December 2021

“Cultural Revolution like crackdown”: China demolished a sky-high Buddha statue and 45 huge prayer wheels in Drakgo, Tibet

December 28, 2021: The Chinese government has demolished a 99-foot-tall Buddha statue in Kham Drakgo, incorporated into Sichuan Province, according to our sources. Additionally, 45 huge prayer wheels erected near Drakgo Monastery have also been removed and prayer flags burned down.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama condoles the demise of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

December 26, 2021: Immediately on being informed that his “respected elder spiritual brother and good friend” Archbishop Desmond Tutu had passed away, His Holiness the Dalai Lama composed a letter to the Archbishop’s daughter, Rev. Mpho Tutu.

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China sends Tibetan teens to camps for indoctrination, military training

Tibetan children are being sent to special camps in China to indoctrinate them with a Sinicised worldview that disregards Tibetan Buddhist values and prepares them to be soldiers, according to reports from Indian security agencies

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Uzra Zeya, new US Special Ccoordinator for Tibetan Issues.

US Government Appoints Under Secretary Uzra Zeya as Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues

Washington DC: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday, 20 December 2021, has designated Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Uzra Zeya to serve concurrently as the U.S Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.

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