In recent weeks, even as the coronavirus outbreak in Ngaba area showed some signs of improving, Tibetans in the region were shocked to learn about the phasing out of Tibetan as the language of instruction from their primary and middle schools in favor of Mandarin.
Even while China claims a gradual return to normalcy from the coronavirus pandemic and reports zero new cases in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), two monasteries in the region have announced that they are closing their doors to the public.
In a new piece for Time magazine, the Dalai Lama shares his thoughts on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, writing that we must combine courage with science to meet our unprecedented challenges.
A new study says the Chinese government used its dams on a major river in Tibet to prevent the flow of water downstream last year, contributing to a devastating drought in Southeast Asia.
The International Campaign for Tibet is concerned about the recent appointment of Chinese minister Jiang Duan to the Consultative Group of the UN Human Rights Council, which will give China significant leverage over the selection of UN independent human rights experts.
Sharing information about the Dalai Lama’s proposal for Tibetan autonomy is now a crime in Tibet under new measures aimed at turning Tibetans against one another and criminalizing opinions contrary to Chinese state propaganda.
Merely listening to teachings by the Dalai Lama on their phone landed a 75-year-old man and his son in custody late last year in Tibet, where the Chinese government routinely violates Tibetans’ religious freedom.
Amid continued efforts to bolster its image internationally and indicate a sense of normalcy after the Coronavirus crisis, Chinese authorities have announced the reopening of some monasteries around the Tibetan capital Lhasa to the public, starting today.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama shared a message today about the COVID-19 pandemic reminding everyone that it is natural to be filled with anxiety and fear in the face of the ongoing crisis. At the same time, he said we should use our “human ingenuity with determination and courage to overcome the problems that confront us.”
A Chinese government committee relaxed its quarantine policy in the Tibetan capital Lhasa this week, in the midst of Beijing’s campaign to repair China’s economy and reputation around the world in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak.