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China plays down, but strictly censors news about Jokhang Temple fire

February 19, 2018 11:43 pm0 comments
China plays down, but strictly censors news about Jokhang Temple fire

(TibetanReview.net, Feb19, 2018) – A fire, believed to be major, and suspected to have continued for at least an hour, has engulfed a part of the Jokhang Temple in Tibet’s capital Lhasa on Feb 17 evening. China’s official Xinhua news agency reported Feb 17 that the fire broke out at […]

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EU asked to seek Tibet access in its 2018 Tourism Year with China

February 18, 2018 11:41 pm0 comments
EU asked to seek Tibet access in its 2018 Tourism Year with China

(TibetanReview.net, Feb17, 2018) – In connection with the launch in January in Venice of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) have written to the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and to the European Union […]

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Formerly Jailed Tibetan filmmaker from Tibet testifies in US Congress

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Formerly Jailed Tibetan filmmaker from Tibet testifies in US Congress

(TibetanReview.net, Feb16, 2018) – After spending six-year years in jail, followed by a perilous escape journey, Dhondup Wangchen appeared before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China on Feb 14, to testify on his treatment by China and conditions in Chinese ruled Tibet, aspects of which he had captured on video […]

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China seeks new contributions from its Panchen Lama to strengthen its rule in Tibet

February 15, 2018 11:34 pm0 comments
China seeks new contributions from its Panchen Lama to strengthen its rule in Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Feb15, 2018) – China’s top official on Tibetan affairs has on Feb 13 called on Gyaltsen Norbu, chosen by Beijing in 1995 as Tibet’s second most prominent religious figure, the Panchen Lama, to make new national unity contributions, according to the official Xinhua news agency Feb 13. The report […]

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Tibetan Independence Day marked in Dharamshala

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Tibetan Independence Day marked in Dharamshala

(TibetanReview.net, Feb15, 2018) – The Tibetan Independence Day was on Feb 13 marked in Dharamshala and elsewhere by the Students for a Free Tibet, a world-wide New York-headquartered group which campaigns for that cause. “We commemorate Feb 13, Tibetan Independence Day, with ‘Stand for the Tibetan National Anthem’ as a […]

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Tibetans, both at home and in exile, appeal to China’s apex court on language issue

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Tibetans, both at home and in exile, appeal to China’s apex court on language issue

(TibetanReview.net, Feb14, 2018) – A total of 117 Tibetans living in Tibet and in exile have on Jan 11 written a joint online appeal to the Supreme Court of China, expressing concern at the failure of relevant regional courts to use the Tibetan language, which they have said contravened the […]

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China’s fight against organized crime targets Tibet’s rights activists, calls language right activists gangsters

February 13, 2018 11:14 pm0 comments
China’s fight against organized crime targets Tibet’s rights activists, calls language right activists gangsters

(TibetanReview.net, Feb13, 2018) – Calling those who oppose or criticize and possibly work against its repressive policies “criminal gangs”, Chinese authorities in the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have called on local people to be on the lookout for such “criminals” and report them to the police. The region’s public […]

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South African opposition MPs rebuke China, government for hostile reactions to exile Tibetan leader’s visit

February 12, 2018 11:21 pm0 comments
South African opposition MPs rebuke China, government for hostile reactions to exile Tibetan leader’s visit

(TibetanReview.net, Feb12, 2018) – China’s reprimanding of South Africa for allowing a visit by the political leader of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has been strongly criticized by the country’s main opposition Democratic Alliance MP Sandy Kalyan and the Inkatha Freedom Party’s Chief Whip Narend Singh. Both have also criticized […]

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Tibetan monk on family visit in Tibet learnt to be jailed after disappearing for a year

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Tibetan monk on family visit in Tibet learnt to be jailed after disappearing for a year

(TibetanReview.net, Feb11, 2018) – A Tibetan monk who had visited his family in Tibet on a Chinese government permit but disappeared a month after being arrested there for no known reason has now been found to be serving a six-year jail sentence. The monk, Tashi Choeying, was enrolled at the […]

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China agrees to reopen Nathu La route for annual Indian pilgrimage to Tibet

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China agrees to reopen Nathu La route for annual Indian pilgrimage to Tibet

(TibetanReview.net, Feb11, 2018) – In a possible indication of improved relations with India, China has confirmed the resumption of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La route. This was stated by India’s Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh while addressing the Lok Sabha, the Lower House of Indian […]

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