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WEEKLY TIBET NEWS DIGEST (11th May to 17th May 2020)

May 18, 2020, Issue 29

Weekly Tibet News Digest is a collection of different articles, columns and Tibet related news in and outside Tibet published in various websites. The views expressed are of the authors and do not necessarily reflect endorsement by the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi.



·       Teaching of Nagarjuna’s ‘Precious Garland’ Webcast around the World

·       Second Day of Nagarjuna’s ‘Precious Garland’ Webcast

·       China Anti-Crime Campaign in Tibet Used to Punish Critics, Dalai Lama Supporters: HRW

·       Tibetan Families Absent From Their Villages Are Removed From Resettlement Lists, Left Without Homes

·       Tibetan Man Kept Under Travel Ban Over Eight-Year-Old Charges

·       “We need Karuna to defeat Corona”: President Dr Sangay on embracing spirituality amid the global crisis

·       State Department Must Fill Long-Vacant Post on Tibetan Affairs: Religious Freedoms Group



·       Kashag’s Statement on the 25th Anniversary of the Enforced Disappearance of His Eminence the 11th Panchen Lama 

·       CTA commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Panchen Lama’s enforced disappearance via virtual panel discussion and candle light vigil

·       A global call upon China: Government officials, MPs and international bodies press China to release the Panchen Lama on 25th anniversary of his enforced disappearance

·       Members of the European, Belgian and Scottish Parliaments urge unconditional release of the Panchen Lama in the global call on his 25th year of enforced disappearance

·       India Core Group for Tibetan Cause demand immediate release of Tibet’s Panchen Lama on the 25th year of his Enforced Disappearance

·       Taiwan calls for the release of 11th Panchen Lama

·       Tibet Bureau Geneva releases a short video to mark the 25th Year of Panchen Lama’s Enforced Disappearance



·       Chorig dept begins weeklong prayers for those deceased and suffering in COVID-19 pandemic

·       CTA Wuhan COVID-19 Task Force Updates| 15 May 2020

·       CTA announces zero-interest loan for Tibetan sweater-seller businesses in Green zones

·       CTA Approves Rupees 3.3 crores (33 million) for Wuhan COVID-19 Program

·       CTA’s Relief aid to distressed Tibetans underway

·       Sikyong inspects CTA quarantine facility at Nelenkhang

·       COVID-19 response and relief efforts led by Settlement Office and monasteries in Hunsur

·       Sera Jey and Sera Mey Monastery contribute to needy Tibetans in Bylakuppe



·       Gedhun Choekyi Niyima: Tibetan Buddhism’s ‘reincarnated’ leader who disappeared aged six by Michael Bristow

·       25 Years After ‘Disappearing’ Tibetan Panchen Lama, China Is No Nearer to Its Goal

·       by Sophie Richardson

·       The world faces a moment of truth on China by Brahma Chellaney