Tibet’s tourists to take to the skies from August

Xinhua,
May 9, 2017
 
 

The Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.[China.org.cn]

Tourists in Lhasa, capital of southwest (more…)

Tibetan teenager self immolates in protest of Chinese rule

May 8, 2017

A 16-year-old in the Tibetan region of Gansu has set himself on fire in yet another protest of China’s rule of (more…)

Tibetan Monk Detained on Suspicion of ‘Passing Information’ Outside Protest Area

May 8, 2017
 
Map showing the location of Kardze and Nyagrong counties in Sichuan.

Map showing the location of Kardze and Nyagrong counties in Sichuan.

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Police in western China’s Sichuan province have detained a Tibetan monk suspected (more…)

Tibetan Woman Freed From Prison After Serving Four-Year Term

May 1, 2017
 

Tsedrup Kyi is shown in a photo taken after her release, April 2017.

Tsedrup Kyi is shown in a photo taken after her release, April 2017.

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A Tibetan woman jailed for four years (more…)

New study shows significant impact of Chinese dams on Mekong

Third Pole
Timo Räsänen,
February 6, 2017
Dam construction has resulted in widely fluctuating river flow, threatening fish productivity, which is key to region’s people and economy, writes Timo Räsänen

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Tibet kicks off campaign to remove trash from world’s highest mountain

Global Times
May 7, 2017
The authorities in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region kicked off an annual campaign Saturday to clean up rubbish left by climbers on the north slope of the world’s (more…)

China Holds Rights Lawyer Who Exposed Details of Xie Yang Torture

May 5, 2017
 
 
Chen Jiangang at the Nanning Wuxu International Airport in Guangxi Autonomous Region, in an undated photo.

Chen Jiangang at the Nanning Wuxu International Airport in Guangxi Autonomous Region, in an undated photo.

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Lunang: newest town in Tibet

Xinhua
May 5, 2017

 

An aerial view of Lunang (Xinhua/Purbu Tashi)

Lunang is the newest town in Tibet, southwest China. It was built with a total investment of more than 3 billion (more…)

Tibetan Calligraphy Day created in Tibet celebrated for first time

Tibet Post International
Molly Lortie
May 4, 2017

Dharamshala — A new holiday, Tibetan Calligraphy Day, was started this year by students and teachers at Qinghai Minority College in Qinghai Privince, (more…)

CHINESE ADVENTURISM AND THE TIBET FACTOR

Claude Arpi
May 4, 2017

Had China extended the 1962 war against India, it would have had to battle it out at various fronts simultaneously. The situation in (more…)

Chinese Police Destroy Animals Saved From Slaughter by Tibetans

May 4, 2017
 
Animals saved by Tibetans from slaughter are shown before their destruction by Chinese police.

Animals saved by Tibetans from slaughter are shown before their destruction by Chinese police.

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Tibetan Protesters’ Home Villages Harassed by Chinese Security Troops

May 3, 2017
 
Map showing the location of Kardze and Nyagrong counties in Sichuan.

Map showing the location of Kardze and Nyagrong counties in Sichuan.

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Chinese paramilitary police and work teams have moved in force in recent weeks (more…)

Communist Party members in Tibet funding Dalai Lama: Chinese official

Hindustan Times, Beijing
Sutirtho Patranobis 
May 2, 2017

Some officials of the ruling Communist Party of China are donating funds to the Dalai Lama and joining underground pro-independence organisations, (more…)

China’s first autonomous region marks 70th birthday

May 1, 2017 

Detained Tibetan doctor Khedrup is shown with Machu county police headquarters in an undated photo.

Detained Tibetan doctor Khedrup is shown with Machu county police headquarters in an undated photo.

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USCIRF classifies China still ‘Country of Particular Concern’

Tibet Post International
Molly Lortie
April 28, 2017

Dharamshala — The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)’s 2017 annual report states that religious freedom and human rights (more…)

Tibet opens museum to commemorate 6th Dalai Lama

April 28, 2017
LHASA, April 27 (Xinhua) — A museum dedicated to the sixth Dalai Lama opened Thursday in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.