“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.
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.
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
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.
Zurich: Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration arrived in Zurich on 5 November for a two-day program. On the first day of the visit, he met dignitaries, spoke to the media and participated in a discussion on Tibet during the visit.
Geneva Forum 2021 concludes: “Development alone is not a solution to problems of Tibetans and those oppressed by China”
Geneva: The second and the final day of Geneva Forum 2021 concludes today with the participants and speakers jointly issuing a public statement to release the basic human rights of the Tibetans and those oppressed by the authoritarian Chinese government.
China cannot Legitimise its Rule over Tibet without Negotiating with Tibetans: Dr Micheal van Praag at Geneva Forum 2021
Geneva: 2nd November 2021:In a special session titled ‘If Tibet was Water Under the Bridge, Think Again’, Dr Micheal van Walt van Praag discussed his latest book ‘Tibet Brief: 20/20’ on the second day of the fourth Geneva Forum, on 2 November. The session was moderated by Kalden Tsomo, UN Advocacy Officer at the Tibet Bureau based in Geneva.
Geneva, 2nd November 2021: The ongoing fourth Geneva Forum held a special panel discussion on the Panchen Lama titled ‘Tibet’s Stolen Child – XIth Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima’ on the first day of the conference on 1 November.
Geneva; 1st November 2021: As China continues to flout the universally accepted principles of human rights and the human rights protection and assessment mechanism of the United Nations, the need to hold China accountable for worsening human rights records has become more crucial than ever.
Sikyong Penpa Tsering`s Arrival in Geneva is met with warm welcome Reception by Tibetans in Switzerland.
Geneva: 31.10.2021: In the afternoon of 31st October, Sikyong Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, after successfully concluding official visits in Italy. Sikyong was accompanied by the Secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations, Karma Choeying and Representative Chhimey Rigzin of Tibet Bureau,Geneva.
Zürich, Saturday, 30th October 2021: As part of the nobeijing Olympics 2022 campaign, the Tibetan Community of Switzerland&Liechtenstein( TGSL)organized a Flashmob at some specified places in Zürich ( Zürich mainstation, Landesmusium,Paradeplatz, Bellevue) on Saturday 30th October,2021.
Enes Kanter: Boston Celtics basketball player / NBA star has doubled down on his damning criticism of China’s government in a series of strongly-worded posts on social media.
Tibetans in Switzerland Observe First Death Anniversary of Former Political Prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo
Geneva: Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Lichtenstein (TCSL) observed the first death anniversary of Tibet’s longest-serving political prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo on Saturday, 2 October. A prayer service honouring the deceased was organised at the Tibet Institute Rikon.
Tibetans in Switzerland and Liechtenstein call on UNHRC to Account China for decades of oppression in Tibet
Geneva, 24th September 2021: Tibetans in Switzerland & Liechtenstein held a peace march on 24th September 2021 from the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights to the office of UN Human Rights Council paralleling the ongoing 48th UN Human Rights Council session.
Second General Meeting of Tibetan Language and Culture Schools convene in Switzerland & Liechtenstein
Zürich: 25th September 2021: The Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein convened the second general meeting of Tibetan language and culture schools on 25th September to discuss and review action plan that would motivate and integrate the younger generation to the Tibetan culture and identity.
Rikon: Saturday, 4th September 2021: The Tibetan Community in Switzerland& Liechtenstein (TCSL) organized a commemoration ceremony on Saturday, 4th September 2021 at Rikon Schulhaus, Switzerland, on the occasion of 61st anniversary of Tibetan Democracy Day.
Tibetan Community of Switzerland &Liechtenstein presented a gold coated Statue as Gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein presented to His Holiness the Dalai Lama a gold-coated statue depicting the great 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet as gratitude.
The European parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on diplomatic officials to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in response to continuing human rights abuses by the Chinese government.
Late one evening in August 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an unheralded meeting in Delhi, with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan religious leader living in exile in India since March 1959.
Demonstration in Zürich, Switzerland,against 100th years Anniversary of Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
Zürich, 01st July, 2021: Tibetan Community of Switzerland &Liechtenstein organized a solidarity March and Peace Demonstration on Thursday, 1st July 2021 in Zürich against 100th years anniversary of Chinese Communist Party( CCP)
According to swissinfo.ch, US President Joe Biden was welcomed on Tuesday by Guy Parmelin, current president of Switzerland. Biden was also greeted by other Swiss Officials including Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama virtually addresses the newly sworn-in and former Sikyong at the swearing-in ceremony
Dharamshala: 27th May 2021: In what His Holiness the Dalai Lama viewed as yet another “proud day” for Tibetan democracy, Mr Penpa Tsering was sworn in as the Sikyong of the 16th Kashag here this morning at the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission, Gangchen Kyishong.
Demonstration in Zürich,Switzerland,on the occasion of 26th anniversary of Panchen Gedhun Choekyi Nyima`s enforced disappearance.
Zürich, 17th May 2021: Tibetan Community of Switzerland &Liechtenstein organized a solidarity March and Peace Demonstration on Monday, 17th May 2021 in Zürich in remembrance of Panchen Rinpoche Gendun Choekyi Nyima who disappeared at the age of 6 on 17th May 1995.
Till a few months back, China’s rise was taken as a given. It still is in many ways. China is a rising economic and political power and it’s pointless to talk about preventing that from happening. But how China rises can certainly be managed so that it causes least disruption in the global order.
China’s escalating water war: On top of other asymmetric tactics, Brahmaputra mega-project is a new threat India faces
Ms. Pelosi was speaking on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day on Wednesday.
China for decades has waged a campaign to destroy Tibet's proud culture and history, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has alleged, asserting that the US will continue to stand with the Tibetan people and honour those who sacrificed all for their rights and freedom.
Tibetan Community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein observed 62nd commemoration of Tibetan National Uprising Day in three main Cities of Switzerland.
Geneva; 10th March 2021: To commemorate the 62nd year of Tibetan National Uprising Day, the Tibetan community of Switzerland & Liechtenstein (TCSL) organized demonstrations in three main cities of Switzerland. (Geneva, Bern and Zürich) jointly with Swiss Tibetan Women Association (STWA) and Tibetan Youth Association in Europe (TYAE)
Petition: Humanitarian solution for rejected Tibetan asylum seekers languishing in Switzerland since several years.
The Swiss asylum law was revised two years ago with much shorter processes. Under the old law, the asylum applications of more than 300 Tibetan asylum seekers were rejected based on the controversial "Lingua-Analysis" and as they could not provide identity documents from their country-of-origin Tibet, which is occupied by the Communist People's Republic of China. Today, about 250 of these so-called Tibetan "Sans Papiers" are still living in Switzerland under humanly untenable conditions without any basic rights.
America’s Tibetan Policy and Support Act (TPSA), which became law recently, highlights Tibet’s geostrategic importance, including as the source of Asia’s great rivers. Passed with bipartisan support, TPSA establishes a US policy that the selection of Tibetan religious leaders, including the Dalai Lama’s successor, is a decision to be made only by Tibetans, free from Beijing’s interference. It mandates sanctions against Chinese officials interfering in such processes.