Bejing: China's foreign affairs spokesperson, Qin Gang, has declared Tibetans are benefiting from Chinese rule. Speaking at a routine press conference on July 15, he said, "Facts speak louder than words...Tibet's economy and social undertakings have continued to advance, human rights for Tibetans are fully guaranteed and people from different ethnic groups are leading a secure happy life".

Dharamshala: Two sisters of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, along with five other women, have returned from Chengdu city, the so called Sichuan region of China, where they staged the 12th appeal for his case to be reopened. They have arrived back in Lithang county, eastern Tibet, after demanding a series of requests from the Chinese government concerning their brother's future.