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 ...