Tibet news

News about Tibet and the current situation

Senior Tibetan Cleric Faces Prison in China

The abbot of two convents in a Tibetan region of western China is expected to be sentenced on charges of weapons possession and embezzlement, according to his lawyers.
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China Bars Foreigners From Making Visits to Tibet

The ban is another indicator of the government’s skittishness over the coming anniversary of the Communist victory in 1949.
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China Is Challenged on Bid for Unesco Heritage Status in Tibetan Area

A committee is poised to vote on the designation sought by Beijing, but Tibet campaigners say it would harm nomads and the environment.
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Dalai Lama’s Journey Provokes China, and Hints at His Heir

As the Tibetan leader drew closer to his destination, a holy site in India, he was trailed by questions of who will succeed him and ominous warnings from China.
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Printing the Ancient Way Keeps Buddhist Texts Alive in Tibet

A press that uses wooden blocks and dates to 1729 is the embodiment of a hallowed tradition and is one site where the Tibetan language is being preserved.
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U.N. Human Rights Experts Unite to Condemn China Over Expulsions of Tibetans

A half-dozen experts have banded together to condemn China for the expulsions of monks and nuns from major religious enclaves in a Tibetan region.
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Rights Groups Ask China to Free Tibetan Education Advocate

The Tibetan, Tashi Wangchuk, was detained and accused of inciting separatism nearly a year ago after speaking to The New York Times for a documentary video and two articles.
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Mongolia, With Deep Ties to Dalai Lama, Turns From Him Toward China

The country appeared to be bowing to pressure from Beijing after the spiritual leader’s visit, but his trip prompted speculation that his successor might be born there.
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Chinese Prosecutors Ask Court for More Time in Detained Tibetan’s Case

The case of Tashi Wangchuk, an advocate for Tibetan language education who denies being a separatist, has attracted intense international attention.
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Dalai Lama’s Visit to Mongolia Could Fray Its Ties to China

Mongolian leaders are pursuing a $4.2 billion loan from Beijing, which views the spiritual leader as a separatist seeking to split Tibet from China.
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China Takes a Chain Saw to a Center of Tibetan Buddhism

In Larung Gar, the world’s largest Buddhist institute, demolition teams are cutting through an extraordinary vista of hand-built red dwellings.
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China and India File Rival Claims Over Tibetan Medicine

In Unesco applications, the neighbors are trying to formally tie Tibetan medicine, an ancient practice with a growing commercial value, to their national patrimonies.
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