Tibetan News

Raising Support in the US

Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, the President of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile – the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) – was in Washington DC in America for the first visit under the new United States’ Administration. Dr Sangay met members of the Congress from both parties. The CTA’s President spoke at the Heritage Foundation read more →

India’s Gem?

There are calls for India to confer the country’s highest civilian honour on His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Bharat Ratna, which translates as “India’s Gem”. The movement has been gaining momentum since Shanta Kumar of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister first suggested it read more →

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s First Visit to the United Kingdom

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, made his first visit to the United Kingdom this month. At 31 years old, Ogyen Trinley Dorje is head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, a reincarnation lineage that dates back more than 900 years. His Holiness was born read more →

Polygraph Tests for Tibetan Officials

Communist Party officials in the eastern Tibetan province of Sichuan are being forced to undergo polygraph, or lie detector, tests. The Chinese government claims that the tests, which have been conducted on more than 168 cadres since April, are being imposed in order to establish the “psychological stability” of officials read more →

The Panchen Lama — the longest serving political prisoner in history

The youngest political prisoner in the world has now been in detention for 22 years. Born on April 25 1989 in Central Tibet, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was six years old when he was recognised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama, one of the most important read more →

Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” Initiative

The “Belt and Road initiative” is a development strategy proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping that will focus on improving connectivity between the Peoples Republic of China and the rest of Eurasia, parts of East Africa and Oceania. The strategy consists of two major components; the land-based “Silk Road Economic read more →

A Tibetan Environmentalist v China’s Gold Mining

Tsewang Kyab, one of the Tibetan community leaders who led the protest against the Chinese government gold mining operation in Amchok Township in Sangchu county, eastern Tibet, died on April 25 following a prolonged illness. In May and June 2016, over 300 Tibetans from eight villages in Amchok Township gathered read more →

Tibetan Leaders Congratulate French President-Elect

Tibetan leaders have voiced their support for France’s new president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, following the May 7 French presidential election. Macron, who won the election by a decisive 66.1% over his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen, is also the youngest president-elect in France’s history. Emanuel Macron has spoken out on the read more →

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