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Tibet / Tibetan Regions

Tibetan Man from Denma Township Kills Himself in an Apparent Protest


Lodoe Pasang's suicide incident occurred days after the authorities arrested their local chief, Wangdak last Tuesday, August 12, during which the local Tibetans held a peaceful protest to request for the chief's release. More

Audio Tibetans in Denma Township Plead Local Authorities to Release Chief

Chief Wangdak, around 45, originally from Shugpa area of Denma Township, who was also the president of Demna Horse Race Festival was arrested around midnight on Monday.

Audio China to Extend Rail Line from Tibet to India, Nepal

Tibet is highly sensitive region, not just because of continued opposition to Chinese control, but because of its strategic position next to India, Nepal, Myanmar

Audio Beijing: Tibetan Population Actually over 7 Million

The Chinese government first conducted the census in Tibet in 1953, but experts believe the results were inaccurate, since it reported that there were only 2.7 million Tibetans.

Audio China Releases Two Tibetan Prisoners

Ngawang Lobsang of Kardze monastery and Gepe, a popular singer from Amdo Ngaba were arrested for calling for the return of the Dalai Lama, and composing Patriotic Tibetan songs.

Audio Tibetan Filmmaker Released from Prison

The self-taught cameraman and video-activist was arrested in 2008 after travelling across Tibet with his assistant to film the documentary "Leaving Fear Behind"

Audio China Arrests Popular Tibetan Singer

He was arrested by the Barkham County Public Security Bureau after a concert that was aimed at creating awareness among the Tibetan youth about the significance of preserving Tibetan language and culture.

Audio China Expands Direct Control Tibetan Monasteries

Tsering Tsomo, director of the center told VOA that Chinese officials visiting the Kyegudo area had ordered Tibetan monasteries in Trindu (Ch: Chenduo) County to replace all the monastic staff and management committee members with government and party appointees by 7 June 2014.

Golog Jigme Gyatso Arrives In Dharamsala

Golog Jigme Gyatso, who was imprisoned by Chinese authorities for his role in making a film in 2008 and has been on the run since his release two years ago, arrived in Dharamsala, India on May 18th.

Audio Supporters Show Excitement and Apprehension Ahead of Dhondup Wangchen's Release

Tibetan filmmaker and activist who has been detained by Chinese authorities since March 2008 on charges related to a 25-minute documentary titled “Leaving Fear Behind” is scheduled to be released from prison on June 5, 2014 after over six years of imprisonment.

Audio Tibetans in Tibet Observe Buddhist Holy Month of Saka Dawa

In order to observe for this significant month, many people from different places in Tibet have pledged to quit drinking and gambling.

Audio China Arrests Tibetan Monk for Critical China Poem

Authorities alleged that Choeying Kalden, 20 of Tsandan Monastery, Sog county wrote a poem critical of China’s policy towards Tibetans.

Audio Leaked Police Guideline Reveals Racial Discrimination Against Tibetans in Tibet

Guideline distributed to the hotels in Lhasa shows the Tibetans from Chamdo Prefecture, Nagchu Prefecture, Qinghai, Gansu, Yunan, and Sichuan provinces require police approval to stay in the hotels.

Audio Hypertension and Lack of Localized Treatment: Problem for Diabetic Patients in Tibet

The combination of traditional diets, such as butter tea, and modern junk-food are linked to hypertension in the Tibetan areas.

Audio Tibetan Man Self-immolates in Kham Tawu

Thinley Namgyal, aged 32 set himself ablaze around 12 noon local time in Tawu County of Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture on April 15, 2014.

Tibetan Youth Stages Solo Protest in Manigango

According a video surfacing the internet, the man walked through the streets throwing prayer flies, while repeatedly calling for the long live of the Dalai Lama.

Bawa Phuntsok Wangyal Dies at Age 92

According to sources close to the family, Phunwang had requested that he be cremated and that his ashes be taken to holy sites in Tibet such as Mount Kailash. Soon after he died, his family in Beijing had requested a Tibetan lama to conduct Phowa,

Audio Tibetan Nun Self-Immolates In Kham Bathang

This brings the number of Tibetan self-immolations in Tibet and Tibetan regions to 130 since this form of political protest by Tibetans started in February 2009.

Audio Campaign Gets Personal for Tibet Party Chief

Party chief in Tibetan Autonomous Region, Chen Quanguo, has begun meeting and exchanging friendly letters with monks from restive areas

Audio ICT Urges First Lady to Address Bilingual Education of Tibetans

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, and mother Marian Robinson, arrive at the Capital International Airport in Beijing, China, Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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