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China to set up world's highest altitude telescopes close to India border

China to set up world's highest altitude telescopes close to India border

The installation of the telescope's main structure -- a 4,450-panel reflector as large as 30 football pitches was built at unique valley in Guizhou Province.

China denies pressuring Tibetans not to attend Kalachakra

China today refuted reports that it pressurised thousands of Tibetans not to attend the Kalachakra puja, the most prominent Buddhist ceremony being held by the Dalai Lama in India, and dismissed the event as a political tool to propagate ideas of "hating" China.

`Thousands` of pilgrims return to China before Dalai Lama event

The Dalai Lama fled to India after a failed uprising in 1959 but is still deeply revered by many Tibetans.
 

China tightens Tibetan border security to combat ''separatism''

Army troops in Tibet had built a "steel Great Wall" to defend the border, the Himalayan region`s Communist Party chief, Wu Yingjie.

Taiwan happy with Japan mission's name change, but China miffed

Japan, like most countries in the world, maintains only informal relations with Taiwan while it has diplomatic ties with Beijing.

China says party control over religion in Tibet will only increase

Chinese troops marched in and took control of Tibet in 1950 in what Beijing calls a "peaceful liberation".

Will never let in Dalai Lama again: Mongolia

After inviting Beijing`s wrath for hosting the Dalai Lama, Mongolia has said it will never again allow the Tibetan spiritual leader to visit the country.

Dalai Lama says will visit Donald Trump

Dalai Lama says will visit Donald Trump

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday that he would visit US President-elect Donald Trump, a meeting that would infuriate Beijing which views the Nobel Peace Prize-winning monk as a dangerous separatist.

Dalai Lama visits Mongolia over China`s objections

Dalai Lama visits Mongolia over China`s objections

Mongolian Buddhism is closely related to the Tibetan tradition.
 

Narendra Modi govt clears Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Narendra Modi govt clears Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Recently US Ambassador Richard Verma visited the annual Tawang Festival in Arunachal Pradesh.

Tibet gives upper hand to China over India: Chinese media

Tibet gives upper hand to China over India: Chinese media

Superior infrastructure in Tibet will provide China an "upper hand" over India by being a "gateway" to Nepal and Bangladesh for greater trade and investments, Chinese media said today.

Move to construct dam on Brahmaputra is justified, won't affect India: China

Move to construct dam on Brahmaputra is justified, won't affect India: China

China Justifies its move to blockade a tributary of the Brahmaputra to construct a dam

Curtail use of fossil fuel to fight global warming: Dalai Lama

 Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today asked people to curtail use of fossil fuel and switch to clean sources of energy like solar and power to reduce carbon emissions and fight global warming.

China blocks Brahmaputra tributary in Tibet to build dam amid Indo-Pak tension

China blocks Brahmaputra tributary in Tibet to build dam amid Indo-Pak tension

The blockade of the Brahmaputra river tributary comes at a time when India's reported decision to suspend talks with Pakistan under Indus Water Treaty.

Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts Tibet: USGS

The Chinese news agency Xinhua says the temblor hit Litang County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, in China's Sichuan Province at 1:23 AM (1323 GMT) on Friday. 

China's new Tibet party chief urges stronger criticism of Dalai Lama

China's new Tibet party chief urges stronger criticism of Dalai Lama

Beijing denounces the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist who wants an independent Tibet. 

China's Xi Jinping reshuffles key party posts ahead of congress

Chinese President Xi Jinping, who doubles as Communist Party and military chief, is ranked No 1 in the Standing Committee – the apex of power in China.

Support Dalai Lama for return to Tibet: US lawmakers to Barack Obama

A group of 72 American lawmakers has asked US President Barack Obama to publicly support the right of the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet and call for an immediate and unconditional release of all Tibetan political prisoners languishing in China.

China's Panchen Lama carries out religious rite in Tibet, first in 50 years

Although officially atheist, China selected Gyaltsen Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995 in a drive to win the hearts and minds of Tibetans.