Opinion- China is Destroying Tibet’s Culture & Religion: It Will Backfire

Monks in Tibet lead a forbidden rally for the return of Dalai Lama (Photo CTA)

By Tenzin Tsultrim Yangkey, PhD Around 70 years ago, before Tibet was invaded by China, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers were given strict instructions by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Chairman Mao to not to harm the religious sentiments of the Tibetan people. The plan was to temporarily win the hearts and minds of the […]

Chinese state-sponsored ads taken down, activist group claims victory

A paid feature by the Beijing Review on The Economist (Photo- The Shooting Messenger)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, AUG 12: The Economist, one of the leading newspaper, has reportedly taken down advertisement features paid by Chinese state media. The London-based activist organisation, Free Tibet previously launched a campaign against The Economist and The Wall Street Journal to sever their ties with the propagandist state media. The petitions collected over 2300 signatures. The newspaper […]

190 km walk to urge UK to support ‘Access to Tibet’ bill

Four Tibetan marchers with MP Kerry McCarthy at the Peace March commencement event in Bristol (Facebook)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 11: Four Tibetans from the UK concluded their ‘Peace March’ for Tibet on Monday from Bristol to London in 6 days covering approximately 190-kms. The group was led by Tenzin Sangmo along with Tashi Dhondup, Sonam Tsering and Tenzin Phunstok as they expressed their joy in fulfilling their journey campaigning […]

Senior US official visits Taiwan, offers “strong support”

A Taiwanese F-16 intercepts a Chinese H-6 bomber in February 2020 (Taiwanese Ministry of Defence)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 11: US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the most senior official to visit Taiwan in four decades, met the country’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday, to offer “strong support” from President Donald Trump and laud the island’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. “It’s a true honour to be here to […]

Tit-for-tat sanctions by US and China over Hong Kong

Relations between China and US are at an all time low after sparring for months on various fronts. (Photo-CNN)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 10: Days after the US sanctioned 11 top officials from Hong Kong and mainland China including Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, China has responded on Monday by sanctioning 11 US officials who have “behaved badly” over Hong Kong related issues. On Friday, Washington announced sanction against 11 mainland Chinese […]

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

Jimmy Lai after being arrested by the police under the new security law on Monday (Getty images)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 10: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy media tycoon, Jimmy Lai, was arrested on Monday under the new security law for “colluding with foreign forces and fraud” at his house around 7 am. Lai owns the Apple Daily newspaper and Next Magazine which are critical of Beijing and its anti-democratic sentiments.  The crackdown […]

Opinion: Waiting for the Dalai Lama

White scarfs tied on wooden pillars in the corridors of the Norbulinga palace in Lhasa (Photo- Vijay Kranti)

By Vijay Kranti (Part of the ‘My journey through the Tibetan mindscape’ series) For the people who have had ever watched anti-China demonstrations of Tibetan refugees and their supporters across the world, the very first shock inside ‘China’s Tibet’ is near total absence of anti-China anger among the local Tibetan masses. Along the crowded peripheral […]

Dialogue must be encouraged between the envoys of Dalai Lama and China, says CTA President

Screen grab of the CTA President speaking at the first hearing on Aug 6 (Photo-CTA)

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, AUG 7: The President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), also known as the Tibetan government in exile, Dr. Lobsang Sangay said dialogue between the Tibetan and Chinese counterparts must be encouraged, as he testified before the Canadian House of Commons’ Special Committee on Canada-China relations (CACN) on Thursday. The head […]

Trump issues order to ban dealings with Chinese owned Tiktok

President Trump;s executive orders prohibit dealings by US citizens with the Chinese owned Tiktok and Wechat (photo CNN)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 7: In an escalation of the ongoing US-China friction, the US President Donald Trump signed two executive orders prohibiting U.S. residents from doing business with the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps, citing security risk of personal data of Americans. The orders will take affect in 45 days. A Presidential directive […]

Dalai Lama urges disarmament on the anniversary of Japan’s Atomic bomb tragedy

Death and destruction in the aftermath of the atom bomb that levelled two cities in Japan (Image courtesy US Dept of Energy)

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 6: Exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama proposed dialogue as a means for conflict resolution and urged global disarmament and demilitarization on the anniversary of Japan’s Atomic bomb tragedy. Japan marked the 75th anniversary of the fateful bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Thursday. The 84-year-old Tibetan leader […]