Eight Tibetans sentenced up to 9 years’ imprisonment

DHARAMSALA, Aug 7: Chinese authorities in eastern Tibet have sentenced eight Tibetans up to 9 years of imprisonment over their alleged involvement in the explosion of a police station in 2012, reports, the exile Tibetan administration’s official website.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (in white shirt) instructing relief workers at the earthquake zone in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.
(Photo: Yao Dawei-AP)

At least 398 people dead as 6.5 magnitude quake hits China

DHARAMSALA, Aug 5: At least 398 people have been killed and more than 1800 injured after a powerful earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted south-west China’s Yunnan province.

A photo of Rongye Adak speaking at the horse racing festival in 2007.

Tibetan activists perform street play calling for Rongye Adak’s release

DHARAMSALA, Aug 2: A Tibetan organization known for its unique style of activism performed a street play on Aug 1, recalling the turn of events that led to a Tibetan nomad’s imprisonment for eight years for openly expressing the wishes and aspirations of the Tibetan people at a horse racing festival in Lithang in former Kham province of traditional Tibet.

lham Tohti. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

China charges prominent Uighur scholar with “separatism”

DHARAMSALA, July 31: China has once again demonstrated its intolerance towards criticism in any form, no matter how mild and constructive, by charging charged Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur scholar with “separatism” on Wednesday.

Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Rabbi David Saperstein, nominated to become ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department, left, and Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, during a news conference to announce the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. (Photo: CLIFF OWEN — AP )

US report says China continues to suppress religious rights of Tibetan people

DHARAMSALA, July 29: The US State Department on July 28 said China continues to assert control over religious rights of the Tibetan people.

Copy of the new manual published by Driru county government.

County government in eastern Tibet announces new laws and punishments for native Tibetans

DHARAMSALA, July 28: A county government in eastern Tibet has published a new manual containing new laws and respective punishments in an effort to threaten and discourage the Tibetans in the county from protesting against Chinese rule in Tibet and other activities deemed dangerous by China’s communist government.

China extends railway to Indian border

DHARAMSALA, July 25: China expects to complete the construction of two railway lines in Tibet that will extend to the border with India by 2020, state run Global Times reported July 24.

SFT-India organizes public discussion to mark 100 years of Shimla Convention

SFT-India organizes public discussion to mark 100 years of Shimla Convention

DHARAMSALA, July 24: Shimla convention reminds the world that Tibet was once historically independent and the Tibetan people have the right to self determination, said Professor Dibyesh Anand at a public discussion held on July 23 in Mcleod Ganj to mark 100 years since the convention was held between Tibet, China and British India.

US Rep. Jim McGovern addressing the gathering on July 21. Photo:

US Congressman McGovern announces introduction of pro-Tibet bill

DHARAMSALA, July 22: US Congressman James McGovern said he’s been frustrated with the ‘lack of imagination’ from the U.S. State Department and the international community in coming up with ‘creative ways to put pressure on China to open up Tibet and change some of their abusive policies’, according to a report on

The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation meets H D Deve Gowda, former prime minister of India and a member of Parliament, in New Delhi, on 16 July 2014

Tibetan Parliamentary delegation concludes lobbying campaign in the Indian capital

DHARAMSALA, July 21: A group of Tibetan parliamentarians successfully concluded a week-long lobbying campaign in the Indian capital on Sunday after meeting prominent Indian political leaders from across party lines.