PLA holds special drive to recruit Tibetans: Indian Intelligence report

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Apr. 19: China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) plans to build a Special Tibetan Army Unit as efforts to recruit more Tibetans have reportedly been stepped up amid the long-winding border standoff with India, according to an anonymous source cited by the Hindustan Times. PLA is currently holding a special recruitment drives […]

Four Tibetans detained for performing rituals in Dzato County

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Apr. 19: Four Tibetans were detained and interrogated by the local police in Dzato County last month for burning incense and praying on a mountain, according to London-based organization Free Tibet. The detainees took part in routine Tibetan ritual on March 11, climbing up a mountain to burn incense and pray. […]

Tibetan Women’s Association elects new leadership

By Choekyi Lhamo                                                                                       DHARAMSHALA, Apr. 16: The Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) elected its 16th Executive team for the three-year term from 2021-2024 on Friday, following the three-day 13th General Body Meeting. Two representatives from 18 chapters participated in the annual meet, whereas members from 23 chapters could not participate in the meeting due to the resurgence of […]

Opinion: The Tibetan Justice Commission Conundrum – Part II

Separating more wheat from more chaff By Tsering Wangyal  ” If I want to find out what truth is, not knowing what it is, I must be able to see what is false.” –        Jiddu Krishnamurti Since the publication of my article “The Tibetan Justice Commission Conundrum” on this site almost a fortnight ago, much […]

Chinese police detain six noted Tibetans in Kardze

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Apr. 15: Chinese police in the so called Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Tibet have reportedly arrested noted Tibetans in recent weeks, according to several exile media outlets in India. Writer and environmentalist Sey Nam, former political prisoner Tsering Dolma, writer Gangkye Drubpa Kyab, and activist Gangbu Yudrum are the four […]

China among the top threats for US, says Intelligence report

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Apr. 15: China’s expansionist effort represents one of the largest threats to the United States, an annual intelligence report released on Tuesday stated. The major report does not predict a military confrontation with Russia or China, but suggests that the gray-zone battles for power among the countries will intensify with intelligence […]

Two replacement MPs sworn in

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Apr. 16: Following the resignation of U-tsang MP Pema Jungney and Domey MP Lobsang Choejor, two replacement MPs were sworn in for 16th Tibetan parliament in Exile on Wednesday. Ven. Geshe Gangri of Domey province and Mr. Namgyal Qusar of U-Tsang province were sworn in by the Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi […]

Chinese army raid Tibetan homes after custodial death of teenage monk

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Apr. 13: The custodial death of Tibetan monk, Tenzin Nyima, on Jan. 19 has sparked Chinese army to clamp down on Tibetan homes to intimidate the residents of Dza Wonpo town for a “clean-up” drive to confiscate the photos of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The slain teenage monk also known […]

China flies 25 warplanes into Taiwan’s airspace amid escalating tension

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Apr. 13: Amid escalating tension between Taipei and Beijing, 25 PLA warplanes flew into into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on Monday, the largest incursion till date by China. A formation of 14 Jian-16 fighter jets, 4 Jian-10s, four H-6K bombers, two Y-8 anti-submarine warfare planes and one KJ-500 airborne […]

Exile Tibetans vote in final round of 2021 general elections

By Choekyi Lhamo and Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Apr. 11: Exile Tibetans cast their ballots in the final round of Sikyong (Presidential) and parliamentary (Chithue) elections on Sunday. More than 83,000 Tibetans in 26 countries across the across the world voted to choose the next head of the Tibetan polity, the two candidates in contention former […]