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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 […]

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, […]

Panchen Lama Blames Commercialism for Destroying Chinese Buddhism

Panchen Lama Blames Commercialism for Destroying Chinese Buddhism

Tibet’s second-in-command spiritual leader the Panchen Lama believes Tibetan culture has one true enemy. Not the Communist leaders in Beijing. But greed. Speaking at the annual meeting of the advisory Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing on Saturday, he said that “as the retail economy grows, Buddhism has come under attack from commercialization. “Some […]

Tibetan Women’s Soccer Team Allegedly Had U.S. Visas Revoked

Tibetan Women’s Soccer Team Allegedly Had U.S. Visas Revoked

The Tibetan Women’s Soccer team was to take part in the opening ceremony of American soccer tournament, but all of had their Visa applications denied by the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, according to the team organizer. Cassie Childers says that a year ago, she got a call from English soccer player Gordon Jago, who […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Tibet and Comes Home with a Distorted Picture of the Truth

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Tibet and Comes Home with a Distorted Picture of the Truth

When former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a surprise congressional delegation to Tibet last month, the Chinese government took major steps to mask its repression of Tibetan sentiment on the ground while framing an orchestrated reality for the visiting parties. Chinese media in Tibet reported that Pelosi “highly praised” the “progress” the ruling Communist Party […]

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 […]

Tibet Could Be the Opportunity Xi Jinping Needs

Tibet Could Be the Opportunity Xi Jinping Needs

The political and economical drama from China are stirring the international silence. People and the leaders from countries like the US and EU are fretting over the question of the security of both business and men. The world is witnessing how the expression of Tibet in writing and speech is troubling the people and leading […]