Latest Tibet News

Rains wash out a highway in China's Tibet region, stranding 130 people

Jul. 10, 2024 04:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Rescue efforts were underway Wednesday for more than 130 people including some tourists who were trapped in a mountainous town in China's Tibet region after heavy rains and flooding washed away sections of a provincial highway, China's state media said. Those trapped...

Hundreds of mostly exiled Tibetans celebrate the Dalai Lama's 89th birthday in India's Dharamshala

Jul. 06, 2024 12:55 PM EDT

DHARAMSHALA, India (AP) — Hundreds of mostly exiled Tibetans gathered in India’s hillside town of Dharamshala to celebrate the birthday of the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, who turned 89 on Saturday. The Dalai Lama has made the hillside town his...

US lawmakers meet with Dalai Lama in India's Dharamshala, sparking anger from China

Jun. 19, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

DHARAMSHALA, India (AP) — A bipartisan United States congressional delegation met with the Dalai Lama Wednesday at his residence in India's Dharamshala, sparking anger from China which views the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism as a dangerous separatist. This comes as...

Not possible to search for British climber and his Sherpa who went missing on Everest, official says

May. 26, 2024 03:29 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepali official said Sunday it wasn't possible to search for a British climber and his Sherpa guide who went missing after reaching the top of Mount Everest six days ago because both fell on their way down from “a very high altitude” on the Chinese side of the...

China is accelerating the forced urbanization of rural Tibetans, rights group says

May. 21, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is accelerating the forced urbanization of Tibetan villagers and herders, Human Rights Watch said, in an extensive report that adds to state government and independent reports of efforts to assimilate rural Tibetans through control over their language and traditional...