As China continues to gain in stature and power the world seems to accept its narrative more and more no matter how much it continues to suppress the ethnic minorities living within its vast borders. The world media should understand that the very ‘Peaceful Rise’ of China which is anything but ‘peaceful’ threatens the Tibetan culture and its distinct identity.Read more
After successfully building railway line through Tibet another ambitious project is going to become a reality. This is bound to have enormous impact on Tibet as well as the region. The Chinese premier and Nepalese Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli signed many important agreements ranging from infrastructure, technology, transportation and political cooperation. The Chinese have said that this ‘joint project’ holds a special importance for Tibet, its development and ‘stability’.Read more
The Chinese government has said that they are not responsible for the cancellation of the Foreign Ministers meet which was scheduled to take place in India. China did not send its foreign minister to India to attend a tri-partite meeting of Foreign Ministers of India, Russia and China in New Delhi. They did insinuate that they are not happy about the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh.Read more
In an interesting turn of events, posters depicting the self-immolations at the Arts Quad of Cornell University have returned to the campus. A few days back unknown persons had removed the posters which depicted self-immolations in Tibet.
Tenzin Dechen the president of Tibet Initiative at Cornell said that their voices of dissent could not be silenced by such acts.
Climate Change in Tibet has become a topic for debate in recent times. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and most recently Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the President of Central Tibetan Administration have expressed their concerns about Tibet’s climate change. Speaking to a gathering at University of Otago, New Zealand, the Tibetan PM said that it is one of the biggest challenges before Tibet. However, to dismiss it as a regional challenge will be akin to just looking at the tip of the iceberg.Read more
A first generation Tibetan American student at a University in Massachusetts was not allowed to carry flag of Tibet by the university authorities. Kalsang Nangpa, a final year student of public health at UMass University was disallowed to carry the Tibetan flag at her graduating ceremony.
Miss Kalsang was born to Tibetan refugee parents in India and moved to USA for a brighter future.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has voiced his concerns over changes in Tibetan Ecology. Speaking at an event at his residence in Dharmashala he said that he is very concerned about the climate change particularly in Himalayan region and Tibet. He also said that India has every right to be concerned about Tibet and its ecology.Read more
China shocked at finding its own party members supporting the Dalai Lama in exile! In a surprising development the Communist Party of China said that some of its own party members and officials in occupied Tibet Autonomous Region are clandestinely supporting His Holiness the Dalai Lama. However the party has not named the officials.Read more
The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay seeks Tibet support in New Zealand. Speaking to a News Channel in an interview he said that circumstances in Tibet and old age of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has led him to assume the leadership of Tibet for all administrative purposes. The purpose of his visit is to seek support of New Zealand in their fight against the Chinese government which has tightened the control in Tibet particularly in the matters of religion.Read more
The divide between the Chinese and Tibetans run very deep and it extends to neutral territories as well. It was on prominent display when some unidentified persons sabotaged a peaceful protest against Chinese oppression in Tibet.
The Tibet Initiative at Cornell University had organized a protest by putting sign boards depicting self-immolations in Tibet. There have been more than 140 self immolations in Tibet since 2008. It has witnessed a surge in the recent months.