UNESCO declares China's Hoh Xil nature reserve a heritage site

Jul 8, 2017

UNESCO declares China's Hoh Xil nature reserve a heritage site

UNESCO on Friday declared the Hoh Xil nature reserve in China's Qinghai Province a natural heritage site in a controversial decision challenged by pro-Tibet activists. The Hoh Xil nature reserve, located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is home to over 200 animal species. More than 20 ...

Mar 30, 2017

Top Tibetan lama abandons monkhood to marry old friend

A senior Tibetan lama at the center of a long-running row over one of Buddhism's most important titles has abandoned the monkhood altogether after marrying a childhood friend in India, his office said Thursday. Thaye Dorje, 33, has claimed since childhood to be the reincarnation ...

Pro-Tibet protesters detained as China's Xi arrives in Bern

/ Jan 16, 2017

Pro-Tibet protesters detained as China's Xi arrives in Bern

Police in the Swiss capital of Bern say they've prevented a pro-Tibet protester from setting himself on fire on the sidelines of a demonstration against the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Bern police say 32 people were stopped for refusing identity checks and other ...

Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Nov 14, 2016

Buying peace? Chinese money brings Tibet growth, apathy

Traditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronized by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. But some say increasing prosperity is just Beijing buying peace. Tibet was China's fastest-growing region last year ...

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 former ...