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The relations between China and the US are at an all time low.(AP)

China asks US to stop 'smearing' CPC, halt support to 'separatist forces'

PTI, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 10:49 AM IST
Ahead of his call with Xi, Biden announced a new Defence Department task force aimed at assessing the US military’s China strategy.
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Kunchok Jinpa died in a hospital in Lhasa in the Tibetan Autonomous Region on February 6, 2021, less than three months after being transferred there from prison without his family's knowledge.(AP)
Kunchok Jinpa died in a hospital in Lhasa in the Tibetan Autonomous Region on February 6, 2021, less than three months after being transferred there from prison without his family's knowledge.(AP)

Tibetan tourist guide dies following torture in Chinese prison, sparks fury

ANI, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:49 PM IST
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) expressed concern over the increasing number of custodial deaths in China.
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Paramilitary police officers swap positions during a change of guard in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa.(Reuters)
Paramilitary police officers swap positions during a change of guard in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa.(Reuters)

China ramping up military infra in Tibet, Xinjiang for LAC operations

By Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 01:56 AM IST
There is also growing evidence of the build-up of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and civilian facilities in sectors other than Ladakh, such as along the disputed border in Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh.
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Dalai Lama's 'The Little Book of Encouragement' highlights the key to happiness(Twitter/NetTibet/tim_fargo)
Dalai Lama's 'The Little Book of Encouragement' highlights the key to happiness(Twitter/NetTibet/tim_fargo)

Dalai Lama's 'The Little Book of Encouragement' highlights the key to happiness

PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:40 AM IST
Edited by Renuka Singh and published by Penguin Random House, Dalai Lama's 'The Little Book of Encouragement' has 130 quotes with words of wisdom amid pandemic, promotes human values, spills the beans on key to happiness and comments on Sino-India ties
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Infrastructure upgrades south of Xigaze Airport.(@detresfa_/Twitter)
Infrastructure upgrades south of Xigaze Airport.(@detresfa_/Twitter)

Satellite imagery shows China creating new military logistics hub in Tibet

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:29 PM IST
  • Experts say the move comes in a bid to bolster connectivity and infrastructure for operations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
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The military drills in Tibet’s capital city of Lhasa - also home to the Potala Palace, the historic seat of the Dalai Lama - were designed to message to Tibetans not to cross the red line(Sourced)
The military drills in Tibet’s capital city of Lhasa - also home to the Potala Palace, the historic seat of the Dalai Lama - were designed to message to Tibetans not to cross the red line(Sourced)

China flies choppers over Lhasa in military drill to tame Tibet

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:38 PM IST
The military drill is seen as part of the continuing effort by President Xi Jinping to sinicise Tibet that would pick up pace in view of the new US law.
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Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, polling stations are being sanitised regularly, voters have to ensure social distancing while casting their votes and wearing masks is mandatory. Votes are being cast through the paper ballot system.(ANI Photo)
Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, polling stations are being sanitised regularly, voters have to ensure social distancing while casting their votes and wearing masks is mandatory. Votes are being cast through the paper ballot system.(ANI Photo)

Tibetans in exile vote as polling for Phase 1 of Sikyong election begins

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:06 PM IST
Nearly 80,000 voters are participating in the first phase of polling amid strict protocols imposed by authorities in view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Majority of the candidates campaigned for the elections through social media and posters were circulated around Dharamshala.
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China’s People’s Liberation Army has violated all the agreements to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control(AP File Photo)
China’s People’s Liberation Army has violated all the agreements to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control(AP File Photo)

China violates border agreements with India, swears by 2003 pact on Tibet | Analysis

By Shishir Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:55 PM IST
The Chinese embassy official not just cherry-picked bilateral agreements with India, but also portions from the 2003 pact that the embassy decided to quote.
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File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping.(REUTERS)
File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping.(REUTERS)

China cautions against use of ‘Tibet card’, says it will damage bilateral ties

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:50 PM IST
The unusually blunt statement from the Chinese embassy spokesperson Ji Rong called for “an objective and fair stance” on the “highly sensitive nature” of Tibet-related issues and China’s territorial integrity.
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Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.(PTI)
Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.(PTI)

Last surviving bodyguard of Dalai Lama dies in Minnesota

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:43 AM IST
Born in 1939, Anen Dawa was only 15 when he joined the personal army of the Dalai Lama in Norbulingka, Tibet.
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The US Congress has passed a law that reaffirms the right of Tibetans to select the successor to His Holiness Dalai Lama.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The US Congress has passed a law that reaffirms the right of Tibetans to select the successor to His Holiness Dalai Lama.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

US Congress stings China with new Tibet law on the next Dalai Lama

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 03:20 PM IST
The Central Tibetan Administration welcomed the Tibetan Policy and Support Act passed by the US Congress, calling it a historic move and a clear message to China
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5 tourist attractions of Palampur, the Himachal town that Saif-Kareena-Taimur visited(Instagram/exsultravel/hues_of_mind/sadak_chap)
5 tourist attractions of Palampur, the Himachal town that Saif-Kareena-Taimur visited(Instagram/exsultravel/hues_of_mind/sadak_chap)

Saif Ali Khan joins Kareena Kapoor Khan-Taimur on a village walk in Palampur, here are its 5 tourist attractions

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:09 PM IST
From tea plantations and art galleries to serene temples and quaint monasteries, Palampur has much to offer as an offbeat tourist destination and Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan-Taimur’s recent village walk in the Himachal town has now made it into travellers’ bucket list
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The new dam’s ability to generate hydropower could be three times that of central China’s Three Gorges Dam (above), which has the largest installed hydropower capacity in the world(Shutterstock)
The new dam’s ability to generate hydropower could be three times that of central China’s Three Gorges Dam (above), which has the largest installed hydropower capacity in the world(Shutterstock)

China is using Tibet’s waters against India | Analysis

By Dechen Palmo
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:46 PM IST
The timing of the announcement to build a “super dam” on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river close to the LAC can be linked to the ongoing border tensions, which is rooted in China’s refusal to acknowledge the McMahon Line
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As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak(Instagram/milindrunning)
As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak(Instagram/milindrunning)

Travel Thursday: As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:20 PM IST
While Sandakphu might not be a famous tourist destination, it is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling and Milind Soman’s trek on West Bengal’s highest peak got us curious to check out these 3 attractions on our next trip to the West Bengal-Nepal border
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The visit by Lobsang Sangay, president of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), to the White House, was described by the Tibet.net website run by CTA as a “historic feat”.(TWITTER/@Drlobsangsangay.)
The visit by Lobsang Sangay, president of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), to the White House, was described by the Tibet.net website run by CTA as a “historic feat”.(TWITTER/@Drlobsangsangay.)

Tibetan administration head Lobsang Sangay invited to White House

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Sangay met White House officials and the meeting “will set an optimistic tone for CTA participation with US officials and be more formalised in the coming years”, according to the report on Tibet.net. There was no official word from the White House on the meeting.
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The US House of Representatives is seen in this file photo. The house has passed a bipartisan resolution recognising the cultural and religious significance of an autonomous Tibet and seeking peaceful solutions to the conflict.(AFP Photo)
The US House of Representatives is seen in this file photo. The house has passed a bipartisan resolution recognising the cultural and religious significance of an autonomous Tibet and seeking peaceful solutions to the conflict.(AFP Photo)

US House passes bipartisan resolution on ‘autonomous Tibet’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 07:57 AM IST
The resolution also noted that there is overwhelming bipartisan Congressional support for the Tibetan people’s aspirations for internationally recognised human rights and freedoms and the protection of their distinct religious, cultural, linguistic, and national identity.
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(AP/File)
(AP/File)

Shanta bats for Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:11 AM IST
Says India should raise the issue of Tibet at the United Nations
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A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech via video for the opening ceremony of the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) at a media centre in Shanghai on November 4.(AFP)
A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping delivering a speech via video for the opening ceremony of the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) at a media centre in Shanghai on November 4.(AFP)

Sichuan-Tibet railway route key to protecting China’s borders: Xi

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Southwest China’s Sichuan-Tibet Railway’s Ya’an-Nyingchi section will be 1,011 kilometers in length and include 26 stations when completed --- taking Chinese railway right up to the disputed boundary with India.
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The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control, the de-facto border between the two countries. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet which is firmly rejected by India(AP)
The India-China border dispute covers the 3,488-km-long Line of Actual Control, the de-facto border between the two countries. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of south Tibet which is firmly rejected by India(AP)

China to advance construction of rail line in Tibet, close to Arunachal Pradesh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Beijing, China
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 07:50 PM IST
The Sichuan-Tibet Railway starts from Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province and travels through Ya’an and enters Tibet via Qamdo, shortening the journey from Chengdu to Lhasa from 48 hours to 13 hours.
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Critics say China’s efforts linking poverty eradication to an embrace of a secular life and the Communist Party in Tibet infringe on human rights.(VCG via Getty Images)
Critics say China’s efforts linking poverty eradication to an embrace of a secular life and the Communist Party in Tibet infringe on human rights.(VCG via Getty Images)

China preaches the material over the spiritual in Tibet

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Lhasa, China
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Tibetans who are beneficiaries of China’s poverty alleviation programmes are told to invest more on themselves and their children to increase earning and less on religion.
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A file photo of the Chinese national flag being raised during a ceremony in Lhasa.(Reuters file)
A file photo of the Chinese national flag being raised during a ceremony in Lhasa.(Reuters file)

China building cloud computing centre in Tibet to serve South Asian countries

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 04:11 PM IST
The new centre in Lhasa is part of the Chinese information technology ministry’s plan to make Lhasa the communication and information hub for South Asia.
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In his August speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping had called party leaders to build an “impregnable fortress” to maintain peace and stability in Tibet(REUTERS)
In his August speech, Chinese President Xi Jinping had called party leaders to build an “impregnable fortress” to maintain peace and stability in Tibet(REUTERS)

China has ramped up military presence across LAC. Ladakh isn’t only target

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Xi Jinping’s Chinese Communist Party is executing plans to control Buddhist culture in Tibet while the People’s Liberation Army builds a military wall on the border with India.
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The Tibetan approach to keep its struggle against China peaceful could shift after the next Dalai Lama is selected, particularly as China is expected to attempt to prop up a successor chosen by it.(HT Photo/Shyam Sharma)
The Tibetan approach to keep its struggle against China peaceful could shift after the next Dalai Lama is selected, particularly as China is expected to attempt to prop up a successor chosen by it.(HT Photo/Shyam Sharma)

Dalai Lama and Tibet card hold key in future India-China border escalation | Analysis

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 10:55 AM IST
Special Frontier Force soldier Nyima Tenzin’s funeral ceremony was the first acknowledgement of the role played by Tibetans in India’s elite SFF border units
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The US remains concerned with China’s “repression of the Tibetan community, including the lack of meaningful autonomy, the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibetan areas, and severe restrictions on Tibetans’ religious freedom and cultural traditions within China,” Pompeo said in statement.(Reuters Photo)
The US remains concerned with China’s “repression of the Tibetan community, including the lack of meaningful autonomy, the deteriorating human rights situation in Tibetan areas, and severe restrictions on Tibetans’ religious freedom and cultural traditions within China,” Pompeo said in statement.(Reuters Photo)

China sees red as US names officer for Tibet affairs

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 08:07 AM IST
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Wednesday named Robert Destro as the new special coordinator for Tibetan issues.
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A woman in traditional clothes poses during a photoshoot as a boy watches in an alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.(Reuters)
A woman in traditional clothes poses during a photoshoot as a boy watches in an alley in the old city of Lhasa, during a government organised tour of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.(Reuters)

China sees red after US appoints top official for Tibetan issues

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Beijing reacted sharply after US secretary of state Michael Pompeo named Robert Destro as the new special coordinator for Tibetan issues.
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FILE PHOTO: Chinese president Xi Jinping (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)
FILE PHOTO: Chinese president Xi Jinping (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

China defends controversial Tibet labour program, urges Tibetans against ‘overdoing religion’

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Lhasa
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The program involves government-set quotas for labourers and includes a focus on ideological training. Critics and Tibetan activists have called it ‘coercive.’
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Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane is expected to be in Nepal during November 3-5.(ANI PHOTO.)
Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane is expected to be in Nepal during November 3-5.(ANI PHOTO.)

Indian Army chief General Naravane to visit Nepal in November

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Naravane’s visit will provide an opportunity for the two sides to push defence and security cooperation after bilateral relations were affected by a border row that erupted in May.
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London holds anti-China protest in support of Uyghurs, Hong Kong and Tibet(Twitter/nottsocialist)
London holds anti-China protest in support of Uyghurs, Hong Kong and Tibet(Twitter/nottsocialist)

London holds anti-China protest, says ‘Free Hong Kong’, ‘Free Tibet’ and ‘Close the Uyghur Camps’

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | London [UK]
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Apart from the US, London too slams Chinese Communist Party on the occasion of 71st National Day of the People Republic of China, for its human rights violation against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang and people of Hong Kong and Tibet
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Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)
Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong(Twitter/ML03509599)

China rebuked at UNHRC for restricting culture-religion, forced labour, forced birth control in Xinjiang and Hong Kong

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Geneva [Switzerland]
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:23 AM IST
‘Culture and religion are severely restricted and we have seen credible reports of forced labour and forced birth control’: Western nations rebuke China at UNHRC over human rights violations in Xinjiang, Hong Kong
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File photo of a paramilitary policeman standing guard in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region.(Reuters file)
File photo of a paramilitary policeman standing guard in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region.(Reuters file)

Global MPs’ group seeks UN probe into Xinjiang-style forced labour in Tibet

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Releasing a report on forced labour in Tibet by academic Adrian Zenz, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China said governments should impose targeted sanctions on those responsible.
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