Tibetan refugees

Tibetan Found Guilty of Espionage in Sweden

A Tibetan refugee living in Sweden was last Friday found guilty of gathering information for China on fellow Tibetans in the region. The 49-year-old Tibetan man, Dorjee Gyantsan, has been sentenced to 22 months in jail. The...

Chinese Inroads in Nepal Stanch Tibetan Influx

Nepal has long been “a mouse trapped between elephants”, with a historically close relationship with India and more recently growing links to China. As Beijing’s influence increases, some in the country’s...

Man on Fire

Ninety Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibetan regions since 2009 in protest against Beijing’s policies and in support of the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists. Five more have self-immolated in...

Tibetan Exile in India Dies after Self-Immolating

On Monday, two days before President Hu Jintao was scheduled to arrive in New Delhi, a Tibetan refugee there set himself on fire. The scene was captured dramatically by photographer Manish Swarup. The New York Times reports that...

Nepal’s Tibetans ‘Suffocated’ by Chinese Influence

AFP reports on the deteriorating situation of Nepal’s 20,000 Tibetan exiles as China’s influence in the country grows. For decades, Nepal has been a safe haven for Tibetans fleeing China but activists say their...

Tibetan Lama Faces Scrutiny in India

The New York Times looks into allegations that the revered Karmapa Lama, now living in exile in India, is really a Chinese government plant: Many Tibetans scoff at the spying allegations. But the episode starkly exposes the...

The Gulf Between Tibet and Its Exiles

In the Far Eastern Economic Review, Tibet scholar Tsering Shakya counters arguments made in recent articles that the recent unrest in Tibetan areas was instigated by groups funded by the U.S. government, and discusses the gaps...

China Seals Gateway Into Tibet, Stops Refugee Flow Out

A month after unrest was quelled in Tibet and nearby areas, guards on both sides of the Tibet-Nepal border continue to keep the border sealed, preventing foreigners from entering and Tibetans from leaving. From AP: After...

Tibetan Leaders Struggle to Speak for Split Populace

The Christian Science Monitor looks at the split in the Tibetan exile community, between the Dalai Lama’s Central Tibetan Administration, and the Tibetan Youth Congress, which advocates a stronger pro-independence...

Young Tibetans Question Path of Nonviolence

The Christian Science Monitor looks at fissures within the Tibetan exile community as the younger generation looks down on the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way approach: The unrest in Tibet has revealed a generational fault line...



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