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About tibetsociety

Founded in 1959, within weeks of the flight of the Dalai Lama from Tibet following the uprising against China's occupation, Tibet Society became the world’s first ever Tibet support group. Today, Tibet Society continues to work for the freedom of the Tibetan people and their right to self-determination.

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] … Continue reading

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UK-China relations – no change, no apology

by Philippa Carrick, CEO of Tibet Society What we are seeing in news reports about UK-China relations, initially published in Xinhua (the Chinese state-run news agency) and then taken up by The Telegraph, which ran a piece featured in its … Continue reading

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Tibetan flag raised in Northampton

On 5 March 2013, a special ceremony was held at the Northampton Guildhall  in memory of those who died during the 10 March uprising in Tibet 54 years ago. The guest of honour was Mr Thupten Samdup, the Dalai Lama’s … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama’s Representative comes to Chipping Norton

On 2 March 2013, an “Evening for Tibet” was held in Chipping Norton, a thriving market town on the edge of the North Oxfordshire Cotswolds, an area of outstanding beauty, with rolling hills and idyllic limestone villages. The reason for … Continue reading

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Voices of Freedom

The following is the introductary speech to Voices of Freedom (a concert held in central London on 12 December 2012 to highlight cultural resistance in China and to mark Human Rights Da), given by Jessica Trevis, who works at Amnesty … Continue reading

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The speech David Cameron could have given at the United Nations

On reading David Cameron’s address to the UN General Assmbly about Syria and the Middle East (on 26 September) it occurred to us he could so easily have been talking about Tibet.  Wouldn’t it have been great had he given … Continue reading

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A referendum to end the crisis in Tibet

Allowing Tibetans in Tibet to choose their own destiny may be the only way to end the current crisis and political deadlock. The following article, by Tsering Passang, first appeared on the Open Democracy website on 30 August 2012. Tsering … Continue reading

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The Telegraph publishes Chinese propaganda on Tibet

On 26 July, The Telegraph published an article entitled “Tibet is a better place than it used to be” written by China’s Ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming. (Click here to read the article via The Telegraph‘s website). Those who … Continue reading

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Sunday 22 July: ‘Go for the Golden Rule’ multi-faith service

A special service to mark the opening of the London Olympic Games 2012, which the World Congress of Faiths working with St Martin in the Fields arranged on the theme ‘Go for the Golden Rule’ took place in London on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the 2012 Templeton Prize Ceremony

Tibet activist and head of the Shine a Light on Tibet group in Northampton, Caroline Scattergood,sent us the following article she wrote after attending the Templeton Prize Ceremony on 14 May 2012. We liked it so much we asked Caroline … Continue reading

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