The 5th International PEN Tibet Congress held its inaugural function this morning in Dharamsala. The chief guests at the function were Tashi Tsering, Director of Amnye Machen Research Center, and Thupten Samphel, Director of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Tibet Policy Institute. Tashi Tseri
Andrew Fischer, an economist who has done extensive studies on the development in Tibet, says that the way China carries out development in Tibet is through government subsidies, not with a goal of self-sustainability.
Mrs. Sarwin Choudhary, former minister and present MLA of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh was the chief guest along with CTA leaders, staff members, heads of Dharamsala organizations including ITFA advisor Mr. Ram Swaroop.