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Is it the End of Tibetan-American Relations?

Is it the End of Tibetan-American Relations?

The Administration of United States President Donald Trump has proposed zero aid toward Tibet in 2018, marking another major turn in the roller-coaster like trajectory of American-Tibetan relations. Some analysts believe this is merely another mark in the changing face of international relations and geopolitics, as China emerges on the world stage, and the United […]

Over 30,000 Tibetans Sneak Back Home

Over 30,000 Tibetans Sneak Back Home

More than 30,000 monks educated in India have snuck back into the Himalayan region to revive their culture under Chinese suppression, according to the Tibetan government in exile. Lobsang Sangay, the president of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), said the invasion and occupation of Tibet has failed because the Chinese thought they would defeat Tibetans […]

Latest Tibetan Self Immolation Brings Toll to 149

Latest Tibetan Self Immolation Brings Toll to 149

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been in exile for decades. But on Thursday, a Tibetan monk reportedly died after burning himself alive in Chengtsa County of North-eastern Tibet. Like many who have made the same sacrifice, he was protesting Chinese rule over the Himalayan nation. He was the fourth to do so since […]

Pelosi Visits Dalai Lama

Pelosi Visits Dalai Lama

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi traveled to India with a bi-partisan delegation to visit the spiritual leader The Dalai Lama and to shed light on the alleged human rights abuse of Tibetans. “As we visit His Holiness the Dalai Lama, our bipartisan delegation comes in his spirit of faith and peace. We come on this […]

Tibetan Protesters Detained Following Self Immolation

Tibetan Protesters Detained Following Self Immolation

Bystanders near the scene in Tibet where Pema Gyaltsen performed a self-immolation protest have been detained and have had their possessions confiscated, according to Tibet Watch. The 24-year-old farmer was protesting near a scene of bystanders before Chinese authorities detained them. Some of them were beaten, according to reports. Although a number have since been released, […]

China’s Pick for 11th Panchen Lama Promises to Uphold “Glorious Tradition” of Patriotism

China’s Pick for 11th Panchen Lama Promises to Uphold “Glorious Tradition” of Patriotism

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a highly revered man across the globe. His admiration and teachings stretch far beyond his Tibetan Buddhist followers. His Holiness is not only the highest spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, but he often comes out on the world stage as an advocate for international human rights, nonviolence, and harmony […]

China Enforces New Tibetan Border Regulations

China Enforces New Tibetan Border Regulations

Beijing has begun to enforce new border regulations aimed at curbing terrorism and separation, according to the state-run newspaper Global Times. On the other side of the border, however, Tibetans tell a different story. Tibetan exile media is reporting that the Chinese government is moving to limit border crossings ahead of the Dalai Lama’s trip […]

Tibetan Advocate Held in Secret for Weeks in China, Charged with ‘Inciting Separatism’

Tibetan Advocate Held in Secret for Weeks in China, Charged with ‘Inciting Separatism’

A Tibetan entrepreneur has been held in secret for weeks by Chinese authorities. Tashi Wangchuk, 30, is not a murderer, he is not a thief; he is not a violent offender of any sort. No, Mr. Tashi is actually a fierce advocate for bilingual schools across the Tibetan regions of China – and this apparently […]

China Launches “Official” Living Buddha Database and Leaves Out Key Figure

China Launches “Official” Living Buddha Database and Leaves Out Key Figure

The Dalai Lama never made it to the Chinese government’s official public database of “verified” living Buddhas, which it launched on Saturday. Among the ranks are 870 state-approved members. According to a statement by China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs, anyone who claims the holy title and is not on the list should be considered […]

China Launches Massive Surveillance Program on Streets of Tibet

China Launches Massive Surveillance Program on Streets of Tibet

The ancient site of Barkhor in the Tibetan capital often served as a battlefield between Chinese security forces and Tibetans. Today, it’s considered one of the safest places in China. Beijing attributes that peace to a vast on-the-ground surveillance and security network, which it calls “grid management.” According to Chinese state-run media, the government’s program […]

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