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Tsering Passang (Tsamtruk)

Born in a refugee camp in western Nepal, Tsering is passionate about Tibet and the Tibetan issue. An NGO professional with combined experience of over 22 years, Tsering has led the Tibetan Community UK from 2014 to 2016 as its Chairman. He continues to engage in a wide-range of issues in support of the Tibetan aspirations. Prior to his current appointment as Special Adviser to the Tibet Society, which is the first and longest established Tibet support group anywhere in the world, Tsering has worked for Tibet Relief Fund and Tibet Foundation. He has also served on the boards of Tibetan Refugee Charitable Trust, Tibet Society and Tibet House Trust. A firm believer in making difference to his community, Tsering invests in the empowerment of youth and vulnerable individuals through development and advocacy work. He has conducted multiple field trips to India and Nepal over the past two decades and worked with professionals and local partners. A keen observer on China's global ambitions, Tsering follows its actions particularly policy implications on the Tibetan people across the Himalayan belt and beyond. As well as advocating on the Tibetan issue with the UN, EU and the UK through the parliamentarians, officials and special advisers, Tsering has spoken at important public and closed forums – audience included government representatives, policymakers, rights advocates, lawyers, journalists, NGO professionals, university students and researchers. In addition to his writings on the Tibetan affairs, published in the British, Nepalese and Tibetan media, Tsering was also interviewed by the BBC, Sky News and Reuters. He is frequently interviewed by the Voice of America, Radio Free Asia and Voice of Tibet. Tsering has also conducted special interviews with leading Tibetan political figures - President of the Tibetan Government-in-exile (Central Tibetan Administration) and His Holiness the Dalai Lama's former Special Envoy (Washington based) and former Representative (London based) for a Tibetan YouTube channel. Tsering’s personal blog: tsamtruk.wordpress.com
Tsering Passang (Tsamtruk) has written 20 posts for Tsamtruk Network

Tibetan President on Official Visit in UK

(London, 22 November 2017) Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay arrived in London on Wednesday morning for a two-day official visit. The President of the Central Tibetan Administration (also known as Tibetan Government-in-exile) was accorded very warm reception at the world’s busiest airport – London Heathrow. Dr Sangay was received by Chonpel Tsering, Representative of His Holiness … Continue reading

Tibet, the 19th Party Congress and China’s United Front work

By Tshering Chonzom, PhD, Associate  Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies What does a powerful Xi Jinping as General Secretary of the Communist Party of China mean for the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) various minority nationalities, especially the Tibetans? The nature and extent of authority accorded to the United Front Works Department (UFWD) that handles nationality, religious … Continue reading

Being Tibetan in the West: How much to adapt, How much to not adapt

On Wednesday 3rd May 2017, I joined with two former Tibetan MPs from North America and Europe on a Live TV Talk show hosted by anchor Namgyal Shastri (who is also a former Tibetan MP) on the Voice of America (VOA) Tibetan language programme from their London News Centre. The Live programme runs from 3pm … Continue reading

Challenging China: Former Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region faces tough questions from Tibetans in Exile

China’s Top Tibetan Legislator Challenged during University Talk in London [Tsering Passang, London] Padma Choling (Baimachiling in Pinyin in Tibetan or Pema Thinley), Member of The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC; Chinese: 全国人民代表大会常务委员会) and a Vice Chair of the Ethnic Affairs Committee of NPC members, led a delegation including of at least three other … Continue reading

Who will get my 2016 Sikyong Vote?

Who will get my 2016 Sikyong Vote? (By Tsering Passang, London) In May 2011, I told Honourable Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay in Dharamsala that I did not cast my vote to him during the 2011 Kalon Tripa election. He simply returned a smile. And then I said, ‘Majority of the Tibetan people elected you to … Continue reading

Tibetan Political Leadership Election Campaign Underway

The Washington-based Radio Free Asia (Tibetan Language) interviewed the incumbent Sikyong, Dr Lobsang Sangay, the leading candidate in the forthcoming Sikyong (Political Leader) election, and posed some direct questions related to his Administration over the past four and half years. The incumbent Sikyong’s strong contender is the incumbent Tibetan Parliament Speaker, Mr Penpa Tsering, who recently … Continue reading

Calling for Justice in Tibet – 57th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day

10th March 2016 – Calling for Justice in Tibet 57th Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day Join the protest in London 1.30pm: Protest outside the Chinese Embassy 5.00pm to 8.00pm: Programme at Westminster Cathedral Hall, London On March 10th, 1959, thousands of Tibetans rose up to protect their leader, His Holiness the 14th Dalai … Continue reading

A Man’s Mission for Tibet – An Interview with Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, Former Special Envoy of Dalai Lama

Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, Former Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Source: ICT) Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari is a seasoned and skilled diplomat who is an impassioned advocate for the Tibetan people, universal human rights and global democratic reform. Mr. Gyari has successfully worked at the highest levels of the international arena. He is trusted, … Continue reading

An Unsung Hero’s Mission for Tibet: An Interview with Thubten Samdup

Thubten Samdup, the Outgoing Dalai Lama’s Representative for Northern Europe based at The Office of Tibet, London speaks about his lifelong commitment for Tibet and the Tibetan people’s non-violent freedom struggle and their challenges. He is a recipient of the 2005 ‘Unsung Heroes of Compassion’ award.   Early Years Thubten Samdup (also known as ‘Sam’ … Continue reading

Briton Radio Broadcaster Remembered for Service in Tibet

Briton Radio Broadcaster Remembered for Service in Tibet (28 September 2013, London) Sir Robert Ford, who was serving the Tibetan Government when Communist Chinese forces began their invasion, died in London on 20th September 2013 at the age of 90. The Englishman was working as a radio officer in Kham for the government of Tibet … Continue reading