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China pushes adoption of language, cultural symbols in Tibet

Aug. 19, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A top Chinese official said Thursday that “all-round efforts” are needed to ensure Tibetans speak standard spoken and written Chinese and share the “cultural symbols and images of the Chinese nation.” Wang Yang made the remarks before a...

For US teen Buddhist lama, it’s faith, school, football

Aug. 01, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — In most ways, Jalue Dorje is a typical American teen — he grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, loving football, Pokémon and rap music. Yet a few years from now, he’s expecting to say goodbye to his family and homeland and join a...

China's Xi visits Tibet amid rising controls over religion

Jul. 23, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernized infrastructure. State media...

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama celebrates 86th birthday

Jul. 06, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama celebrated his 86th birthday on Tuesday, thanking his supporters and expressing his appreciation to India, where he has lived since he fled his homeland in 1959. “I want to express my deep...

Today in History

Jul. 06, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 6, the 187th day of 2021. There are 178 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 6, 1854, the first official meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson,...

AP PHOTOS: Tibetan traditions threatened by politics, growth

Jun. 23, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

LHASA, China (AP) — The name Tibet conjures up images of snowy peaks, vermillion temples and prayer flags snapping in the Himalayan wind. Those features remain, but the religious and cultural foundations underpinning them appear to be coming unstuck. Long defined by its...