September 18, 2014 NDTV
The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, today said that “Tibet’s problem is India’s problem”, adding that the long-standing issue need to be resolved but not by force. The remarks came amid loud protests by Tibetans outside New Delhi’s Hyderabad House where Prime Minister Narendra Modi held summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“Actually the Tibetan problem (is) also (a) problem of India. Before 1950, you see the whole northern border, really peaceful, no single soldier. So India’s problem,” the 79-year-old spiritual leader said in Mumbai. read more…
September 18, 2014 IANS
New Delhi: Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress continued their protest today outside the Hotel Taj Palace here, against Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three- day visit to India.
Tibetan activists also protested near Dhaula Kuan, with one man climbing a pole with a Free Tibet flag tied to his waist.
The Tibetan Youth Congress had also staged a protest on Wednesday outside the Chinese Embassy, before being detained by the Delhi Police. read more…
September 18, 2014 By Vijay Kranti
Irrespective of the final outcome of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden visit to India, it surely marks a unique and qualitative change in India-China relations. Hitherto, this relationship has been known more for its vocal than the real, vital content.
Observers of India-China relations who had got used to watching India as the passive and docile partner in the diplomatic intercourse between two Asian neighbours, are pleasantly shocked to notice Chinese leaders going out of their way to please India since the Narendra Modi government was inaugurated in May this year. read more…
September 18, 2014 AFP
The Dalai Lama hailed Xi Jinping as “more open-minded” as the Chinese president held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rare visit to India.
“Xi Jinping’s approach (is) more realistic, more open-minded” than that of his Chinese predecessor Hu Jintao, the Tibetan spiritual leader told reporters in Mumbai on Thursday.
“Xi Jinping’s thinking (is) more realistic, more open-minded, so he can learn more things from India,” he continued. read more…
September 18, 2014
Police in northwestern China’s Qinghai province have beaten and detained dozens of Tibetan villagers in a restive county after moving to quell violent clashes between two village groups over grazing rights, according to a local source.
The police assault last month in Rebgong (in Chinese, Tongren) county in the Malho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture left many badly hurt, with restrictions on the movements of Tibetans making it difficult to provide for medical care, an area resident told RFA’s Tibetan Service on Thursday. read more…
September 10, 2014 aljazeera.com
The Dalai Lama’s most recent suggestions that he may be the last in a centuries-old line may have been a political move to coax Beijing into negotiations, analysts say, three years after the religious leader “devolved” his political powers at the head of his government-in-exile to an elected official.
Wherever there are ethnic Tibetans in China, one can find hidden icons of the Dalai Lama, who adherents of Tibetan Buddhism believe to be an incarnation of the Buddha of Compassion. read more…
September 10, 2014 TibetNet
DHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) celebrated its 55th founding anniversary yesterday, dedicating a musical tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The highlight of the anniversary celebrations was a musical competition between the two houses of TIPA – Ngonpa and Gyalu. It took around two months for the artistes to compose lyrics and music after consulting traditional and contemporary Tibetan music experts and aficionados. read more…
September 10, 2014
POMAIA, Italy: The Tibetan community in Europe has categorically condemned baseless allegations and protests against His Holiness the Dalai Lama by the followers of Dolgyal (Shugden).
“The delegates expressed their grave concern over the baseless allegations and protests carried out by followers of Dolgyal spirit against His Holiness the Dalai Lama during his recent visits to the US and European countries, ” the presidents of the European Tibetan Community said in a press release following their meeting held in Pomaia, Italy, on 5-6 September. read more…
September 10, 2014
DHARAMSHALA: Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden visit to India next week, Tibetan political leader Dr. Lobsang Sangay has said Tibet should a core issue for India and China and the resolution of Tibet issue is ‘win-win’ solution for the world’s two most populous nations.
Top Indian and Chinese officials finalised President Xi Jinping’s visit, including the programme and key issues to be discussed, amid indications that he may begin his tour in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat on 16 September. read more…
September 10, 2014
CANBERRA: A Tibetan Parliamentarian delegation led by Speaker Mr Penpa Tsering and three other members of the Tibetan Parliament Mr Thupten Lungrig, Ven Geshe Namdak Tsukphue and Mr Sonam Gyaltsen successfully concluded its visit to Melbourne and Victoria in Australia from 28 to 30 August. read more…