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Tibet’s Untouchable Environmental Challenges

Tibet’s environment is in jeopardy due to mining and hydropower operations, but despite increasing damage, many are afraid to speak up due to the sensitive nature of Tibet-related topics. Even for Southern Weekly, one of the...

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,...

Dalai Lama Tells AP: Exiles Must Press China Talks

AP reports from Dharamsala: In an hour-long interview with The Associated Press, the Buddhist leader criticized Beijing for its policies in his Himalayan homeland while he held out the possibility that some type of accord could...

Course Correction

Newsweek reports on Beijing’s new approach toward Tibet, almost two years after deadly riots engulfed Lhasa: “…Though local riots looked bad in the press, they never really threatened control of Tibet. And the...

Dalai Lama’s Envoys Head to China

Representatives for the Dalai Lama will travel to China this week for the first such visit in 15 months to continue negotiations. From the Financial Times: The talks will be the latest stage in a dialogue over the future of...

Tibetans Sentenced to Death

Two Tibetans were sentenced to death and two to death with a two-year reprieve for their role in the unrest in Lhasa last March. From the Guardian: According to the Xinhua news agency, Lobsang Gyaltsen will be executed for arson...

Dalai Lama Welcomes China Openness to Talks

The International Herald Tribune reports on cautious moves to restart negotiations between Beijing and the Tibetan government-in-exile: The Tibetan government-in-exile over the weekend welcomed China’s stated willingness to hold...

China Still Open To Tibet Dialogue: Govt

From AFP: China said on Tuesday it was still open to dialogue with representatives of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, after the United Nations chief urged Beijing to continue the talks. But, repeating its...

Senior Chinese Leaders Taunt Tibetan Leader

After talks broke down between Beijing and representatives of the Dalai Lama, Chinese officials have already begun talking about the septuagenarian religious leader’s passing. From The Globe and Mail: The 73-year-old...

China Says No Progess Made at Tibet Talks

From AP: China said Monday that no progress was made at recent talks with representatives of the Dalai Lama and said it would never accept the exiled leader’s demands for greater autonomy for the mountain region. The talks...

Tibetan Envoys Leave China After 8th Meeting

From the New York Times: Senior envoys of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetans, announced Thursday that they had presented Chinese officials in Beijing with a memorandum on “genuine autonomy” for Tibetans living...

China Plans Ethnic Tour for Dalai Lama Envoys

Chinese officials have plans to bring the Dalai Lama’s envoys to minority areas, in an effort to improve the fence-mending efforts. Reuters reports: China plans to take the Dalai Lama’s envoys to visit a non-Tibetan...

Dalai Lama Says He Has Given up on China Talks

The Dalai Lama has said that he has lost faith in the negotiations with China over Tibet’s status, and will not participate any further. According to AP, he told a public gathering in Dharamsala: “I have been...

Nicholas D. Kristof: After the Games, Tibet

From New York Times: China’s cup runneth over. The Olympics are a milestone in Chinese history, a celebration of the Middle Kingdom’s return to international greatness after nearly two centuries of torpor and humiliation. Yet...

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