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No religious activities during summer break for Lhasa school children

19th July 2018
Families at a school in Lhasa have been forced to restrict their children’s activities during school holidays.Read more

Tibetan Buddhists evicted from monastery

13th July 2018
China steps up efforts to marginalise religious education in Tibet.Read more

The Jokhang fire four months on

22nd June 2018
On the eve of the World Heritage Committee's meeting in Bahrain, we assess what we know so far about the Jokhang fireRead more

UN human rights chief blasts China over Tibet in resignation speech

20th June 2018
In his departing speech, the diplomat highlighted China's ongoing repression in Tibet and Xinjiang.Read more

Tashi Wangchuk in good health and appealing his prison sentence

19th June 2018
The Tibetan language rights advocate was sentenced to five years in prison last month.Read more

Chinese Communist Party steps up efforts to control Tibetan Buddhism

19th June 2018
Xi Jinping told the CCP National Congress last year that he intended to increase the party’s grip over religion and...Read more

Three new airports for Tibet confirmed

12th June 2018
China official media confirmed construction plan for three new airports in TAR.Read more

Tibetan monk released after seven years in prison

8th June 2018
Lobsang Tenzin was imprisoned in 2011 for his alleged role in a self-immolation protest.Read more

UN human rights experts condemn jailing of Tashi Wangchuk

6th June 2018
International experts reiterate their calls for release of Tibetan language advocate.Read more

Tibetan farm land confiscated for new airport

6th June 2018
Locals hit by China’s efforts to boost tourist numbers in TibetRead more

Political Prisoner released two months late after 10 years in Prison

1st June 2018
Political prisoner Dashar was released in May, two months late. He had already completed a 10-year prison sentenceRead more

Lhasa officials plan security for Saga Dawa Festival

28th May 2018
Chinese authorities have set out a further series of measures to control Tibetan religious celebrations.Read more

Tibetan football gets global kick off in London

25th May 2018
Tibetan team competing with 15 other squads in the CONIFA World Cup.Read more

Big Business Bending to Beijing

25th May 2018
New trend sees China censoring western companies over supposed attacks on their sovereignty.Read more

Language advocate Tashi Wangchuk sentenced to five years

22nd May 2018
Arrested after speaking out to the New York Times, his case has gained international attention.Read more

China arbitrarily arrests elderly Tibetan man

18th May 2018
Gangye, in his 50s, was forcefully taken away earlier this month.Read more

Nomads left without compensation after land grab

17th May 2018
Nomadic families in Nyimo County, Central Tibet, appeal for justice one year after local authorities seized their land...Read more

Schoolchildren blocked from joining Buddhist festivities

16th May 2018
Restrictions announced this week have once again prohibited many Tibetans from participating in Saga Dawa activitiesRead more

Wave of restrictions imposed on Lithang County

4th May 2018
Tibetans in Lithang County experience tighter controls of religious and cultural activities.Read more

In memory: Tsering Dhundup Gonkatsang

30th April 2018
Tibet Watch trustee Tsering Dhundup Gonkatsang passed away on Friday at the age of 66Read more