Activists group protests against Chinese VP Han Zheng at UN headquarters

By Tenzin Dedan DHARAMSHALA, SEPT. 22: Activist group Student for Free Tibet (SFT), a prominent Tibetan student organization, staged a protest outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Wednesday during the visit of Chinese Vice President Han Zheng to the UN gathering. The students group demanded the immediate closure of state-run colonial […]

Parliamentary session commences, group appeals for Charter amendment

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 19: As the sixth session of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile commenced on Tuesday in Dharamshala, a group of close to 500 Tibetans from the Indian sub-continent and overseas made appeals to the lawmakers to make necessary amendments in the Charter, including one that will allow the appointment of the Chief […]

Man arrested for attending Kalachakra in Tibet

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Sept 19: Tsebo, a Tibetan with a prior background as a Chinese police officer and a former member of the Chinese Communist Party, has reportedly been apprehended by Chinese authorities for attending the Kalachakra teachings, considered one of the foremost religious events, in Eastern Tibet, according to Tibet Times, a Tibetan-language […]

Hundreds gather to appeal for Charter amendments to resolve deadlock

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, September 19: A mass gathering of close to 500 Tibetans under the banner of “Advocacy of the general public appeal to the 17th Tibetan Parliament in exile” convened a press conference at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) hall on September 18, and urged parliamentarians to pass a concrete resolution […]

G20 Summit concludes without deliberations on Tibetan conflict

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Sept 16: The G20 Summit held in Delhi last week wrapped up without any discussions on the Tibetan conflict, a long-standing political and humanitarian concern that has attracted global attention. Despite appeals and letters from numerous organizations and activists, the matter failed to secure a place on the summit’s agenda. The G20 […]

China imposes restriction at Kalachakra religious event in Tibet

By Tenzin Nyidon  DHARAMSHALA, Sept 15: In yet another incident of clamp down of religious freedom of Tibetans in Tibet, Chinese authorities have imposed heavy restriction on Tibetan Buddhists from attending the Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) initiation ceremony conducted by the seventh Gunthang Rinpoche, also known as Lobsang Jamyang Gelek Tenpe, according to information received […]

Tibetan girl wins 122-kilometre silk route ultra-marathon in Ladakh

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Sept. 15: Tsering Yangzom, a Tibetan girl hailing from Ladakh’s Choglamsar village emerged victorious in the 122-kilometer Silk Route Ultra Marathon in Union Territory of Ladakh on Thursday. She completed the course in 19 hours, 26 minutes, and 17 seconds traversing the gruelling high altitude race from Kyagar Village in Nubra, and […]

China’s missing defence minister triggers speculation

By Tenzin Nyidon DHARAMSHALA, Sept 14: The prolonged absence of Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu from public view and a recent statement from President Xi Jinping emphasising the paramount importance of “unity” within the military, has fuelled speculations concerning the removal of Minister Li from his position. This development closely follows China’s decision to dismiss […]

Taiwan’s Presidential hopeful rejects peace plan with China, cites Tibet’s misery

By Tsering Dhundup DHARAMSHALA, Sept 12: Vice President of Taiwan William Lai Ching-te, who is running as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate, rejected a proposed peace plan with China put forth by opposition presidential candidate and Foxconn founder Terry Gou. Lai said the proposal as unviable, citing the “misery” experienced in Tibet, Hong Kong […]