Tibetan mother of three dies after self-immolation

Three days after the twin self-immolation in Lhasam a Tibetan woman died after setting herself on fire in Dzamthang (Chinese: Rangtang) County, Ngaba (Chinese: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. On 30 May 2012, Rikyo, … [Continue reading]

China confirms twin self-Immolation in Lhasa

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire in the afternoon of 27 May 2012 in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). The latest self-immolations, first in Lhasa and second in TAR, were confirmed today by Xinhua, the official Chinese news … [Continue reading]

Official Chinese notification bans Tibetan participation in religious activities

Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have issued a notification banning members of the Party, cadres, government officials and even students from participating in religious activities such as the Sagadawa[i]. The notification, … [Continue reading]

China Demotes 6 Tibetan Officials in TAR

The Chinese authorities have demoted six officials of Tibetan descent from their high-ranking posts in Toelung Dechen (Chinese: Duiling Deqing) County in Lhasa Municipality, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Dawa Tsering, the Vice-Party Secretary of … [Continue reading]

China Re-launches ‘Legal Education’ Campaign in TAR

The Chinese authorities in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have re-launched a new wave of 'patriotic re-education' and 'legal education' campaigns targeted at Tibetan monastic institutions in the name of maintaining stability, enhancing unity, and … [Continue reading]

Father succumbs to shock over son’s arrest in Shigatse

A Tibetan man died of emotional shock after security officers arbitrarily arrested his son at Tretroh village in Dopay Township in Ngamring County of Shigatse (Chinese: Xigaze) Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region. According to information … [Continue reading]

Chinese government notification restricts Tibetan NGOs in Kardze

The Chinese authorities in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province have issued a notification aimed at restricting the activities of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Kardze Prefecture. The notification … [Continue reading]

Seventeen years and counting: disappearance of Panchen Lama

Today is the 23rd birthday of the 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, one of the most important spiritual leaders of Tibet, who disappeared into the custody of the Chinese government 17 years ago. On 14 May 1995, His Holiness the 14th Dalai … [Continue reading]

China Rewards ‘Harmonious’ Monasteries, ‘Patriotic’ Monks, Nuns

The Chinese government has conferred awards on 'harmonious' monasteries and 'patriotic' monks and nuns at a ceremony held on 19 April 2012 in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Reporting on the award ceremony presided over by TAR Party … [Continue reading]

Tibetan school forcibly closed, teachers arrested

The government authorities in Kardze (Chinese: Ganzi) County have forcibly closed a locally-founded Tibetan school that has offered classes in Tibetan language and culture for the last 20 years at Khadrok village in Rongpo Tsa Lema Township in Kardze … [Continue reading]