Sep 14, 2016

China warns Taiwan not to allow Dalai Lama to visit

China on Wednesday warned Taiwan’s new government against allowing exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit, after a high-profile Taiwanese legislator invited him to the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. China regards the 80-year-old monk as a separatist. Taiwan’s ...

Mar 7, 2016

Tibet governor praises plans for second railway to Lhasa

Tibet’s governor said Monday that a second railway being planned to the Tibetan capital will help bring improvements to the Himalayan region. First announced last week, the 1,800-kilometer line would link Lhasa with the western metropolis of Chengdu in a travel time of 13 ...

Mar 2, 2016

First self-immolation of year reported in Tibetan region

A report says a Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire and died in a protest against Chinese rule, in the first such action of its kind this year. U.S.-government funded Radio Free Asia said Kalsang Wangdu self-immolated on Monday afternoon near the ...