Dharamshala: Chinese government claims to have "settled nearly 50,000 Tibetan nomads into sedentary communities in a drive to protect the remote alpine region's fragile ecology from their herds." Under the façade of environmental protection, this act will have a disastrous impact on the Tibetan herders’ ability to maintain their traditional lifestyles and will threaten a distinctive form of Tibetan cultural identity.
Dharamshala - China claims to have completed a seven-year renovation of Tibet's Potala Palace--a Tibetan national landmark which was heavily damaged by the Chinese military invasion in the 1950s. The communist regime has dubiously added that “the renovation of Potala palace is part of its plan to promote Tibetan culture and language,” according to a report on Monday from a state-run news agency.
Dharamshala: The local authorities of Nyemo County in Lhasa Municipality confirmed the names of three Tibetans who were killed during the Chinese government's violent crackdown on peaceful Tibetan protesters on 14 March 2008.
Dharamshala: According to Phuntsok Norbu, a Tibetan monk who lives in Dharamshala, the Chinese court in Kardze County in eastern Tibet just sentenced a Tibetan man to five years in jail for his involvement in a peaceful protest against the "Beijing Olympic Torch rally in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital" on 21 June 2008.
Dharamshala: According to a source from Tibet, on June 27, Tibetans from Joda county of eastern Tibet (Kham province), began staging peaceful protests opposing the Chinese government, and many of these protesters have now been locked up in Kyabche monastery and brutally tortured by Chinese authorities.
Taipei: Chinese authorities state that they have released "more than 1,200 Tibetans who were detained in connection with the protests" throughout Tibet last year, but there are "still at-least 700 people involved in the July riots who were detained" in east Turkestan.
Dharamshala: A source from Tibet said, three Tibetans from Dege Jodha county, eastern Tibet have been sentenced for two year term each on 4 August by a local Chinese court in Karze , but the Chinese authorities "did not announce about what was the reason for their sentences".