Category Archives: News

  • Italian city pulls back from making Dalai Lama an honorary citizen

    Milan has backed away from plans to give the Dalai Lama honorary citizenship because of concerns about upsetting China, although officials in Venice and Rome have already honored the Tibetan spiritual leader. ...

  • Musician, filmmaker, Tibet activist Adam Yauch dies

    Adam Yauch, a founding member of pioneering American hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, and an advocate of the Tibetan freedom struggle, has died at age 47 after a three-year battle with cancer. ...

  • Dalai Lama shares message of peace in Hawaii

    Thousands of students packed the Stan Sheriff Centre at the University of Hawaii Saturday afternoon to hear from Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. He shared a heartfelt message with nearly 9,000 high school and college students in his speech called "Educating the Heart". ...

  • Timeline: Self-immolations in Tibet since 2009

    Twenty-six Tibetans in Tibet have set themselves on fire since 2009; ten since 6 January 2012, protesting against the Chinese rule in Tibet. ...

  • Eastern Tibet under lockdown after protests

    A Tibetan-inhabited region of China appeared to be under lockdown on Thursday after it was rocked by deadly clashes, as exile groups gave grisly details of how the unrest unfolded. ...

  • Tibetans gather with picture of Dalai Lama in Serthar

    Dozens of Tibetans in south-eastern Tibet held up a portrait of the Dalai Lama in an act of defiance, days after other Tibetans set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. ...

  • BoCom to invest 300 mln yuan in Tibetan regional bank

    The Bank of Communications, China's fifth biggest lender, said on Wednesday it would invest 300 million yuan ($46 million) for a 20 percent stake in a new regional bank in Tibet. ...

  • Nearly 100 held in Inner Mongolia

    At least 90 students, herders and ordinary residents have been arrested in Inner Mongolia, a rights group said, amid serious ethnic unrest fuelled by resentment over Chinese rule. ...

  • Dalai Lama’s standing ovation in New Zealand

    The Dalai Lama received a standing ovation before delivering an inspirational speech in Christchurch today. About 5000 people gathered to hear the Tibetan spiritual leader speak at the CBS Canterbury Arena this afternoon. ...

  • Nepal-Tibet border security meeting concludes

    The Nepal-Tibet border security meeting held in Khasa concluded on Sunday. During the meeting, officials of the two nations agreed to coordinate with each other on security affairs. ...