Tibet

Residences of monks and nuns at Larung Gar demolished to pave way for Chinese tourists

Residences of monks and nuns at Larung Gar demolished to pave way for Chinese tourists

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 11: A year after China’s forced demolition at Larung Gar, the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist institute, the residences of monks and nuns has now been replaced with new roads and staircases to attract tourists, says Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD).

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China to restrict Lhasa population after Larung Gar

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 9: China has decided to restrict the population of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital to below 500,000 by 2020.

Famous school for blind in Tibet risks being shut down

Famous school for blind in Tibet risks being shut down

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 3: Amidst China’s heightened clampdown on foreign NGOs, a famous school for the blind in Tibet risks being shut down, says the co-founder of the school.

Image: Gu-Chu-Sum

Tibetan self-immolation survivor released after over six years in Chinese prison

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, July 31: A Tibetan political prisoner whose whereabouts and conditions remained unknown following his self-immolation protest against China’s repressive rule in Tibet in 2011 has been released by Chinese authorities.

An undated photo of Jamming Losel.

Tibetan monk self-immolates in eastern Tibet, toll reaches 150

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, May 20: A Tibetan monk has set himself on fire yesterday in Chentsa county in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo in an apparent protest against China’s repressive rule in Tibet.

China says some CPC officials funding Dalai Lama

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, May 2: A senior discipline inspection official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has condemned some party officials in Tibet for funding the Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, saying such actions undermine the country’s ‘anti-separatist struggle’ and shows their lack of political integrity and discipline.

Tibetan political prisoner released after completing four years’ sentence

Tibetan political prisoner released after completing four years’ sentence

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, May 1: Tsedup Kyi, a Tibetan political prisoner sentenced to four years was released after completing her sentence.

Tibetan monk released after nine years’ imprisonment

Tibetan monk released after nine years’ imprisonment

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, April 29: A Tibetan monk from eastern Tibet who was arrested for taking part in the Pan-Tibet protests of 2008 was released by Chinese authorities after nine years in jail.

Latest Tibetan self-immolator in critical condition, family and associates tortured by China

Latest Tibetan self-immolator in critical condition, family and associates tortured by China

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 22: Pema Gyaltsen, who set himself on fire on Mar 18 in Nyarong county in the traditional Tibetan province of Kham is said to be in critical condition.

Film maker Pema Tseden’s ‘Tharlo’ wins big again

Film maker Pema Tseden’s ‘Tharlo’ wins big again

Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, March 21: Renowned Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden’s film ‘Tharlo’ has swept a Chinese film festival with three awards.