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Trump signs bill on Tibet to block China’s interference in Dalai Lama’s succession

The bill also places restrictions on new Chinese consulates in the US until a consulate has been established in Lhasa and re-authorises various provisions.
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How US bill on Tibet can check Chinese excesses, but why India’s hands are still tied

If India takes any stand on Chinese interests whether in Tibet or South China Sea, it would bear the brunt of Chinese retaliation.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin | Wang Wenbin | Facebook

China to impose visa bans against US officials behind new Tibet policy act

The legislation directs the US government to issue economic and visa sanctions against any Chinese official who interferes with Dalai Lama's succession.
File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Dalai Lama tweets about farmers amid protests in Delhi, deletes post an hour later

In the deleted tweet, the Dalai Lama had said a farmer takes care of his land not out of some sentimental affection for the soil, but because his livelihood depends on it.
File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India waving SFF and Tibet cards won’t scare China. Can’t pull levers you don’t have

Bending foreign policy to serve domestic politics is proving to be costly for India. Hyping the use of the Tibetan-majority SFF against China is one such example.
Lobsang Sangay, President of the Tibetan government-in-exile | Photo: Central Tibetan Administration

China’s military adventurism is meant to distract from origins of Covid: Tibetan President

Lobsang Sangay, President of the Tibetan government-in-exile, says China is doing to India and its other neighbours what it did to his country in the 1950s.
Former Indian diplomat Phunchok Stobdan

Stobdan sorry for remarks on Dalai Lama but says spiritual leader also a ‘geopolitical entity’

Former diplomat Phunchok Stobdan says his comments that irked Ladakh monasteries were purely made from geopolitical standpoint and 'entirely in national interest'.
File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Former diplomat Stobdan’s comments on Dalai Lama spark row, Leh markets shut on Monday

Two key Ladakh monasteries have demanded an apology from Phunchok Stobdan, who questioned the Dalai Lama’s silence on border tensions and even asked if he was collaborating with China.
File image of the Dalai Lama | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

When Dalai Lama was talking about asylum in India, Nehru almost fell asleep

In The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life, Alexander Norman writes about the time the Dalai Lama came to India to discuss asylum, but Nehru had already made up his mind.
The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader | Peter Foley/ Bloomberg News.

Dalai Lama succession issues should be taken up by UN, other international bodies, says US

US rejected China's claim that Beijing's approval was necessary in choosing the next Dalai Lama.

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