Category Archives: News
Tibetan Parliament crisis continues with no end in sight
12 June 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
The ongoing crisis of the Tibetan Parliament, which has seen two factions challenging each other over the validity of taking oath before the Protem Speaker, continues with no end in sight. ...
‘Xi Jinping is my spiritual leader’: China’s education drive in Tibet
11 June 2021 | Martin Quin Pollard
Under clear blue skies, rugged peaks and the spectacular Potala Palace, one image is ubiquitous in Tibet's capital city Lhasa: portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and fellow leaders. ...
President Xi tells officials to look to Qinghai as model for governing Tibet and Xinjiang
10 June 2021 | Jun Mai
Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a three-day tour of the northwestern province of Qinghai on Wednesday by stressing its importance for maintaining order in neighbouring Xinjiang and Tibet. ...
China denounces US bill aimed at boosting competitiveness
9 June 2021
Beijing has denounced a US bill aimed at boosting US technology to improve American competitiveness, calling it a thinly veiled attack on China’s political system and an attempt to hinder its development. ...
New Tibetan Parliament in limbo, half of oaths nullified
8 June 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Protem Speaker Dawa Tsering took oath before Chief Justice Commissioner Sonam Norbu Dagpo at 9am, and then administered oath of office to all the ten members of Amdo, nine from U-Tsang, two from Europe, and one from North America, at 10am. ...
Tibetan Parliament members to take oath in violation of Charter
7 June 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
The newly-elected members of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile will take oath as planned on the morning of 8 June, but some will be taking oath in violation of the Tibetan Charter. ...
Detained Hong Kong activist says arrest meant to ‘frighten’
6 June 2021 | Zen Soo
A Hong Kong activist was released Saturday after being detained on suspicion of publicizing a commemoration of China’s deadly crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, and said her arrest was meant to have a chilling effect on marking ...
Indian states begin easing COVID lockdowns as case numbers decline
5 June 2021 | Sankalp Phartiyal
Some of India's states are easing lockdown restrictions as coronavirus infections subside, with the world's second most-populous nation on Saturday logging its lowest daily case count in nearly two months. ...
Taiwan will never forget China’s Tiananmen crackdown, says president
5 June 2021
Taiwan's people will never forget China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in and around Tiananmen Square 32 years ago and will stick with their faith in democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday. ...
Sikyong Penpa Tsering meets Tibetan press, explains policy priorities
4 June 2021 | Lobsang Wangyal
Sikyong Penpa Tsering met with the members of the Tibetan press in the afternoon today to reiterate his policy priorities, particularly on the vexed issue of dealing with China. Tsering has had three virtual audiences with the Dalai Lama. ...