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  • Why China is collecting DNA samples from children in Tibet Sep 07, 2022 02:07 PM IST

    Why China is collecting DNA samples from children in Tibet

    Chinese authorities are collecting DNA samples from people across Tibet, including young children, Human Rights Watch has said

  • The Dalai Lama's message to China ahead of Ladakh visit in 5 quotes Jul 15, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    The Dalai Lama's message to China ahead of Ladakh visit in 5 quotes

    The Dalai Lama spoke to reporters on China and also expressed displeasure over the Sri Lankan economic and political crisis.

  • Not seeking independence but meaningful autonomy for Tibet, says the Dalai Lama Jul 14, 2022 04:45 PM IST

    Not seeking independence but meaningful autonomy for Tibet, says the Dalai Lama

    Advocating resolution to all disputes through dialogue, he asserted that all human beings are equal and they need to rise above the narrow-minded approach of ”my nation, my ideology” which is the main trigger for fights among people.

  • US special coordinator for Tibet to visit India and Nepal from Tuesday May 17, 2022 11:00 AM IST

    US special coordinator for Tibet to visit India and Nepal from Tuesday

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  • Himalayan ecosystem under threat with China’s building spree in Nepal Jan 15, 2022 02:28 PM IST

    Himalayan ecosystem under threat with China’s building spree in Nepal

    Many of the infrastructure projects run through sensitive environments, including national parks, and the construction of hydropower plants has been criticised by environmental organizations and local communities for destroying river ecosystems.

  • Event by Tibetan Parliament-in-exile: India hits out at Chinese embassy for writing to MPs Jan 06, 2022 09:56 PM IST

    Event by Tibetan Parliament-in-exile: India hits out at Chinese embassy for writing to MPs

    At least six MPs from across political parties had attended the reception. Following the letter, Sujeet Kumar, the convenor of the All-Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet, said that the Chinese Embassy has no locus standi to write to Indian lawmakers on the matter.

  • Xi Jinping in Tibet — Part 2: Implications for India Jul 29, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    Xi Jinping in Tibet — Part 2: Implications for India

    China’s civilian infrastructure build-up in TAR or Xinjiang is almost always seen in India as being also of military use, as indeed they could be. But their other uses must not be ignored 

  • Xi Jinping in Tibet — Part 1: China’s quest for greater control Jul 27, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    Xi Jinping in Tibet — Part 1: China’s quest for greater control

    When it comes to development on the Tibetan plateau, Xi Jinping has ambitions to stand out from China’s previous leaders 

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting Tibet is a threat to India, says senior US Congressman Jul 27, 2021 08:19 AM IST

    Chinese President Xi Jinping visiting Tibet is a threat to India, says senior US Congressman

    Xi on Wednesday last made an unannounced three-day trip to Nyingchi in Tibet, close to the border with Arunachal Pradesh. Xi, who is also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, met top officials of the Tibet Military Command and reviewed development projects in the region.

  • The Eastern Window: The hidden meaning of Xi Jinping's visit to Tibet Jul 26, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    The Eastern Window: The hidden meaning of Xi Jinping's visit to Tibet

    China is concerned about a possible alignment of views between India and the US and the re-emergence of the so-called 'Tibet card' in the political and diplomatic spheres

  • Xi Jinping makes rare visit to Tibetan town bordering Arunachal Pradesh Jul 23, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Xi Jinping makes rare visit to Tibetan town bordering Arunachal Pradesh

    Xi Jinping arrived at the Nyingchi Mainling Airport on Wednesday and was warmly welcomed by local people and officials of various ethnic groups, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • China should recognise that Dalai Lama is key to resolving Sino-Tibetan conflict: Head of Tibetan-govt-in exile Jul 06, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    China should recognise that Dalai Lama is key to resolving Sino-Tibetan conflict: Head of Tibetan-govt-in exile

    President of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Penpa Tsering asked China to utilise the opportunity offered by the "mutually beneficial Middle Way Approach" to foster a harmonious environment where Tibetans and Chinese can co-exist amicably.

  • China launches first bullet train in Tibet, close to Arunachal Pradesh Jun 25, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    China launches first bullet train in Tibet, close to Arunachal Pradesh

    The 435.5-km Lhasa-Nyingchi section of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway has been inaugurated ahead of the centenary celebrations of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) on July 1.

  • Tibetan traditions threatened by politics and growth Jun 24, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Tibetan traditions threatened by politics and growth

    Long defined by its Buddhist culture, the region is facing a push for assimilation and political orthodoxy under China’s ruling Communist Party. Tibetans and other minorities are seeing the use of their languages downgraded in schools and old ways of living eroded for the promise of better quality of life through mobile phones, online shopping, higher education and improved health care.

  • In Pics | Tourism boom pressures Tibet's historic sites Jun 22, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    In Pics | Tourism boom pressures Tibet's historic sites

    The number of visitors is limited to 5,000 per day at the Potala Palace, the former home of the Dalai Lamas. Balancing tourist demand with the need to minimize wear and tear on the massive hillside structure is a constant challenge, said Gonggar Tashi, the head administrator.

  • Tourism booms in Tibet, posing risks to historic sites Jun 21, 2021 01:17 PM IST

    Tourism booms in Tibet, posing risks to historic sites

    Tourism is booming in Tibet as more Chinese travel in-country because of the coronavirus pandemic, posing risks to the region’s fragile environment and historic sites.

  • China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama Jun 16, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama

    “Xi Jinping’s new socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics is the guide for the whole party and all nationalities to fight for the great rejuvenation of China,” the sign proclaims in Tibetan and Chinese script, referring to China’s leader, who has sought to put his imprint on virtually every aspect of life across the vast county.

  • China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM IST

    China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama

    Across the street, a red banner spells out a new belief system, one being enforced with increasing fervour, of China''s ruling Communist Party.

  • China giving preference for 'infrastructure construction' in villages along Tibet border, disputed with India, Bhutan May 21, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    China giving preference for 'infrastructure construction' in villages along Tibet border, disputed with India, Bhutan

    The Tibet Autonomous Region borders with the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

  • China's Parliament approves 14th Five-Year Plan to build dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet Mar 11, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    China's Parliament approves 14th Five-Year Plan to build dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet

    Attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and other senior leaders, the NPC approved a development blueprint which contains 60 proposals for speeding up China's development.

  • Tibet official urges China to start construction on Brahmaputra dam within year Mar 08, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Tibet official urges China to start construction on Brahmaputra dam within year

    China could build up to 60 gigawatts (GW) of generation capacity on the Brahmaputra river.

  • Meet the Tibetan poet who wants India to repeal its ‘One China’ policy Feb 27, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Meet the Tibetan poet who wants India to repeal its ‘One China’ policy

    Tenzin Tsundue is at the forefront of public advocacy against Chinese occupation.

  • New US policy on Tibet can imply a strategic shift in India’s Himalayan intentions Jan 23, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    New US policy on Tibet can imply a strategic shift in India’s Himalayan intentions

    TPSA indicates that the new American administration is keen to magnify its confrontationist approach towards China. Will New Delhi up the ante on Beijing?

  • Tibetans in exile vote in India for their political leader Jan 03, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    Tibetans in exile vote in India for their political leader

    In this first phase of voting, two candidates for the top government post of president will be shortlisted, including 90 parliamentarians. The second and final round of voting will take place in April.

  • The danger from proposed hydel dam on Yarlung Zangbo in Tibet Dec 08, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    The danger from proposed hydel dam on Yarlung Zangbo in Tibet

    Contrary to the concerns raised by some quarters, the water flow in the Brahmaputra River is unlikely to be affected to a noticeable degree, given that glacial melt in the river flow contributes only about 12 percent of the total volume of water