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Tibetans ordered home by Chinese questioned by police, stripped of passports

Dharamshala — Tibetans who were ordered to return home by Chinese authorities prior to the Buddhist gathering led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama this month have allegedly been stripped of their passports and questioned by police, who are especially interested in what pilgrims discussed with others following their return, sources from Tibet say.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 January 2017 13:39
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China continues oppressive policies in Tibet and Uygher: HRW

Dharamshala — Human Rights Watch (HRW) China Director, Sophie Richardson, released a report on January 20th suggesting that China is continuing abusive policies long used in Tibet but now in Xinjiang, the ethnic Uyghur region.

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Tibetans in Chengdu call for inclusion of Tibetan language education

Dharamsahala — Tibetan children living in the capital of China’s Sichuan province are being denied the right to an education in their own language, according to a prominent Tibetan educator living in Chengdu, the northeastern Tibetan Amdo region.


China appoints Qi Zhala as new Governor of Tibet Autonomous Region

Dharamshala —  The Chinese Communist Party has announced the new appointment of Qi Zhala (Che Dhala) as the new as the new Chairman of Tibet Autonomous Region on Sunday, according to the state news agency Xinhua.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:01
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Monk calls for less pre-condition for "Dalai Lama's return to Tibet"

Dharamshala — In a provincial meeting of leaders in Qinghai province, a monk from Rebkong Rongpo monastery in the Northeast region of Tibet, spoke out to Chinese officials, calling for the condition-less return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and reportedly said that government training and distribution of religious materials was not suitable for local Tibetans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:34
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Tibetans in Tibet participate in Kalachakra, defying warnings

Dharamshala — Defying warnings by authorities, Tibetans living in northwest China’s Qinghai province are privately engaging in religious observances coinciding with the major Buddhist ceremony, Kalachakra, in India led by exiled spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama, sources in the region say.