Speaker Penpa Tsering of the Tibetan parliament in Exile at Dharamsala is visiting seven US states from Dec 6 to 17 to meet with the Tibetan communities there as well as to take part in other engagements.
Chinese authorities in Driru (Chinese: Biru) County of Nagchu (Naqu) Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, have arrested two young Tibetan singers in two separate recent incidents apparently for their songs which asserted Tibetan identity and bemoaned Chinese repression.
Kalon Dicki Chhoyang, the head of the exile Tibetan administration at Dharamsala’s Department of Information and International Relations, on Dec 5 testified before the Italian Senate’s Extraordinary Commission for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights.
There has been yet another self-immolation protest in Chinese ruled Tibet, with the incident having occurred in Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) County of Sichuan Province, where it all began in Feb 2009. Konchog Tseten, a 30-year-old father of two, torched himself in the centre of the county’s Meruma Township in the evening of Dec 3.
China has jailed nine Tibetans in a county in Tibet Autonomous Region where residents had been resisting orders since late Sep 2013 to fly the national flag of the People’s Republic of China from the rooftops of their homes and monasteries as proof of loyalty to their rulers, said Dharamsala-based Tibetan centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) Dec 3 and some media sources.
Zhu Weiqun, China’s pointman for the most recent past series of talks with envoys of the Dalai Lama, has spoken positively of the exile Tibetan spiritual leader’s “contributions to the country” in the 1950s.
Bringing Tibet to the centre of their bilateral relations, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Dec 2 pledged to enhance political and economic ties with the UK as the latter's Prime Minister, David Cameron, had voiced opposition against "Tibet Independence," reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Dec 2.
Hundreds of Chinese paramilitary People’s Armed Police were deployed to besiege a township in Sichuan Province as its Tibetan residents planned to stage a protest against a daylight theft of sacred precious stones committed by local communist party officials, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Nov 30.
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Tibet in History this Week
Dec 14, 1980: The exile Tibetan government asked the Chinese authorities to allow 11 Tibetan scholars, living in Tibet, to attend a conference of Tibetologists being held abroad. China rejected the request.
Dec 10, 1989: The Dalai Lama received the Nobel Prize for Peace for 1989 in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.
Dec 8, 1995: China enthroned its own 11th Panchen Lama, Gyaltsen Norbu at Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lamas, amidst tight security. Over 500 PLA soldiers deployed throughout the monastery compound.
News in Quotes
'Democracy is what we practice and this is what we aspire. But this is not part of what we are asking(from China).'Sikyong Lobsang Sangyal Political head of the CTA at Dharamsala, India, in Ten Questions for Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangyal. Aug 20, 2013.www.tibet.net