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 ...

Feb 1, 2016

China to execute two for killing British Tibetan monk

China has sentenced two men to death for stabbing to death a British monk in a financial dispute, state media said. The monk founded the first Tibetan monastery in Europe. Akong Tulku Rinpoche, co-founder of Scotland’s Samye Ling monastery, was found dead with multiple ...

Nov 9, 2015

China says graft fight in Tibet also aimed at religion

The Chinese Communist Party’s fight against corruption is also being applied in Tibet to officials who secretly believe in religion and try to make pilgrimages to the Dalai Lama, China’s top official in the region said on Monday. Beijing says it “peacefully liberated” Tibet ...

Beijing holds ceremony to mark 50 years of Tibet government

Sep 8, 2015

Beijing holds ceremony to mark 50 years of Tibet government

Schoolchildren waved flags and paramilitary troops marched in full battle dress as the Chinese government on Tuesday staged a mass spectacle marking 50 years since Tibet’s establishment as an ethnic autonomous region firmly under the control of Beijing. The event lauded Tibet’s economic successes ...