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Dalai Lama meets with former President George W. Bush during Dallas visit

His Holiness the Dalai Lama spent much of the day with President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the future location of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The Dalai Lama has often spoken warmly about the former president, referring to him as “an old […]

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Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy to attend Presidential event honoring democracy activists

At the invitation of President George W. Bush, Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, will attend a luncheon on Tuesday September 23 to honor and recognize the work of a select group of democracy activists from around the world. The inclusion of Mr. Gyari in the luncheon is part of President […]

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US House of Representatives sends strong Tibet message to China and Bush on eve of Beijing Olympics

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday condemned China for its ‘broken promises’ in the buildup to the Olympics and called upon President Bush, who is attending the Games’ Opening Ceremonies, to make a strong public statement in Beijing about China’s repression of human rights and to request a visit to Tibet. “President Bush […]

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US senators ask White House for action plan on Tibet

On May 9, U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Joe Biden (D-DE), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and John Kerry (D-MA) wrote to President Bush asking the Administration to take a number of concrete steps to addresses the ongoing crisis in Tibet. The letter is a follow-up to a April 23 Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing on Tibet […]

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President George W. Bush calls on China to engage in substantive dialogue

US President George W. Bush speaking yesterday to a gathering of Asian Americans at the White House, said “I welcome the recent statements by the Chinese government expressing its willingness to meet with representatives of the Dalai Lama – precisely what I have suggested President Hu Jintao do. I think it’s important that there be […]

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ICT urges President Bush not to attend Olympics opening ceremony, asks China to call off torch relay in Tibet

Peace Rally and Vigil for Tibet Tuesday April 8, 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Pacific), United Nations Plaza, San Francisco Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and actor and activist Richard Gere will join thousands of Tibetan-Americans and Tibet supporters for a peace rally and candle-lit vigil for Tibet in United Nations Plaza in San Francisco […]

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Obama writes to Bush expressing concern on Tibet, says US should ask UN to send investigation team

US presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama has written a letter to President George Bush saying the situation in Tibet is very disturbing and calling on the United States and other governments to ask the UN to send an investigation team to Tibet. In the letter, dated March 28, 2008, Obama called on Bush to employ […]

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Pro-Tibet rally to ask Bush not to attend Olympics Opening Ceremony

Hundreds of Tibetans and their supporters will gather in front of the White House Monday to protest China’s recent actions against the Tibetan people and to implore President Bush to send a strong message to China by not attending the opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympic Games this summer in Beijing. After the 12:30pm rally […]

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Australian Prime Minister Rudd says there are human rights abuses in Tibet, calls on China to talk to the Dalai Lama

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says it is absolutely clear that there are human rights abuses in Tibet and that one should not be shy about raising this with the Chinese Government. Addressing a joint press conference with US President George Bush on March 28, 2008 in Washington, D.C., the Prime Minister said China should […]

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Bush phones Hu Jintao on Tibet, calls for access to diplomats

President George Bush phoned Chinese President Hu Jintao on March 26, 2008 to express his concerns about the situation in Tibet and to call for access to journalists and diplomats to Tibet. Bush also “encouraged the Chinese government to engage in substantive dialogue with the Dalai Lama’s representatives,” according to a statement by the White […]

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Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony: transcripts of speeches

President Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Speaker Pelosi, and representatives from both sides of the House gave unique tributes to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the ceremony on Capitol Hill on October 17 to honor the Dalai Lama with the Congressional Gold Medal. Transcripts of the speeches are published below. The video includes the […]

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U.S. President confirms attendance at Congressional Gold Medal ceremony to honor Dalai Lama: historic celebration on West Lawn

President Bush will attend a ceremony to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal, the country’s highest civilian honor, on His Holiness the Dalai Lama, October 17 in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, in a ceremony presided over by the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. This will be the first time that a sitting US President will […]

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Bush to raise dialogue on Tibet during meeting with Hu Jintao in Vietnam

A senior administration official said on November 13, 2006 that President George Bush will meet President Hu Jintao during the APEC summit in Vietnam this week during which he will stress the importance of “a strong dialogue between China and the Dalai Lama to move toward some resolution of a very longstanding issue.” Giving a […]

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President Bush signs into law the Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act

On September 27, 2006, President George Bush signed into law the “Fourteenth Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act,” which authorizes Congress to award the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Under this legislation, the United States Congress awards this honor “in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human […]

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Human Rights Watch calls for UN access to detained Panchen Lama

The New York-based human rights monitoring organization Human Rights Watch has urged President George Bush to raise the issue of the Panchen Lama during the upcoming summit with President Hu Jintao and to ask that United Nations representatives have access to the detained Tibetan religious leader. In a letter to President Bush dated April 5, […]

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China says Tibet issue discussed during President Bush’s visit

The Chinese Government has confirmed that Chinese and American officials talked about the “Tibet Question” during President Bush’s visit to China from November 19 to 21, 2005 but did not give details. When asked at the regular press conference on November 22, 2005 about China’s reaction to the report that President Bush had requested China […]

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Bush asks China to invite the Dalai Lama

President George Bush, who visited Beijing on November 19 and 20, 2005, has said that he has urged the Chinese Government to invite the Dalai Lama so that they can hear directly from him about not seeking Tibetan independence. Addressing the media in Beijing following his meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao on November 20, […]

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Dalai Lama meets President Bush at White House

US President Bush welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House this afternoon, and expressed his strong support for the Dalai Lama’s efforts to find a negotiated solution with the Chinese leadership. The Dalai Lama mentioned to the President that he felt it was a “reunion of old friends”. “His Holiness the Dalai Lama was […]

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