Chinese government shuts down popular Tibetan-language blog

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, April 9: The Chinese government has taken down a widely-read Tibetan-language blog, Luktsang Palyon, also known as ‘Tibet Sheep’ in English. The blog, along with its affiliated WeChat account, was abruptly blocked by authorities on April 2, alleging copyright infringement as reported by RFA.  The administrator of Luktsang Palyon, in a statement, […]

Tibetan man sentenced to 3 years, sister beaten and hospitalised

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, April 9: Chinese authorities have sentenced a Tibetan man named Samten to three years in prison following a closed-door hearing in the so called Ngari Prefecture’s Coqên County in Tibet. Reports indicate that the police also subjected the sister of the accused to severe beatings, resulting in her hospitalization, as reported by […]

China expands border villages along Arunachal Pradesh

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, April 9: China is set to establish 175 additional border villages along its side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) bordering Arunachal Pradesh state. These villages will supplement the existing 628 “Xiaokang” or so-called prosperous villages near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) according to multiple media reports.  Sources reveal that […]