Visa restrictions on Chinese officials over forced assimilation policy in Tibet

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Aug 23: The United States Department of State, led by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, has announced its decision to enforce visa restrictions on officials of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under the authority of Section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This move comes as a response to […]

Tibet’s annual Yogurt Festival overshadowed by heavy police presence and restrictions

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, August 23:This year’s edition of Tibet’s annual yoghurt festival or Shoton festival has been marred by an overwhelming police presence and stringent restrictions by Chinese authorities. The yoghurt festival, observed from August 16th to 22nd, is a cherished tradition deeply rooted in Tibetan culture and spirituality. With a history spanning thousands […]

Tibetan language activist Tashi Wangchuk attacked

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Aug 23: Tashi Wangchuk, a prominent Tibetan language advocate and former political prisoner was attacked by a group of unidentified men in Darlak County, Eastern Tibet on the evening of August 19, according to the London-based rights group Free Tibet.  Free Tibet’s research arm Tibet Watch reported that Tashi Wangchuk’s journey […]