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Tibetans Debate Self-Immolation

Losar, the 15-day traditional Tibetan New Year holiday, is being observed in a solemn fashion this year, as per Tibetan Prime Minister in exile Lobsang Sangay’s request that Tibetans use the time to reflect on the recent...

Tibetans Greet New Year in Somber Mood

Wednesday, February 22 marks Losar, the traditional Tibetan New Year. The 15-day holiday is usually celebrated with meals, family gatherings, prayer services and other festivities. This year, however, Tibetan regions are...

China Says Tibetan “Protest” Was Celebration

Following reports that monks in a Tibetan area of Sichuan staged a protest over the weekend, authorities are now saying the participants were in fact celebrating a new administrator at their monastery. From Reuters: Shi Jun,...

China Expects Tibet to Celebrate, or Else

The Los Angeles Times reports on Tibetans’ boycott of the traditional new year festival in honor of those killed in the violence in last year’s rioting: The Tibetan New Year, or Losar, is normally the most festive...

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