Yearly Archives: 2016
Will the Trumpquake create favourable waves for Tibet?
29 December 2016 | Ugyen Gyalpo
Trump's China-bashing might actually strengthen the nerves of the suppressed people within China, who probably until now were so used to seeing their leaders being appeased by the world. ...
China transports water from Tibet by chartered trains
28 December 2016
Identifying its fresh water resources as a new pillar of economic growth, China plans to raise Tibet's annual production of drinking water to five million tonnes in the next 3 to 5 years. ...
Trump calls UN ‘just a club for people’ to ‘have a good time’
27 December 2016 | Juliet Eilperin
The harsh criticism signaled that Trump would likely challenge more than just the 71-year-old institution's approach to the Middle East once he takes office. ...
In a first, 20 Tibetan Buddhist nuns awarded Geshema degree
23 December 2016
The nuns were awarded certificates along with a graduation cap in the traditional red and yellow colours at a convocation held at the Drepung Lachi monastery. ...
India eases passport application rules
23 December 2016
The government on Friday introduced many changes to ease the rules for applying for an Indian passport, including expansion of the types of documents needed for proof of birthdate. ...
Challenges and opportunities for Tibet in US: Interview with Representative Penpa Tsering
22 December 2016 | Lobsang Wangyal
As Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to North America, Penpa Tsering's priorities are to bring US support to the Tibetan cause, and oversee issues of Tibetans in North America. ...
Dalai Lama will not visit Mongolia again, says government
21 December 2016
China said Wednesday it hoped Mongolia could "draw lessons" from the fallout over hosting the Dalai Lama after the Mongolian foreign minister announced that the Tibetan spiritual leader ...
Seven people named for defaming Dalai Lama; are warned of serious consequences
20 December 2016 | Lobsang Wangyal
Tibetan organisations said seven Tibetans have been posting malicious comments against the Dalai Lama on WeChat, and plan to file defamation cases in Indian courts. ...
Is China scared of the Dalai Lama?
19 December 2016 | NS Venkataraman
The moral power of Tibet is gaining strength over the military and economic power of China. It remains to be seen as to how long China can retain its ill-gotten hold on Tibet. ...