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Tsamtruk has written 18 posts for Tsamtruk Online Network

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

OBITUARY: ROBERT FORD (1923-2013)

OBITUARY: ROBERT FORD (1923-2013) By Tenzin Zega (UK) The only Inji to serve as an employee of an independent Tibetan government, we Tibetans owe an immense sense of gratitude to Robert Ford (or “Phodo” as he was called in Tibet) who died on Friday morning, the 20th of September, at the age of 90. He was … Continue reading

Yak brings Tibet message to London on his bike

Yak brings Tibet message to London on his bike A Tibetan nomad completes his solo cycling tour of 13 European countries – covering over 5000 miles, and then leaves for Japan to further his mission to highlight China’s abuse of human rights in his homelands. London, 13 August 2013: He is 42, father of two young teenagers. … Continue reading