An ethnic Tibetan man secured a job at a travel company after going viral on Chinese social media for his appearance.
China has subjected over half a million “rural surplus laborers” in Tibet to centralized, military-style vocational training in the first seven months of 2020, according to a new study from research institute The Jamestown Foundation.
The scheme, in line with President Xi Jinping’s goal of eradicating poverty, is geared toward the transfer of such laborers to other parts of the country to increase rural disposable incomes.
A Tibetan community living in Manali, India was seen cheering for the military convoy passing by their town over the weekend.
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I want to remember every detail about that day — the physical surroundings, the weather, our companions, and above all, everything about my late mother — but I can’t.
The mother of a 14-year-old Kiwi-born footballer has alleged that her son, who was initially selected to play in the prestigious Gothia Cup soccer tournament in China, was dropped from his team because his father is Tibetan.
Known as FIFA’s “World Youth Cup,” the Gothia Cup is an eight-day tournament to be held in Chengyang district in Qingdao, China. Over a million players from 143 countries have participated in the tournament since it began in 1975.
The Chinese government has closed down the base camp of Mount Everest and the area beyond, with officials citing the growing number of waste and garbage left by tourists as the reason.
The local government in Dingri County in Tibet posted several notices in December 2018 about the new national environmental protection law, which states, “no unit or individuals are allowed entry into the core area of the Mount Qomolangma (Tibetan name for Everest) National Nature Reserve.”
Tibetan Woman Elected Student President at University of Toronto Sparks Outrage Among Chinese Students
Chinese students at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus expressed outrage after a Tibetan student was elected the new president of the students’ union.
With bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate passed a bill on Dec. 11 that demands access to Tibet for American diplomats, journalists and tourists.
The region, which requires foreigners a special permit to visit, has a contested history of independence before it officially came under Chinese control in 1951.
She’s taking on the fashion world with her photogenically unique features.
A Tibetan man died earlier this week after setting himself on fire in an apparent protest against the Chinese government’s rule in the autonomous region.
The man, identified as Konpe, set himself ablaze around 6 p.m. on December 23 and died around 5 p.m. the following day. He was a former monk at Kirti monastery.
A pair of forest rangers recently discovered a paralyzed snow leopard suffering in the eastern Tibetan Plateau.
Located in western China, the high-altitude region called the “Roof of the World” houses over 1,000 snow leopards, a significant number of the global population. Researchers estimate that between 2,500 to 10,000 snow leopards are in existence, with a projected decline of at least 10% over the next 22 years or three generations.
A group of Chinese tourists chasing down endangered Tibetan antelopes to take good photos ended up paying a total fine 105,000 yuan ($15,840) last Wednesday instead.
Tibetan antelopes are considered endangered due to excessive poaching. Chang Tang Nature Reserve in Nagqu County is home to 200,000 Tibetan antelopes, according to CGTN.