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The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, has recently announced that his government will not allow Tibetan and Taiwanese flags to be raised in Cambodia. While describing Taiwan as a province of China, he has said that Cambodia will not do anything to harm the sovereignty of China. Hun Sen has ruled the country since 1985, and is known for being one of the region's most vocal supporters of China. Listen to Pasang Yangkyi's report Cambodian Prime Minister's decision to ban the flags to maintain China's investment in Cambodia's infrastructure, and the country's reliance on China for financial support and economic development.
The Washington based advocacy group for Tibet issues, International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) expressed its opposition to China's intrusion with the US academic freedom following Chinese student's protest against UC San Diego for the university's decision last week to invite Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama as their commencement speaker. Listen to Pasang Yangkyi's interview with Bhuchung Tsering, Vice President of ICT on the recent statement released by his office.
Listen to Tashi Wangchuk's report on the sudden demise of one of the world's leading historians on Tibet and Tibet-China relations, and the Tibetan community in the New York and New Jersey area's prayer service for the former Tibetan History Professor of Indian University .
Kharag Penpa, a Tibetan musician based in South Korea has been selected for the Seoul International Music Festival. Penpa, a trained musician from the Dharamsala based Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and Korea National University of Arts has also appeared on several Korean TV shows in the recent past. Seoul Music Week is scheduled to be held in Seoul, South Korea from May 19-21, 2017, where the selected 34 teams out of 110 will participate. Listen to reporter Phuntsok Tsering's radio piece on Kharag Penpa Tsering below: