Category Archives: Tibetan

Tibetan edition of book on Tibet-China negotiations launched

By Tenzin Monlam

Tenzin MonlamDHARAMSHALA, May 18: The Tibetan translation of the book ‘Dharamsala and Beijing: The Negotiations That Never Were’ by noted scholar Claude Arpi was launched today by the Minister of Education (Kalon) Ngodup Tsering at the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives (LTWA) in Gangchen Kyishong. Continue reading

Beijing Puts Tibetan Writers Under House Arrest

Tsering Woeser

FILE – Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser is pictured in Inner Mongolia, northern China, June 23, 2014.

She also tweeted a message to the foundation notifying the group of their house arrest. Continue reading

Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Centre mark International Women’s Day

8 March 2016 – Tibetan Writers Abroad PEN Centre marked International Women’s Day by holding a workshop at Dolmaling Nunnery in Dharamasala, India with over 250 female participants. Speakers at the conference included five Tibetan women writers and three nun writers, exploring issues relating to freedom of expression and dangers facing women writers, including PEN International’s focus cases Fatima Naoot, Mahvash Sabet and Narges Mohammadi. Continue reading

Tibetans Fight to Salvage Fading Culture in China

By EDWARD WONG NOV. 28, 2015

YUSHU, China — When officials forced an informal school run by monks near here to stop offering language classes for laypeople, Tashi Wangchuk looked for a place where his two teenage nieces could continue studying Tibetan.

To his surprise, he could not find one, even though nearly everyone living in this market town on the Tibetan plateau here is Tibetan.

Officials had also ordered other monasteries and a private school in the area not to teach the language to laypeople. And public schools had dropped true bilingual education Continue reading

Tibetan voices on China’s control

20 October 2015
The first thing that strikes you about the monasteries clinging to the side of the mountains on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau is their beauty.

Small, isolated communities of a few hundred monks, seemingly unperturbed with their white and gold stupas and prayer flags set against the almost impossible blue sky.

But anyone who stops to ask a few questions (although they are the kind of Continue reading

Bon Jovi’s first gigs in China cancelled by officials

8 September 2015

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Frontman Jon Bon Jovi had said he was ‘excited’ to be playing China
Bon Jovi’s first ever concerts in China have been cancelled by government officials, the BBC has learned.

No reason was given, but media reports Continue reading

Another Tibetan Activist Dies in Chinese Detention

5F469FCF-8FF0-4404-A103-6F9A7876587C_w640_r1_sFILE – A security guard stands near an electronic screen featuring a map of China and Chinese characters that read, “Tibet has been an inalienable part of the Chinese territory since ancient times,” in Beijing.

July 23, 2015 1:49 PM

WASHINGTON—Five days after well-known Tibetan P

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche died in prison in Sichuan province, another Tibetan died while serving a two-year sentence near Lhasa, his family tells VOA.

Sonam Wangchuk, says his father-in-law, environmental activist Lobsang Yeshi Continue reading

US Congress Outraged Over Death of Tibetan Dissident

253ED8E8-2FB1-4ECD-86CA-E1D9097090D7_w640_s (1)FILE – Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Yang Chen
Last updated on: July 15, 2015 5:48 PM

WASHINGTON—Members of the U.S. Congress have expressed outrage over the Continue reading