Tibetan independence



Tibetan Activist Free After 17 Years in Prison

Tibetan activist Jigme Gyatso has been released from prison due to poor health one year from the end of an extended sentence, according to Radio Free Asia and the Dharamsala-based Central Tibetan Administration. From Andrew...

Kraftwerk Barred Over 1998 Free Tibet Concert

Chinese authorities have barred German electronic music legends Kraftwerk from a Beijing festival, apparently because of a cancelled appearance at a concert for Tibetan independence 15 years ago. From Jonathan Kaiman at The...

Meet the Dalai Lama’s Harvard-Educated Replacement

Harvard academic Lobsang Sangay has been elected to become the new Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile. From the Atlantic: Exiled Tibetans elected a 43-year-old Harvard academic to replace the Dalai Lama in his role as...

Tibetan Singer Released from Prison

Radio Free Asia reports the release of Tibetan singer Tashi Dhondup after over a year of “re-education through labour” for the recording and distribution of pro-independence songs: “He arrived safely at his hometown...

Tibetans in Exile Still Hold Their Dream

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the failed armed uprising in Tibet against Chinese rule. Saransh Sehgal, reporting for the Asia Times Online, says that Tibetans, young and old, are planning a protest march even more...

UK Recognises China’s Direct Rule Over Tibet

In a blow to Tibetan sovereignty, the UK’s Foreign Secretary David Miliband said that Britain regards Tibet as part of the People’s Republic of China. From The Telegraph: The change in position is being attacked by a...

Tibet: Moving Forward, Holding On

In a 2002 article reprinted in National Geographic’s May issue, which is devoted entirely to China, Pulitzer prize winning journalist Lewis M. Simons takes a closer look at the issues Tibetans face: The greatest shift...



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