China President Xi visits Tibet after a decade, CTA urges dialogue

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 24: The Chinese President Xi Jinping made a rare, surprise visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), primarily to inaugurate Nyingtri- Lhasa railway line near the border with Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday. Xi’s last visit to the occupied region was as the Vice-President of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) […]

Dalai Lama’s close circle named in potential list by Indian Govt: Pegasus Project

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 23: The closest circle of trusted individuals around the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and staff advisors were selected as targets of potential surveillance, revealed a recent report from investigations in The Wire. A leaked database of phone numbers by an Indian client of the Israeli spyware firm NSO […]

Chinese officials shut down Tibetan school in Golog

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 22: The Chinese government officials ordered the closure of Sengdruk Taktse middle school in Darlak County, Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture on July 8 without giving any reason for the shutdown. The students have been advised to enroll themselves in government-affiliated schools in the region, revealed a report published by Tibet […]

Crack down on mobile contents for ‘sensitive’ materials, four Tibetans arrested

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 21: The Chinese authorities reportedly arrested four Tibetans after they confiscated their phones to search for photos of the Dalai Lama and checked for records with exiled Tibetans through mobile phones, according to the Tibet Watch. The report published Tuesday said that on July 4, the Public Security Bureau (PSB) […]

Opinion: Was Lal Bahadur Shastri’s mysterious death linked to his move on Tibet?

By Vijay Kranti “There are many theories about the mysterious death of former Prime Minister of Bharat, Lal Bhadur Shastri. The recent biography of HH the Dalai Lama indicates that there may be a Chinese angle to the Shastri Ji’s death, which is still an unresolved puzzle” New information, coming out of the latest biography […]

German Education minister warns against Confucius Institutes

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 20: The Germany education and research minister issued a statement earlier this month decrying the country’s dependence on Chinese state backed Confucius Institutes (CIs), in the latest turn against the controversial institutes. The minister Anja Maria-Antonia Karliczek announced an extra €5 million (£4.3 million) on July 2 to support independent expertise […]

Dalai Lama offer condolences to flood victims in Europe

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, July 17: The Exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Saturday offered his concern and condolences to those affected by floods, caused by incessant rain in parts of Europe including Germany and Belgium. In a letter written to Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, and Alexander De Croo, the Belgian […]

US Senate passes bill to ban all products made in Xinjiang

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 17: The US Senate has passed legislation on Wednesday to ban all imports from Xinjiang or East Turkestan, in the latest move to rebuke the Beijing administration to put a stop to the ongoing genocide of the Uyghur community. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would thereby create a “rebuttal […]

UK parliament unanimously votes for ‘diplomatic boycott’ of Beijing Olympics

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 17: The UK parliament on Thursday unanimously backed the motion calling for a ‘diplomatic boycott’ of the Beijing Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing in February. Although a non-binding resolution, the motion stated that the international Games should not be entertained as China continues to commit mass atrocities in […]

New US Under Secretary of State appointed, expected to be next Tibet coordinator

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, July 16: The US senate on Tuesday confirmed Uzra Zeya for the State Department’s Under Secretary of State Bureau of Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, according to CTA run The American diplomat is expected to also be appointed as the next US Special coordinator for Tibet, as the post has traditionally […]