Latest Tibet News

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

Sep. 08, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open...

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...

China appoints new military commander in restive Xinjiang

Aug. 06, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has appointed a new military commander in restive Xinjiang where authorities have locked up more than a million members of Muslim minorities in what they call a bid to curb terrorism and radicalism. Lt. Gen. Wang Haijiang will oversee a massive...

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...

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...

AP PHOTOS: Tourism boom pressures Tibet's historic sites

Jun. 20, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

LHASA, China (AP) — Tourism is booming in Tibet as more Chinese travel in-country because of the coronavirus pandemic, posing risks to the region’s fragile environment and historic sites. The number of visitors is limited to 5,000 per day at the Potala Palace, the...