Category Archives: Features

  • The 97 kms between China and mastery of the Mekong

    Ninety-seven km of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and dominance over the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from Tibet through five countries before emptying into the South China Sea. ...

  • Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism

    Separated from their mothers, jabbed with metal hooks, and sometimes deprived of food -- many Thai elephants are tamed by force before being sold to lucrative tourism sites increasingly advertised as 'sanctuaries' to travellers. ...

  • Renewing my pledge for Tibetan freedom

    My late father’s memoir, Resistance and Unity, was born out of his narration of his life story and the battles he fought with the Chinese. First launched in Switzerland in September 2019, it is now available worldwide. ...

  • Sheama-tam – Tibetan hip-hop music in resistance

    Hip-hop music has become a channel for Tibetan youth to communicate among themselves between the two worlds we are living in, and a resistance in its own way against the Chinese government. ...

  • Last words of a Tibetan freedom fighter

    We offer this book to the Tibetan community in this 60th year of exile. Knowing our history will help us come together for the joint cause of Tibet. ...

  • Hong Kong protest: From the front lines

    As the people of Hong Kong continue their struggle for democracy, they believe their fate may be determined by political pressure from the international community. ...

  • Uyghur activist’s fight for East Turkistan

    Every weekend Abdurehim Gheni is at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, bringing awareness to the human rights abuses of the Uyghurs in East Turkistan (Chinese: Xinjiang) by the Chinese government. ...

  • Expert warns of environmental catastrophe in Tibet

    Michael Buckley, Tibet specialist and environmentalist, has warned of the looming ecological and environmental catastrophe due to climate change, affecting the lives of billions of people. ...

  • One Tibetan’s greener grass in Bangkok

    For Tibetan restaurateur Yangkyi la the grass is greener in Bangkok in the East, while many other Tibetans rather go West to US, Canada, or Europe, where they hope to find a better future. ...

  • How a Tibetan hotelier born in exile helped put Shangri-La on the map

    At the age of 16, Dakpa Kelden returned to his father’s hometown and enrolled at elementary school to learn Chinese. Today, he operates boutique hotels in Shangri-La and Lijiang. ...