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People await the arrival of the Dalai Lama in New York on Sunday. The Tibetan spiritual leader is in the U.S. to undergo knee surgery.
Jun 24, 2024
China must not choose the next Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama, who is in the U.S. to undergo knee surgery, should leave instructions to choose his successor, therefore deligitimizing any Beijing-anointed figure.
A novice Tibetan monk holds the U.S. and Tibetan flags at the Kangra airport in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 19, 2024
U.S. lawmakers meet Tibet's Dalai Lama and warn China on choice of successor
Tibetan tradition holds that the Dalai Lama is reincarnated after his death, and the current leader has said his successor may be found in India.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama waves during his first day of a teaching session at the Kalachakra Ground in the village of Bodhgaya, in the Indian state of Bihar, in December 2022.
Mar 8, 2024
Will reincarnation or realpolitik determine the Dalai Lama's successor?
Esoteric questions of rebirth rarely have political consequences, but many fear the search for the next Dalai Lama could inflame regional rivalries.
Indian soldiers on the India-China border. Ties between India and China sunk in the aftermath of a confrontation in 2021 and haven’t substantially improved since.
Mar 8, 2024
India frees up 10,000 more soldiers to guard border with China
The assignment of troops to the stretch of border highlights the region’s strategic importance.
Tsultrim, a former CIA-backed Tibetan guerilla, at Jampaling Elders' Home run by the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India, in February
Mar 7, 2024
Tibetans recall failed uprising, 65 years on, amid fear over future
Many exiled Tibetans fear Beijing will name a rival successor to the Dalai Lama, bolstering control over a land it poured troops into in 1950.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said that he recognized China's advances in development and in alleviating poverty, but urged that such policies be accompanied by reforms "to align relevant laws and policies with international human rights standards."
Mar 5, 2024
U.N. says China violating 'fundamental rights' in Xinjiang, Tibet
The U.N. human rights chief also asked Beijing to release rights defenders arrested under the "vague" offense of "picking quarrels and making trouble."
Celebrations mark the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday in Dharamsala, India, in July 2015. The question of who will succeed the Tibetan leader, Tenzin Gyatso, now 88, looms large.
Jan 29, 2024
Atheist China should have no say in Dalai Lama's reincarnation
Beijing views the Dalai Lama as a wolf in sheep's clothing. Why, then, is it obsessed with controlling the succession of someone it despises?
Children dressed as Chinese Red Army soldiers in front of a statue of Mao Zedong at the Revolution Museum in Jinggangshan, China, in 2021
Dec 18, 2023
The CCP equates its ideology with patriotism
A new law on patriotic education will take effect in China in 2024, forcing a narrow, jingoistic interpretation of nationalism.
Young monks practice writing Tibetan at a monastery in Yushu, China. Beijing has restricted the teaching and practice of minority languages and religions.
Nov 13, 2023
China’s new law on religion: A great leap backward
Beijing's new law on religious venues has received little attention but has far-reaching consequences in restricting religious freedom.
A man herds yaks during in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Beijing has begun to  exploit vast deposits of Lithium on the Tibetan plateau — around 85% of the country's total reserves.
Nov 2, 2023
China lithium boom harming fragile Tibetan plateau: report
The world's biggest EV market largely relied on other countries for the lithium needed in batteries — but that is changing.
Protesters calling for the protection of human rights in Hong Kong gather in Tokyo on Sunday
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 1, 2023
Protesters in Tokyo target China on founding anniversary
Groups supporting Tibet, Uyghurs, Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong and Taiwan came together to condemn China over alleged repression and genocide.
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2022
Xi crackdown foils Shanghai-like COVID unrest in Xinjiang and Tibet
Broad surveillance measures used over the years against Tibetan Buddhists and mainly Muslim Uyghurs, both minority groups in China, are helping enforce lockdown rules.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2021
U.S. names Tibet coordinator, drawing warning from China
The United States on Monday named Under Secretary of State Uzra Zeya as special coordinator for Tibet, drawing a warning from China to stay out of its internal affairs.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2021
Tibetan students chain themselves to Olympic rings to protest Beijing games
Members of the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe (TYAE) and Students for a Free Tibet held a sit-in at the IOC building in Lausanne as officials gathered for a meeting.
Japan Times
Nov 10, 2021
Dalai Lama says China's leaders 'don't understand variety of cultures'
Tibet's spiritual leader criticized the leaders of China on Wednesday, saying there is too much control by the main Han ethnic group.
Japan Times
Oct 27, 2021
Beijing marks 100 days to Winter Olympics amid COVID-19 and rights concerns
Beijing is promising a 'simple and safe' 2022 Games — although preparations are anything but simple as China battles COVID-19 flare-ups and calls from human rights groups for a boycott.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2021
Xi opens a Pandora's box with antagonism of India
Chinese aggression and the breaching of border agreements has made the rise of a more antagonistic and militarily stronger India a certainty.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2021
China’s Xi makes first official visit to Tibet as tensions rise on Indian border
Xi told officials at a meeting last year to 'actively guide Tibetan Buddhism to adapt to socialist society, and promote the Sinofication of Tibetan Buddhism.”
Japan Times
May 24, 2021
'Running out of time': Tibetan president-elect warns of cultural genocide
Rights groups and Tibetans in Tibet say the government has put strict controls on religion, language education and labor, while encouraging immigration by Han people.
Japan Times
May 22, 2021
China touts success building a Tibet less focused on religion
China's top leader in Tibet lauded the progress his country has made developing the region, touting a campaign that has fueled international accusations of human rights abuses.


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