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No info on two Nepalis called and held by China on suspicion of helping Tibetans flee

(TibetanReview.net, Jun12’24) —Police in Chinese ruled Tibet lured and arrested two Nepali youths on suspicion of trying to help Tibetans flee their occupied homeland. And they have remained missing for the last one month and half, reported kathmandupost.com Jun...

China disowned its citizen kidnapped by Hamas?

(TibetanReview.net, Jun11’24) —China is known to expects those who have emigrated abroad and their offspring to consider themselves as Chinese first and owe their primary loyalty to their country of origin, speaking up for them whenever any occasion arises....

After Nepal, will China reopen Covid-closed Tibet-India border trade points?

(TibetanReview.net, Jun11’24) —After China reopened 14 border trade points between its occupied Tibet and Nepal on May 25 after a prolonged Covid-19 closure, those on the Indian side of the border in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state are feeling...

China’s anti-corruption campaign a tool for fighting factional politics?

(TibetanReview.net, Jun10’24) —A report saying senior Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping, are engaged in corruption and hiding hundreds of millions of dollars in wealth by using relatives to disguise their activities suggests that the high-profile anti-corruption campaign that...

REPORT: Tibet Continued to be the most restricted destination in PRC for int’l travellers in 2023

(TibetanReview.net, Jun09’24) —Chinese government regulations and procedures that have historically impeded travel to Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and Tibetan areas outside the TAR for US diplomats and officials, journalists, and tourists remained in place in 2023, witnessing no improvement...

China betting on EU delegation’s Tibet outing to salvage its image?

(TibetanReview.net, Jun08’24) —China is to take a delegation of EU officials on a rare field trip to Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), the western half of Tibet proper, later this month, betting on a hope that they will see, hear...

China protests Modi’s acknowledgement of congratulations from Taiwan’s Lai on his re-election

(TibetanReview.net, Jun07’24) —Although the exchanged messages were devoid of any political contents, China on Jun 6 took exception to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s acknowledgement of Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te’s congratulations on his alliance’s victory in the just concluded...

India set to rename over 30 places in Tibet in tit-for-tat response to China

(TibetanReview.net, Jun07’24) —India is all set to not only refute China’s renaming in recent years of a total of 30-odd places in its northeastern border state of Arunachal Pradesh by claiming they are parts of its territory but also...

Speculations abound ahead of Dalai Lama’s US visit

(TibetanReview.net, Jun06’24) —Although the Dalai Lama’s planned visit to the US sometime later this month after Jun 20 is stated to be to get his knee problem fixed, speculations abound as to whether political leaders, including especially President Joe...

Dalai Lama congratulates India’s Modi for democratic re-election

(TibetanReview.net, Jun06’24) —The Dalai Lama has on Jun 5 congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India as the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), of which his BJP is the leading partner, won re-election for a third consecutive term following the...

China to strategize rail networking of Tibet and Xinjiang

(TibetanReview.net, Jun05’24) —Tibet and Xinjiang are major sources of strategic mineral and natural resources for China while also occupying vital geostrategic positions.  They are also rife with resentment against the Chinese occupation rule. Given this fact, China has ‘big...

Chinese police arrest Tibetan for flying banned flag at his house consecration ceremony

(TibetanReview.net, Jun04’24) — For flying the Tibetan national flag atop his newly built home as a part of its consecration ceremony, Chinese police in Pashoe (Chinese: Basu, or Baxoi) County of eastern Tibet’s Chamdo City have taken away a...

US democracy foundation to honour two Tibetan partners at its annual award event

(TibetanReview.net, Jun04’24) —A government-funded, non-profit US democracy organization said Jun 3 that a Canada-based Tibet group and an India-based individual will be among six honourees at its Jun 13 awards event. In a statement, Washington-based National Endowment for Democracy...

Dalai Lama to visit US this month for knee treatment

(TibetanReview.net, Jun03’24) — The Dalai Lama is to travel to the United States in the coming couple of weeks or so, his first abroad in many years, to seek treatment for his knee problem. His office did not say...

China suspected to have removed missing British explorer’s body to protect its Everest propaganda claim

(TibetanReview.net, Jun03’24) — The body of British explorer George Mallory discovered in 1999 after he vanished during his Mt Everest expedition in 1924 may have been secretly removed by China sometime after 2001 to serve its propaganda interests, reported...

Witnessing the dismantling of dam-displaced Atsok Monastery in Tibet a sad, disturbing experience

LETTER I read your article (TibetanReview.net, Apr 13, 2024) about the relocation of Atsok Monastery in Dragkar Dzong (Ch. Xinhai), Amdo. I happened to be traveling around there in the area and it was easy to go (unlike Wonto...

D’shala boarding school for Tibetans in the West to begin running this year

(TibetanReview.net, Jun02’24) — The growing number of Tibetans living overseas outside the Indian subcontinent who are concerned about the sustenance of their ethnic and cultural identity through future generations now have an option to send their children to a...

China reported to have boosted offensive air capabilities along Tibet-border with India

(TibetanReview.net, Jun01’24) — Even as it keeps downplaying the seriousness of the standoff with India along the occupied-Tibet- Ladakh border, insisting that the two sides can resume normal bilateral ties without being bogged down by it, China keeps strengthening...

Major Chinese gold mine in Tibet resumes operation

(TibetanReview.net, Jun01’24) — After being closed for over a year due to the overflow of its tailing dam, China Gold International Resources has announced the resumption of the Phase II processing plant at its Jiama mine near Tibet’s capital...

Hong Kong convicts 14 activists, arrests six others ahead of 35th Tiananmen Square massacre anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, May31’24) — As the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre – in which peaceful student-led protesters urging democratic reform were massacred by the People’s Liberation Army of the Communist Party of China – approaches near, authorities in...

Meta dismantles China linked fake network of accounts that incited Sikhs against India, also targeted Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, May31’24) — A China-originated network previously found targeting India and Tibet has been running fake social media accounts that incited the Sikh community internationally to target the government of India, Social media giant Meta has said. Meta owns...

Chinese ambassador reprimands Estonian MP for visiting Tibetans in D’shala last month

(TibetanReview.net, May30’24) — In a belated, angry reaction, the Chinese Ambassador to Estonia has written to an Estonian MP, reprimanding him for visiting the exile Tibetan community in India at Dharamshala and meeting with their Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)...

Chinese ambassador scolds Nepalese journalist for raising failed airport loan interest issue

(TibetanReview.net, May30’24) — Public reports say Nepal has to pay a 2% interest on a $215.96 million Chinese loan for building what has now become a failed international airport project. However, a senior Nepalese journalist has said he had...

China has tightened religious restrictions in Lhasa during Tibet’s holiest month

(TibetanReview.net, May29’24) — As Tibetans mark a month-long observance of the full-moon day on which the Buddha Shakyamuni was believed to have taken birth, attained enlightenment, and passed away more than 2,500 years ago, Chinese authorities in Tibet’s capital...

China’s religious ban has driven depressed teenaged Tibetan monk to commit suicide

(TibetanReview.net, May29’24) — The emotional pains of being forced to leave his monastery and join a government-run school instead, with the imposition of a ban on wearing his monastic robes again, has driven a 17-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk in...

REPORT: Rising Tibetan Plateau lakes spell widespread societal, ecological impacts

(TibetanReview.net, May29’24) — While recent reports have stated that more than half the world’s largest lakes, including those in the Tibetan plateau, are drying up, a paper published May 27 in Nature Geoscience suggests that, by the end of...

China touts Tibet’s tourism development, ‘ethnic unity’ on 73rd illegal annexation anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, May28’24) — While the anniversary of China’s illegal annexation of Tibet went seemingly unnoticed among the Tibetan diaspora, in Beijing, a press conference was held to commemorate the occasion. The people of Xizang (China’s new name for the...

After prolonged, tortuous Covid closure, China finally reopens 14 Tibet-Nepal border trade points

(TibetanReview.net, May26’24) — There is probably no other part of the world, including in China itself, where Covid-19 restrictions did not end years ago. To the local populations on the two sides of Nepal and Chinese-occupied Tibet border areas,...

PM Modi refers to his frequent talks with the Dalai Lama in election speech

(TibetanReview.net, May25’24) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed that he talked frequently with the Dalai Lama in his May 24 election speech in Mandi constituency, which covers almost two-thirds of the state of Himachal Pradesh, reported the IANS news...

Senate approval sends bill back to House for eventual US mandate to help resolve Tibet’s status

(TibetanReview.net, May24’24) — The United States Senate has on May 23 unanimously passed the bipartisan Tibet bill titled “Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act” (or “Resolve Tibet Act” in short). Though already passed by the House of...

China targets Tibet to establish world’s largest national park system

(TibetanReview.net, May23’24) — China will strive to establish the world’s largest national park system by 2035, reported the official Xinhua news agency May 22. However, 70% of the candidate areas for achieving this goal are on the Tibetan Plateau,...

China launches massive military drills to punish Taiwan for electing a president with more radical stance on independence

(TibetanReview.net, May23’24) — Three days after Mr Lai Ching-te took office as the President of Taiwan, China has, at 7:45 am on May 23, launched two days of joint military drills surrounding the self-ruled island. Li Xi, spokesperson for...

REPORT: China has employed extreme measures, including separatism charges, to relocate over 700,000 Tibetan farmers, herders

(TibetanReview.net, May22’24) — China has coercively removed more than 700,000 farmers and herdsmen from their ancestral villages and grasslands in occupied Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) since 2016 with promises of “improved living conditions” only to leave their fate to...

New Tibet group in new Taiwan parliament as Dalai Lama congratulates new president

(TibetanReview.net, May21’24) — Along with the swearing in of Mr Lai Ching-te (alias William Lai) as its new President, Taiwan also installed a new parliament on May 20, with its interested members launching a new Tibet group on the...

Taiwan’s new president for status quo on ties with China which reiterates he’s ‘separatist’

(TibetanReview.net, May20’24) — As Taiwan inaugurated today its newly elected president Mr Lai Ching-te from the independence-leaning Progressive Democratic Party, China, which opposed his candidacy and then denounced his election in Jan 2024, made it clear that the cross-strait...

‘Tibet’ to supply clean electric power to 16 other provincial regions of PRC

(TibetanReview.net, May19’24) — Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), which is roughly the western half of Tibet proper, will transmit two billion kWh of clean electricity to 16 other provincial-level regions of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) this year, reported...

Chinese lawyers decry official supervisory interferences during court trials

(TibetanReview.net, May19’24) — While it is an all too well-known fact that the very idea of an independent judiciary is anathema to the Communist Party of China-state’s approach to delivering justice, many lawyers in the country were still shocked...

Panchen Lama-deaf China urged to free the Tibetan religious figure on 29th anniversary of his abduction

(TibetanReview.net, May18’24) — Less than a month after marking his 35th birthday on Apr 25, Tibetans and supporters in the free world marked on May 17 the 29th year of the Chinese government’s abduction and disappearance of the 11th...

China subjects Tibetans to political education for protesting, rejecting paltry compensation for their pastureland

(TibetanReview.net, May17’24) — For protesting against their ouster from their grassland and the payment afterward of a laughably paltry compensation for it, Chinese authorities in Markham County of Chamdo City, Tibet Autonomous Region, have subjected the affected Tibetan herdsmen...

Open airing of serious differences belie border settlement hopes as China’s new envoy arrived in India

(TibetanReview.net, May16’24) — As China finally appointed an ambassador to New Delhi after keeping the post vacant for 18 months, the two sides have reiterated their complaints against and criticisms of each other on the four-year-old border standoff in...

China has disappeared Tibetan singer for lyrics lamenting the Dalai Lama’s absence

(TibetanReview.net, May15’24) — For performing a song which expressed a yearning for what was taken to be an obvious reference to the Dalai Lama earlier this year at a public concert, Chinese authorities in a Tibetan region of what...

US congressional-executive commission urges steps to pressure China on Tibetan rights

(TibetanReview.net, May15’24) —Highlighting a panoply of continued serious human rights violations in Tibet under Chinese rule, the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) has on May 10 called for a series of steps to pressure Beijing to bring its...

Sikyong visited Austrian parliament as he lobbied for Tibet across Europe

(TibetanReview.net, May13’24) —The Sikyong (executive head) Mr Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at Dharamshala, India, was on May 10 welcomed in the parliament house of Austria in Vienna for a meeting with members of Austrian People’s...

Tales of miracles from the Dalai Lama’s Less Known Trips

Tenzin Sherab* recounts events from three of the Dalai Lama’s trips marked by eyewitness occurrences of miracles. To our naked eyes, what His Holiness the Dalai Lama did at that time looked uncanny and atypical. The whole entourage watched...

China’s new envoy to India appears accommodating, but belittles border standoff issue

(TibetanReview.net, May12’24) —China’s new envoy to India, who arrived in New Delhi on May 10, appears to have expressed willingness on the part of his government to be accommodating in talks on settling the ongoing, nearly four-year-old border standoff...

China is India’s top trade partner, enjoys a huge trade surplus

(TibetanReview.net, May12’24) —Despite what India has been saying about the normalization of its overall ties with China being subject to the resolution of the ongoing four-year-old border standoff in eastern Ladakh, trade between the two counties has been rising,...

Chinese volunteers joined Hungarian security to harass Tibet protesters during Xi Jinping visit

(TibetanReview.net, May10’24) —Chinese people not only turned up in strength to welcome their President Xi Jinping who arrived for a state visit to Budapest on May 8 evening but also harassed and bullied Tibet protesters and others as well...

China has outlawed mother tongue in Sichuan Tibetan schools?

(TibetanReview.net, May09’24) —Authorities in a part of the historically Tibetan province of Kham, which now forms part of the People’s Republic of China’s Sichuan province, have banned students from speaking in their mother tongue when communicating amongst themselves or...

UNESCO lists Tibetan Dege Sutra-Printing House as China’s contribution to the world

(TibetanReview.net, May09’24) —Like all other things Tibetan, which are now being touted as China’s, The Dege Sutra-Printing House (Tibetan: Dege Parkhang) has just been included in UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Regional Register of Memory of the World as “China’s largest Tibetan...

China designates its new India ambassador after 18-month delay

(TibetanReview.net, May08’24) —After an unusual delay that has lasted 18 months amid continuing frayed bilateral ties following a particularly violent mid-2020 border clash in an eastern Ladakh border area, China has finally designated a senior diplomat as its new...

China militarizing its entire population in new defence build-up?

TibetanReview.net, May07’24) —China appears to have embarked on a campaign to militarise its entire population as its economy falters while having adopted bullying or combative tactics to assert its outlandish South China Sea, Taiwan, and India-Tibet border claims. The...

‘Free Tibet’ banner greets President Xi Jinping on arrival in Paris for state visit

TibetanReview.net, May06’24) —Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Paris on May 5 to discuss EU-China trade relations and to get an earful against his country’s mainly covert support for Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. However, the pomp and grandeur...

China’s hand seen in Nepal’s new currency-note-map claims on Indian territory

(TibetanReview.net, May05’24) —India-Nepal ties may be headed for turbulence as the latter’s new left front coalition government, long lobbied for by China, included as belonging to Nepal a set of three strategic pieces of territories in India bordering Tibet...

Tibetan Sikyong meets with Italy’s South Tyrol president, calls its autonomy exemplar for Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, May04’24) —Sikyong (executive head) Mr Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has on May 2 met with President Mr Arno Kompatscher of South Tyrol (full name: Autonomous Province of Bolzano – South Tyrol) in northern Italy...

China has jailed more journalists than any other country

(TibetanReview.net, May04’24) —The People’s Republic of China is the world’s largest prison for journalists, and its Communist party-state conducts a campaign of repression against journalism and the right to information worldwide, said Paris-based global press watchdog Reporters Without Borders...

US annual int’l religious freedom report red-flags China’s move to acculturate Tibetan Buddhism

(TibetanReview.net, May03’24) —Releasing its 2024 report on May 1, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended that China be again listed as a “country of particular concern”, along with 16 others, for reasons that include...

China pledges five-year development assistance for Nepal’s Tibet-border districts

(TibetanReview.net, May03’24) —The Chinese government of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), which constitutes roughly the western half of Tibet proper, is to fund a five-year initiative in Nepal’s northern border districts, offering different kinds of logistical and material support, mostly...

India protests China’s building of road in Ladakh territory ceded to it by Pakistan

(TibetanReview.net, May03’24) —India has lodged a strong protest to China last week over the latter’s building of a road in Shaksgam Valley which belongs to it, and which also has the potential to threaten Indian defences in Siachen Glacier....

China is world’s top jailer of writers

(TibetanReview.net, May01’24) —China, the world’s top jailer of journalists, also has the largest number of writers as well in its prisons, according to the 2023 Freedom to Write index, a report compiled by Pen America, published on May 1....

Tibetan Sikyong meets with French President ahead of state visit by Chinese president

(TibetanReview.net, May01’24) —Ahead of the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping for a state visit, President Emmanuel Macron of France had a brief meeting with the Sikyong (executive head) Mr Penpa Tsering of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at...

Djibouti deports Tibet-supporting UK lawmaker sanctioned by China

(TibetanReview.net, Apr30’24) —Djibouti, strategically located on the Horn of Africa, has been accused of acting as a vassal state of China after it deported a British lawmaker sanctioned by China due to his critical stand on Beijing’s human rights...

New township reported coming up in Lhokha in China Tibet-border build-up

(TibetanReview.net, Apr29’24) —China is strengthening infrastructure close to the line of actual control (LAC) in occupied Tibet, with a major construction project taking place for a new township in Shannan (Tibetan: Lhokha), in south-eastern Tibet, reported the timesnownews.com Apr...

India refuses to be cowered by China’s hectic Tibet-border build-up

(TibetanReview.net, Apr29’24) —As China continues its substantial build-up of military or military-related infrastructure in occupied Tibet close to the line of actual control (LAC) after its violent cross-border attacks jolted India four years ago, New Delhi has sought to...

China pushed back on rights, Tibet in meetings with top US diplomat

(TibetanReview.net, Apr28’24) —Back from meetings with top Chinese leaders in Beijing and Shanghai over Apr 24-26, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that apart from discussing the numerous weighty matters that continue to bedevil good relations between...

China reiterates stance of no autonomy talks on Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Apr27’24) —China has reiterated its position Apr 26 that it will only hold talks, if at all, with representatives of the Dalai Lama, subject to conditions, while hurling condemnations at the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), which is effectively...

Chinese ‘democracy activist’ in Germany known to be close to Tibetan groups held for spying

(TibetanReview.net, Apr27’24) —An aide to a German member of the European Parliament arrested for spying for China was not only a familiar presence in the overseas Chinese pro-democracy movement but had also organized a group visit to the Dalai...

29-year-long China-disappeared Panchen Lama’s 35th birthday marked with call for his urgent release

TibetanReview.net, Apr26’24) —Despite remaining disappeared after being abducted by the Chinese government since 1995 at six years of age, Tibetans continue to be hopeful for the condition and wellbeing of the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, Tibet’s second...

China to try former Tibet propaganda chief for corruption

(TibetanReview.net, Apr25’24) —China has charged with corruption an official who was for many years responsible for promoting its official line on Tibet and human rights, including with a stint as the propaganda chief of Tibet Autonomous Region, before rising...

Genocidal China condemned for catena of Tibet violations in US annual rights report

(TibetanReview.net, Apr24’24) —While highlighting China’s continued genocidal crimes against the predominantly Uyghur Muslims and others in East Turkestan (Xinjiang), the US State Department’s 2023 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released Apr 22, also cited a long list of...

China warns Tibetans for rejecting paltry compensation for their illegally confiscated grassland

(TibetanReview.net, Apr23’24) — Chinese authorities have offered to pay a laughably paltry amount of compensation to some 25 Tibetan families in Markham (Chinese: Mangkang) County of Chamdo (Changdu or Qamdo) City in Tibet after a local official had illegally...

Children not spared in China’s persecution of human rights defenders’ families

(TibetanReview.net, Apr23’24) —The practice of collective punishment dates from the days of Mao Zedong’s dictatorship and it continues to this day in a China which claims to practice what is sought to be called a globally superior “whole process...

Chinese ambassador faced 45-minute disruption as Tibetan, Taiwanese students protested his Harvard conference address

(TibetanReview.net, Apr22’24) —Five protesters, including Tibetan and Taiwanese Americans, of whom three were students, were escorted out while a sixth one staged a walkout on Apr 20 morning to disrupt the Chinese Ambassador to the United States Xie Feng’s...

New bill in US Congress – A new beginning for Tibet

OPINION Vijay Kranti* expresses delight at the fact that the Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate has cleared the way for a new US law which will recognize Tibet as an ‘Occupied Country’, CHOLKA-SUM as the ‘Real Tibet’,...

We must be free or die

OPINION Phuntsog Wangyal* argues that loyalty to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the desire for freedom are not incompatible, that clamouring for Tibet’s independence is not only a matter of political freedom in consonance with our democratic system...

US ‘repatriates’ lost Tibetan Buddhist relics to China

(TibetanReview.net, Apr19’24) —The United States has on Apr 17 delivered 38 cultural relics to China as part of a repatriation deal to help Beijing retrieve artifacts that have been lost throughout the centuries. However, what is disconcerting about this...

China sacks, delicenses Tibetan for teaching mother tongue to his students

(TibetanReview.net, Apr18’24) — China claims to give high priority to teaching Tibetan children their language and culture when addressing the issue on its official media and especially at international human rights meetings. However, what it is doing on the...

Sinicization drive, border deployment behind China’s military training, recruitment of Tibetan youths

(TibetanReview.net, Apr17’24) — The move by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to recruit Tibetan youths into its ranks has the twin objectives of weaning them away from their traditional cultural environment to advance its drive to Sinicize the Tibetan...

Bill mandating US gov’t help to resolve Tibet’s legal status set for full Senate vote

(TibetanReview.net, Apr17’24) —A bill mandating the US government to pressure China to negotiate with the Dalai Lama or his representatives or the democratically elected exile Tibetan leadership to reach a settlement on the legal status of Tibet has moved...

China arrests Tibetan victims for protesting official’s landgrab corruption

(TibetanReview.net, Apr16’24) — Chinese authorities in Markham (Chinese: Mangkang) County of Chamdo (Changdu or Qamdo) City in Tibet had arrested on Apr 10 four Tibetans for involvement in protest against an official’s illegal confiscation and sale of the local...

Bollywood star calls on Dalai Lama as she campaigns for parliament seat

(TibetanReview.net, Apr15’24) —Bollywood star Ms Kangana Ranaut has on Apr 15 called on His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his residence in Dharamshala along with former BJP Chief minister (Ex-CM) Jairam Ramesh Thakur of Himachal Pradesh. The much-publicized Indian...

Opposition protests gov’t position that China is not in occupation of Indian territory

(TibetanReview.net, Apr15’24) —The BJP government of India has reiterated its position Apr 12 that China has not occupied any Indian land, but that it has raised tension by bringing its troops to the upper part of the mountainous areas...

Forest fires in Sichuan have destroyed local Tibetans’ prized mushroom income source

(TibetanReview.net, Apr14’24) — The forest fire which raged for days across Nyagchu (Chinese: Yajiang) County of Kardze (Ganzi or Garze) prefecture, Sichuan Province, from the middle of last month has stuck a severe blow on the livelihood of the...

Qinghai monastery’s antiquity, sacredness ignored as China orders its dam-relocation

(TibetanReview.net, Apr13’24) — China has ordered a 135-year-old vibrant Tibetan Buddhist monastic centre in Tsolho (Chinese: Hainan) Prefecture of Qinghai province to relocate to make way for building the world’s tallest 3D-printed hydropower dam, claiming it has “no significant...

Distinguished welcome accorded to Tibetan Sikyong in Canadian provincial parliament

(TibetanReview.net, Apr12’24) — The Tibet group in the Canadian province of Ontario, with its city of Toronto, home to a significant number of recent Tibetan asylees, on Apr 9 accorded a distinguished welcome to the visiting Sikyong (executive head),...

India softening stand on Tibet-border dispute with China?

(TibetanReview.net, Apr12’24) — In what is seen as a softening of India’s tone or stand on its currently defiant posture on the tense Tibet-border situation with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the two sides should “urgently address...

Heroism lies not in inflicting pain but in enduring it*

OPINION John Billington** feels sure that Tibet will endure and survive despite the immense odds it faces against its marauding conqueror China, as Edwin Muir’s poem below tells us, because it embodies values the human civilization needs, as evolutionary...

Provincial Chinese gov’t has issued SOP-bans on monks on Dalai Lama’s passing away

(TibetanReview.net, Apr10’24) — Tibet’s exile spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said just recently that he was in great health and felt confident to live to be a centenarian. Nevertheless, the Chinese government is not taking chances and one of...

China’s new gold deposit discovery in Qinghai, with 346 mining sites, is worth over $20 billion

(TibetanReview.net, Apr08’24) — The occupied territories of East Turkestan (Xinjiang) and Tibet have yielded for the Communist Party of China state enormous, world-class deposits of oil, gas, and all sorts of minerals, including gold, lithium, copper, iron, and rare...

China has blocked Tibetan weblog in alleged language, culture crackdown

(TibetanReview.net, Apr08’24) — China has shut down a Tibetan-language weblog and its related social media blog that have been popular among Tibetans in Tibet and exile for alleged copyright infringement. However, the move is seen as part of an...

China re-opening Tibet route to Mt Everest for foreign business after four-year Covid ban

(TibetanReview.net, Apr08’24) —Mt Everest on the Chinese-occupied Tibet side is opening for business for non-mainland Chinese foreigners again after four years of Covid-19 pandemic ban. Climbers must obtain separate visas for Tibet, in addition to their tourist visas for...

‘Neutral’ China helping facilitate ‘no limits friend’ Russia’s invasion of ‘strategic partner’ Ukraine

(TibetanReview.net, Apr08’24) — China and Ukraine established formal diplomatic relations in 1992, a year after the latter gained independence from the erstwhile Soviet Union, and went on to declare themselves strategic partners in 2011. But now China has ramped...

Ban order compels climate activist Sonam Wangchuk to call off Tibet-border March

(TibetanReview.net, Apr07’24) — Well-known Ladakh-based Indian climate activist Mr Sonam Wangchuk has called off his planned Apr 7 march at the head of his supporters to the Chinese-occupied Tibet’s border. He wanted to “avoid any sort of confrontation with...

China denies knowledge of monk it arrested for protesting with Dalai Lama portrait

(TibetanReview.net, Apr06’24) — Chinese police have arrested a Tibetan Buddhist monk in Ngaba (or Ngawa, Chinese: Aba) county of Kardze (Ganzi) prefecture in Sichuan province last month when he staged a lone protest against government policies, carrying a portrait...

China developing 175 more security villages in Tibet near India-border?

(TibetanReview.net, Apr06’24) — China is set to develop 175 more border villages on the occupied-Tibet side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) facing the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. These settlements will be in addition to the...

China condemned for hijacking global sympathy for Taiwan earthquake victims

(TibetanReview.net, Apr05’24) — China which has been intimidating Taiwan with a series of highly menacing military exercises with threats to invade should it move towards formally declaring independence has expressed thanks to the world for showing concern over the...

Not To Give Up

LETTER Recently I visited Wales and as I travelled through the rolling valleys and rugged mountains I was reminded of places in Tibet. It was impossible to miss the masses of golden daffodils, currently in bloom, and I was...

Sri Lankan monks present Buddha relics to HH the Dalai Lama

(TibetanReview.net, Apr04’24) — A delegation of Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka has on Apr 4 presented to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Dharamshala, relics of the Buddha that has been kept at their monastery for the last one...

Dalai Lama determined to live 100+ years to continue to serve Buddhadharma

(TibetanReview.net, Apr04’24) — At a time when the Buddhadharma is seeing a bit of a decline, I am determined to serve it for another 15-20 years, said Holiness the Dalai Lama Apr 3 at a ceremony to offer long-life...

Indian Foreign Minister rues first PM’s overly pro-China mistakes

(TibetanReview.net, Apr03’24) — India’s External Affair Minister, Mr S Jaishankar, has said Apr 2 that mistakes made by independent India’s first Prime Minister had led to problems including Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and China’s occupation of some parts of...

US strongly with India against China’s renaming of Arunachal places

(TibetanReview.net, Apr03’24) — The United States has on Apr 2 criticized China’s Mar 30 announcement of a list of 30 new names for places in the India state of Arunachal Pradesh, calling it yet another “unilateral attempt” to reassert...

Changing the name of others’ territory doesn’t make it yours – India to China

(TibetanReview.net, Apr02’24) — Reacting to China’s renaming of 30 more places in Arunachal Pradesh, announced on Mar 30, India said Apr 2 that it would not have any effect on the ground reality. Arunachal Pradesh was, is, and will...

China agrees to reopen 14 covid-restricted Nepal-Tibet border crossings as left alliance back in power in Kathmandu

(TibetanReview.net, Mar31’24) — Despite Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions having long become a thing of the past across the world, and China having even granted visa-free entry to citizens of a number of countries to boost its tourism industry, the...

China celebrates 65th anniversary of its trashing of ‘one country, two systems’ policy for Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Mar31’24) — China marked on Mar 28 the 65th anniversary of its scrapping of a “one country, two systems” policy for Tibet, promised less than eight years earlier, in 1951, with public celebrations across the occupied territory, including...

China gives its own name to 30 more places in Arunachal Pradesh in cartographic extension of its Tibet rule

(TibetanReview.net, Mar31’24) — In yet another provocative move, asserting cartographic sovereignty over the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on the basis of its occupation rule over Tibet, China has on Mar 30 declared its own names for 30...

Latest US gov’t spending bill allocates $23 million for Tibet support projects

(TibetanReview.net, Mar30’24) — The massive $1.2 trillion government funding bill passed by the US Congress earlier this month and signed into law by President Joe Biden on Mar 23 to fund the rest of the federal government included provisions...

Chinese academic warns Bhutan’s India-bonhomie is inimical to Tibet-border talks

(TibetanReview.net, Mar30’24) — The heightened level of bonhomie seen in India-Bhutan relations in recent times has prompted a Chinese academic to warn that it could have “obvious and direct” impacts on China’s efforts to resolve its long-running occupied-Tibet border...

Resolution No. 39 deadlock continues as exile Tibetan parliament concludes budget session

(TibetanReview.net, Mar29’24) —The seventh session of the 17th Tibetan Parliament in Exile concluded today with the approval of an over Indian Rs 3.33 billion budget for the financial year Apr 2024-Mar 2025 of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). It...

A group of over 10 eastern Tibet anti-dam petitioners still missing after Chinese arrest

(TibetanReview.net, Mar28’24) — While most of the Tibetans, including hundreds of monks, detained and severely ill-treated and beaten during their interrogation for around a month by Chinese police since the last week of Feb 2024 in Dege county of...

India resolute on border defence as two sides held 29th diplomatic meeting on settlement

(TibetanReview.net, Mar28’24) —The 29th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs has been held in Beijing on Mar 27 and the two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on how to achieve...

Two Chinese nationals held for illegally entering India from Nepal, reportedly wanted to meet the Dalai Lama

(TibetanReview.net, Mar27’24) —Police in India have on Mar 26 detained two young Chinese nationals who illegally crossed over from Nepal, claiming to wish to meet the Dalai Lama and also visit Bengaluru, reported the timesofindia.com Mar 26. A man,...

China bristles as India backs the Philippines’ call on it to respect rule-based int’l order

(TibetanReview.net, Mar27’24) —China has on Mar 26 called on India to respect its sovereignty claims over the disputed South China Sea (SCS) after the latter backed Philippines’ maritime sovereignty based on international law. The bitter row comes as China...

Most eastern Tibet dam protesters reported released, endured severe ill-treatment, beating

(TibetanReview.net, Mar26’24) — Hundreds of remaining monks and other Tibetans detained by Chinese police in Feb 2024 for gathering to protest and petition against a major hydroelectric power dam complex being built in Dege County of Kardze prefecture, Sichuan...

Telling His Holiness what is effective communication?

LETTER (TibetanReview.net, Mar26’24) All who were watching the ongoing Tibetan parliament session might have wondered with bated breath when MP Jamphel Tenzin stood up to declare that what he was going to address the House about would be done...

China reiterates Arunachal claim fourth time this month, based on its Tibet rule

(TibetanReview.net, Mar25’24) —For the fourth time since Mar 11, China has reiterated its claim that the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is “Zangnan”, or southern Tibet, and belongs to it in view of the apparent fact that Tibet is...

Hospitals in China shutting delivery wards as authoritarian gov’t fails to halt plummeting births, revive economy

(TibetanReview.net, Mar24’24) —Hospitals across China are closing their obstetric departments due to lack of patients as the country of 1.4 billion people suffered a population decline for two consecutive years despite government efforts to stem the falling tide both...

Eastern Tibet forest fire still smouldering as its cause determined

(TibetanReview.net, Mar23’24) — The forest fire that erupted on Mar 15 evening and immediately swept through Nyagchu (Chinese: Yajiang) County of Kardze (Ganzi or Garze) prefecture, Sichuan Province, is still smouldering and it started from a construction site, reported...

India doubles Five-Year-Plan assistance to Bhutan which seeks speedy Tibet-border settlement with China

(TibetanReview.net, Mar23’24) —Amid reports that Bhutan and China are likely to reach a final settlement of their dispute over the latter’s occupied Tibet border, with significant potential security implications for India, New Delhi has on Mar 22 announced a...

Former Tibet official from China awaits sentence for decades-long corruption

(TibetanReview.net, Mar22’24) —Ji Guogang, a Chinese official who has held various senior positions in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) since 2013, including as the former vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the Regional People’s Congress, has pleaded guilty for corruption...

China’s anti-India, Tibet-pilgrimage restrictions ruining friendly Nepal’s tourism industry

(TibetanReview.net, Mar22’24) —Beijing denied access to Mt Kailash in Tibet to nearly 50,000 Indian pilgrims seeking to travel there through Nepal last year and the situation does not seem likely to change, given the state of Sino-India relations, reported...

China angered as US recognizes Arunachal as Indian territory

(TibetanReview.net, Mar22’24) —China relishes the fact that no country recognizes the Tibetan government in exile as if this legitimizes its coerced 1951 annexation of its eastern neighbour. However, when the United States recently expressed its recognition of Arunachal Pradesh...

TAR gov’t offering national college entrance spots to non-locals for 3-million-yuan investments

(TibetanReview.net, Mar21’24) — As China speaks of the primacy of the interests of “all ethnic groups”, designedly including the Han predominant group, to combat what it calls “ethnic minority exceptionalism” under President Xi Jinping’s assimilationist call for “a sense...

Protesting Tibetans clash with police at Chinese Foreign Minister’s Canberra visit

(TibetanReview.net, Mar21’24) —Tibetans protesting against Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi clashed with police as they tried to get inside the Chinese embassy compound in Australia’s capital Canberra on Mar 20 afternoon, reported Daily Mail Australia Mar 20, citing video...

India calls Arunachal inalienable territory, after China called it its inherent part

(TibetanReview.net, Mar20’24) —India on Mar 19 reiterated its offhanded rejection of China’s claim over its northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, calling it “absurd” and “baseless”, two days after the latter’s military sought to reassert it on the basis of...

Eastern Tibet forest fire reported contained as over 5,900 villagers evacuated

(TibetanReview.net, Mar19’24) — The fire has been extinguished from one field of its spread, has been contained in the remaining two, and the number of villagers evacuated as a safety measure was more than 5,900, said China’s latest official...

President Xi’s new Han nationalist university textbook combats ‘ethnic minority exceptionalism’

(TibetanReview.net, Mar19’24) —“Minorities” appear to have become a dirty word in President Xi Jinping’s China, as the party-state shifts focus, instead, to speaking of “all ethnic groups” to combat “ethnic minority exceptionalism” and promote the concept of zhonghua –...

Eastern Tibet forest fire still raging, put out at one main section, stopped at residential area

(TibetanReview.net, Mar18’24) — The forest fire in Kardze (Ganzi or Garze) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, has affected two counties and reached a residential area in one of them even as it has been put out at one of...

Nearly 3400 villagers evacuated as forest fire rages in eastern Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Mar17’24) — Nearly 3,400 Tibetans from a number of villages have been evacuated and more than 1200 firefighters deployed to fight a raging forest fire which started on Mar 15 evening in the eastern Tibetan County of Nyagchu...

China outlaws place names that fail to conform to its territorial claims

(TibetanReview.net, Mar17’24) —China has made it clear Mar 15 that geographical names in ethnic minority or foreign languages should reflect the country’s sovereign and extraterritorial claims when translated into Chinese characters. These would include names of islands in the...

Tibetan quarter in Chengdu under tight surveillance on uprising anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, Mar16’24) — As Tibetans and supporters across the free world commemorated the 65th anniversary of their national uprising on Mar 10, there was total blackout on information from Tibet itself as China greatly tightens security ahead of the...

Tibetan writer continues to remain disappeared in fourth year of Chinese arrest

(TibetanReview.net, Mar15’24) — A popular Tibetan writer and poet taken away by police in Malho prefecture of Chinese-ruled Qinghai province more than three years ago continues to remain disappeared, with his family being denied any information on his condition...

China vents spleen on Canada-US seminar on its Tibet assimilation policy during UN Human Rights Council

(TibetanReview.net, Mar15’24) —After apparently failing to get the event cancelled, China has on Mar 13 expressed deep dissatisfaction and lodged a stern opposition to the US and Canada’s determination to hold an event on the preservation of Tibetans’ unique...

Exile parliament resumes session after Sep 2023 walkout, told no material evidence exists of a member being spy

(TibetanReview.net, Mar14’24) —The 6th session of the current, 17th Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE), disrupted by an unsavoury walkout by a quorum-busting section of its members in Sep 2023 after sitting for just three days, resumed on Mar 13....

Tibetan mother dead, depressed by China’s prolonged incommunicado detention of her son

(TibetanReview.net, Mar13’24) — A Tibetan mother in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) prefecture of Sichuan province was reported to have died on Feb 17 due to severe depression stemming from China’s continued refusal to provide any information on her son who...

US intelligence sees risk of India-China armed conflict in current border standoff

(TibetanReview.net, Mar13’24) —China’s intentions to maintain “large troop deployments and sporadic encounters” with India (across occupied Tibet’s border) could risk “miscalculation and escalation into armed conflict”, reported indiatoday.in Mar 12, citing the United States’ 2024 Annual Threat Assessment released...

Roundup 2: China’s continued occupation of Tibet condemned across continents on 65th uprising anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, Mar12’24) — Amid more reports of more protest rallies held across the continents to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising against Chinese occupation rule, a House resolution was introduced in the US Congress on Mar...

India rejects China’s criticism of PM Modi’s visit to state bordering occupied Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Mar12’24) — India has on Mar 12 pointedly rejected China’s criticism and protest over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country’s Tibet-border state of Arunachal Pradesh and his inauguration of a strategic tunnel there. China claims the...

Roundup 1: China’s continued occupation of Tibet condemned across continents on 65th uprising anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, Mar11’24) — The 65th anniversary of the Tibetan national uprising against Chinese occupation rule was commemorated Mar 10 by Tibetans and their campaign supporters across the free world but again banned in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu which feared that...

Leading UK university sidelines teacher after Chinese students’ nationalist callout

(TibetanReview.net, Mar10’24) — The University College London (UCL) has come under criticism after a professor said she had been banned from teaching a course about China in order to avoid putting Chinese students off from applying to be taught...

Well-equipped, resourced Chinese-backed hacking group targeting Tibetan networks

(TibetanReview.net, Mar09’24) — A Chinese-backed hacking group, Evasive Panda (also known as BRONZE HIGHLAND and Daggerfly), has launched a cyberespionage campaign targeting Tibetans globally, reported hackread.com Mar 8, citing Antivirus and Internet Security Solutions provider ESET. The report said...

Trustworthiness-challenged China criticizes India’s Tibet-border redeployment move

(TibetanReview.net, Mar09’24) — In light of its latest assessment of threats posed by an expansionist China from across occupied Tibet, India has freed nearly 10,000 soldiers from its western border to redeploy them under a new command to its...

Edible Flowers: A series of undying love for the mundane

Tibetan artist Tenzin Gyurmey Dorjee has told Choekyi Lhamo* that his storytelling through art layers complex issues with simple themes I met Tenzin Gyurmey Dorjee on a cold winter morning prior to his second solo exhibition in the foothills...

China’s continued crackdown targets Tibetans who might have sent out Dege dam protest videos

(TibetanReview.net, Mar08’24) – While China released a few dozen Tibetans on Feb 27 after the arrest of more than 1,000 in Dege County of Kardze prefecture in Sichuan province some days earlier, the crackdown continues with those who may...

England cricket players meet Dalai Lama ahead of final Test match in local stadium

(TibetanReview.net, Mar07’24) – Members of England’s cricket team have met with the Dalai Lama at his exile home in Dharamshala on Mar 6, ahead of their fifth and final Test match against India to be held in the picturesque...

China’s claim of no ‘mass incidents’ in ‘Tibet’ last year rejected

(TibetanReview.net, Mar07’24) – China has claimed Mar 6 that there were no “mass incidents” last year in Tibet, a euphemism for protests. But it was obviously referring only to the situation in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), which is roughly...

Philippines urges neighbours’ unity against expansionist China

(TibetanReview.net, Mar07’24) – Philippine Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo on Mar 4 urged regional maritime neighbours to stand together more strongly in upholding the rule of law in the South China Sea, where China had constructed garrisons on several artificial...

China’s dam building rush in Tibet top threat to survival of one-fifth of Mekong fish species in downstream countries

(TibetanReview.net, Mar07’24) – Unsustainable development, especially proliferating hydropower dams in the upriver Tibetan Plateau region, threatens the health and diverse fish populations of the Mekong river, with one-fifth of fish species in Southeast Asia’s main artery facing extinction, reported...

UN rights chief decries lack of fundamental rights in China-ruled Tibet, Xinjiang

(TibetanReview.net, Mar05’24) – In a departure from the much-criticised reticence of most of his predecessors towards taking on China over its abysmal record in occupied Tibet, the top UN human rights official has on Mar 4 called on Beijing...

Tibetans’ leadership role makes them second class citizens under Chinese rule

(TibetanReview.net, Mar05’24) – In what may be seen as proof that Chinese rule in Tibet is typically colonial, debunking the official designation of the historical Tibetan territories, broken up and placed under the authoritarian rule of the Chinese Communist...

Chinese Premier to avoid year’s only media interaction event

(TibetanReview.net, Mar04’24) – As questions swirl about the country’s struggling economy and governmental transparency in the face of disappeared high-profile ministers, Premier Li Qiang is not holding a news conference at the conclusion of the Chinese parliament’s annual meeting...

China urges Indian media to uphold One China policy, berating a Taiwan foreign Minister interview

(TibetanReview.net, Mar04’24) – China wants the media in India to follow its so-called One China policy after the television channel NewsX aired on Feb 29 an interview with Taiwan’s foreign minister Joseph Wu. The Communist Party of China (CPC)-state...

Online reports of fatalities due to flood damage to dam in Qinghai province denied

(TibetanReview.net, Mar02’24) – Online reports suggested that dozens of people had died and thousands had gone missing after a dam was damaged by flooding recently in the previously earthquake-hit Maduo (Tibetan: Matoe) county in Golog Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Qinghai...

China-ruled Tibet is second least free country, territory in rights group’s annual survey

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’24) – With an abysmal -2 out of 40 for Political Rights and just 2 out of 60 for Civil Liberties, China-ruled Tibet has scored a total of zero out of 100 for “Freedom” in the international rights...

China awards 12 top Tibetan Buddhist degrees in Tibet, compared to over 300 in India in last four years

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’24) – China reported Feb 28 that 12 monks had been awarded the degree of Geshe Lharampa following a sutra debate that day in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), apparently to make the point that religious freedom is respected...

Further fall from grace for disappeared former foreign, defence ministers in opaque world of China

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’24) – China said Feb 27 that the resignation from the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC) by the months-long disappeared former foreign minister Qin Gang had been accepted, without any information on his whereabouts or current status. China...

China imposes lockdown on monasteries earmarked for destruction for dam at centre of Tibetan protests

(TibetanReview.net, Feb28’24) – China has imposed a lockdown on the seven monasteries along the two banks of eastern Tibet’s Drichu (Chinese: Jinsha) river which it is set to demolish to make way for a massive hydropower dam project in...

Int’l outrage grows over China’s brutal ill-treatment of Tibetan dam protesters

(TibetanReview.net, Feb27’24) – The United States’ top official on Tibetan issues has on Feb 25 added her voice to the growing outpouring of international outrage on the scale and brutality of China’s ongoing repression of Tibetans in Dege County,...

Tibet campaign, support groups conclude 9th int’l meet in Brussels

(TibetanReview.net, Feb26’24) – A three-day conference of over 170 members representing “Tibet support Groups” from 44 countries concluded in Belgium’s capital Brussels on Feb 25, reported the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), which facilitated the event, on its Tibet.net website....

Tibetans arrested for Dege dam protests being severely beaten by Chinese police

(TibetanReview.net, Feb25’24) – Chinese police in Dege County of Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) prefecture, Sichuan province, had begun interrogating the more than 1,000 Tibetans they had arrested for protesting against the building of a massive hydropower dam complex in their...

US town to mark 65th Tibetan national uprising anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, Feb25’24) – The Amherst Town in the US state of Massachusetts is to commemorate the 65th Tibetan Uprising Day on Mar 10 by flying the Tibetan national flag as a way to express solidarity with the Tibetan people...

China’s Panchen gets an earful on perfecting his role to help Sinicize Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism

(TibetanReview.net, Feb25’24) – China’s politburo leader on ethnic minority and religious affairs has on Feb 21 met with its replacement 11th Panchen Lama Gyaincain Norbu in Beijing and called on him to step up in carrying out his role...

China’s biggest gold producer cleared to massively expand Tibet copper mine project

(TibetanReview.net, Feb24’24) – Zijin Mining Group, China’s biggest listed gold producer,has received local government approval for the second phase expansion of its Julong copper project in Tibet, reported Reuters Feb 23, citing the company in a filing with the...

Dalai Lama’s 1959 escape route in Arunachal to be developed for spiritual tourism

(TibetanReview.net, Feb24’24) – The government of the state of Arunachal Pradesh is developing the 1959 escape trail within India of Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, following China’s annexation of Tibet into a spiritual and religious tourism circuit. Little-known...

UPDATE: China has arrested over 1,000 in Dege hydropower dam Tibetan protesters

(TibetanReview.net, Feb24’24) – Police have arrested more than 1,000 Tibetans, including monks, in an eastern Tibetan area that is currently administered as part of China’s Sichuan province after they took part in a series of protests to demand a...

New Delhi asked to act on China-paid domestic social media influencers with large following

(TibetanReview.net, Feb22’24) – India’s security establishment has shortlisted more than a dozen Indian social media influencers and vloggers who allegedly peddle Chinese government narratives, including on Tibet and Xinjiang, with grave implications for the country’s national security, reported indiatoday.in...

India and China hold their 21st border commander-level talks after 2020 clashes, agree to maintain status quo

(TibetanReview.net, Feb22’24) –India and China have held their 21st Corps Commander Level Meeting on the occupied Tibet side of the Moldo-Chushul border in Ladakh on Feb 19. Begun after the 2020 non-firearms violent clashes in the area, the two...

China linking various biometric surveillance systems and databases in Tibet to consolidate control

(TibetanReview.net, Feb21’24) – The Chinese government in Tibet Autonomous Region is linking the large number of various biometric surveillance systems and databases it has deployed there as the next logical step to consolidate control of the region, reported the...

Bhutan reticent as China continues to expand new villages built in disputed Tibet-border territory

(TibetanReview.net, Feb20’24) – Bhutan has so far downplayed the controversy posed by China’s continued building and expansion of new villages in disputed occupied-Tibet-border territory, but Thimphu’s closest partner India is keeping a close eye on developments amid suggestions that...

Reputed science fiction award excluded authors who might offend the 2023 event host China

(TibetanReview.net, Feb18’24) – Organizers of the Hugo Awards, one of the most prominent literary awards in science fiction, excluded multiple authors from shortlists last year over concerns their work or public comments could be offensive to China, reported pajiba.com...

Chinese firm behind local ‘news’ websites spreading Beijing propaganda in 30 countries

(TibetanReview.net, Feb18’24) – China appears to have co-opted, through the agency of a Beijing public relations firm, more than 100 websites in 30 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America to push its propaganda information at local levels. The...

Journal retracts 18 papers from China due to Tibet and other human rights concerns

TibetanReview.net, Feb17’24) – A genetics journal from a leading scientific publisher in the United States has retracted 18 papers from China in what is seen as the biggest mass retraction of academic research due to concerns about human rights...

Monk reported disappeared after arrest by Chinese police for Dalai Lama photo on mobile

(TibetanReview.net, Feb16’24) – Chinese police in a Tibetan area that currently remains incorporated as a part of Sichuan province had arrested in Jul 2023 a Tibetan Buddhist monk for possessing a photo of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual...

Tibetans protest against forced resettlement from largest capacity dam construction on Jinsha River

(TibetanReview.net, Feb16’24) – Chinese authorities have tightened security while trying to identify organizers and participants after at least 300 local Tibetans staged a protest Feb 14 against the ongoing construction of the largest capacity dam on the Jinsha (Tibetan:...

House Bill adopted asking US to push China to negotiate to resolve Tibet’s disputed status

TibetanReview.net, Feb16’24) –The US House of Representatives has on Feb 15 approved a bipartisan legislative bill that refutes China’s claim that Tibet has been part of China since ancient times; recognizes the Tibetan people’s right to independence and self-determination;...

Over 100 residential compounds in Lhasa alone stated to be multi-ethnic

(TibetanReview.net, Feb15’24) – Inter-ethnic marriage has long been encouraged with a slew of preferential policies by the Party-state of China as a way to Sinicize the ethnic minority regions, all the more so under President Xi Jinping’s current imperative...

Chinese nationals moving into hitherto vacant ‘border defence village’ buildings in occupied Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Feb15’24) –Chinese nationals have started occupying the double-storeyed spacious buildings in some of the model “Xiaokang” border defence villages that had come up in occupied Tibet across India’s north-eastern borders along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since...

China’s continued Covid closure of Nepal-Tibet border separates families, affects livelihoods

(TibetanReview.net, Feb14’24) – The Covid-19 pandemic may have long ceased to be a matter of serious concern across the world, but not so to the Chinese government as far as its occupied Tibet’s border area with Nepal is concerned....

‘Ladakh stand-off led India to cite China as No. 1 threat’

(TibetanReview.net, Feb13’24) – India may still be flummoxed by the audacity of the Chinese army intrusion into eastern Ladakh in mid-2020, especially as regards the level of authority at which the decision was taken, but it has enabled the...

China opens Lhasa for Tibetans from other regions for Losar, but tight restrictions remain

(TibetanReview.net, Feb11’24) – China announced a relaxation in restrictions it had imposed in 2018 on the entry into Tibet’s capital Lhasa of Tibetans from outside the region in a move to revive its flagging economy ahead of the Tibetan...

China fails to stop New Jersey Township Mayor from raising Tibetan flag to celebrate Losar

(TibetanReview.net, Feb11’24) – Losar, the Tibetan New Year, which fell on Feb 10 this time, was celebrated in the US State Department while Mayor Michael Melham of Belleville Township in the state of New Jersey flew the Tibetan national...

China has weaponised anti-Fraud App to surveil Tibetans?

(TibetanReview.net, Feb08’24) – A software, ostensibly designed to combat fraud, is under scrutiny for its potential use as a surveillance tool against the Tibetan population in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), said the bbc.com and several other news...

‘Lack of information from Tibet is due to high level of Chinese gov’t repression’

(TibetanReview.net, Feb07’24) – The reason why not much is heard about, and therefore reported on, on the human rights situation in Tibet today is because it remains the least free country on earth, an international summit on religious freedom...

China claims ‘no idea’ on monk it arrested for republishing books from exile Tibetan community

(TibetanReview.net, Feb06’24) – Chinese authorities in the historically Tibetan region of Sichuan Province had arrested a Buddhist monk in Jun 2023 for having republished books from the exile Tibetan community and also for having contact with people outside the...

China urges religious leaders to be more purposeful in the Sinicization drive in New Year greetings

(TibetanReview.net, Feb06’24) – Signalling full onslaught on Sinicization of religion, China’s top leader on religious and minority affairs has on Feb 5 called on the country’s religious leaders to be more purposeful in serving the overall work of the...

China censors bad news on economy, but its citizens are fastest growing group trying southern US border crossing

(TibetanReview.net, Feb05’24) – Chinese authorities have been scrubbing the internet of negative takes on the state of the country’s economy, including news articles from financial experts and economists, according to reports last week by The New York Times and...

Ladakh observes shutdown to press statehood and other demands

(TibetanReview.net, Feb04’24) – India’s strategically important Tibet-border Union Territory of Ladakh observed a complete shutdown on Feb 3 as thousands of its residents staged a march, demanding statehood and protections of local people’s interests under the Sixth Schedule of...

Exile administration to compile database of Tibetan households in India, Nepal

(TibetanReview.net, Feb04’24) – The exile Tibetan Administration at Dharamshala, India, is to compile a database of exile Tibetan households in a project that will be launched after the Tibetan New Year, Losar, which begins on Feb 10. This was...

China to strengthen propaganda control on discussion of ethnic minority issues

(TibetanReview.net, Feb03’24) – Sounding the urgency to realise President Xi Jinping’s vision of “forging a sense of community of the Chinese nation,” a top policy office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has pledged to tighten control of...

China greets Tibetans ahead of their New Year with Dalai Lama-denunciation call

(TibetanReview.net, Feb01’24) – Chinese authorities in the historically Tibetan region in Sichuan Province have greeted with bearing of gifts the local people for Losar – the Tibetan New Year coming up on Feb 10 – by asking the leading...

Lithuanian lawmakers join visiting exile Tibetan leader’s lobbying events

(TibetanReview.net, Feb01’24) – The executive head of the Central Tibetan administration (CTA) at Dharamshala in India, the Sikyong Mr Penpa Tsering, has on Jan 31 held meetings and discussions and answered questions in the Seimas, the Lithuanian parliament building,...

Shepherds in Ladakh take on Chinese soldiers to assert right over their grazing land

(TibetanReview.net, Jan31’24) – Shepherds in India’s Union Territory of Ladakh have clashed with Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers on Jan 2 in a dispute over a piece of grazing land arising from difference in the two sides’ perception...

China largely satisfied with UN review of its rights record despite mixed outcome

(TibetanReview.net, Jan30’24) – Amid allegations that China “gamed” the process, a top Chinese diplomat has said his government would “earnestly study” the 428 recommendations for addressing the human rights situation in the country submitted by UN members during the...

Nepali leaders privately complain about China’s aggressive public diplomacy

(TibetanReview.net, Jan29’24) – In what is seen as an unprecedented move, visiting Chinese leaders have publicly claimed that certain countries were trying to destabilise the good relations between Nepal and China, while some elements were also defaming the Belt...