Category Archives: News
Taiwan foreign minister congratulates Sikyong-elect Penpa Tsering
19 May 2021 | Tibet Sun Newsroom
Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu has congratulated Sikyong-elect Penpa Tsering on his win in the Tibetan elections announced on 14 May, saying it showed Tibetans' commitment to building a free and democratic Tibet. ...
Protest outside Chinese embassy in London to mark Panchen Lama’s disappearance
18 May 2021
A protest was held outside the Chinese embassy in London to observe the 26th anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Tibetan Buddhism's 11th Panchen Lama. The demonstration was organised by NGOs -- Tibetan Community UK and Free Tibet. ...
Calls mount for Gaza-Israel cease-fire, greater US efforts
17 May 2021 | Ellen Knickmeyer and Edith M Lederer
UN Security Council diplomats and Muslim foreign ministers convened emergency meetings Sunday to demand a stop to civilian bloodshed as Israeli warplanes carried out the deadliest single attacks in nearly a week of Hamas rocket barrages. ...
Tibetan Parliament to hold session despite Corona restrictions
16 May 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
In the wake of a Tibetan constitutional crisis following the termination of justices of the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission, the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile has called for an extra session to try to resolve the issue. ...
US congratulates Penpa Tsering for being elected as new Sikyong
15 May 2021
The United States has congratulated Penpa Tsering on his election as the next Sikyong. "We look forward to working with him and the CTA to support the global Tibetan diaspora," US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a tweet. ...
Coronavirus: Serso Kalsang, icon of McLeod Ganj, dies at 81
15 May 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Tsewang Kalsang, popularly known as "Serso Kalsang", renowned goldsmith in McLeod Ganj, has passed away due to Covid-19 complications in the wee hours today morning. He was 81 years old. ...
It’s official: Penpa Tsering is new Sikyong
14 May 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Penpa Tsering is officially declared the new Sikyong-elect of the Central Tibetan Administration by the Chief Tibetan Election Commissioner Wangdu Tsering Pesur in an online press conference. ...
US warns China will use Olympics to gloss over abuses
13 May 2021
The United States warned Wednesday that Beijing would use the Winter Olympics to gloss over abuses as it slapped sanctions on another Chinese official over treatment of the Falun Gong. ...
Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode
12 May 2021 | Aniruddha Ghosal and Krutika Pathi
A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and understand it better. ...
Israel, Hamas trade deadly fire as confrontation escalates
11 May 2021 | Fares Akram and Josef Federman
A confrontation between Israel and Hamas sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem escalated Tuesday as Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza while militants barraged Israel with hundreds of rockets. ...