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Caution Over Possible Shift in Tibet Policy

Reports of a relaxation of anti-Dalai Lama policies in Sichuan, Qinghai and even the Tibetan Autonomous Region surfaced last week, only to be swiftly denied by both government and monastery officials. Tibetan writer Woeser added...

Tibetan Self-Immolations Continue

The recent surge in self-immolations by Tibetans protesting Beijing’s policies has continued unabated. At least 76 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2009. Most recently, 25-year-old Wangchen Norbu set himself on fire in...

China Elevates Its Chosen Tibetan Spiritual Leader

Gyaltsen Norbu, the Beijing-appointed Panchen Lama, has been given a seat on the CPPCC, the New York Times reports: Although membership in the advisory group, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is of nominal...

The Quiet Heroes of Tibet

Howard French reposted some of the text of a New York Review of Books article from December 19, 2007: Wang Lixiong, who is one of the very few Chinese intellectuals to have met the Dalai Lama, told me that Tibetans have no faith...

China Says Tibetan Lama Too Young To Be MP

Gyaltsen Norbu, the Tibetan youth chosen by China to be the 11th Pachen Lama, or Tibet Buddhism’s second-highest ranking figure, will not become a member of this year’s parliament, as previously reported, because he...

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