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  • 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.

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