Tibet Central
15.9K views | +0 today
Follow
Tibet Central
NEWS AND INFORMATION ABOUT TIBET AND THE TIBETAN PEOPLE
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

60 Years of China's Failed Policies in Tibet

60 Years of China's Failed Policies in Tibet | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
China's 60 year rule in Tibet has failed to win Tibetan hearts and minds. This website has been developed to highlight some of China's failed Tibet policies.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Statement by UK Minister of State on plight of Tibetan Monks at Kirti Monastery

Statement by UK Minister of State on plight of Tibetan Monks at Kirti Monastery | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
We are deeply concerned by recent reports of violence at the Kirti Monastery... Long-term stability in Tibet and Tibetan regions can only be achieved through respect for human rights and genuine autonomy for Tibet within the framework of the Chinese constitution. Meaningful dialogue between the Dalai Lama‘s representatives and the Chinese authorities is the best way to make this happen.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

China’s propaganda on the 17-point agreement distorts history and impedes path to resolving the Tibet problem

Today, the Chinese authorities are expected to announce plans to celebrate the 60th anniversary of what they call "the peaceful liberation of Tibet." This so-called "liberation" is based upon the signature by representatives of the Chinese and Tibetan governments on May 23, 1951, of the "17-Point Agreement." The strident tone of the state media announcements of anniversary celebrations is evidence of Beijing's use of this controversial document to justify its rule in Tibet. But the reality of the situation in Tibet today underscores how far China's policies have departed from the 17 points of the agreement, including its commitments to preserve Tibetan political and religious institutions.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

TYC calls off indefinite hunger strike

TYC calls off indefinite hunger strike | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
The indefinite hunger strike by 3 executive members of the largest pro-independence group of the Tibetan Diaspora has been called off today.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

The Beijing affair: Part Two

The Beijing affair: Part Two | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
On October 7, 1950 the People's Liberation Army marched into Eastern Tibet and took control of the Roof of the World, as Tibet is known. By taking control of Tibet, Mao Tse-tung, China's communist dictator at the time, showed the international community that China was the real leader in Asia. Why?
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Up in the Air in Tibet

Up in the Air in Tibet | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
The St. Regis opened its Lhasa, Tibet, resort in November on the site of the former city hall. Designing a 162-room hotel is a challenge for any architect. Trying to do it nearly 12,000 feet above sea level and adhering to Tibet's cultural concerns? That's raising the stakes.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

No way, Sangay

No way, Sangay | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
As China gears up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its annexation of Tibet, it has issued a stinging rebuff to the newly elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

China Rejects Clinton’s Human Rights Comments

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized China’s “deplorable” human rights record and characterized the Chinese government’s attempt to suppress democratic reform as a “fool’s errand”, citing the recent revolutions in the Middle East as an example. The Chinese government has now issued its own response, rejecting any attempt to draw similarities between China’s situation and the democratic uprisings in the Middle East.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

China annexed Tibet 60 years ago

China annexed Tibet 60 years ago | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
On 23 May 1951, China annexed Tibet. The 60th anniversary is likely to see the "roof of the world" closed to foreign visitors, headlines from Beijing about benefits China has bestowed in 60 years on what it calls the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and a possible change in the political leadership of the Tibetan government-in-exile. It could also be an occasion for more "Free Tibet" demonstrations at the gates of Chinese embassies around the world.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Talks on World Peace, China-Tibet Talks

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Talks on World Peace, China-Tibet Talks | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
Newark, New Jersey, USA, 12 May 2011 : His Holiness the Dalai Lama talked about his two commitments of promotion of human values and promotion of religious harmony. On the issue of the currently stalled China-Tibet talks, he again clarified that we were not seeking separation and that Tibet had been materially backward and Tibetans wanted modernization. Therefore, it was beneficial to remain within the People's Republic of China but that Tibetan Buddhist heritage as well as our language needed preservation through meaningful autonomy for Tibet.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Tibet Justice Center Releases Legal Memorandum on Dalai Lama's Historic Devolution of Power

Tibet Justice Center Releases Legal Memorandum on Dalai Lama's Historic Devolution of Power | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
The Tibet Justice Center today released "Legal Issues Implicated by the Dalai Lama's Devolution of Power", a memorandum that sets out issues of constitutional and international law related to His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama's historic decision to devolve his political power as head of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

A Glow From Within and on the Surface

A Glow From Within and on the Surface | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
The century-old Tibetan Collection has been reinstalled at the Newark Museum, highlighting an astonishing body of art, from gilded sculptures of deities to silver filigree chopsticks. The “Tibetan Collection Centennial Exhibitions” is on view through Dec. 31 at the Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street; (973) 596-6550, newarkmuseum.org.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Orphans Of The Dalai Lama

Orphans Of The Dalai Lama | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
The surprise March 10 announcement of the Dalai Lama's retirement from political life stunned Dharamsala, capital of Tibet’s exile community, where people fear their cause will be forgotten, and followers could turn to violence.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

An elected leader is the last Tibetan China wants to talk to

An elected leader is the last Tibetan China wants to talk to | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
So, as it celebrates, on May 23rd, the 60th anniversary of the “17-point agreement” in which a young Dalai Lama agreed to accept Chinese sovereignty over Tibet, China knows there is no immediate threat to its rule, but that many Tibetans still resent it. Still, it is, for China, a peculiar document to commemorate. The Tibet it envisages—under Chinese sovereignty but autonomous—seems closer to the Dalai Lama’s demands than to present arrangements. China promised not to alter “the existing political system in Tibet”, a promise swept aside in 1959 as it crushed a Tibetan rebellion and the Dalai Lama and 80,000 followers fled into exile. In 1951 the political system was a feudal theocracy. Now that exiles enjoy the forms of parliamentary democracy, they find China no more trustworthy. China, in turn, finds the exiles’ political system no more appealing.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Circus of Spirit

Circus of Spirit | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
"KIPO!", a new production playing at the Rarig Center on the University of Minnesota, teaches the history, breadth, and diversity of Tibetan culture and spirituality...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

China Defends Tibetan Development Plan

China Defends Tibetan Development Plan | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
China is defending its economic plan in Tibet by saying development has brought prosperity to all people living in the region. At the same time, Tibetan activists outside of the country denounce what they see as Beijing’s broader plan to wipe out their culture and religion.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Why the European Union matters to Tibet

Why the European Union matters to Tibet | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
Many EMPs have praised the Tibetan elections and congratulated Tibetan people on the implementation of democratic processes and institutions. The European Parliament has traditionally played a key role in reflecting public opinion and advancing policy on Tibet by adopting resolutions condemning the deterioration of human rights and promoting a peaceful solution to the problem through dialogue between the Dalai Lama or his envoys and Chinese leaders
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

EU President Urges China to Uphold Human Rights

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy on Tuesday urged China to bolster its international image by upholding human rights and the rule of law ...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

More Tibetans arrested in Ngaba

More Tibetans arrested in Ngaba | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
Losang Khedrup, a 39 year-old monk of Kirti monastery was arrested on 6 May without any valid reason and his whereabouts remain unknown, said monks of Kirti Monastery in exile. Gerik, 60, a native of Me’uruma township in Ngaba was also arrested on 19 March this year. He was twice detained in 1998 and in 2008 for allegedly distributing leaflets about the situation in Ngaba and Tibet as a whole.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Uyghurs Push Self-Determination

Uyghurs Push Self-Determination | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
Uyghur exile groups have decided at a landmark international conference to push ahead with the right to self-determination for the people of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Beijing brushes aside new Tibetan leader

Beijing brushes aside new Tibetan leader | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
China has little interest in meeting with the new leader of Tibet's government-in-exile, saying the former leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, remains a the saboteur.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Political act to reveal truth in beauty

Political act to reveal truth in beauty | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
A Tibetan refugee hopes a beauty pageant can shine light on her nation's story. Dolma maintains a smile as she describes her month-long escape on foot from Tibet over the Himalayas when she was eight. “It was a nightmare. My sister and I and 25 monks hid under rocks all day and only walked at night. I still have these recurring nightmares about Chinese soldiers on horses with guns,” she says.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Communist China Cracks Down on Tibetan Monks

Communist China Cracks Down on Tibetan Monks | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
The communist Chinese regime is cracking down on Tibetan monks at the Kirti monastery in Tibet as well as the surrounding community, murdering and arresting protesters while prompting worldwide condemnation of China and warnings of more atrocities...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Tibetan PM Visits Kirti Hunger Strikers

Tibetan PM Visits Kirti Hunger Strikers | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
Lobsang Sangay, the newly elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, met Thursday with three Tibetan political activists who are on an indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi to protest against a clampdown by Chinese authorities at the Kirti monastery in southwest China’s Sichuan province.
No comment yet.
Scooped by Committee of 100 for TIbet
Scoop.it!

Tibetan Medicinal Wonders Manufactured By A Swiss Pharmaceutical Firm

Tibetan Medicinal Wonders Manufactured By A Swiss Pharmaceutical Firm | Tibet Central | Scoop.it
Allspice, columbine herb, gypsum, marigold petals, cardamom, sandalwood, Icelandic moss: the list is long of ingredients in Padma 28. The compound, which is the Swiss drug manufacturer Padma AG’s top product, promises to help with circulatory problems. As with most Tibetan medicines, its healing powers stem from a combination of many plant and mineral ingredients.
No comment yet.