Tibetan News

Bringing Tibet’s Climate Concerns to World Leaders

Climate Action for the Roof of the World is a campaign on environmental degradation in Tibet launched on October 20 by the Tibetan Government in Exile, or Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in the runup to the United Nations Conference of Parties summit (UN COP21) in Paris, France next month. The read more →

Liberty Medal for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Liberty Medal, which honours men and women who strive for liberty around the globe, was awarded to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on November 26 at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia. The Dalai Lama was unable to attend the ceremony as he is currently resting at home in read more →

Deals, Protests and Snubs for Xi Jinping in the UK

Chinese President Xi Jingping’s recent four-day visit to the United Kingdom on October 19-23 reflects Britain’s precarious diplomatic balancing act. With a powerful economic relationship at stake, few British representatives were willing to raise human rights issues with President Xi lest it impact trade negotiations. President Xi and his wife read more →

TCV: 55 years of education, training and rehabilitation

Tibetan Children’s Village School has celebrated its 55th anniversary and dedicated this year to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to express their gratitude to him. Thousands of Tibetans gathered for the celebration at Upper TCV school in Dharamshala on October 23. The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje was chief read more →

New Canadian PM is a Friend of Tibet

His Holiness has written to the new Prime Minister of Canada, Mr Justin Trudeau, to congratulate him on his Liberal Party’s victory in the Canadian national elections on October 19 in which he ousted the Conservative Party who have governed for nine years. Mr Trudeau won on a promise of read more →

Election Roundup

The preliminary election for Sikyong (Prime Minister) and the 16th members of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile took place on October 18 at 60 different places around the world. The results of the preliminary election for the Sikyong post are being declared one after another from each location; the official total results from read more →

Tibetans Vote Worldwide

Exiled Tibetans all over the world took part in the preliminary election for Sikyong (Prime Minister) and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile on October 18. Dharamshala, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s residence and centre for the Tibetan Government-in-exile, is also home to thousands of Tibetans who voted in the read more →

World’s Highest-altitude Hydropower

China has completed the construction of the Zangmu Hydropower Plant on the Brahmaputra River, or Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet, considered to be the world’s highest-altitude hydropower station and the largest of its kind in the region. China Huaneng Group, China’s biggest power firm, will operate the plant which comprises six read more →

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