The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay seeks Tibet support in New Zealand. Speaking to a News Channel in an interview he said that circumstances in Tibet and old age of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has led him to assume the leadership of Tibet for all administrative purposes. The purpose of his visit is to seek support of New Zealand in their fight against the Chinese government which has tightened the control in Tibet particularly in the matters of religion.Read more
The divide between the Chinese and Tibetans run very deep and it extends to neutral territories as well. It was on prominent display when some unidentified persons sabotaged a peaceful protest against Chinese oppression in Tibet.
The Tibet Initiative at Cornell University had organized a protest by putting sign boards depicting self-immolations in Tibet. There have been more than 140 self immolations in Tibet since 2008. It has witnessed a surge in the recent months.