» 08/08/2008, 00.00
INDIA – TIBET – CINA
“We pray for the success of the Games” and for the dream of a better world
The prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile gives an interview. He extends his best wishes to the people of China who have “every right to enjoy the grandeur of the Olympics”. He criticises the government of China but also the rule of economic interests and trade over rights and principles. He calls for a day of prayer and fasting on 30 August.
21/08/2008 INDIA – TIBET – CHINA
Dalai Lama’s words misinterpreted, there was no massacre, says Tibetan leader
The Prime Minister of Tibet’s Government-in-Exile Samdhong Rinpoche tells AsiaNews that there was no massacre by the Chinese army in Tibet in recent days. Any current controversy stems from a wrong translation during the Tibetan leader’s interview with French daily Le Monde.
After 50 years in exile, hope for a return remains strong as Tibetans try to keep traditions alive
Many Tibetans will mark 50 years since the 1959 uprising in exile. Today’s greatest challenge for them is to retain intact their cultural and religious traditions whilst developing an appropriate educational policy for the younger generation. Tibet’s Prime Minister-in-exile Samdhong Rinpoche talks about his hopes for the new year.
22/04/2008 INDIA - TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan prime minister: China has made Tibet a trap to destroy us
Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, analyses for AsiaNews the provocations of the Chinese government and the smear campaign against the Dalai Lama, intended to weaken even further the condition of the Tibetan population. An appeal to the international community: Beijing has been ignoring you for 30 years; do something before Tibet is destroyed.
07/01/2011 INDIA – TIBET – ISLAM
For Tibetan prime minister, Pope shows the path to peace
Samdhong Rinpoche, political head of the Tibetan Diaspora in India, speaks about the papal message for World Peace Day. He says Tibetans are saddened by anti-Christian violence, happy about a new meeting in Assisi.
02/03/2009 TIBET – CHINA
Tensions rising in Tibet, Dalai Lama worried, says Tibetan prime minister-in-exile
Chinese authorities ban religious festival. Tibetan monks break the ban, praying in the streets. Now police have surrounded their monastery. Tibet’s prime minister-in-exile says Tibetans should not respond to the provocations of Chinese authorities.
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