Tag Archives: Tibet

  • China launches first bullet train in Tibet, close to Indian border

    China on Friday operationalised its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, a strategically located Tibetan border town close to Arunachal Pradesh. ...

  • Tibetan traditions threatened by politics, growth

    The name Tibet conjures up images of snowy peaks, vermillion temples and prayer flags snapping in the Himalayan wind. Those features remain, but the religious and cultural foundations underpinning them appear to be coming unstuck. ...

  • China offers glimpse of Tibetan life without the Dalai Lama

    A brisk wind ruffles yellow prayer flags as dozens of Tibetans, some on crutches, circle a shrine in a time-honoured Buddhist ritual. Across the street, a red banner spells out a new belief system, one being enforced with increasing fervour ...

  • Herders to hoteliers: China lures millions of tourists to Tibet

    In a room warmed by an open wood stove, Baima says her family converted their white-brick house into a hotel as China's Communist leadership ushers tens of millions of tourists to the politically sensitive region of Tibet. ...

  • ‘Xi Jinping is my spiritual leader’: China’s education drive in Tibet

    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

    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. ...

  • Why do Western countries always play the ‘Tibet card’?

    Tibet, a beautiful, mysterious place, has been a target of Western countries to stir up trouble for China. For the past 70 years, they have been wearing rose-tinted lens when looking at this sacred land. ...

  • Sikyong Penpa Tsering meets Tibetan press, explains policy priorities

    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. ...

  • New Sikyong Penpa Tsering says reaching out to China his priority

    Penpa Tsering, the new Sikyong of the Tibetans-in-exile, who took the oath of office earlier today to lead the Central Tibetan Administration, said reaching out to China to resolve the Sino-Tibet conflict will be his top priority. ...

  • US Speaker Nancy Pelosi congratulates Penpa Tsering, says US stands with Tibet

    Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, has congratulated Penpa Tsering on election as the new Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration, saying the US stands with the people of Tibet. ...