China sentences two Tibetan monks to prison

November 12, 2014

zzzccDHARAMSHALA: Two Tibetan monks, Lobsang Tempa and Lobsang Gyatso, have been sentenced to two and three years in prison respectively by a Chinese court in Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (incorporated into China’s Sichuan Province).

Lobsang Tempa, a 19-year-old Tibetan monk, who was arrested for staging a protest against the Chinese government in April this year, was sentenced to two years in jail by the Barkham Intermediate People’s Court on 7 November. read more…

Senior US official to visit Tibetan communities in Nepal and India

November 12, 2014

zzzdsdfDHARAMSHALA: US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Ms. Sarah Sewall, is scheduled to visit Tibetan communities in Nepal and India during her visit to the two countries from 9 – 16 November 2014, according to a press release from the US State Department. read more…

Hacker-Hit Tibetan Monks ‘Detach From Attachments’

November 12, 2014   AP

zz23Buffeted by persistent cyberattacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed: Detach from attachments.

“Attachment can lead you to all sort of trouble and we Buddhists believe that non-attachment alone can lead you to happiness,” 30-year-old monk Jamyang Palden told The Associated Press at a cafe in the Indian hill town of Dharamsala, before giving the philosophy its Information Age twist: “We have to learn to be suspicious of email attachments.” read more…

President Obama says US is “not in favour” of Tibetan independence

November 12, 2014 

CHINA-APEC-SUMMITDharamshala: – Speaking in Beijing shortly after announcing the US and China had reached a deal to curb greenhouse gases President Obama said on Wednesday, “we recognise Tibet as part of the People’s Republic of China. We are not in favour of independence.” read more…

‘Tibet’s Problem is India’s Problem,’ Says Dalai Lama As PM Modi Meets President Xi

September 18, 2014 NDTV

Dalai-Lama-Sathe-Mulakat02-inn1The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, today said that “Tibet’s problem is India’s problem”, adding that the long-standing issue need to be resolved but not by force. The remarks came amid loud protests by Tibetans outside New Delhi’s Hyderabad House where Prime Minister Narendra Modi held summit talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

“Actually the Tibetan problem (is) also (a) problem of India. Before 1950, you see the whole northern border, really peaceful, no single soldier. So India’s problem,” the 79-year-old spiritual leader said in Mumbai. read more…

Tibetan Youth Congress protest continues in Delhi, many detained

September 18, 2014 IANS

Tibetian-ProtestNew Delhi: Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress continued their protest today outside the Hotel Taj Palace here, against Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three- day visit to India.

Tibetan activists also protested near Dhaula Kuan, with one man climbing a pole with a Free Tibet flag tied to his waist.

The Tibetan Youth Congress had also staged a protest on Wednesday outside the Chinese Embassy, before being detained by the Delhi Police. read more…

Xi visit brings new opportunities amid old challenges

September 18, 2014 By Vijay Kranti

Tibet-India-PoliticsIrrespective of the final outcome of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden visit to India, it surely marks a unique and qualitative change in India-China relations. Hitherto, this relationship has been known more for its vocal than the real, vital content.

Observers of India-China relations who had got used to watching India as the passive and docile partner in the diplomatic intercourse between two Asian neighbours, are pleasantly shocked to notice Chinese leaders going out of their way to please India since the Narendra Modi government was inaugurated in May this year. read more…

Dalai Lama hails China’s Xi as ‘more open-minded’

September 18, 2014 AFP

Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama hailed Xi Jinping as “more open-minded” as the Chinese president held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rare visit to India.

“Xi Jinping’s approach (is) more realistic, more open-minded” than that of his Chinese predecessor Hu Jintao, the Tibetan spiritual leader told reporters in Mumbai on Thursday.

“Xi Jinping’s thinking (is) more realistic, more open-minded, so he can learn more things from India,” he continued. read more…

Tibetans Badly Hurt From Police Beating After Grazing Rights Clash

September 18, 2014

zzzxxxPolice in northwestern China’s Qinghai province have beaten and detained dozens of Tibetan villagers in a restive county after moving to quell violent clashes between two village groups over grazing rights, according to a local source.
The police assault last month in Rebgong (in Chinese, Tongren) county in the Malho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture left many badly hurt, with restrictions on the movements of Tibetans making it difficult to provide for medical care, an area resident told RFA’s Tibetan Service on Thursday. read more…

Tibetan Buddhism’s Dalai Lama may not be the last after all

September 10, 2014

Dalai lamaThe Dalai Lama’s most recent suggestions that he may be the last in a centuries-old line may have been a political move to coax Beijing into negotiations, analysts say, three years after the religious leader “devolved” his political powers at the head of his government-in-exile to an elected official.

Wherever there are ethnic Tibetans in China, one can find hidden icons of the Dalai Lama, who adherents of Tibetan Buddhism believe to be an incarnation of the Buddha of Compassion. read more…

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