Tag Archives: Democracy

  • “Kalon Tripa” is now “Sikyong”

    The 15th Tibetan parliament-in-exile Thursday amended the official title of the democratically-elected head of the Central Tibetan Administration. ...

  • Exile Parliament discusses self-immolations in Tibet

    The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile paid tribute to the Tibetans who laid down their lives for the cause of Tibetan freedom, as they met for the fourth session of the house in Dharamshala. ...

  • That… peace be in the world: Lobsang Sangay

    I fought for the post of Kalon Tripa. I knew that the job will be difficult and I have to do it and I am doing the best I can. ...

  • Tsewang Rigzin reelected as TYC President

    Tsewang Rigzin was voted to lead the Tibetan Youth Congress for another three years, while former general secretary Dhondup Lhadar was elected vice president, by TYC members at the 14th general body meeting of the organisation late Sunday. Tenzin Chokey was elected general secretary. A further seven were elected to the 10-person executive membership from 24 nominees. ...

  • China rejects calls for dissident’s release

    China on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" US and EU calls to release prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, who appears headed for trial on subversion charges after calling for political reform in China. Both the US and EU on Monday urged China to free Liu and end the harassment and detention of the dissidents. ...

  • Hu Jintao takes personal charge of fight against Charter 08

    There is little chance that the Chinese government can snuff out Charter 08, the most serious intellectual challenge to the Communist Party since the student-led protests of 1989, ...