China’s Electric Vehicle Dominance a Tibet’s Environmental Woes

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 2 Nov: The rush for “lithium,” dubbed as “white gold”, triggered by China’s booming electric vehicle (EV) industry, is centring on the Tibetan plateau for massive lithium extraction. This poses risks to Tibet’s fragile ecology and aggravates rights violations, according to a report published by Turquoise Roof, a portal for briefings on Tibet today – policy developments, insights, and stories published on Wednesday

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Former Political Prisoner Tashi Wangchuk Beaten By Chinese Police

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 25 Oct: Tashi Wangchuk, a former Tibetan political prisoner and language rights activist, was detained and beaten by Chinese police personnel on 17 October. He was accused of committing a state crime for posting a video on his WeChat, as reported by Tibet Watch, the research wing of the London-based advocacy group, Free Tibet.

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Wangchen, Former Tibetan Political Prisoner, Hospitalized After Chinese Police Beating in Lhasa

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 19 Oct: Wangchen, a former Tibetan political prisoner, is currently receiving treatment at an army hospital in Lhasa due to injuries sustained from severe beatings by the Chinese police in Lhasa. According to a report by Tibet Times yesterday, he was arrested for allegedly travelling without the necessary documents and permission.

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China’s Fast Track Erasing Tibet: ‘Xizang’ replaces ‘Tibet’ in Official Discourse

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 16 Oct: China has expedited its efforts to entirely replace the term ‘Tibet’ with “Xizang” in romanised Chinese. As per reports from Radio Free Asia (RFA) Cantonese, on Tuesday the Chinese media and the official account of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), “United Front News,” has declared that “there is no more Tibet in the official documents of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

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Former political prisoner, Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk brutally attacked 

DHARAMSALA, 23 Aug: Subjected to constantan surveillance, Tibetan language advocate and former political prisoner Tashi Wangchuk has been brutally thrashed by a group of unidentified, masked men at a hotel in Golok in eastern Tibet, while the apathy of the authorities-police and doctor- has forced him to spend a night on a stool in the hospital on Saturday.

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