Several Tibetans detained in Nangchen county for demanding equal distribution of economic aid

DHARAMSALA, Aug 26: Several Tibetans were reportedly detained after over a hundred Tibetans in Nangchen County in traditional Kham province held a protest rally today on the streets and staged demonstrations in front of a local Chinese government office tasked with economic development projects in the area, demanding equality in distribution of government aids and benefits.

Read more

Tibet under new crackdown campaign ahead of 50th founding anniversary celebrations of TAR

DHARAMSALA, Aug 20: The preparations for the celebration of 50th founding anniversary of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have worsened an already deteriorating human rights situation in Tibet, a Tibetan rights group based in Daharamsala said in a release, adding that with the anniversary celebrations, China is hoping to hoodwink the international community, which has begun to pay more attention to Tibet since the 2008 mass uprising.

Read more

Driru county official denies forcing Tibetans to wear animal skin attire

DHARAMSALA, Aug 11: Responding to reports in the Tibetan media about a Chinese public order forcing Tibetan residents of a restive county to wear traditional Tibetan attire with fur during a performance at a major event, the head of the county’s publicity department has denied the allegations and said that no performances were held in the county on the said day.

Read more

China enforces animal skin attire on Tibetans in restive Driru county on PLA anniversary

DHARAMSALA, Aug 7: In the run-up to the 88th anniversary of the founding of China’s Peoples Liberation Army on August 1, Chinese authorities ordered Tibetan residents of Driru county in Nagchu prefecture of traditional Tibetan province of Kham to comply with four guidelines, failing which, cultivation of caterpillar fungus (Yartsa Gunbu), which is the main source of income for the local Tibetans, will denied for five years.

Read more