Press Conference on the US Congressional delegation’s historic visit to Tibet
The lawmakers expressed concerns regarding "freedom of religion and expression for the Tibetan people; the preservation of Tibet’s unique cultural, religious and linguistic heritage; and diplomatic and public access to Tibet."
Nancy Pelosi met with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, after a tour of Tibet.
Few details are known about Pelosi's trip, which was not announced beforehand; China's Foreign Ministry describes visit as part of 'normal exchange' between the two countries
Despite the fact that Ngaba has been one of the most repressive places in Tibet today, there has been a wave of solo protests against China's repressive policies towards Tibetans.
Dharamsala based Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) today released official Chinese documents that they say
expose “the scale and depth of state-sanctioned repression in Diru,” an area in the ‘Tibet Autonomous Region’, that has seen continuous
crackdowns on monasteries and civil
Tibet’s ethnic Chinese party boss Chen Quanguo vowed to crack down on officials who “profess no religious belief but secretly believe” and promised to go after officials who revere the Dalai Lama, listen to his sermons,
and send their children to exile Tibetan schools in India.
Ba Chode Gompa, the main monastery in Batang County, Western Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, located in today's Sichuan Province installed a historical statue of buddha Shakyamuni.
106 nuns from a well-known Tibetan nunnery that has often been a subject to crackdown have been expelled from their homes, which was later destroyed.
Holding up a picture of the Dalai Lama, Tashi, 31, took to a crowded street in Ngapa County and shouted, “Tibetans want freedom, and let the Dalai Lama return to Tibet.”
As China often imposes restrictions to foreign tourists to visit Tibet, the majority of the tourists TAR and Tibetan areas, like Qinghai Lake, receive are from China.
Tibetan nomads holding a banner as seen in pictures surfacing the net, had previously raised their concern about the unfairly low price provided by the authorities for their sheep and goat, but their requests had repeatedly been ignored.
Critics say that it is the latest attempt of the Chinese government to gain the hearts and minds of Tibetans that is doomed to fail.
What the Chinese media did not mention was that Obama urged Xi Jinping to preserve the Tibetan religion and culture and engage with the Dalai Lama or his representatives.
Zangmu facility will supply 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours of power annually, or enough to meet the needs of more than 600,000 residents
“People of all ethnic groups steadfastly fought separatism, foiling the sabotage attempts of the 14th Dalai Lama clique and hostile international forces," he said during his speech on September 8 that took place in front of the Dalai Lama’s Potala Palace.
The report said that a large number of people, including a 64-year-old woman who works as a street cleaner, joined the protest and demonstrated in the street before the police arrived and arrested a number of people.
Dr. Mantrul Gedrak wrote that there were as many as 30,100 people in the prefecture were living with HIV in 2009, which suggest that nearly 3.4 percent of total population in the prefecture were infected with HIV within seven years of its initial diagnosis.
Around 3:00pm local Tibet time, 19 year old Lobsang Kalsang of Kirti Monastery shouted Free Tibet and called for the long live of the Dalai Lama on the main street of Ngawa.
The remarks are a rare admission of the fate of Gendun Choekyi Nyima, now 26, who was six years old when he was taken away after exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama named him as the Panchen Lama.