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  • 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

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping orders advancing construction of rail line in Tibet, close to Arunachal Pradesh Nov 08, 2020 07:42 PM IST

    Chinese President Xi Jinping orders advancing construction of rail line in Tibet, close to Arunachal Pradesh

    The Sichuan-Tibet Railway will be the second railway line into Tibet after the Qinghai-Tibet Railway project. It will go through the southeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, one of the world's most geologically active areas, according to the Chinese official media.

  • China encroaches into Nepal's land, erects nine buildings: Report Sep 21, 2020 01:55 PM IST

    China encroaches into Nepal's land, erects nine buildings: Report

    Humla district administration has informed the Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • China planning building spree in Tibet as India tensions rise Sep 04, 2020 05:58 PM IST

    China planning building spree in Tibet as India tensions rise

    The renewed push to step-up development of the remote and impoverished southwestern region signals Beijing's intent to bolster frontier security amid heightened border tensions with India in recent months, two of the sources said.

  • Tibetan soldier's death near tense India-China border sheds light on covert unit Sep 02, 2020 10:54 PM IST

    Tibetan soldier's death near tense India-China border sheds light on covert unit

    Amitabh Mathur, a former Indian government adviser on Tibetan affairs, said the SFF were "crack troops", especially in the context of mountain climbing and high-altitude warfare.

  • Xi Jinping says China to step up efforts to fight 'splittism' in Tibet Aug 29, 2020 05:08 PM IST

    Xi Jinping says China to step up efforts to fight 'splittism' in Tibet

    At a senior Communist Party meeting on Tibet's future governance ending, Xi lauded achievements made and praised frontline officials but said more efforts were needed to enrich, rejuvenate and strengthen unity in the region.

  • How Dalai Lama traced teacher Khunu Lama in India! Aug 24, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    How Dalai Lama traced teacher Khunu Lama in India!

    The Dalai Lama found it difficult to locate Khunu Lama as the latter kept a low profile and shunned attention and had a habit of disappearing whenever his reputation caught up with him.

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