Category Archives: News

  • Dalai Lama congratulates Jacinda Ardern for re-election victory

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama congratulated Jacinda Ardern for her resounding re-election victory to lead New Zealand for three more years. "I admire the courage, wisdom and leadership you have shown in these challenging times. " ...

  • Head of Tibetan government-in-exile meets US special coordinator

    In a move that is expected to exacerbate frictions between the US and China, the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile in India, Lobsang Sangay, on Thursday met the newly appointed US special coordinator for Tibetan issues Robert Destro. ...

  • China angered as US names Special Coordinator for Tibet

    China accused the United States on Thursday of seeking to destabilise Tibet, after the Trump administration appointed a senior human rights official as special coordinator for Tibetan issues. ...

  • China defends Tibet labour programme, urges against overdoing religion

    Top officials in Chinese-administered Tibet on Thursday defended a vocational training programme that some critics have called coercive, and urged Tibetans not to “overdo” religion, during a briefing with foreign journalists. ...

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping asks troops to prepare for war

    Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed People's Liberation Army troops to "put their minds and energy on preparing for war" and "be absolutely loyal" during a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday. ...

  • US appoints Special Coordinator for Tibet amid tensions with China

    The US State Department announced Wednesday it is appointing a special coordinator to oversee relations with Tibet, filling the role for the first time in the Trump administration, which has had an increasingly tense relationship with China ...

  • China’s election to UN human rights council draws world-wide ire

    The re-election of countries like China and Pakistan to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) amid opposition from various rights groups drew condemnation from various quarters on Wednesday. ...

  • China and Russia win seats on UN Human Rights council

    China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the UN’s premiere human rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records, but another target, Saudi Arabia, lost. ...

  • India, China military officials hold ‘positive’ talks on troop pullback

    Indian and Chinese military commanders held “positive, constructive” discussions on disengaging troops locked in a months-long standoff at their disputed Himalayan border, the two sides said in a joint statement on Tuesday. ...

  • Smog returns to New Delhi

    Air quality in India’s capital, New Delhi, deteriorated sharply on Tuesday as wind died down just as the burning of crop waste in fields sent smoke billowing across the north of the country. ...