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WEEKLY TIBET NEWS DIGEST (18th May to 24th May 2020)

May 26, 2020, Issue 30

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.



·         Live Webcast – Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

·         Expressing Sympathy for the People of Odisha and West Bengal

·         UN Experts call on China to acquit Tibetan Human Rights Defender A-nya Sengdra

·         Tibet’s Detained Panchen Lama Must ‘Speak For Himself’: Rights Group

·         CTA President congratulates Dr Tsai Ing-wen, says Taiwan deserves full-fledged affiliation with WHO


·         If the Panchen Lama is alive, let us see him: CTA President to Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

·         China’s statement on Panchen Lama halfhearted and nonchalant – a rebuttal

·         Statement by MPL President VF Hlabisa of Inkatha Freedom Party on the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of 11th Panchen Lama

·         21 Canadian MPs and Senator call for Canada’s support to release the 11th Panchen Lama and his family

·         CECC chairs Representative McGovern and Senator Rubio call for the Panchen Lama’s release

·         CTA President welcomes US Secretary of State’s strong call for Panchen Lama’s release

·         Australian Parliamentary Group for Tibet joins Free the Panchen Lama campaign


·         CTA’s COVID-19 Emergency Task Force inspects upcoming facilities in Dhasa

·         Sikyong inaugurates CTA’s official COVID-19 Emergency Relief Committee Website

·         DOE brings home yet another group of 7 stranded students from Varanasi

·         After arduous journey from the extreme west to east, 27 stranded students from Arunachal Pradesh finally reunited with family

·         Latest updates from CTA COVID-19 Task Force meeting

·         CTA Wuhan COVID-19 Emergency Task Force in Action

·         In photos: Sanitization drive carried out in Tibetan settlements across India

·         CTA Task Force for Wuhan-originated COVID-19 Press Briefing


·         China Is Its Own Worst Enemy by Brahma Chellaney

·         The Naku La Face-off: China’s “Early Harvest” in the Sino-Indian border by Tsewang Dorji

·         China’s Regulation on Religious Groups: A Systematic “Sinicization” of Religions by Tenzin Tseten

·         China and its Prisoner’s Complex : 25 years of the Disappearance of the Panchen Lama by Tenzing Wangdak

·         China urged to release Tibet’s second-most holy monk by Peter Fabricius


·         Home Department to disburse 1 Crore (10 Million) to 2000 applicants in exile for CTA emergency relief fund

·         Ahead of Saga Dawa, Chorig department issues guidelines for Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries

·         IIT Skill Training Opportunity-2020 Announcement from Youth Empowerment Support (YES)