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Ms Alender is also the leader of the All-Party Estonian Parliamentary Group for Tibet. She was in McLeod Ganj for a three-day visit to see the current situation of the exile Tibetan community, and to show her support and solidarity with the Tibetan cause. Excerpts from an interview by Lobsang Wangyal:.
Video PlayerClose. CHINA-TIBET-WETLAND-SCENERY (CN). Photo taken on April 27, 2018 shows the scenery of Yani national wetland park in Nyingchi, southwest China's TIBET Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhang ...

"The US, India and most of the countries identify Tibet as part of China. What we have been demanding is more religious autonomy. But even that doesn't seem to be acceptable to the Chinese government," a spokesperson for the Tibetan government-in-exile, headquartered in Dharamshala, told ...
Just days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to China to hold a paper-less informal summit at Wuhan with the Chinese president Xi Jinping, Tibetan spiritual guru Dalai Lama said that Tibet could stay with China if it promises to preserve its ethnic culture and autonomy. No one was surprised over ...
In the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's China visit to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa here today said that a significant increase in Chinese aircraft and aircrew has taken place in the Tibet Autonomous Region as compared to other ...
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Monday had said that Tibet can remain a part of China as long as China respects Tibetans' culture and heritage. "We are not seeking independence...We want to stay with China. We want more development," the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people had said. He also ...
The Dalai Lama has said that Tibet can remain a part of China if Beijing guarantees to protect the disputed region's culture and autonomy. Speaking to mark the 60th anniversary of his exile to India on Sunday, the 82-year-old said Tibetan and Chinese citizens could have a mutually beneficial relationship, ...
Tibet can remain a part of China, if Beijing guarantees the region's culture and autonomy, the Dalai Lama said on Sunday. Tibet could benefit economically by staying in China and Chinese citizens could gain from Tibetan Buddhism, he said in a lecture to commemorate the 60th anniversary of his exile to ...
Recently Dr Lobsang Sangay, the “Sikyong” (i.e. “President”) of Tibet's “government in exile” in Dharamsala, created waves among Tibetans and Tibet watchers by announcing that the time had come for the Dalai Lama to return to his Potala palace in Tibet and “rejoin” the Tibetan people. Speaking at the ...
Could you imagine being denied access to a territory vaster than France, Spain and Portugal combined during your next holiday in Europe? This seems completely unthinkable, yet this is what is happening every year for several weeks in Tibet, write Vincent Metten and Antoine Madelin. Vincent Metten is ...
Dr Lobsang Sangay's attempt to present the Dalai Lama's return to a Chinese-ruled Tibet as the monk's “last unfulfilled dream”, and his call to the Tibetan people to make this 'dream' of the Dalai Lama a reality, deserves a closer scrutiny by Tibetan society, supporters of the Tibetan cause, and above all, the ...
It was Francis Younghusband's expedition in the early 20th century, from the exposed and vulnerable southern direction, that jolted the slumbering dragon to a possibility of British expansion from India into Tibet. Soon after, China moved an army to reassert its hold over Tibet. The gains made by ruthless ...
Dr. Sangay urged them “to raise the issue concerning the appointment of Special Coordinator for Tibet; Reciprocal Access to Tibet bill which supports human rights and religious freedom for Tibet; and the concurrent resolution 89 expressing the sense of congress with respect to US policy towards Tibet.”
A Buddhist lama and his local volunteers search for a solution to the growing piles of rubbish on the remote Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Article image. Waste collected by the volunteers is dumped in crude landfills sites. (Image: 桑杰嘉措). It's seven o'clock in the evening Beijing time, but out on the Ganjia ...
A Tibetan leader says she hopes other countries will follow Sweden's example by prosecuting alleged spies who give China information on exiled Tibetans. On Wednesday, Sweden charged a Tibetan man, Dorjee Gyantsan, with espionage. China allegedly paid him for personal information about fellow ...

Archaeologists announced on Monday that they have excavated tombs dating back some 3,000 years in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. A total of nine tombs were found at ruins 10 km from the county seat of Zanda in Ali Prefecture, Xinhua quoted Shaka Wangdui, an archaeologist with the ...
Wang Runxi is a 12-year-old Chinese boy who just finished elementary school. But he's already run over 30 marathons and half marathons—all at the prompting of his father Wang Chao. Unlike many other Chinese parents, Wang Sr. believes that building character through intense sports is as important as ...
Newly discovered cliff carvings in Tibet may offer a glimpse into Buddhist art and local history from 1,200 years ago. According to the regional cultural relics protection research institute, the discoveries dating back to the Tibetan Tubo Kingdom were found in Acur township of Qamdo city, Xinhua news ...
Archaeologists announced on Monday that they have excavated tombs dating back some 3,000 years in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. A total of nine tombs were found at ruins 10 km from the county seat of Zanda in Ali Prefecture, Xinhua quoted Shaka Wangdui, an archaeologist with the ...
But for India, Tibet is much more than a humanitarian or cultural issue. The Chinese-controlled region's strategic location between India and the Chinese heartlands and its position as the origin of three major rivers that flow into India, mean that Tibet has a geopolitical dimension that New Delhi publicly ...
CHINA has invaded and occupied its western neighbor Tibet twice, once in the 1271-1368 rule of the Yuan dynasty to annex or “assimilate” it, and again in 1958-1959to subjugate its self-governance under the current 14th Dalai Lama. Today's column is the outcome of my research on Tibet, an educated ...
Tibet has long been governed as an autonomous region of China – which sent in troops in 1950 to enforce a territorial claim and has staged a large-scale relocation of Han Chinese civilians into the region – but the allegiances of many in the largely Buddhist territory lie with their exiled spiritual leader.
On eight expeditions to Tibet between 1926 and 1948, Italian scholar and explorer Giuseppe Tucci (1894–1984) collected more than 200 portable paintings, or thangkas, from every part of the country and from every historical period between the 13th and 19th centuries. His collecting was informed by his ...
They argue that it is imprudent for India to give up the 'Tibet card' and cave in to China's bullying tactics when the payoff from Beijing is unsure. At the same time, there are also counter voices on social media calling for the Modi administration to abandon this 'card' and put the interests of 1.2 billion Indians ...
New Delhi (CNN) Is India distancing itself from the Tibetan exile community six decades after the Dalai Lama fled to the country? That's the question many are asking after celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the spiritual leader's arrival in India have been moved or canceled, as Beijing and New ...
The US Congress on Wednesday approved a spending bill which releases $8 million in aid to "the Tibetans inside Tibet" as well as $6 million to "those in ... "People who are the Dalai Lama's supporters and wish to use the money to make a mess in China's Tibet Autonomous Region will be disappointed as ...
Marco Rubio, R-Fla., slammed Marriott Hotels for firing an American worker that accidentally liked a tweet about Tibet. Rubio tweeted that the worker was fired after pressure from China's Communist government. “This is the long arm of China,” Rubio tweeted. “They can get an 'American' company to fire an ...
Amidst an escalating diplomatic and economic standoff between the United States and the Chinese communist regime, the U.S. Congress has approved a massive spending bill that includes $17 million that will be used to support Tibetans in and out of Tibet. This includes the Tibetan government-in-exile, ...
The Tibet problem can be solved if India plays pro-active role in it (ii)- TLHRC (also through President Trump / US Congress) should encourage Indian Organizations to work for Tibet solution (iii)- Registered organizations in India (political or otherwise), preferably through NHRC of India, can work for the ...
Facts:Tibet is an internationally recognized autonomous region within the People's Republic of China, though many Tibetans dispute the legitimacy of China's rule. Tibet is officially called the Tibet (Xizang) Autonomous Region (TAR). The Tibet Autonomous Region lies in the Plateau of Tibet, also called the ...
Government (China): Governed by the Chinese Communist Party; the head of state is President Xi Jinping. Government (Exiled): Centered in Dharamsala, India, includes a popularly elected assembly of deputies, ministers, a cabinet chairman (similar to a prime minister). Facts: Tibet is an internationally ...
This has led to the cancellation of several public events related to Tibet. Much of the criticism stems from the perception that the government is attempting to appease China by giving up its “Tibet card”. Clearly, giving in to China's aggression on the subject is the wrong pretext to nuance its Tibet policy, and ...
This has led to the cancellation of several public events related to Tibet. Much of the criticism stems from the perception that the government is attempting to appease China by giving up its “Tibet card”. Clearly, giving in to China's aggression on the subject is the wrong pretext to nuance its Tibet policy, and ...
Tibet can exist within China in the same spirit as the European Union sticks together, the territory's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, considered a dangerous separatist by Beijing, said. The Dalai Lama fled to India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule and set up a government in exile in the ...
China's third generation fighter jets seem to have overcome their engine problems plaguing them while flying over high-altitude regions in Tibet ... flying over the snow-covered terrain, filling out the combat line-up in the PLA Air Forces' Western Theatre Command, which ranges from Chongqing to Tibet and ...
LHASA, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Herders who live at the foot of Mount Qomolangma are preparing for the coming mountain-climbing season in May. About 7,500 people live in the Zhaxizom Township in Dingri County of Tibet Autonomous Region, at the foot of the world's highest mountain. Renting tents, as ...
Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel also highlighted the immense contribution of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Tibet cause and said that Tibetans should pay heed to his guidance to preserve the legacy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for future generations. Speaker also emphasized Tibetan unity and ...
DHARAMSHALA: Tibetans have now planned a major event for March 17 to mark the escape of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama from Tibet to India. They had earlier planned 'Thank You India' programme in Delhi this month end, but it was shifted from there days after a government note to senior ...
Following China's annexation of Tibet in 1959, millions of Tibetans escaped to India under very difficult circumstances, avoiding persecution. Recognising that this ordeal had resulted in many children either losing their parents or enduring a painful separation, the Dalai Lama proposed the establishment of ...
Prague, March 10 (CTK) - About 200 people gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Prague within the worldwide Flag for Tibet campaign in support of human rights in Tibet held on Saturday's anniversary of the anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet that was fiercely crushed in 1959. The event was organised by ...
I wasn't thinking any of this consciously when my plane from the Chinese city of Chengdu touched down on a deserted airstrip miles from Lhasa, the longtime capital of Tibet, in September 1985. The opposite: I was a kid in his 20s playing hooky from my 25th-floor office in Midtown Manhattan, where I was ...
In the Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet, Geoffrey Barstow of Oregon State University tackles the history of vegetarianism in Tibet, surveying the multifaceted arguments of its proponents across the centuries. His comprehensive study is based on a wide swath ...
A road maintenance team in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, has not taken days off during the Tibetan New Year, which started Feb 16, to ensure the safe operation of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Based in Gurum town, Lhasa, the team is responsible for the maintenance of an 18.3-kilometer section of the ...
The MEA, on 2 March, stated that its stance on the Dalai Lama had not changed, in response to reports that the government intended to skip the events planned to commemorate the religious leader's 60 years in exile. In a statement, the MEA said: Government of India's position on His Holiness the Dalai ...
LHASA, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region had lifted 530,000 people out of poverty during the five years to 2017, the regional poverty relief office said Friday. At the end of 2017, about 330,000 Tibet residents still lived below the regional poverty line, defined as a per capita ...
While travel to Tibet is normally closed to international travelers in February and March for Tibetan New Year, as part of Tibet Winter Tour 2018, the region will remain open exceptionally as part of Tibet Winter Tour. Some of the most popular attractions include Potala Palace, a nine-story structure with 1,000 ...
The history of the Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region may seem complicated to those who don't know much about the region. Fortunately, a Beijing exhibition is helping to clear up the mysteries surrounding the region's culture and its roots. The exhibition Tibetan History and Culture that kicked off ...
Japan and the international community should pressure China to find a peaceful solution to its long-standing conflict with Tibet, the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile told The Japan Times in a recent interview in Tokyo. “It's either China transforms you, or the world transforms China,” Lobsang ...


 

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