Tibetan News

Bringing Tibet to Taipei

A group of seven Tibetans from India represented Tibet at the 9th Inter-ethnic, Inter-faith Leadership Conference held in Taipei, Taiwan. The four-day meeting, which started on April 24, included over seventy participants, including democracy activists, human rights lawyers, writers, activists and policy makers, from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, Southern (Inner) read more →

The Tibetan Language Under Threat

There is evidence to suggest that the Chinese authorities are following a policy of systematically eradicating the Tibetan language, and this has been highlighted by a recent event.  Radio Free Asia reported this month that a Tibetan language competition in Muge Norwa town in Zungchu County was cancelled by the read more →

Chinese Authorities Establish Racist Policy in Lhasa’s Hotels

A new Chinese policy requires hotels in Lhasa to report their Tibetan guests to the police within fifteen minutes of their arrival. The policy applies particularly to Tibetan guests from “politically sensitive” areas, but makes no requirement for the reporting of Han Chinese guests. The policy was made public when read more →

Forgetting Tiananmen

It has been 25 years since the June 4 massacre in Beijing, when Chinese troops with tanks and armoured cars stormed into Tiananmen Square killing and arresting thousands of unarmed pro-democracy protesters. Some received long sentences and are still imprisoned, while every year the government continues to detain and imprison read more →

The Dalai Lama visits Europe

On May 5, His Holiness the Dalai Lama began an eleven day visit to Europe. In four countries he gave public talks and participated in discussions with students, philosophers, journalists and politicians. The aim of the visit was to spread a message of compassion and to foster interfaith dialogue. The read more →

Election Day Raises Questions Regarding Tibetan Identity

April 7 was election day in Himachal Pradesh, and this year Indians were not the only ones heading to the polls. For the first time in history, Tibetans living in exile joined the ranks of Indian voters participating in the nation’s general election.  But according to State officials, the Tibetan read more →

Xi Jinping, Xinjiang and a Suicide Bomb

Xi Jinping came to power as the president of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) just over one year ago. Initially, there was great expectation and renewed hope for ethnic minorities amidst promises of reforms made by Xi in 2013. Because Xi’s father, Xi Zhongxun, had been a proponent for read more →

Shugden: A Statement by the Tibetan Government-in-Exile

The Tibetan Government-in-Exile released the following statement on May 8: Shugden Followers’ Baseless Allegations – A Rejoinder from the Central Tibetan Administration For Immediate Release The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) based in Dharamshala, India, strongly condemns the protests against His Holiness the Dalai Lama organised mainly by non-Tibetans who are read more →

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