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Tenzin Dengkhim

Death of a Tibetan in Iraq: A Tribute to Tenzin Dengkhim

A few days before he left the US to serve in Iraq just over five weeks ago, 19-year old Lance Corporal Tenzin Choeku Dengkhim went to make offerings at a Buddhist shrine. Friends assumed he was seeking protection for the conflict ahead. But he told them later that he had been praying that he would […]

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Impact of urbanization in rural areas of Tibet Autonomous Region

The first group of more than 70 Chinese cadres to study the Tibetan language in Lhasa graduated from Tibet University in July; they are now being sent into the townships and towns around Lhasa to serve as officials. The Chinese press has also announced the voluntary assignations of 6000 Chinese university graduates to the western […]

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New mobile clinics to carry out birth control policy in Tibet

Authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) have stepped up the implementation of family planning policy with the dispatch of 64 specially equipped vehicles to be used in different counties as mobile clinics. While the clinics will be welcomed in some areas for the provision of contraception, there are also fears among some health workers […]

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Update on Tibetan deportees: Nepal, China issue statements

Both Nepal and China have issued strongly-worded statements in defense of their actions regarding the deportation of 18 Tibetans back to Tibet from Kathmandu on May 31. The statements may have been provoked by the strong reactions to the deportations by the U.S., UK and other European governments, and the international media. The Nepalese Home […]

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New TAR Party Chief in leadership reshuffle

The Tibet Autonomous Region’s Party Secretary Guo Jinlong is being replaced by another Chinese leader, Yang Chuantang, formerly his deputy, according to Radio Free Asia -a move that has been rumoured for several months. Guo Jinlong, who is known for his experience in economic policy, has served in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) since autumn […]

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