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[8 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

On February 13, Mario Otero, US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Affairs, arrived in Kathmandu for a round of talks. And on the same day the Nepali police forced Chushi Gangdruk to abruptly end its elections to the dismay of local Tibetan refugees. By design or accident, the police action provided an opportunity to the American official to know and hear first hand the problems of the Tibetan refugees, who continue to stream into the Himalayan State.
Police in riot gear armed with guns and batons stormed into Chushi Gangdruk election centers …

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[20 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Three Tibetan writers identified as Jangtse Donkho, Buddha and Kalsang Jinpa were tried (Oct.28) by the Aba Intermediate People’s Court in Sichuan province on charges of inciting activities to split the  nation.  All three were detained earlier in July, 2010 by Chinese authorities on charges of writing articles in a local newsletter Shar Dungri (Eastern Snow Mountain) about the 2008 unrest.
All three, along with their lawyers and some family members, were present in the court during the trial which lasted half a day.  They denied the charges and pleaded not …

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[26 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

On October 19 Qinghai province witnessed a major protest against the Chinese government decision to replace Tibetan with Chinese language as a medium of instruction in Tibetan schools.  Around 1500 students from six schools, and monks of Rongpo monastery gathered at Rebkong in Malho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (TAP) to express their opposition.
Around 30 police vehicles surrounded the protestors but no arrests were made.  Later, Ah Gendun, the Deputy Head of the Malho TAP and Seru Gyaltsen, head of the Malho Education Department appealed for calm and assured the protestors that …

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[21 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

Tightening its grip over Tibet, Chinese authorities have promulgated new regulations that are designed to snap any possible links between Tibet based monks and India based Dalai Lama. Effective from November 1, 2010, the decree will affect recognition of reincarnations inside Tibet as all the major leaders of four sects of Tibetan Buddhism are presently in India.
China is building a dam  on the Salween River
near a site considered as sacred by local Tibetans
Promulgated shortly after running into trouble over construction of a dam near the foothills of the Lhachen Naglha …

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[16 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Sonam presents the perfect picture of a Tibetan – except that he is in hiding in India, escaping from the tyranny of a Chinese system that broke up his family, took away his job, and forced him to shame his faith under duress.