Tibetan News

Tibetan Scholar Exposes Communist Party Leader’s Failings

Jamphel Gyatso, a prominent senior Tibetan scholar from the Chinese Academy of Social Science, has publicly blasted senior Communist Party official Zhu Weiqun who is advisor with the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and former executive Vice Minister of the United Front Work Department. Gyatso has also spoken out about read more →

Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche

His Eminence the third Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, the spiritual head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, died on December 23 in Bodh Gaya, aged 89. He was in good health and the news of his passing away has shocked Tibetans and followers across the world.His Holiness the Dalai Lama, read more →

His Holiness reaches thousands at the Mind and Life Conference and the Jangchub Lam Rim Teaching

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has spent two weeks in Bylakuppe in Karnataka state in south India, taking part in the Mind and Life Conference at Sera monastic university and engaging in other teachings, visits and ceremonies during his stay, including the Jangchub Lam Rim Teaching at Tashi Lunpo Monastery. read more →

World Leaders Look the Other Way as China Flouts Human Rights

Although December is the month in which the international community marks Human Rights Day, this December much of the world was accused of ignoring or even condoning China’s tendency to disregard international law and the principle of human rights. Several high-profile lawyers, activists, and businessmen have become the recent targets read more →

The EU Speaks Out for Tibet

The current human rights situation in Tibet has led to a unanimous approval of the “EU-China Relations” report prepared by the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs. The report recounts the increase in the number of self-immolations occurring in response to China’s persecution of Tibetans; there have been 142 cases read more →

So Much Still to be Done

The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and Tibetan delegates cheered for the new climate change agreement reached at the Paris climate summit, COP21. However, they have expressed the need for stronger climate action for Tibet saying that its global role as the “third pole” or “roof of the world” makes it read more →

Tibetans Fight to Salvage Their Fading Culture in China

As the Chinese Government limits Tibetan language instruction in schools and monasteries in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), educational equity is becoming a new frontier for cultural preservation within Tibetan communities. Since 2012, Chinese language instruction has been mandated in all schools in the TAR, however only recently have monasteries read more →

Enemy of the Internet

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has this month branded China “the world’s leading enemy of the internet”. The organisation also called for a boycott of the World Internet Conference. The event, organised by China, was held from December 16 – 18 and attended by leaders of some of the biggest Chinese read more →

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