60 years after Dalai Lama fled, China defends Tibet policies

2019-03-10 21:47

China is defending its often-criticized policies toward Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled abroad amid abortive uprising against Chinese rule

Mercedes in China apologies for quoting Dalai Lama abroad

2018-02-06 14:37

Mercedes-Benz has apologised in China for quoting the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who is reviled by Beijing, in a social media post abroad

Reports: Tibetan Buddhist monk self-immolates in west China

2016-12-09 17:52

A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China in what appeared to be the latest such radical protest against Beijing's rule.

Shallow quake hits Tibet, state media say casualties likely

2016-05-11 09:00

A shallow earthquake has struck the mountainous region of Tibet and Chinese state media say casualties are likely.

Tibet's first KFC opens for business

2016-03-09 13:42

US fast food giant KFC has opened its first restaurant in Tibet, the venue's property manager says, more than a decade after the chain's first attempt to establish a foothold ended in controversy.

Dalai Lama at Mayo Clinic for prostate treatment

2016-01-21 10:14

The Dalai Lama is at the Mayo Clinic in the United States for treatment of a prostate condition

China: Missing Panchen Lama 'living normal life'

2015-09-06 12:00

A young Tibetan who vanished two decades ago after he was chosen by the Dalai Lama as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism is "living a normal life", a senior Chinese official says.

China restricts passports for Tibetans

2015-07-13 15:21

Beijing effectively bans Tibetans and other ethnic minorities from obtaining passports, rights groups said on Monday, amid a surge in Chinese tourists travelling abroad.

Top Tibetan monk faces India money-laundering charges

2015-07-09 15:20

A top Tibetan monk who is seen as a potential successor to the Dalai Lama is to be prosecuted for money-laundering after an Indian court overturned a decision to drop charges, police say.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China - report

2015-04-17 10:33

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, reports say, the second such protest reported against Beijing's policies in the region in two weeks.


China denies Tibet support for Dalai Lama

2019-03-06 21:33

There is no widespread support for the Dalai Lama in Tibet and ordinary people are grateful to the Communist Party for "bringing them a happy life", Chinese officials insisted.

China objects to Indian president meeting with Dalai Lama

2016-12-17 10:26

China has objected to the Dalai Lama meeting with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee earlier this month, saying the talks had negatively impacted ties between the Asian neighbours.

9 people killed in avalanche in Tibet's far west

2016-07-18 09:58

Authorities in Tibet say nine people were killed in an avalanche in the Himalayan region's far west.

Body of elite climber found in melting glacier after 16 years

2016-05-01 22:30

The bodies of a renowned mountain climber and expedition cameraman who were buried in a Himalayan avalanche 16 years ago, have been found.

Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule

2016-03-02 09:11

A US-government funded radio station says a Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire and died in a protest against Chinese rule, in the first such action of its kind this year.

'Roof of the world' cries for climate action

2015-12-11 09:15

As world leaders push for a climate change deal in Paris, Tibet, commonly known as "the roof of the world", is facing a severe environmental crisis as many of its glaciers melt rapidly because of rising temperatures, Tibetan activists say.

Detentions, protests in China after revered monk dies

2015-07-16 14:00

Chinese authorities have suppressed protests over the jailhouse death of a revered Tibetan monk, and briefly detained two of his sisters for not signing his health record, rights groups say.

Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

2015-07-13 13:38

A Tibetan monk has died in a Chinese prison, a rights group and a report says, 13 years into a sentence for terrorism and separatism observers said was deeply flawed.

Tour bus plunges off cliff in Tibet

2015-06-10 13:29

A Chinese tour bus has plunged off a cliff in Tibet, killing 11 people, state media report.

'Dalai Lama can decide whether to reincarnate'

2015-04-16 12:20

It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader has says, after Chinese officials repeatedly sy the exiled Dalai Lama had no right to abandon reincarnation.

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