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 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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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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