Tibet

  • China distributes millions of controversial maps to troops July 19, 2014

    Beijing: China is distributing millions of controversial updated maps to its military in the first upgrade in 30 years, reportedly reinforcing its claims over Arunachal Pradesh. All major army units will receive new, more accurate maps in the near future, PLA Daily reported. The Lanzhou Military Command, one of seven...
  • Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence July 7, 2014

    Leh: The Dalai Lama on Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India,...
  • Tibetans inherit 'super athlete' gene to live at high altitude July 3, 2014

    Beijing: Tibetans are able to live at high altitudes thanks to a gene picked up when their ancestors mated with a species of human they helped push to extinction, according to a new study. This is the first time a gene from another species of human has been shown unequivocally to...
  • Rise of India & China will make the world more peaceful: Wang Yi June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi believes India and China share a long term relationship and the latter need not get insecure about the former's strengthening relationship with other neighbouring countries. However, the Tibetan issue remains a bone of contention between the two countries as China expects India to...
  • India-China bilateral talks begin, border issue top agenda June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The first round of bilateral talks between India and China after the Narendra Modi government took charge began on Sunday with the Chinese Foreign Minister calling upon Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. Several outstanding issues including the boundary issue, stapled visas, as well as India's...
  • Tibetans protest Chinese Foreign Minister's visit to India June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister's visit to India has sparked protests amongst Tibetan community in the national capital. China's Wang Yi arrives on Sunday for a two-day visit during which he will meet Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The protestors are urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss Tibet...
  • Discuss Tibet with Chinese minister: Tibetan group to Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A Tibetan organisation has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to discuss the Tibet issue during his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) said it would like to contest a recent statement made by Chinese foreign ministry Spokesman Hong Lei that...
  • US asks China for "unconditional" talks with the Dalai Lama June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has asked China to start "unconditional" talks with Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and address policies that have created tensions in Tibet. "As we have long said, we are deeply concerned about the poor human rights situation in Tibetan areas of China," State Department Deputy Spokesperson,...
  • China, India discuss PLA incursions, CBMs during border talks April 30, 2014

    Beijing: China and India on Wednesday concluded their working mechanism border talks during which they discussed recent incursions by Chinese troops in the western sector, implementation of the boundary pact and additional confidence building measures. The two sides also explored an alternate route for the Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra during the 6th meeting...
  • IAF, experts debunk theory of Malaysian plane being used for 9/11-type attack March 16, 2014

    The theory that the missing Malaysian aircraft could have been hijacked for a 9/11-type attack on India was on Sunday debunked by the IAF and strategic experts who said it would not have escaped detection had it entered the Indian air space. Senior IAF officers said India has multi-layered and seamless...
  • China 'great' but government 'harmful', says Dalai Lama March 8, 2014

    The Dalai Lama called China a "great nation" but criticized its governmental system as "harmful" during an address Friday at Washington's National Cathedral. The Buddhist spiritual leader said that Tibetans are willing to remain part of China, though with greater autonomy to preserve their culture and environment. President Barack Obama and congressional...
  • Tibetan PM releases biography of political prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo January 24, 2014

    It was a trip down memory lane for Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay in Himachal Pradesh on Friday as he released a biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo, the longest-incarcerated Tibetan political prisoner in China. "I feel honoured to launch the biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo. Since my time as an activist...
  • 'Windhorse' a stirring tale of a people's love for lost homeland January 13, 2014

    A group of Tibetan rebels set up an armed resistance movement against Chinese occupation, defying the instructions of their spiritual head, the Dalai Lama. Lhasang grows up in eastern Tibet but is forced to flee after the Chinese occupation, making the death-defying trek across the Himalayas with his family. Fighting...
  • Over 100 houses burned down in China's ancient Tibetan town January 11, 2014

    An ancient Tibetan town in Shangri-la, a resort county in China's southwestern Yunnan Province, today suffered heavy damage after fire destroyed over 100 wooden houses. The houses were burned down when fire broke out in the early hours at Dukezong, meaning "the town of moon" in Tibetan and built 1,300 years...
  • China says will stamp out Dalai Lama's voice in Tibet November 2, 2013

    Beijing: China aims to stamp out the voice of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in his restive and remote homeland by ensuring that his "propaganda" is not received by anyone on the Internet, television or other means, a top official said. China has tried, with varying degrees of success,...
  • China rebukes Dalai Lama for seeking Tibetan independence, reports Chinese media October 19, 2013

    A senior Chinese official has denounced the Dalai Lama's long-standing pursuit of autonomy for Tibet, describing it as equivalent to advocating Tibetan independence, state media said on Saturday. The comments by Zhu Weiqun, chairman of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of the top advisory body to parliament, signal that China...
  • Four killed, 154 rescued in Mount Everest avalanche October 17, 2013

    Beijing: Four people including an elderly Australian tourist have been killed by an avalanche around Mount Everest. Chinese authorities have said that a tour group organised by a Tibetan travel agency entered a restricted area on the mountain without permission and camped at the foot of it on Sunday. The...
  • Durga Puja in Kolkata goes global this year October 11, 2013

    Kolkata: It's Mahasaptami on Friday and festivities are on in full swing across the country. In Kolkata, puja pandals are going global with Pakistan and French connections that are hard to miss. A trio of artists from across the border have taken a break from painting Pakistan's colourful trucks to pitch...
  • Bhutan-India relation stood the test of time, says Tshering Tobgay October 4, 2013

    Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay talked about the relation with India and said there is no 'rough patch' regarding fuel subsidy. He said, "Relations between India and China have stood the test of time." ...
  • China must follow world trend of democracy: Dalai Lama September 17, 2013

    China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. "No matter how powerful it may be, China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information," the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner told reporters of Hospodárske Noviny (a...
  • Dharamsala: Tibet museum celebrates 53rd anniversary of government-in-exile September 3, 2013

    The Tibetan government-in-exile, which came into existence formally in Dharamshala 53 years ago, on Monday asserted again its demand of equal rights for the people of Tibet in China, as enjoyed by other ethnic minorities there. To mark the 53rd anniversary of its democracy day in-exile, the Tibet museum in Dharamshala...
  • Tibetans hold protest in Delhi, seek India's support to get fundamental rights August 26, 2013

    A demonstration was held at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Monday to express solidarity with people of Tibet. Carrying placards, the protesters alleged violation of human rights in Tibet and demanded that India raise the issue with China to ensure justice to people in the Himalayan region. "We expect support...
  • Dalai Lama's website hacked, infects visitors' computers with viruses August 13, 2013

    Boston: A prominent computer security firm warned that the Dalai Lama's Chinese-language website has been hacked and is infecting visitors' computers with viruses in what may to be an effort to spy on human rights activists who frequently visit the site. Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner told Reuters on Monday that...
  • US to continue with efforts to open a consulate in Tibet June 29, 2013

    Washington: The United States would continue with its efforts to open its consulate in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, a State Department official has said as the top American diplomat in Beijing concluded his rare six-days trip to the region. "In terms of the potential for a consulate, that...
  • Tibetans protest against Li Keqiang's visit to India May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Tibetan student activists are protesting outside the Taj Hotel in Central Delhi and outside the Parliament Street Police Station on Monday against the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to India. Protesters jumped a barricade and tried to break another barricade. Meanwhile at the hotel, Free Tibet activists...
  • China deploys Su-27 fighters in Tibet, can target key Indian air bases May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: China's all-weather fighter base in Tibet is now widening its range of options in the event of a conflict with India. Intelligence intercepts and satellite monitoring has confirmed that China may have to some extent overcome Tibet's extreme altitude and temperatures to operationalise an all-weather airfield near the...
  • 'Dalai Lama instigating self-immolation bids' May 14, 2013

    Lhasa: Tibetans are committing self-immolations at the instigation of Dalai Lama, a top Tibetan official has alleged. "Since March 2012, there have been some cases of self immolation of monks at the instigation of the Dalai Lama," Tonga, Director general of Ethnic, Religious, Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee of...
  • Refrain from statements denigrating Dalai Lama: US to China May 10, 2013

    Washington: Asking China to refrain from making statements that denigrate the Dalai Lama and Tibet's unique cultural, linguistic and religious traditions, the United States has said the Tibetans be permitted to express their grievances freely. "We have asked the Chinese Government to refrain from statements that denigrate the Dalai Lama and...
  • 'Mine disaster due to exploitation by China' March 31, 2013

    Beijing: The massive landslide that engulfed a gold mine in Tibet was result of "aggressive expansion" of the colliery in which fewer Tibetans are employed, Tibet's government in exile has alleged, as rescuers on Sunday found more bodies of the 83 miners buried in the avalanche. Although more bodies were...
  • Tibet: No survivor yet found after landslide March 30, 2013

    Beijing: Chinese authorities on Saturday said no signs of life have been detected nearly 30 hours after a massive landslide buried 83 mine workers in Tibet despite a major search and rescue operation. "Rescuers have not yet found survivors or bodies... The miners' survival chances were slim due to the...