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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

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

Signs of the Dalai Lama: Is China’s Tibet Policy Changing?

By Hannah Beech @TIMEWorldJuly 02, 2013 Can he be seen or not? Last week, different organizations that follow Tibet, including Radio Free Asia, reported that in certain Tibetan regions, local authorities appeared to be allowing images of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, to be openly venerated for religious purposes. The seeming policy shift in parts of Sichuan and … Continue reading

British MP condemns China’s human rights abuses in Tibet

Teresa condemns China’s human rights abuses in Tibet  and raises concerns about the Panchen Lama on his 24th Birthday April 25, 2013 by Teresa Pearce MP Teresa yesterday met with Tsering Passang, a member of Tibetan Community in Britain, to discuss his concerns about China’s continued human rights abuses in Tibet. Mr Passang explained that the situation in Tibet … Continue reading

BBC Radio 4 Appeal for Tibet Relief Fund

Tibet Relief Fund Duration: 4 minutes First broadcast: Sunday 28 October 2012 Tsering Passang presents the Radio 4 Appeal for Tibet Relief Fund Reg Charity:1061834 To Give: – Freephone 0800 404 8144 – Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, mark the back of the envelope Tibet Relief Fund. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nk24b