CTA Prez, Tibet Support Groups call for release of those protesting against dam construction

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Feb. 26: The recent events surrounding the detention of over 1,000 Tibetan protestors and the ongoing crackdown on dissent in response to protests against a dam construction on the Drichu River in Kham Derge, have sparked widespread concern among exiled Tibetan leadership and the global community. Sikyong Penpa Tsering, along with […]

Tibetans protesting against dam construction face violence and detention

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Feb. 26: Chinese police in Kham Dege have reportedly been conducting harsh interrogations of Tibetans who were detained for protesting against a dam project, with some subjected to severe beatings requiring medical attention, according to sources cited by Radio Free Asia. The protests, involving Buddhist monks and residents from Wangbuding township in […]

Feature story: Is the migration of exile Tibetans to the west a boon or bane?

By Tenzin Nyidon and Tsering Dhundup The Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959 forced approximately 80,000 Tibetans to seek refuge in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Decades later, a demographic survey conducted by the Tibetan government in exile known officially as the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in 2009 reported a Tibetan exile population of 1,28,014; 94,203 […]

Sister of imprisoned Tibetan businessman continues protest

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Feb. 23: A new video has surfaced showing Gonpo Kyi, sister of the imprisoned Tibetan businessman Dorjee Tashi peacefully protesting outside the People’s High Court in Lhasa on February 20. In the video, Gonpo Kyi is shown holding placards, a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping and peacefully chanting slogans outside […]

Activists rally against forced resettlement of Tibetans

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Feb 23: Five Tibetan NGOs organized a peace march in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala to show solidarity to Tibetans protesting against forced resettlement that will make way for a Chinese dam project on the Drichu River in Kham region of Tibet.  Hundreds of Tibetans in Derge County, in Tibet on Feb. 14, protested against the […]

Division and factionalism in exile “regrettably shameful”, says Dalai Lama in new letter

By Tenzin NyidonDHARAMSHALA, Feb. 21: A letter to felicitate the 50th founding anniversary of the Kollegal Dhondenling Tibetan settlement in South India, by the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama discouraged the divisive leanings among exile Tibetans including the leadership. Amidst the celebrations, a poignant message from the octogenarian Tibetan leader was delivered […]

Video exposes forced relocation of Tibetans for dam project in Kham Dege

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Feb 21: A new video has surfaced showing the Chinese government’s plan to forcefully relocate thousands of local Tibetans from their ancestral lands to build a hydroelectric dam in the Kham Dege region along the Yangtze River. The video, recorded on February 20, showed monks and laypeople from Derge, kneeling before local […]

Tibetan Canadian Cultural Center receives over $1 million in federal funding

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Feb. 21: The Tibetan community at the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Center (TCCC) in Toronto, Canada, marked the celebration of Tibetan New Year on February 17 with joy, as they received news of federal funding exceeding $1 million for green infrastructure initiatives. The announcement was delivered by the  Members of Parliament, Mr. James […]

China expands border villages in Bhutan despite ongoing talks

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Feb 21: China is reportedly proceeding with construction of border villages in the disputed territory with Bhutan, despite ongoing border talks between the two countries.  According to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, at least three villages have been constructed in the mountainous region separating the two countries. The rapid expansion, […]

Scientific journal retracts 18 papers from China due to concerns regarding human rights

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Feb 20: A genetics journal from a leading scientific publisher has retracted 18 papers from China, marking what is believed to be the largest mass retraction of academic research concerning human rights concerns. The articles were originally published between 2019 and 2021. in Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine (MGGM), a genetics journal under […]