Tibet supporters from Russia displaying their blue book to express solidarity with Tibet.

Blue Book Solidarity Drive Underway in Russia

MOSCOW: The blue book also known as Tibetan Solidarity Partnership Project to create more awareness and garner support for the Tibetan cause has begun in Russia. The solidarity drive, introduced in 1996, was aimed at extending and reviving awareness on…


Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay (file photo)

China has no business in reincarnation system: Tibetan PM-in-exile

Hindustan Times, 23 January 2016 Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay has condemned the Chinese government’s spiritual cataloguing system, while terming it an attempt to control the reincarnation system of monks in Tibetan Buddhism. Highlighting China’s track record of destroying 98…


His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaching at Sera Lachi assembly hall after the Long Life Offering in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, on December 18, 2015./ photo: Tenzin Choejor/ OHHDL

China Publishes List of ‘Verified Buddhas’

VOA News January 18, 2016 7:44 PM China has published a list of “authentic living Buddhas” of Tibetan Buddhism, saying the move is part of an effort to prevent fraudulent religious leaders from swindling money from believers. The Chinese government…


A surveillance camera is seen in Lhasa, Tibet, with the Potala Palace in the background in January 2011.

China Extends Intensive Surveillance Program in Tibet: Human Right Watch

DHARAMSHALA: Chinese authorities have indefinitely extended an intensive surveillance program in villages across the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) that was due to end in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. There are indications that the “village-based cadre teams” (zhucun…