Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 15: The internationally renowned tech company Microsoft on Thursday announced that it will shut down its career specific network LinkedIn in China amid growing scrutiny from Beijing on tech firms. The senior Vice-President Mohak Shroff said that it will replace the website in China with another application dedicated for jobs but […]

Husband of murdered Tibetan vlogger sentenced to death

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 15: The husband of late Tibetan vlogger Lhamo who was murdered last year in a gruesome crime, has been sentenced to death by a court on Thursday. The high profile case that shocked the masses in occupied Tibet and China sparked debates over domestic violence and systemic inadequacies to protect […]

China’s human rights record unrelated to Beijing Olympics, says IOC

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 14: A key official of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) John Coates has rejected calls to postpone or boycott the upcoming games, as he claimed that China’s human rights record before the 2022 Beijing Winter Games is “not within” its organizational duties. Vice President John Coates on Wednesday brushed aside […]

Chinese officials release over 100 detainees, hold 3 in custody

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 13: Chinese officials who had detained about 121 Tibetans in the last two months have reportedly released all except three Tibetans who still remain in custody after the mass arrests in Dza Wonpo. Local authorities released over 100 detainees between Sept. 23 to Sept. 27 after ordering them to strictly […]

Opinion: The Tibetan love affair with football

By Tenzing Dhamdul There are a few phenomena and events that galvanises the Tibetan community and Tibetans, bringing out personal opinions, and making them go beyond being a sheep. The Dalai Lama is one. Tibet and China relations is another. The Tibetan election is what we have been witnessing for the past year. And lo […]

Sikyong withdraws pending nomination for Cabinet, parliament concludes session

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 13: The first session of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) that went on for two days concluded on Tuesday after four months of internal rift that prevented two consecutive sessions. The Kashag’s attempt to secure seats for the remaining members of the cabinet was stalled as 19 MPs staged a walk-out […]

Parliament approves three women cabinet members

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 11: The 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile (TPiE) convened its first parliament session on Monday, pledging their commitment to resolve the issue of Tibet peacefully. The proceedings also saw the approval of three women cabinet (Kashag) ministers after voting by the MPs. As of Monday, Kasur Gyari Dolma, former school Principal Tharlam Dolma, […]

17th TPiE elects Speaker and Deputy speaker

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 8: The 45 elected members of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) on Friday finally took oath from the Interim Speaker Dawa Tsering, appointed by the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commissioner Sonam Norbu Dagpo, after a four-month hiatus. The 17th TPiE also elected its Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel and Deputy Speaker Dolma Tsering through […]

Largest pro-independence group marks 50th anniversary in exile

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Oct. 7: The largest pro-independence group Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) on Thursday celebrated its golden jubilee with 34 regional chapters that form the regional working committee. The five-day meet at the Imperial Heights hotel in Dharamshala will “discuss and deliberate on important TYC issues”. The internal meeting plans to strengthen their […]