Central Tibetan Authority

Draconian Sentences For Tibetan Monks After Monastery Raid

A new Human Rights Watch Report on the secret trials of four Tibetan monks has shed light on repression in Tibet. At The Guardian, Helen Davidson summarized HRW’s report on the raid against a small monastery in the foothills of...

In Tibet, Party Cracks Down On Religion And Demands Gratitude

In Tibet, the Party is pushing a political education campaign to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the region’s annexation. This latest campaign comes amid a widespread “Sinicization” effort that critics claim has severely...

Tibet’s National Spirit Advisor

At Foreign Policy, Jeffrey Bartholet talks to Thupten Ngodup, medium or kuten for the Nechung Oracle which is said to have warned the Dalai Lama to flee Tibet in 1959. They discuss the processes of selection and consultation,...

Monk Detained for “Goading” Self-Immolations

Wangchen Kyi,a 17-year-old girl in Tongren (Rebkong), Qinghai, set herself on fire today in the latest self-immolation. VOA reports: Sources tell VOA that Wangchen shouted slogans calling for the long life of the Dalai Lama and...

Dalai Lama’s Envoys Resign over Dialogue with CCP

The Hindu reports that the Dalai Lama’s representatives resigned over the dialogue with Chinese government. The two envoys “expressed their utter frustration over the lack of positive response from the Chinese side” Since 2002,...

China Accuses Dalai Lama of Nazi Policies

As protests and self-immolations continue in Tibet, state-run news China Tibet Online posted commentary that equated the Dalai Lama with the Nazis because they claimed that he advocated policies that would expel Han Chinese from...

Tibet Exiles See Rise of American-style Politician

In the wake of rising tensions between Tibetans and Han Chinese in Qinghai and Gansu provinces, and a string of self-immolations by protesting Tibetans, AP profiles Lobsang Sangay, the new Prime Minister of the Tibetan...



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