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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 […]

Everything ‘Rong’: A Closer Look at China’s Whitewashing of its Role in Tibet

Everything ‘Rong’: A Closer Look at China’s Whitewashing of its Role in Tibet

Anytime “China” and “Tibet” are mentioned in the same sentence, it’s rarely a heartwarming story — Perhaps to Westerners. But some officials of China’s ruling Communist Party would beg to differ. An eulogy for Ren Rong, who briefly served as party secretary for the autonomous Tibet region in the early 70s, noted him as a […]

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 […]

China Blames India for Illegal Border Crossing

China Blames India for Illegal Border Crossing

The Chinese defense ministry is accusing India’s army of illegally trespassing into its borders and obstructing work on a road, further destabilizing border relations between the two countries. Indian border guards were accused of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India’s northeastern border with Tibet. In a statement, China’s Foreign Ministry […]

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, […]

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 […]

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