“Old friend” of China Kissinger passes away at 100

By Tenzin Dedan DHARAMSHALA, Dec. 1: Henry Kissinger, the former U.S. Secretary of State and a key figure in shaping American foreign policy, particularly with China has died at the age of 100 at his residence in Connecticut. Known for his commitment to realism in international relations, Kissinger’s influence extended beyond his lifetime, particularly in […]

Tibetans pressured to denounce Dalai Lama for employment

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Dec. 1: Chinese authorities have recently imposed a requirement to denounce the exiled spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama among Tibetans seeking public sector employment in Tibet, according to Radio Free Asia.  A directive issued by the Chinese government this month stated that individuals applying for public sector jobs to […]

US House committee approves bill recognising Tibet’s unresolved political status

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Nov 30: The House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) in a historic hearing on Nov. 29 unanimously approved the bipartisan ‘Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Conflict Act,’ also known as the Resolve Tibet Act. The bill is an amended House version of the legislation initially introduced last year by long-time Tibet […]

China sentences Tibetan singer without trial

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Nov 28: In the ongoing crackdown on Tibetan intellectuals and artists, reports indicate that China has sentenced a young Tibetan singer named Golog Palden from the Golog Pemajong District. Palden received a three-year sentence in Pemajong prison without a trial, as per Tibettimes. According to the report, months ago, Chinese police in […]

Tibetan ecologist among BBC top women conservationist

By Tenzin Dedan DHARAMSHALA, Nov 28:  A Tibetan woman named Palyang (Ch. Bayang), is listed on the esteemed BBC “100 Women” for her outstanding efforts to champion the ecological conservation of the Tibetan Plateau. Since 2018, Palyang has been actively monitoring the shifting landscapes, species dynamics, and water systems in the Tibetan plateau as a […]

Chinese journalist Sun Lin murdered by Chinese police

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Nov 28: Chinese independent journalist Sun Lin, also known as Jie Mu, was reportedly beaten to death by Chinese state security police officers at his home in Nanjing on November 17, 2023. Lin, who had been active in journalism for over twenty-five years, had recently posted videos on social media depicting anti-Xi […]

Dalai Lama to visit Sikkim in December

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Nov 21: According to a circular issued by the Government of Sikkim’s Home Department, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama is set to visit Gangtok, Sikkim on December 11, 2023. The spiritual leader’s visit, initially planned for October, was postponed indefinitely due to flooding in the state due to an […]

Four Tibetans arrested and sentenced in secret trial

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Nov. 21: Four Tibetans from Eastern Tibet, who were previously detained and subjected to mistreatment last summer, were recently arrested again and subsequently sentenced to prison in a secret trial, according to a research group Tibet Watch. The four identified as Bamo, Gelo, Khori, and Tsedou from Awi-Kyil-Rigo village in Serthar County, were […]

FEATURE STORY: Is CTA’s maternity policy stuck in another age?

By Tenzin Dharpo and Tenzin Nyidon An uncharacteristic chatter is abuzz in sections of the Tibetan community these past few days. A YouTube vlog by a young Tibetan mother lamenting her position of having to choose between her child and her beloved profession as a music teacher in a Tibetan school, here in the capital […]

Former political prisoner Golog Jigme honoured with Democracy Award

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Nov 17: Former Tibetan political prisoner Ven. Golog Jigme was honoured with the prestigious Democracy Award for his unwavering commitment to freedom and democracy by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The award was conferred on Nov. 14 during NED’s 40th-anniversary presentation of the annual Democracy Awards and Democracy Service Medals.  […]