China sanctions outgoing Trump officials including Pompeo

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 22: China on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 28 individuals from the US, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over “crazy actions that have gravely interfered in China’s internal affairs”. The statement from the Chinese foreign ministry came as Joe Biden was being sworn in as the US President and included […]

Teenage monk dies of injuries sustained in Chinese prison

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 23: A 19-year-old Tibetan monk has reportedly died of injuries sustained in Chinese prison on January 19 in Tibet after he was released in comatose state by Chinese authorities, rights group Free Tibet said Friday. Tenzin Nyima (also known as Tamey) who was a monk from Dza Wonpo Monastery in […]

Opinion: New US-China cold war on Tibet and take-aways for India

By Vijay Kranti The tone and temper of two latest laws of USA on Tibet and Xinjiang show that the US-China honeymoon is over an we should be ready to witness a new phase of US-China cold war. Extraordinary coordination between Republicans and Democrats in both houses of the US Congress to push these bills […]

Exile Tibetan leadership congratulates President Biden, VP Harris

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 21: The exile Tibetan leadership congratulated the 46th US President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on his inauguration at the White House on Wednesday. His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to Joe Biden on his first day in administration, “I take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your long-standing support for the […]

US, China clash over WHO probe team mission in Wuhan

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 20: The United States on Monday called on China to allow the probe team from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to interview “care givers, former patients and lab workers” in the city of Wuhan, aggravating Beijing. The WHO independent expert team reached Wuhan on Jan. 14 and are currently holding […]

PLA holds Tibet drill to strengthen joint ops amid border row with India

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 19: China’s military in Tibet held a “rare multidimensional armed forces’ exercise” this month amid the ongoing border friction along India’s Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The military exercise involved both the ground assault forces as well as People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aviation unit, which deployed helicopters for […]

Satellite images show China has built a village in Arunachal

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan 18: China has constructed a new village in the state of Arunachal Pradesh consisting of 101 homes as shown in the images accessed by NDTV on Monday. Experts have confirmed that images dated Nov 1, 2020 are approximately 4.5 kms within Indian territory of the de facto border. The disputed […]

10 Tibetan frontline workers in Dharamshala vaccinated

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 18: Ten Tibetan health care workers from Delek Hospital and Department of Health, CTA here at the virtual capital of the exile Tibetan diaspora have been inoculated on Monday as part of the nationwide vaccination drive in India. Seven doctors, two nurses and a lab technician were among the 80 […]

Eddie Vedder, Phoebe Bridgers to perform in virtual Tibet House US Benefit Concert

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 16: Noted performers Eddie Vedder, Phoebe Bridgers, Brittany Howard, Valerie June, and many others are set to perform at the 34th annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert virtual edition on 17th Feb. Grammy nominees Laurie Anderson and Tenzin Choegyal along with Anglique Kidjo and Rubin Kodheli will also be performing in the […]

Outgoing US Special Coordinator urges dialogue amid transition of governments

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 15: The outgoing US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Robert Destro hopes for a comprehensive dialogue between transition teams of President-elect Joe Biden and the incumbent President to maintain US government support for the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan exile set-up. SC Destro interacted with six female Tibetan journalists […]