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A Personal Request from Kalon Tripa

Dear Friends, You might have seen the Appeal issued by the Tibetan Solidarity Committee to request all Tibetans, Tibet Support Groups and peace-loving people of the world to observe a 12-hour symbolic fasting and prayer on 30th August 2008 for…


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Rudd to Pursue Rights Talks With China

The Sydney Morning Herald: August 8, 2008 – Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have agreed to pursue discussions on human rights in China in the next round of bilateral talks later this year. Mr Rudd said…


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The Rights of Tibetans

To the Editor The New York Times: I do not wish to respond to the entirety of Nicholas D. Kristof’s Aug. 7 column, “An Olive Branch From the Dalai Lama.” Mr. Kristof himself says that both sides will surely flinch…


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Maoists’ allegation baseless

This refers to a press report of August 2, 2008 in the online version of Times of India citing a report in the Nepal’s Maoists’ mouthpiece Janadisha Daily accusing His Holiness the Dalai Lama of brainwashing Nepalese children. The Maoists,…


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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 7 August 2008

26 July 2008: Nangchen (Ch: Nangqian) County, Yushul “TAP”, Kham Province (incorporated into the Chinese province of Qinghai) – Four arbitrarily arrested for shouting freedom slogans One person from each household in Drogshog township, Nangchen county, was forced by the…