Tibetan News

Demotion for Popular Communist Party Chief

A popular Communist Party chief has been demoted after five self-immolations this year in Dzoege county in Sichuan province where he was stationed.  Local opinion however suggests he was moved because of his rising popularity. Tenzin Yarphel, the ruling county party secretary in Dzoege (in Chinese: Ruo’ergai) county, situated in read more →

Chinese Gang Attacks Tibetans Over Land Dispute

Over a dozen Tibetans were seriously injured after a violent clash with up to 100 Chinese thugs.  The Chinese gang attacked with sharp weapons, batons and stones over a land dispute in a village in Tibet’s Amdo region. The incident occurred on July 17 in Dola County’s in Arik Dragkar read more →

China Denies a Reversal of Policy

Monks at the Gaden monastery in Tibet’s capital Lhasa were informed on June 28 that they can now display pictures of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  According to reports received in the exile community, the 17-year ban on portraits of the Tibetan spiritual leader had been lifted and the Chinese read more →

The Middle Way: Workshop in New Delhi

A two-day workshop on “The Middle Way Approach” was held in Samyeling Tibetan Colony, New Delhi by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on July 13-14, 2013. The workshop was attended by 22 young representatives from India, Nepal and Bhutan to assess the viability of the Middle Way Approach, especially in read more →

Prayer service shooting (updated)

Tibetans Shot at Prayer Service for Dalai Lama’s Birthday On July 6, 2013, and despite severe restrictions, many Tibetans in Tibet marked the 78th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  Birthday celebrations were reported in various Tibetan areas such as Tawu, Kardze and Drakgo region of Kham in Tibet, and read more →

Chinese Spies Infiltrate Tibetan Villages

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a damning report criticizing China’s heavy-handed approach of political intimidation and the mass-relocation of thousands of Tibetans. Released on June 27, the report details the Chinese announcement of 24,000 officials who would be distributed between all 5,400 Tibetan villages. Their orders are to infiltrate read more →

His Holiness Reaches Out

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is reaching out to Chinese scholars with his recent teachings and conferences.  Last month, he met up with Chinese scholars and friends while he was attending the forum on Happiness and Causes in Australia, and has also participated in a friendly conversation with Chinese scholars read more →

His Holiness 78th Birthday Celebrations

July 6 was the birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and Tibetans and other supporters celebrated his birthday in Tibetan settlements across India and in cities around the world. The official ceremony for the birthday celebration was held in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India. Eminent leaders of various religions and read more →

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