demonstration against land grab in Ngaba
Despite being the most dammed country in the world, China has plans to build more dams on the rivers originating from Tibet to meet the energy and water supply need of the Chinese towns and cities.
Lomig, 27 is the pen name of Jo Jamyang, a prolific young writer from Meruma, a township within the Ngaba and Qiang Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
Ngaba county, once part of the Tibetan province of Amdo, but located today in the Chinese province of Sichuan, is the epicenter of the Tibetan self-immolation protests which started there in 2009 and has since witnessed the most number of such protests.
Yegha, 47, a native of Draksur Village in Tsogo Township of Drago County circumambulated the Karze monastery before setting herself on fire at Kubumshab.
Shokjung is the pen name of Druklo, a prolific young writer from Gengya, a township within the Labrang district in Amdo, who writes heartfelt prose and poetry that look at life in Tibet today.
Lobsang Kalsang, a 19 year old monk from Kirti monastery is reported to have walked for several minutes holding a portrait of the Dalai Lama in one hand and throwing paper prayer flags into the air with the other.
The reason for their arrest was not provided by the authorities.
The nuns told the Chinese officials that their problem was the lack of religious freedom, and not the lack of shoes to put on their feet.
A mother of three carried out her protest on Thursday night in a small village, which explains why local Tibetans were able to conduct prayers and cremate her properly on Friday morning before her remains could have been seized by the Chinese security.
Genduk Phuntsok shouted slogans calling for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet, and demanded equality and freedom for Tibetans.
Photos and videos are showing up on Chinese social media of the heavy security presence at the annual Monlam Prayer Festival at Kumbum monastery, located in present day Qinghai province of the People’s Republic of China.
The practice of celebrating people when they reach the age of 80 is called Kyarton, and is a commonly practiced tradition in the Amdo region of historical Tibet.
Video shot on Wednesday, February 11, eight days before Losar, the Tibetan Royal New Year, show troops from what appears to be both the PLA and Security Police arriving in Ngaba Township.
The protest took place Wednesday around 11am local time in Chengdu outside the Jin Jiang hotel, where local officials were attending a provincial Communist Party meeting.
London based Free Tibet believes the huge influx of Chinese migrant workers are offered incentives by their government to move to Tibet.
The rampant mining, dam building, and pollution induced glacier melt in Tibet impacts over a billion people in South and South East Asia.
Michael Buckley describes China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia.
China claims Arunachal Pradesh is part of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), and experts say that this project is doomed to raise Indian security concerns.