Category Archives: News

  • Mission accomplished: Biker Lhakpa Tsering

    Lhakpa Tsering received a hero's welcome as he arrived in Mcleod Ganj after touring 22 countries with his motorcycle, campaigning for the Tibetan cause. ...

  • Tibetans protest propaganda exhibition in Taiwan

    Dozens of Tibetans and their supporters mounted a protest in Taipei, accusing Beijing of using an exhibition of Tibetan artefacts as propaganda. More than 130 Tibetan cultural relics from monasteries and museums, on loan from the mainland, have been on display at Taipei's National Palace Museum. ...

  • Tsewang Rigzin reelected as TYC President

    Tsewang Rigzin was voted to lead the Tibetan Youth Congress for another three years, while former general secretary Dhondup Lhadar was elected vice president, by TYC members at the 14th general body meeting of the organisation late Sunday. Tenzin Chokey was elected general secretary. A further seven were elected to the 10-person executive membership from 24 nominees. ...

  • Air India plane crashes in Mangalore; 158 dead

    One hundred and fifty-eight persons on an Air India Express flight from Dubai to Mangalore were killed in India's worst air disaster in over a decade. ...

  • Dalai Lama to tweet with Chinese web users

    The Dalai Lama will hold his first online chat with Chinese web users via Twitter on Friday, despite efforts by Beijing to silence him in China. ...

  • Thailand faces “huge challenges” after deadly conflict

    Thailand's premier said Friday that order has been restored after a deadly crackdown on anti-government protests triggered mayhem in the capital, but that the divided kingdom faces "huge challenges". ...

  • “I’m a Marxist”: Dalai Lama

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Thursday that he is a Marxist, yet credits capitalism for bringing new freedoms to the communist country that exiled him -- China. ...

  • China plans world’s highest airport in Tibet

    China plans to build the world's highest airport in the Himalayan region of Tibet, at an elevation of nearly 4,500 metres. Construction of the airport on the so-called "roof of the world" is projected to start next year at a cost of 1.8 billion yuan (about 260 million dollars). ...

  • China rejects calls for dissident’s release

    China on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" US and EU calls to release prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, who appears headed for trial on subversion charges after calling for political reform in China. Both the US and EU on Monday urged China to free Liu and end the harassment and detention of the dissidents. ...

  • China to open fourth civilian airport in Tibet

    China plans to open its fourth civilian airport in Tibet in "Ngari Prefecture" next year to boost infrastructure facilities in the border region. ...