Category Archives: Features
Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism
23 December 2019 | Sophie Deviller and Jonathan Klein
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
14 December 2019 | Tashi Dhondup
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
10 November 2019 | N Dhargyal
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
6 September 2019 | Tashi Gelek, Dorjee Damdul, and Tashi Dhondup
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
4 September 2019 | Matthew Aslett
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
10 July 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
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
23 March 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
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
5 March 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
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
20 January 2019 | Thomas Bird
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. ...
Remembering Palden Gyatso
6 December 2018 | Francisca van Holthoon
"I want to make use of the little time I have left. I am being treated like an old man who has to rest. But how can I take it easy when there is still so much work left to be done?" ...