Trump administration ups Tibet scrutiny with new appointment

Asia Pacific Oct 15, 2020

Trump administration ups Tibet scrutiny with new appointment

The Trump administration has appointed a senior official to oversee Tibetan issues after a vacancy for almost four years, as the U.S. increases pressure on China over its human rights record, including the use of forced labor among ethnic minorities. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ...

Tibet's only soccer club folds over altitude dispute

Soccer Jun 16, 2020

Tibet's only soccer club folds over altitude dispute

Tibet's first and only professional soccer team has become the latest in a string of Chinese clubs to fold, following a row over hosting matches in one of the highest cities in the world. Lhasa Chengtou played only two games in the Tibetan capital — ...

Tibetans say the Dalai Lama should choose his successor

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 28, 2019

Tibetans say the Dalai Lama should choose his successor

Senior religious figures representing four schools of Tibetan Buddhism on Wednesday unanimously endorsed the Dalai Lama's sole authority to choose his successor, guaranteeing legitimacy that a possible Chinese appointee would lack. Over 100 lamas, including nine high lamas, or senior Buddhist priests, representing all schools ...