Tibet has maintained rapid economic growth over the past five years since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012 — and that is not going to let up Strong growth has placed Tibet Autonomous Region among the fastest-growing in the country and has made it possible to increase spending on… Read More Tibet: economy rockets in China’s fast-moving region
Tibetan activist, writer and poet Tenzin Tsundue was recently arrested during the Brics summit in Goa for protesting against Chinese President Xi Jinping. He jumped in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motorcade with ‘Free Tibet’ posters and ended up spending three nights in Goa’s Sada jail. Tsundue, who has been protesting against the Chinese… Read More ‘Tibet will outlive China with its principles … India gave us political space but doesn’t have comprehensive Tibet policy’
Claude Arpi: Comrades in the Middle Kingdom must learn from their history and be prepared. New Delhi can be ‘neutral’ but also side with the Tibetans, especially if Beijing continues to side with Pakistan’s terrorist activities In April 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid his first state visit to Pakistan. The friendship between the two… Read More Kashmir is Indian. Is Tibet really Chinese?
The glacial lake of Siling Co embodies both the splendour and perils of Tibet’s highlands. Its waters reflect a cobalt sky dotted with clouds. At 4,500 metres above sea level, the air is thin and clear, and the light almost unearthly. The turquoise lake frames a flock of black-necked cranes foraging on the shore. Nearby,… Read More Slow drowning of Tibetan grasslands fenced in by Beijing
Beijing: China has mounted an extraordinary set of attacks against Communist Party members in the troubled western regions of Xinjiang and Tibet, with accusations of disloyalty, secret participation in religious activity, sympathy with the Dalai Lama and even support for terrorism. The accusations reflect a hardening of the party’s stance in Buddhist Tibet and in Muslim-majority… Read More China’s Communist Party targets members in Xinjiang, Tibet