan Language Publishing Sectors Struggle Under China’s Restrictions

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 17 November: The Chinese Communist Party’s latest ‘White Paper’ on Tibet claimed a flourishing publishing sector in Tibetan languages, which in reality, has been undergoing heightened restrictions and is bound to limited themes under the scrutiny of Chinese authorities. China’s restrictions on the Tibetan language and its publications inside Tibet apply across all three traditional provinces of Tibet: Kham, Amdo, and U-Tsang.

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