Tibetan News

The UK Challenges China

William Hague, the British Foreign Secretary, has petitioned China for leniency for Dolma Kyab who faces the death sentence, and has urged China to carry out a fair trial as approved by international standards. Concerning the death sentence, Hague said “We urge Chinese authorities to commute the sentence and give read more →

An Australian Diplomat Visits Tibet

Australian diplomat Frances Adamson, who is based in Beijing, has been to Tibet for a four day visit at the end of August. This trip comes almost 18 months after entry into Tibet was requested by Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr to “investigate the grievances that had led to an read more →

China Admits to Killing a Tibetan in the Recent Mining Protest

China has acknowledged that police officers dispatched to respond to the recent mining protest in Gedrong Zatoe County in the Qinghai province in Eastern Tibet have shot dead a local Tibetan man named Babo. The Chinese news agency Xinhua claimed on August 30 that the shots were justified in order read more →

Sikyong’s Second Year

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay, took office as the sole political leader and the political figurehead of the freedom movement of the Tibetan community on August 8, 2011. On the same day this year, celebrations were held around the world in honour of not only the second anniversary of his time read more →

The “Greatest Water Grab in History”

China has announced it is to go ahead with building three dams on the river Brahmaputra (Tsangpo in Tibet), which originates in the Tibetan plateau near Lake Manasarovar. This announcement, as part of their 12th Five Year Plan, has caused grave concern among the north-eastern states of India, as well read more →

Gather Your Friends

Military tensions between China and India are rising, in part due to the border intrusions into Ladakh in the last months, and both countries are now currently on a mission to strengthen existing alliances and secure new ones against a possible standoff. The contested Line of Actual Control (LAC) – read more →

Chinese Security Forces Clash with Tibetan Protestors

Hundreds of Chinese security forces have cracked down on local Tibetan protestors who have continued their demonstrations against mining operations in Gedrong Zatoe County in the Qinghai province in Eastern Tibet. The demonstrations started on Friday, August 16 when a massive influx of Chinese miners arrived at three Tibetan areas: read more →

The Actual Price of “Made in China”

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Professor of Economics Paulo Navarro has argued against buying Chinese products. He claims that the choice of a Chinese rather than American fabricator for the $34 million renovation of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a “symbol of China’s assault on the American read more →

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