Central Tibetan Administration’s Response to China’s White Paper on Tibet
The Department of Information and International Relations
The Dalai Lama is like a ray of sunshine, which is impossible for any one group of people to obscure. The ray of Buddhist faith will shine on everyone through him.
– Manchu emperor Kangxi to the 7th Dalai Lama (1720)
Map: showing self-immolations in Tibet till May 27, 2015
Although the number of self-immolations is rising at a disturbing rate in Tibet, the crisis is gradually reaching a stalemate. More than 135 Tibetans have committed self-immolation since February 2009 as an extreme step to garner international attention to Tibet. This map shows the number of self-immolations taken place in different provinces, prefectures and counties in Tibet.
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Himalaya Studies: safeguarding our frontiers
The Foundation for Non-violent Alternatives (FNVA) has been established to study & analyse developments in China, the Tibetan Plateau & the Himalaya and their implications for India’s security.
FNVA promotes regional dialogue and publishes specialised reports and briefs for policy and decision makers in government and politics to help shape government policy on China, Tibet and the Himalaya. FNVA provides timely and useful analysis to scholars and government officials, and hopes to interest scholars and students in foreign and strategic affairs and environmental sciences.
FNVA enhances the quality of public discussions and offers practical analysis on critical issues in the region through the promotion of dialogue between its peoples, especially between the people of India, Tibet and China;
FNVA is a not-for-profit organisation and is registered as a Trust in New Delhi under the Indian Trust Act, and has Income Tax exemption 80G(5) of the IT Act and has FCRA.
What We Do
FNVA promotes regional dialogue and publishes specialised reports and briefs for policy and decision makers in government and politics to help shape government policy on China, Tibet and the Himalaya.
“It is important to recognise that if conflicts are created by misuse of human intelligence, we can also utilise our intelligence to find ways and means to overcome these conflicts.”
– His Holiness The Dalai Lama