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Tibetan Potala Palace to Undergo Renovation

Tibetan Potala Palace to Undergo Renovation

The historic Potala Palace, which once served as the religious center of Tibet, is about to undergo a $1.5 million renovation, according to China’s state-run news agency Xinhua. The 13-story palace has stood for 1,300 years. It was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994 and is now the most popular tourist attraction in […]

Dalai Lama on China-India Border Dispute

Dalai Lama on China-India Border Dispute

From exile in India, the Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama said that words and not bullets must solve the current border dispute in the Doklam plateau region between Beijing and New Delhi. He assured that any military conflict would result in a loss for both sides and no real progress. “This century should be […]

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 […]

Is China Suppressing American Values from its Students?

Is China Suppressing American Values from its Students?

Last weekend, Chinese student Yang Shuping had the honor of speaking before her classmates during the graduation ceremony at the University of Maryland. Speaking into the microphone, she took a moment to praise the ground she was standing on: “The moment I inhaled and exhaled outside the airport, I felt free. I have learned the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chinese Students in California Seek Safe Space from Dali Lama

Chinese Students in California Seek Safe Space from Dali Lama

The “safe space” movement that’s been sweeping the American campus is now rubbing off on international students well, beginning in California. The University of California at San Diego announced it was welcoming the Tibetan spiritual leader Dali Lama to speak at commencement, causing Chinese students who view him as a dangerous separatist – a popular […]

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 […]

Dalai Lama, Taiwan President to Visit U.S., China Demands U.S. Must Uphold Promises to ‘Not Support Separatist Activities’

Dalai Lama, Taiwan President to Visit U.S., China Demands U.S. Must Uphold Promises to ‘Not Support Separatist Activities’

Two of China’s most sensitive political and diplomatic issues revolve around the small self-ruled island of Taiwan and the mountainous region of Tibet in China’s remote west. These issues were brought forth yet again Tuesday as China’s anxiety heightened over the revelation that the leaders of both regions are set to make visits to the […]

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