Tibetan Self-Immolator, a Former Kirti Monk, Dies of His Burns Thursday, December 28th, 2017

A Tibetan man who set himself on fire and died on Saturday in western China’s Sichuan province has been identified as a husband and former Kirti monastery monk who opposed Beijing’s rule in Tibetan areas of China, Tibetan exile sources say. Konpe, aged about 30, set himself ablaze at around..

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Tibetan monk kills self in China Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

BEIJING, (AFP): A 63-year-old Tibetan monk has self-immolated in southwest China in protest against Beijing’s presence in Tibet, campaigners said, the fifth person to do so this year. Tenga, a popular monk and volunteer teacher of village children, died after setting himself ablaze on Sunday in..

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Tibetan Traders, Goods Blocked at Border Crossing With Nepal Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Tibetan businessmen traveling to Nepal from southern Tibet’s Kyirong county are being stopped at the border for lengthy document checks, while Chinese tourists and traders are allowed to pass through without scrutiny, a source working on the border says. Foodstuffs and other goods coming in from..

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Seven Tibetans Detained in Tsolho Over Resale of Gasoline Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Public security officers in northwestern China ‘s Qinghai province have begun to restrict the unauthorized resale of gasoline by Tibetan villagers, recently detaining five men and two women in a police sweep and threatening further arrests, Tibetan sources say. Taken into custody were villagers..

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Tibetan Teenager Stages Self-Immolation Protest in Gansu Monday, May 8th, 2017

A 16-year-old student in a Tibetan region of Gansu staged a self-immolation protest on May 2 against Chinese rule, RFA's Tibetan service has learned. A source inside Tibet said Chagdor Kyab from Bora Township, in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Amdo, set himself on fire near Bora..

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Tibetan Monk Detained in First Ngaba Protest This Year Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Chinese police in Sichuan’s Ngaba county detained a Tibetan monk on Saturday after he launched a solo protest calling for freedom for Tibet in the first such protest reported in the county this year, sources said. Lobsang Tsultrim, a young monk belonging to Ngaba’s Kirti monastery, was taken..

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Tibetan Pilgrims Barred From Kirti Monastery by Chinese Police Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Tibetans traveling from northwest China’s Gansu province to attend a large religious gathering in neighboring Sichuan are being stopped at the border and told they may not proceed by car, sources in the region say. No reasons were given for blocking the pilgrims’ journey to Kirti monastery in..

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Dalai Lama: ‘I have no worries’ about Trump’s election Thursday, November 24th, 2016

ULAANBAATAR, (REUTERS): Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Wednesday he has “no worries” about Donald Trump’s election as US president, adding that he expects the businessman will align his future policies with global realities. The 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s remarks..

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Dalai Lama’s Visit To Mongolia Riles China Saturday, November 19th, 2016

BEIJING, (PTI): China today warned Mongolia of "serious repurcussions" to bilateral ties if it allowed the Dalai Lama to visit the country and allow the monk to engage in "separatist activities". The 81-year-old monk is due to start a four-day visit to predominantly Buddhist Mongolia this evening..

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A State Within a State: Tibetans in Nepal Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

High within a Himalayan valley, snow-capped peaks rising all around, the nation of Tibet is alive. Houses made from mud and wood crowd together in lines and in the paths that run between, Tibetan prayer flags blow in the wind. The phrase “tashi delek” echoes through the streets as neighbors..

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Tibetan Farm Women Protest Loss of Their Land Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Holding the Chinese national flag and carrying photos of Chinese national leaders, Tibetan farm women marched this week outside Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa to protest the confiscation by authorities of their farmland, sources in the region and in exile said. Over 100 women from Gachoe village..

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Tibetan Anti-Mine Protesters Assaulted, Beaten in Gansu Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Police in northwestern China’s Gansu province attacked a group of Tibetan villagers at the beginning of June after the Tibetans, residents of a township near a sacred mountain, protested the mining of gold at the site, according to a Tibetan exile source. The Tibetans had gathered at Khelpa..

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Tibetan Monk and Writer Sentenced to Prison Term Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province have sentenced a Tibetan monk and writer to seven and a half years in prison on unspecified charges, but sources told RFA’s Tibetan service that he was sentenced for "sharing government secrets and attempting to divide the nation." Jo..

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The constitutional and political limbo following the elections has exposed the inadequacies of the country’s two-year-old constitution. The formation of a new..

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