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Tibet to increase five regional farming herd leading enterprises

China Tibet News Gao Junxia April 19, 2016 It is reported that Tibet will newly increase five enterprises which were approved as regional farming herd industrialization leading enterprises, according to the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Department of Tibet Autonomous Region. At present, there are totally 29 regional level and above farming herd industrialization leading enterprises […]

Tibet publication culture industrial park starts construction

China Tibet News Gao Junxia April 19, 2016 Tibet publication culture industrial park construction project is listed as key support culture project by Party Committee of Tibet Autonomous Region and also included in “press and publications reform and development project library” of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television. On April 13, 2016, […]

A road to the border

Deccan Chronicle Claude Arpi April 19, 2016 Can we dream that one day the Tsari pilgrimage will again be possible?  It should also be mentioned that Taksing was the last Indian village on the Tsari Pilgrimage. (Photo: Google Earth) In India, for any editor, there is a hierarchy in the news; I presume that the […]

Re-entry capsule of SJ-10 lands in Northern China by Staff Writers April 19, 2016 Scientific personnels work at the landing area of the re-entry capsule of China’s first retrievable microgravity satellite SJ-10 in Siziwang Banner, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, April 18, 2016. The satellite returned safely to Earth on Monday, marking a solid step forward in China’s space science research […]

Construction on China-Nepal border market begins

Xinhua April 16, 2016 A commercial complex aimed at boosting bilateral trade at the China-Nepal border broke ground Friday morning in Tibet’s Burang County. According to the local government, the Tanggar International Border Trade Market covers an area of 72,403 square meters and will receive a total investment of 195 million yuan (30 million U.S. […]

Water can promote India-Nepal-China regional collaboration

Indo-Asian News Service April 16, 2016 “We have to rise above geopolitics and think mainly about the people, their livelihood and safety,” Wahid said. Kathmandu, April 16 : Water not only connects India, Nepal and China but can also be used to promote regional collaboration among them to better manage their resources and reduce hazardous risks – […]

Tibet was not Part of China but Middle Way Remains a Viable Solution

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)

Successful Practice of Regional Ethnic Autonomy in Tibet

Editor: Mo Hong’e

The Information Office of the State Council, or China’s Cabinet, on Sunday issued a white
paper on Successful Practice of Regional Ethnic Autonomy in Tibet. Following is the full text:

Successful Practice of Regional Ethnic Autonomy in Tibet
The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China

September 2015, Beijing

Adoption of the Paris Agreement


Conference of the Parties Twenty-first session
Paris, 30 November to 11 December 2015

Agenda item 4(b)
Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (decision 1/CP.17) Adoption of a protocol, another legal instrument, or an agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all Parties

VIDEO: China’s Development Policies in Tibet: Perspectives and Challenges

Videos are presented here: Dr. Emily T. Yeh speaking on Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development and Prof. Madhu Bhalla on Tibet between Security and Development. Chair by Dr. B. P. Singh is the former Governor of Sikkim and Patron of the Foundation for Non-Violent Alternatives

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

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