A Tibetan plan to mark the International Mother Language Day of Feb 21 in Zungchu (Chinese: Songpan) County of Sichuan province was stopped at the last minute by the Chinese authorities, saying the event had adverse political implications, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Apr 22.
As the Dalai Lama’s May 7-9 visit to Norway’s capital Oslo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize approaches nearer, calls on the country’s parliament leadership to receive him with the honour and dignity due to his global standing grows louder.
China has detained a religious teacher and several fellow-monks from Pashoe Monastery in Pashoe (Chinese: Basu) County of Chamdo (Changdu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, at the end of March for having prayed and made offerings for the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader.
A student initiative designed to build a bridge of understanding and friendship between Tibet and China has won a 2014 leadership award from the Emory University’s Office of Student Leadership and Service.
India on Apr 21 decided to cancel an annual youth exchange delegation’s visit to China after the latter had warned that it should not include any nominee from the Tibet-bordering state of Arunachal Pradesh, reported the Indian Express Apr 22.
Through student bodies set up and funded by it, China has established a vast network of spies in Australia’s leading universities to monitor and restrict the activities of the more than 90,000 students there who are from the mainland, reported smh.com.au Apr 21.
Chinese authorities in Tawu (Chinese: Daofu) County of Kardze (Ganzi) Prefecture, Sichuan Province, had recently detained a Tibetan man on suspicion that he took and sent to outside contacts photos of his relative’s self-immolation protest, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Apr 18.
Seeing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a fraternity of anti-democratic forces, China on Apr 17 urged Russia and Central Asian partners in their six-nation security alliance to tighten control over the Internet and take other steps to prevent “external forces” from fomenting revolutions.
The Dalai Lama was given rousing welcomes during his visit to Japan from Apr 7 to 18 when he held prayer services, gave public talks and religious teachings, interacted with school children, held interdisciplinary discussions with mind scientists and met with people of both Buddhist and other faiths.
Five men, including two monks, had been detained by the Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region over the last two weeks for a range of politically banned activities, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Apr 16.
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Tibet in History this Week
April 20, 1920: The Chinese Mission that had come to Lhasa to negotiate with the Tibetan government after the failure of the Simla Conference left Lhasa for Peaking without reaching any agreement with the Tibetan government.
April 18, 1959: The Dalai Lama arrived in Tezpur, Northeast India, after fleeing Tibet.
News in Quotes
I'd like to wish you all a happy new year. Let's each make a determination to be a more sincere, compassionate, warm-hearted and non-violent human being trying to make our world a more equal place. That way we can actually make it a happy year.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 1 January 2014, www.dalai lama.com