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Researching Tibet has become more like working on North Korea, HRW China director says

8th July 2019
In an interview with Free Tibet, the China director of Human Rights Watch described both the challenges and urgency of...Read more

Further evictions and repression at Yarchen Gar

8th July 2019
Among those removed from the religious community are 70 nuns, who have since been detainedRead more

China cracks down on Tibetan “separatists” as part of anti-crime drive, state media says

26th June 2019
Chinese state media reported that the government has targeted Tibetan “separatists” alongside criminal gangs in...Read more

Tibetan political prisoner Ngawang Gyaltsen released

26th June 2019
Tibet Watch confirmed that Ngawang Gyaltsen was freed in March We have received confirmation that...Read more

Campaigners declare victory as Google confirms it has no plans to launch Project Dragonfly

24th June 2019
Google confirms it has no plans to launch Project Dragonfly in China at its annual shareholders meeting in San...Read more

Imprisoned Tibetan rights activist unable to see lawyer as he passes one year since trial

10th June 2019
Chinese authorities have prevented Tashi Wangchuk's lawyer from seeing his client in prison, as the Tibetan activist...Read more

Chinese and Tibetan activists join forces for Tiananmen Square anniversary vigil

5th June 2019
Protesters who gave their lives remembered Chinese and Tibetan activists joined forces on Tuesday to...Read more

Senior Chinese politician visits Tibet to combat Tibetan nationalism

3rd June 2019
Senior Chinese politician and Politburo Standing Committee member, Wang Yang has visited eastern Tibet to combat...Read more

Chinese government orders Buddhist monastery to “rectify” architecture of temple

30th May 2019
Buddhist monastery in China ordered to change Tibetan architectureRead more

Buddhist monks uncover photos identifying three Tibetans who self-immolated in 2012

24th May 2019
Buddhist monks and Tibet Watch have obtained photographs identifying three Tibetans self-immolatorsRead more

China forces 30,000 monks and nuns to take exams on Chinese law

23rd May 2019
Authorities in Tibet have forced around 30,000 monks and nuns across the TAR to take exams on Chinese law. The tests...Read more

CCP orders primary and middle school lessons to be taught in Chinese

22nd May 2019
Primary and middle school classes to be taught only in Chinese, CCP authorities tell Golok prefectureRead more

Former Google CEO defends company's censored search engine plans

16th May 2019
Eric Schmidt told the BBC that an initiative like Project Dragonfly could help China "be more open"Read more

Former Tibetan political prisoner dies at 50

13th May 2019
Yeshi Gyatso, who was tortured during his time in prison, dies at fiftyRead more

National calligraphy day marked by Tibetans

9th May 2019
Tibetans celebrate their native writing practices amid fears of threats to culture.Read more

Tibetans sentenced to prison after Panchen Lama gathering

9th May 2019
Dolkar and his nephew Wangchen were sentenced on 8 May. Their current whereabouts are unknownRead more

Death threats against a pro-Tibetan university student in Canada were 'likely' organised by Chinese diplomats, source says

2nd May 2019
Chemi Lhamo received numerous threats after her election as student union president earlier this year...Read more

Tibetan Former Political Prisoner Dies From Ill Health Following Torture

30th April 2019
Pema Wangchen dies from unspecified health issues following release from prison Pema Wangchen, a...Read more

New Tibetan social security cards prompt surveillance fears

26th April 2019
Privacy fears as Chinese authorities roll out personal social security cards in Tibet.Read more