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Dr Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration. Photo: File

Tibet

“As far as the historical status is concerned, Tibet was an independent country. Any country including India or whoever says Tibet was historically a part of China is wrong, and we cannot accept that," Tibetan President said during a press conference in New Delhi, the capital of India on Thursday.

Tibetan filmmaker and former political prisoner Dhondup Wangchen arrived in San Francisco on December 27, 2017, after escaping from Tibet. Photo: TDT

Tibet

Dharamshala — A Tibetan filmmaker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and recently arrived in the United States.

President Dr Lobsang Sangay. Photo: File

Tibet

The Tibetan government in-Exile has criticised the Tribune for mistakenly publishing a report on President Dr Lobsang Sangay’s remarks on Prof Samdhong Rinpoche’s possible visit to China.

Guy, a Chinese-born Swedish publisher and bookseller. Photo: File

China

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Chinese government’s continuing persecution of Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish publisher and bookseller who was arrested again last weekend while on his way to Beijing for medical treatment, and urges democratic countries to take strong action to obtain his release.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama conducting preliminary procedures for an empowerment in Bodhgaya, Bihar State of India on January 23, 2018. Photo: Lobsang Tsering

China

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India — “China has a special connection with Manjushri, and Wu Tai Shan—the Five Peaked Mountain is the sacred place associated with him,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tuesday told thousands of devotees in Bodhgaya, specially Buddhists from China, adding: “Meanwhile, I pray that one day I may visit Wu Tai Shan to receive Manjushri’s blessings—and you can pray for that too. To make your having come to Bodhgaya worthwhile, try to develop an understanding of emptiness and cultivate a good heart.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama waving to the crowd on his arrival at the Kalachakra Maidan for the third day of teachings in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India on January 7, 2018. Photo by Lobsang Tsering

China

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama while beginning the teachings told a crowd of thousands that while reciting the ‘Heart Sutra’ where the Chances adds a verse, it tells us that the Chinese are traditionally Buddhist.

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World

Journalism is under tremendous economic pressure in the Baltics. This opens the door to political influence and PR. The governments of Estonia and Lithuania answer this with very different approaches.

Two bombs found in Bodh Gaya, Bihar State of India amid tight-security for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Photo: File

World

After detecting two bombs in Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre where His Holiness the Dalai Lama is currently giving teachings, the Secretary of Department of Security of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) appealed the thousands of devotees to remain calm but cautioned them against touching any unidentifiable and suspicious objects.

Two Koreas Exchange Lists of Participants for Working-Level Talks. Photo: Yonhap News

World

South and North Korea are holding a string of talks ahead of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games which kick off on February ninth.

Arount 90 Tibetans gathered in Dharamshala, India to protest the decision of Kashag to replace the North America Representative Penpa Tsering. Photo: TDT/Chonyi Sangpo

Short Takes

Dharamshala — The seat of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamshala, India saw close to a hundred Tibetans gather to protest the decision of the President Dr Lobsang Sangay led Kashag to replace the North America Representative Penpa Tsering.

In the pictured, Carrie Fisher and Gary, enny Seagrove and her Spaniel, alongside Lucy Watson and Digby. Photo: Dog Magazine

Short Takes

On 7th June a petition made its way to the Chinese Embassy in London.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C Stennis, and USS Ronald Reagan (R) on 18 June 2016. (Photo: Reuters)

Short Takes

The South China Sea conundrum, which the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague is to decide on, has a bloody history.