Tibet Insight

Tibet Insight No.66/2020
TAR Officials inspect Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Head of TAR Propaganda Department and TAR Supervision Team for Stability Maintenance, Sonam Rigzin and the Vice-Chairman of TAR PPCC and Secretary of the Tibet Branch of Chinese Buddhist Association, Penpa Tashi inspected the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, seat of the Panchen Lamas in Shigatse recently. They were accompanied by Serong Phunla, Minister of Shigatse Propaganda Department and Nyima Chungla, Director of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Management Committee, Shigatse. The monastery’s inspection was to assess ‘security maintenance’ and see if ‘the four loves and four stresses’ are being implemented.
CCAS
May 15-31, 2020

Tibet Insight No.65/2020
'Expert' invited to speak on Reincarnation in Tsurphu Monastery in Tibet
The Tsurphu Monastery Administrative Committee located in Dueolong Dechen District, about 70 kilometers from Lhasa, invited Wang Jia, Deputy Director of the Policy Theory Research Office of the TAR Religious Bureau and a part-time Professor of the Tibet Institute of Socialism, in early May to speak as an “Expert” on ‘Managing religious affairs according to national law and promote adaptation of religious into socialism.’ He was invited also to speak to the monks on the reincarnation process of ‘Tibetan Living Buddhas’.
CCAS
May 1-15, 2020

Tibet Insight No.64/2020
TAR Deputy Chairman inspects Mosque in Lhasa
Deputy Chairman of TAR People’s Government, Dorjee Tsedup inspected the Mosque and Hui Cemetery in Lhasa on April 26 and interacted with Muslims in Lhasa. Dorjee Tsedup and his inspection team met people of the Hui nationality and told them that “they are important members of the big family of the Chinese nation, and Islam is an important part of the Chinese culture.
CCAS
Apr 15-30, 2020

Tibet Insight No.63/2020
China-appointed Panchen Lama says ‘cooperation shown by the monks and nuns is the style of Buddhism in the new era'
The China-appointed Panchen Lama, Gyaltsen Norbu, issued a statement (April 7) claiming that the cooperation and compassion shown by the monasteries and temples are the styles of Buddhism in the new era.
CCAS
Apr 1-15, 2020

Tibet Insight No.62/2020
TAR PSB's 'zero-tolerance' crackdown on 'illegal crimes
TAR Public Security Bureau (PSB) cracked-down in Lhasa on March 4 against various ‘illegal crimes’ including counterfeit medicine and manufacturers of protective supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, illegal hoarding of supplies that disrupts market order, other crimes that disrupt social harmony and violations of the law. The PSB claimed it had cracked seven criminal cases concerning the pandemic, investigated 134 administrative cases concerning social order, arrested ten suspects and seized 50,000 fake masks.
CCAS
Mar 15-31, 2020

Tibet Insight No.61/2020
Village Cadres of Lhasa report their work Progress
The eighth batch of Village cadres based in Lhasa reviewed their work progress and charted the ‘Seven New Key Tasks’ ahead at a meeting held on March 17. The Village Cadres proposed strengthening of political leadership and propagation and implementation of Xi Jinping’s Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the new Era as their foremost important task in the year ahead. As part of this agenda, the Village cadres of Lhasa plan to advocate the thematic propaganda campaign ‘keeping old heart and remembering new mission’ and also carry out “four consciousness” and “four stresses” in simple and “easy to understand” language for farmers and herdsmen.
CCAS
Mar 1-15, 2020

Tibet Insight No.60/2020
TAR UFWD officials inspect Monasteries
Five Inspecting groups under United Front Work Department (UFWD) and Religious Bureau of the Chengguan District Committee of Lhasa carried out on-site inspections in the city mostly of the monasteries and met the Monastic Management Committees. The first group led by Nyima Yonten, Deputy Secretary of the Chengguan District Party Committee and Director of the District People’s Congress inspected the main urban area while Kelsang Wangchuk, Minister of the District UFWD and member of the Standing Committee of Chengguan led a group of inspectors to mountainous areas of the District.
CCAS
Feb 15-28, 2020

Tibet Insight No.59/2020
New PSB directive mandates ‘zero distance’ between police and people in TAR
The Central Public Security Bureau (PSB) issued a new directive mandating the Police Headquarters in TAR to launch a new propaganda campaign entitled ‘One million policemen into ten million homes’ and asking it to maintain ‘zero distance’ between the police and the people. Launched on January 14, 2020, the new campaign is scheduled to end by December 2020. The Tibet Entry-Exit Border Inspection Station organized a meeting in this connection and discussed the overall deployment activities to be carried out in TAR.
CCAS
Feb 1-15, 2020

Tibet Insight No.58/2020
China jails 12 Tibetans of ‘criminal gang’ for religious activities
In an apparent strengthening of the crackdown on religion, China has jailed12 villagers of Sog (Chinese: Suo) County of Nagchu Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, for up to nearly two years for allegedly running “a criminal gang.” The Tibet Daily (January 14) reported only that they had been accused of fraud and “using religious influence to interfere in the affairs of local government”. The report further stated that the 12 had “exploited and harassed” local people and preached “superstitious ideas, attempting to spread the evil influence of religion in the villages”.The arrested villagers will serve one to two-year prison terms without permission to appeal to a higher court.
CCAS
Jan 15-31, 2020

Tibet Insight No.57/2020
Ceremony to award ‘Model’ Monks, nuns and monasteries held in Lhasa
The TAR PPCC held a ceremony in Lhasa on December 24 to commend ‘exemplary or model’ monks, nuns, Monastic Cadres and monasteries. Ding Yexian, Executive Deputy Secretary of TAR Party Committee and Secretary of the Party Group of TAR PPCC presided over the ceremony while Vice Chairman of TAR PPCC, Minister of United Front, TAR and Deputy Secretary of TAR Party Committee Danke read out the list of winners. Members of the Lhasa Municipal Party Committee including Penpa Tashi, Pema Wangdui and Liu Jiang attended.
CCAS
Jan 1-15, 2020

Tibet Insight No.56/2019
Weapons including howitzer deployed for exercises in Tibet
China’s official English-language newspaper ‘Global Times’ publicised (January 5, 2020) that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in TAR deployed Type-15 tanks and a new 155-millimeter vehicle-mounted howitzer in their first round of exercises in 2020. The weapons are reported to have been specifically designed for plateau regions and Chinese military experts said it can play an important role in safeguarding border areas.
CCAS
Dec 15-31, 2019

Tibet Insight No.55/2019
TAR Propaganda Minister inspects Jokhang Temple
Danke, Standing Committee member of TAR Party Committee, Vice-Chairman of TAR PPCC and Minister of TAR United Front Work Department, inspected Jokhang Temple in Barkhor Street of Lhasa on December 12, when he examined security and stability maintenance in the temple. He was accompanied by He Wenhao, Pema Wangdui both members of the TAR Party Standing Committee and Zhang Hongbo, the Director of TAR Public Security Bureau.
CCAS
Dec 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.54/2019
Head of TAR People’s Government meets NDRC Vice Chairman He Lifeng
Directed by TAR Party Secretary Wu Yingjie, the Chairman of TAR People’s Government and Deputy Secretary of TAR Party Committee, Qi Zhala went to Beijing and met He Lifeng, Vice- Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Qi Zhala was tasked to report on Tibet’s economic and social development and request for more assistance and guidance for development in Tibet.
CCAS
Nov 1-30, 2019

Tibet Insight No.53/2019
Tibetan Buddhist Group from Nepal visits Beijing
A ‘Tibetan Buddhist Group’ consisting of 11 monks from Nepal visited Beijing for 12 days from October19-30, 2019 on the invitation of the Senior Tibetan Buddhism College of China and as part of an Exchange Programme. The ‘Exchange Programme’ was facilitated by Li Chunzhao, Consular officer of the Chinese Embassy in Nepal. The delegation is the first Nepalese Buddhist exchange after Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal in October 2019. The monks visited and studied together with students of the College’s Nyingma School. At a symposium held for the exchange group, the monks from Nepal expressed their gratitude to the College for inviting them and for organizing ‘learning activities for them.’
CCAS
Oct 15-31, 2019

Tibet Insight No.52/2019
Nagchu UFWD head inspects Monasteries on and ahead of the Founding Day
Dawa Dhondup, Member of Ngachu (Ch: Nagqu) Municipal Party Committee and Minister of the Ngachu United Front Work Department (UFWD) inspected various monasteries from October 1 to 5. He visited officials of the Nagchu Buddhist Association, Shadain monastery (a monastery governed by the Sera Monastery of Lhasa and where the 13th Dalai Lama lived over a month during his return journey from Beijing in 1908) and Tsaden Monastery in Sog County (a monastery built in 1668 under the orders of Drepung Monastery based in Lhasa).
CCAS
Oct 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.51/2019
Senior Buddhist Monks visit Beijing ahead of China’s 70th Founding Anniversary
Ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, all senior monks, faculty members and senior retired teachers of the Senior Tibetan Buddhist College in Lhasa were taken for a tour to Beijing on September 27. The group was led by Vice President and Party Secretary of the College, Wang Changyu. The group was to visit the CCP Central Committee, the Xiangshan Revolution Memorial site and Shuangqing Villa, known as the place, where Mao Zedong lived and worked and where he laid “the foundation for the founding of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago.”.
CCAS
Sep 15-30, 2019

Tibet Insight No.50/2019
Security Operations in TAR tightened for 70th founding Anniversary of PRC
An All-TAR video conference on management of security operations was convened on September 11. The meeting assessed current security related matters in the region and delegated specific tasks.
CCAS
Sep 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.49/2019
Lhasa Municipal PSB holds press conference to present quarterly social security report
The Municipal Party Committee of the Lhasa Public Security Bureau(PSB) held a press conference on August 15, and presented the second quarterly reports for 2019 of the Municipal People’s Government and Municipal Party Security Bureau.
CCAS
Aug 15-31, 2019

Tibet Insight No.48/2019
Executive Vice-Chairman of TAR People’s Government in Lhoka
On July 29, the Member of TAR Standing Committee and Executive Vice-Chairman of TAR People’s Government, Jiang Jie, went to Nakatse County of Lhoka (Ch: Shannan) to investigate the progress of the border defence village in the county. While at the site, he inspected progress of ‘solar heating installation systems’ and reiterated Xi Jinping’s emphasis on initiating a ‘people-centre approach’ towards development and ‘keeping old heart and remembering new mission’ for a stable and harmonious society. The Executive Vice-Chairman echoed the Party’s agenda of improving livelihoods of people living in the border areas and to enable them to live a ‘happier life.’
CCAS
Aug 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.47/2019
Promotional Seminar on investment opportunities in Nepal held in Lhasa
Gobinda Bahadur Karkee, the Consul General of Nepal in Lhasa, organized a seminar in Lhasa on June 17th to promote investment opportunities in Nepal by Tibetan companies. The Seminar was attended by Luo Mei, Vice Chairman of the TAR Party Committee and the Deputy Commissioner of the Nepal Consulate in Lhasa, Shushil Kumar Lamsal among others. The meeting discussed Xi Jinping’s ‘congratulatory letter’ to the China Tibet Development Forum where he urged ‘more open and conducive’ exchanges with foreign countries. The meeting noted that Kyirong Port and Zhangmu Port are open to neighbouring countries and also for freight transportation. The meeting promoted infrastructural construction investments on the Kyirong and Zhangmu Ports and observed that small scale trade in the border regions has increased.
CCAS
Jul 15-31, 2019

Tibet Insight No.46/2019
TAR People’s Congress head inspects Tsuklakhang Area
Deputy Secretary of TAR Party Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of TAR People’s Government, Lobsang Gyaltsen inspected Tsuklakhang area of Lhasa around 20th of July reportedly to oversee 'improvement of low-income people’s livelihood.'
CCAS
Jul 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.45/2019
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari meets top leaders of Tibet Autonomous Region
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari was received by Jiang Jie, Executive Vice-chairman of the Government of TAR and Consul General of Nepal Gobinda Bahadur Karkee on her nine-day visit to TAR at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
CCAS
15 May - 30 Jun, 2019

Tibet Insight No.44/2019
US Ambassador to China, Terry Branstad to China is making his first trip to Tibet from May 19-25, 2019. The visit by Ambassador Terry Branstad comes two months after the US State Department said Beijing had "systematically" impeded access to Tibetan areas for US diplomats, journalists and tourists. Branstad was scheduled to visit Qinghai province and Tibet Autonomous Region. Branstad's predecessor, Max Baucus, visited Tibet in May 2015.
CCAS
May 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.43/2019
Convocation ceremony of Doctorate monks held in Jokhang
Convocation ceremony of 12 doctorate monks in Buddhist Philosophy was held on April 26, at Jokhang temple in Lhasa. The ceremony was chaired by Meng Xiaolin, Vice Chairman of TAR, who awarded the monks with ‘gift money’. Zhukhang Thupten Khedup, Vice Chairman of TAR CPPCC and President of the Tibet Branch of the Chinese Buddhist Association who is also Head of Tibetan Buddhist Academy and Director of the Appraisal Committee, presented the monks their degree certificates. The Annual pre-degree test was reportedly conducted last year at Sera monastery and Phuntsok Tendar from Gadan Monastery won the first prize.
CCAS
Apr 15-30, 2019

Tibet Insight No.42/2019
Shigatse City accelerates construction of border (Xiaokang) Villages
Shigatse Municipal Party Committee has started construction of 349 border defence villages with an investment of 2.095 billion yuan. The construction project includes sewage treatment in border towns, garbage disposal areas, communication facilities and water supply projects reportedly to ensure that “border villages are well-equipped, prosperous, and secure.”
CCAS
Apr 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.41/2019
China’s State Council issues White Paper on Tibet
On March 27, 2019, the PRC State Council Information Office issued an 8-part 41-page White Paper titled “Democratic Reforms in Tibet- Sixty Years On”. It was issued just a day prior to the “serf emancipation day”.
CCAS
Mar 15-31, 2019

Tibet Insight No.40/2019
TAR ‘Stability Headquarters’ convenes conference of all Municipal Branches to ‘improve’ political position
On March 13, the TAR Stability Headquarters convened a conference of all municipalities, local supervision teams and Temple Management Cadres in TAR to ‘strengthen’ political responsibility, ‘improve’ the political position and re-examine stability maintenance work deployments.
CCAS
Mar 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.39/2019
TAR Public Security Bureau meeting
Zhang Hongbo, head of the TAR Public Security Bureau (PSB) convened a meeting on February 24, in Lhasa as a follow up to a televised conference from the State Council’s Poverty Alleviation, and Development Leading Group’s Demonstration Rehabilitation Work Department.
CCAS
Feb 15-28, 2019

Tibet Insight No.38/2019
215 party members punished in TAR for religious faith and other discipline violations
The TAR Publicity Department of the Regional Commission for Discipline Inspection of on February 1, 2019, released a 46-minute 4-part video featuring the TAR’s efforts on anti-corruption and regulating Party members. The video, which was aired on Tibet Television from January 28 to 31, highlighted that Party officials having religious beliefs or “alleged” involvement in separatism or corruption were punished.
CCAS
Feb 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.37/2019
TAR Government Executive Vice Chairman Jiang Jie visits Lhasa Gongga Airport to preside over on-site office meeting
Jiang Jie, Member of the TAR Party Committee and Executive Vice-Chairman of the TAR People’s Government went to Lhasa Gongga Airport on December 23, and met cadres and workers of the Operational Command Centre under the auspices of the TAR Regional Bureau of Civil Aviation.
CCAS
Jan 15-31, 2019

Tibet Insight No.36/2019
TAR Party Committee held Plenary Meeting
TAR Party Secretary Wu Yingjie presided over the fifth Plenary Meeting of the TAR Party Committee in Lhasa on January 9. The meeting was attended by, among others, Lobsang Gyaltsen, Qi Zhala, Ding Yexian, Zhuang Yan, Danke, Jiang Jie, Penpa Tashi, He Wenhao, Pema Wangdui and Liu Jiang.
The Plenary session pointed that since the third Plenary session, the TAR Party Committee has been thoroughly and vigorously implementing ‘Xi Jinping’s Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era’, the ‘General Secretary’s guidelines on regulation of borders’, ‘Governance on Tibetan Buddhism’, and promotion of social stability. Wu Yingjie, who presided over the meeting
CCAS
Jan 1-15, 2019

Tibet Insight No.35/2019
TAR Party Committee Executive Meeting
The TAR Party Committee met on December 30, to review the 2018 reports and the draft economic, social and budgetary plans for 2019. The meeting was presided over by TAR Party Secretary Wu Yingjie and attended by Che Dalha (aka Qizhala), Chairman of TAR People’s Government, Deputy Secretary of TAR Party Committee, Ding Yexian, Secretary of Party Group of the TAR’s Political Association, Deputy Secretary of TAR Party Committee and Vice Chairman of TAR People’s Government, and other TAR leaders like Jiang Jie, Penpa Tashi, He Wenhao, Pema Wangdui and Liu Jiang.
CCAS
Dec 15-31, 2018

Tibet Insight No.34/2019
TAR Party Secretary leads delegation to Shandong Province
TAR Party Secretary, Wu Yingjie led a delegation consisting of officials from TAR People’s Government and Party Committee to Shandong Province from November 27-28, and held a symposium in the province to discuss ‘aid Tibet.’ The TAR Party Secretary was accompanied by Lobsang Dhondup, Liu Jiang, Wang Jun, Zhang Yanqing and Lobsang Jigme. Shandong Provincial Party Secretary Liu Jianyi, Deputy Secretary and Governor Gong Zheng and other leaders welcomed the delegation from TAR.
CCAS
Dec 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.33/2018
Deputy Secretary of Melrokunggar County Party Committee, Phurbu, inspected Dezhong Monastery on 6th November and met the Temple Management Committee. The Chief of Minzu and Menba Township of the county accompanied him. The Director of the Temple Management Committee reported the current situation and developments regarding the monastery to the Deputy Secretary. He was briefed on the initiatives taken by the Management Committee as well as shown the up to date accounts, finances, party building works and future plans. The Deputy Director acknowledged the Committee’s progress and asked the members to carry out educational activities/engagements, which encourage monks and nuns to adapt to the socialist society, abide by the law and maintain social stability. Phurbu added that safeguarding the socialist system, reunification of the motherland, nationality unity, frequent inspections and strengthening of the Management Committee should be given due importance by the Committee.
CCAS
Nov 1-30, 2018

Tibet Insight No.32/2018
TAR Party Committee holds meeting to support decision against former military chief
On October 20, The TAR Party Committee met on October 19 to convey the CCP CC’s decision against former PLA Chief and former General Fang Fenghui for ‘serious violations of law.’ The meeting unanimously supported the Central decision was timely and wise and stating that the former chief’s case was thoroughly investigated and dealt with. The meeting was presided over by TAR Party Secretary Wu Yingjie and attended by top TAR Officials and provincial military leaders. Wu Yingjie urged all officials in TAR to strictly abide by the Party’s political discipline, to be resolutely loyal to the Party and to stringently implement the ‘Four Consciousness’ and ‘Four Confidences’.
CCAS
Oct 15-30, 2018

Tibet Insight No.31/2018
Gonggar Airport commences direct flights to Wuhan
On September 20, the TAR Tourism Commission and Lhokha (Ch: Shannan) Municipal People’s Government’s Tourism Commission, Wuhan Cultural Exchange Centre and Chengdu Airlines hosted the opening ceremony of the Winter Tour and inauguration of the Lhoka-Wuhan Direct Flight at Gonggar Airport. Ji Yue, Deputy Director of the TAR Tourism Commission, said the opening of the new route will bridge the government, tourism, civil aviation and other departments of the two provinces.
CCAS
Sep 15-30, 2018

Tibet Insight No.30/2018
TAR PSB creates “3-minute Police Circle”
The TAR PSB recently launched a “3-minute police circle” initiative as part of a new series of surveillance measures. Police Stations under this scheme will issue ID cards to residents for ‘free’. The new Saikang Convenience Police Station, at the intersection of Beijing Middle road and Qingnian Road in Lhasa, is part of the “3-minute police circle” initiative and in addition to public security tasks assists tourists visiting the city. An example was cited of two Swiss tourists who were lost and arrived at the Saikang Convenience Police Station. The Police Station got in touch with one Sonam Dorjee, Dean of Southwest University for Nationalities and an English major, who arrived in 3 minutes and guided the tourists to their destination. The official Tibetan media report said Sonam and his colleagues make at least forty times a day to convenience police stations if necessary.
CCAS
Sep 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.29/2018
Wang Yang’s Visit to Tibet
Wang Yang made a visit to Tibet from August 24-26, in the capacity of the Chairman of the 13th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, and Member of PBSC. He visited Chamdo and Lhasa.
Wang stated that with Xi Jinping’s Socialism with Chinese Characteristic in the New Era as the guiding principle, all the TAR Officials should conscientiously implement the General Secretary and the Party’s strategy of managing Tibet and Tibet affairs, also to closely focus on safeguarding the ‘Motherland’s reunification’, vanguard and oppose splittism/separatism, to strengthen national unity and to focus on improving the livelihood of people.
CCAS
Aug 15-31, 2018

Tibet Insight No.28/2018
Lhasa Natural Gas Station to start second phase expansion project
In seven years of operation the Lhasa Natural Gas Station has replaced 210,000 tons of standard coal, reducing 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 145,000 tons of dust. From the winter of 2017 to the spring of 2018, the Lhasa gas station had a peak gas consumption of 200,000 square meters and a total gas consumption of 31 million square meters. Before the arrival of the ‘heating’ season this year, the Lhasa Natural Gas Station will start the second phase of the expansion and reconstruction project in order to meet the gas demand of the vast number of residents in Lhasa. Zhang Guangyan, station director of the Lhasa Natural Gas Station, said that using natural gas for heating and cooking had never been thought of in the past. Today, 200,000 residents in Lhasa enjoy the changes brought about by natural gas and green energy.
CCAS
Aug 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.27/2018
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on visit to TAR tells Buddhist leaders to defend ethnic unity
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made his first publicly reported visit to Tibet on July 25 -27, 2018. During his tour Li Keqiang visited the capital Lhasa and the southern prefectures of Nyingtri and Lhokha, pledging to boost infrastructure investment to improve the economy and calling for ethnic unity between Tibetans and the country’s Han majority. He was accompanied throughout the tour by TAR Party Secretary Wu Yingjie and Choedak (Qi Zala), Chairman of TAR People’s Government.
CCAS
Jul 15-31, 2018

Tibet Insight No.26/2018
877,000 Social Security cards issued in Tibet
The TAR Human Resources and Social Security Department reportedly issued 877,000 social security cards from June 2017 to April 2018. The card with an installed chip is a multipurpose feature created to manage social security by recording a person’s movements and for payment purposes, medical treatment and as electronic vouchers. The card identifies the holder’s name, citizenship number, personal photo, social insurance contributions, personal status etc.
CCAS
Jul 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.25/2018
Late Panchen Lama’s daughter in Tibet, is CCP behind the visit?
A recent blog by Claudi Arpi claimed the daughter of the late tenth Panchen Lama Rigzin Wangmo was in Tibet after her last visit on June 20, 2013 when she and her mother was welcomed warmly by a huge gathering of Tibetans. She visited two of the most important monasteries in Lhasa, Ramoche and Jokhang and also Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, the monastery of the Panchen Lamas.
CCAS
Jun 15-30, 2018

Tibet Insight No.24/2018
TAR Party Secretary visits Kindergarten
On International Children’s Day on May 31, TAR Party Secretary Wu Yingjie visited a Bilingual kindergarten in Chengguan district of Lhasa. Posters highlighting the contrast between “old and new Tibet” were pasted in the corridors of the school. TAR Party Secretary Wu Yingjie advised the children to understand the trust and loyalty of the Party and to remember Chinese President Xi Jinping's message of safeguarding the motherland's unity.
CCAS
Jun 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.23/2018
Deputy Secretary of TAR Party Committee and Chairman of TAR People’s Government Che Dalha aka Qi Zhala visited Yumai village in Lhunze County of Lhoka from May 19- 20, 2018. The purpose of the visit was reportedly to inspect the progress of the Xiaokang Village (Moderately Prosperous Society).
CCAS
May 15-31, 2018

Tibet Insight No.22/2018
TAR Public Security Bureau Director's talk in Party School
The Vice Chairman of the TAR Party Committee and Director of TAR Public Security Liu Jiang was invited to give a talk on ‘National Security’ at the TAR Party School on April 12.
CCAS
May 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.21/2018
TAR Public Security Bureau held Legal Awareness activities on Public Safety Day
The TAR observes every ‘15th April’ as the National Public Safety Day and organizes various ‘educational’ and publicity activities on that day. This year on National Public Safety Day, the Legal Affairs Corps under TAR Public Security Bureau organized an exhibition cum publicity/legal awareness event themed “Tough actions on crimes that endanger/destabilize national security.”
CCAS
Apr 15-30, 2018

Tibet Insight No.20/2018
TAR Party Secretary’s Exclusive Interview to Xinhua
The Party Secretary of Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), Wu Yingjie gave an exclusive interview to Xinhua News Agency where he reiterated Xi Jinping’s idea of creating Tibet as a model of national unity through rural revitalization strategy by the preserving the ‘old Tibet spirit’ and striving to build a well-off society. He said the project should give them a sense of China as ‘happy home builder’ and that can be achieved by implementing the development project with utmost care.
CCAS
Apr 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.19/2018
Youth Representatives to the two sessions held a seminar
The youth representatives/delegates from TAR to the two sessions of the CPPCC and NPC upon their return held a seminar for young students in Lhasa entitled “New age dreams for the Plateau.” The delegates shared that they gained a deeper understanding of the spirit of the two sessions by participating, and they in turn are “committed to take greater political responsibility.” They urged the students to do the same. The students expressed their enthusiasm by adding youthful energy for the realisation and rejuvenation of the Chinese dream.
CCAS
Mar 15-31, 2018

Tibet Insight No.18/2018
Tibet University Inspection Trip
Deputy Secretary of TAR Party Committee and Secretary of TAR CPPCC Ding Yexian, TAR People’s Government Vice Chairman Shi Moujun, TAR CPPCC Vice Chairman Gao Yang, TAR Education Department and other relevant department leaders went on an inspection trip to Tibet University in Lhasa on March 7, 2018.
CCAS
Mar 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.17/2018
NPC Preparation Sessions for TAR Delegates
A ‘study and learning’ session was held in Lhasa on February 24, 2018 for the TAR’s delegates to the NPC and CPPCC meetings being held in Beijing from March 2. The meeting was presided over by Zhen Wanming, member of the TAR CP CC Standing Committee and Minister of the TAR Organization Department and also spoke to the TAR delegates. Pasang Tashi, Member of TAR Party Committee and Propaganda Department, Duo Tuo, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of NPC, and Lobsang Gyurmey, Vice Chairman of TAR Political Consultative Conference spoke on the spirit of the 19th Party Congress and relevant issues concerning TAR.
CCAS
Feb 15-28, 2018

Tibet Insight No.16/2018
TAR Public Security Bureau Meeting
The Public Security Bureau of TAR held a meeting of all the Chiefs/Heads of the Public Security Offices across the Region on February 6, 2018. The TAR Party Committee, TAR People’s Government, and TAR Politics and Law Committee jointly convened the meeting. The primary objective of the meeting was to study and discuss ways and means to implement General Secretary ‘Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era’.
CCAS
Feb 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.15/2018
Stability Inspections in Lhasa
The Executive Vice Chairman of TAR Party Committee and the Chairman of TAR Stability Maintenance Department, Zhuagyan Zai made an investigative tour to the Stability Prevention and Control Centres in Lhasa on January 06, 2018. He examined the work reports presented by the officials and deployed new stability maintenance measures.
CCAS
Jan 1-15, 2018

Tibet Insight No.14/2017
China’s Annual Conference on Rural Work discusses Tibet
An article in the state-owned Global Times on December 25, 2017 said that a high priority item for 2018 on the agenda of China's annual central conference on rural work, which will set the tone for next year's agricultural and rural development and is expected to convene in Beijing soon, is revitalising the countryside. It said, "poor villages along the borders of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region with India, Nepal, Bhutan and other neighboring countries may receive more attention than usual". The article said "Tibet has achieved rapid economic growth over the past few years, but many people in the region, which is locked away among the Himalaya Mountains, are still suffering from poverty".
CCAS
Dec 15-31, 2017

Tibet Insight No.13/2017
Twelve Mongolian monks have been invited by the Buddhist Association of China to study Tibetan Buddhism at the Tibetan Buddhism College of China for a period of one year. Jampa Thinlay, a senior teacher at the College read out the welcome message from the Buddhist Association of China which stated that “the Buddhist communities of China and Mongolia enjoy a long-standing friendship and that there have been increasing exchanges in recent years. Organizing of this class builds a bridge for indepth and friendly exchanges between the two Buddhist communities.”
CCAS
Nov 15-30, 2017

Tibet Insight No.12/2017
Panchen Lama inaugurates the Seventh Annual Seminar on Tibetan Buddhist Doctrine Interpretation, TAR Leaders visit exhibitions on Poverty Alleviation, Shigatse held group discussion on the spirit of 19th CPC National meeting, Potala Palace to undergo large renovation, Ma Shengchang presided over the 45th Standing Committee Meeting of the First Committee of the Nyingtri Party Committee, Preliminary survey for an underground Tibet-Nepal OBOR railway line concluded
CCAS
Nov 1-12, 2017

Tibet Insight No.11/2017
Xi sent a letter to Tibetan herders with a message on China’s border row with India
Taiwanese activists joined the campaign to condemn China for failed Tibet policy
Chamdo Party Secretary determined to build strong economic Zone in Eastern Tibet
Tibetan Representative for 19th Party Congress were more structured
CCAS
Oct 15-31, 2017

Tibet Insight No.10/2017
Xi sent a letter to Tibetan herders with a message on China’s border row with India
Taiwanese activists joined the campaign to condemn China for failed Tibet policy
Chamdo Party Secretary determined to build strong economic Zone in Eastern Tibet
Tibetan Representative for 19th Party Congress were more structured
CCAS
Oct 1-15, 2017

Tibet Insight No.9/2017
29 delegates will represent the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) at the 19 th Party Congress to be held in Beijing in October-November 2017. The delegates are: Ding Yexian, Ma Shengchang, Wang Yongjun, Ba Zhen (FemaleTibetan), Pema Yangchen (Female- Menba nationality),Pema Wangdue (Tibetan), Nyima Dangqu(Tibetan), Penpa Tashi(Tibetan Party committee), Penpa Tashi (Tibetan Xietong County), Da Boer (Lhoba nationality), Zhu Zhongkui, Ren Houmin, Xiang Batashi (Tibetan), Xiangba Pincao (Tibetan), Choedon la (Tibetan), Tsering Paldon (Female-Tibetan), Tsering Yangchen (Female-Tibetan), Xu Chengcang, Wu Yingjie, Zhang Yanqing (Tibetan), Abu (Chinese), Lhatso (Tibetan- Female), Sonji Tashi (Tibetan), Lhopon Dhondup (Tibetan), Lobsang Jangsem (Tibetan), Yao Chi (Female-Tibetan), Tan Haiyu (Female), Ceng Wanming, Jampa Dolma (Female- Tibetan)
CCAS
Sep 15-30, 2017

Tibet Insight No.8/2017
The Chairman of Lhasa Municipality, Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) UFWD and TAR People's Government, Choedak (Ch: Qi Zala) presided over the Executive Meeting of TAR People's Government on September 13, 2017 to primarily discuss economic policies for the 13 th Five-Year Plan Period. It was agreed to establish a “Lhasa Comprehensive Bonded Area” after getting a nod from the State Council. Research on Tibetan medicines, development of the information and technology industry and other matters were discussed at the meeting.
CCAS
Sep 1-15, 2017

Tibet Insight No.7/2017
On August 1, 2017, the TAR Regional Party Committee met to study the importance of implementing the speech given by General Secretary Xi Jinping on July 26. TAR Party Secretary Wu Yingjie presided and stressed that leading cadres at the provincial and ministerial levels TAR should seriously study the speech and uphold the spirit of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The speech emphasized the importance of educating and broadening the minds of Party members and cadres.
CCAS
Aug 15-31, 2017

Tibet Insight No.6/2017
On August 1, 2017, the TAR Regional Party Committee met to study the importance of implementing the speech given by General Secretary Xi Jinping on July 26. TAR Party Secretary Wu Yingjie presided and stressed that leading cadres at the provincial and ministerial levels TAR should seriously study the speech and uphold the spirit of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The speech emphasized the importance of educating and broadening the minds of Party members and cadres.
CCAS
Aug 1-15, 2017

Tibet Insight No.5/2017
Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on July 10, 2017, that Tibetans living in Lhasa and in western China’s Qinghai and Sichuan provinces celebrated the Dalai Lama’s birthday the previous week with prayer gatherings and public picnics in open defiance of a ban by Chinese authorities. In Lhasa, Tibetans conducted prayers and openly visited area monasteries, including the city’s central Jokhang temple, despite the presence of plainclothes security personnel and other informers stationed nearby.
CCAS
Jul 2017

Tibet Insight No.4/2017
The Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress of the TAR held its 34th meeting on the morning of June 14, 2017. The meeting was convened and presided over by the Chairman of the TAR People’s Congress Lobsang Gyaltsen (ethnicity: Tibetan), who replaced Pema Choling as the Chairman in January 2013. Lobsang Gyaltsen (Losang Jamcan) is also a Deputy Secretary of the TAR Party Committee.
CCAS
Jun 2017

Tibet Insight No.3/2017
More instances of self-immolations in TAR in the month of May; Shigatse Municipal government holds conference on smart city construction; 110th meeting of Directors of the Standing Committee of the Tenth People’s; Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region; 32nd and 33rd meeting of the Standing Committee of the Tenth TAR People’s Congress
CCAS
May 2017

Tibet Insight No.2/2017
Nagchu Party Secretary Sangay Tashi inspects monasteries in Nagchu; China considering turning entire Tibetan plateau and surrounding mountains into a huge 2.5 million sq km park national park to protect “the last piece of pure land”. Claims this would help ease water supply concerns of neighboring countries and will also help implementation of ‘One Belt, One Road’; 12.8 billion yuan invested in Lhasa-Nyingchi Railway project; A China Daily article claimed that under India’s illegal rule, the residents of “Southern Tibet” lived difficult lives, faced various kinds of discrimination, and looked forward to returning to China; On April 19, 2017, China’s government formally gives Chinese names to six places in Arunachal Pradesh; While on a three-day visit to Nepal commencing March 23, 2017, Chinese Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan pledged a grant of Rs 3.04 billion (Chinese Yuan 200 million) to the Nepal Army.
CCAS
Apr 2017

Tibet Insight No.1/2017
Public Security Meeting ahead of the Tibetan Uprising Day ; Xi Jinping’s meeting with Ethnic Minority leaders; China reacts strongly to Dalai Lama’s planned visit to Arunachal Pradesh in April; TAR Party Committee Chief welcomes foreign Journalist but with conditions; Nagchu celebrates 58th ‘Self Emancipation’ Day
CCAS
Mar 2017

Tibet Insight No.29/15
Chinese leaders discuss Tibet's development and long term stability; TAR Vice Chairman’s investigation tour to Nagchu; Ngari Party Secretary meets farmers and herdsmen; TAR Organization Department Minister meets Monastic Management Officials; TAR completes training of 2000-odd village cadres; Chamdo City Committee holds ‘Study Meeting’; Qinghai-Tibet railway to be extended near border between Tibet and Nepal; Tibetan monk self-immolates in 142nd such protest against China; Prominent Tibetan political prisoner dies in Chinese prison;
CCAS
Aug 2015

Tibet Insight No.28/15
High-level meetings and inspections in TAR; Symposium held in Lhasa to promote rule of law; Former top Chinese spy in Tibet investigated for alleged corruption; Britain shrugs off China’s warnings over Dalai Lama at music festival; Mayor of Ningbo City, Zhejiang province’s inspection tour to Tibet’s Nagchu Prefecture; Rinpoches training in Lhasa; China equips all temples in ‘Tibet’ for TV propaganda education; Sun Chunlan: Tibetan Buddhist circle should resist separatist activities; Party Secretary of Lhasa Municipality attends law abiding and patriotic awards function; Lhasa Nyingchi high-grade highway to open by the end of July; China opens new route for Indian pilgrims to Tibet.
CCAS
Jul 2015

Tibet Insight No.27/15
“Countryside Campaign” in Nagchu Prefecture; Tibetan mother of two sets fire to herself outside government building; Stability Maintenance Meeting in Lhoka ahead of Religious Festival; Sun Chunlan’s inspection tour to News Centres; Training of troops in Nagchu for road construction security; CCP CC’s Organization Department allocates 5 million Yuan party membership dues to quake-hit Tibetan areas; Xi Jinping urges lawful management of religious affairs; China rewards no-protest Tibetan monasteries, subjects others to “patriotism education"; China invests in Tibetan Buddhist schools to produce next generation of religious leaders; Shigatse Housing Projects; TAR Vice Chairman meets Agricultural Bank of China Delegates; One billion Yuan investment to construct small towns in TAR; SHIGATSE-Leadership Appointments and Dismissals.
CCAS
Jul 2015

BREAKING NEWS
A Tibetan mother of two set fire to herself on 27th May, outside a Chinese government building in Kanlho and near a monastery where teachings were being held for a Buddhist festival.
CCAS
May 2015

BREAKING NEWS
A Tibetan man living in western China’s Sichuan province set himself ablaze on Wednesday, 20th May to protest Beijing’s rule, bringing to 140 the number of self-immolations in Tibetan areas of China since the wave of fiery protests began in 2009.
CCAS
May 2015

BREAKING NEWS
Tibetan man sets fire to himself beside shrine with religious offerings.
CCAS
Apr 2015

CHINA-TIBET-U.S.A NEWS
China's Tibetan legislators wrap up visit to U.S.A
CCAS
Apr 2015

BREAKING NEWS
A 40-year old woman from Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture burned herself to death on Friday (5th March) in protest against Chinese policies.
CCAS
Mar 2015

BREAKING NEWS
China intensified military presence in Tibetan monasteries to prevent protests ahead of 10th March, Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising.
CCAS
Mar 2015

Tibet Insight No. 26/15
Chinese Embassy in Nepal celebrates Tibetan New Year; Propaganda Minister’s visit to media headquarters ahead of Losar; TMC in Nagchu distributes cash to monks and nuns; Lhoka Public Security Bureau held Meeting; Head of CCP CC’s UFWD with the Chinese appointed “Panchen Lama”; “Cultural and Scientific Knowledge” to Monks and Nuns in Shigatse; Officials /Cadres suspended, under-investigation or removed from their posts for alleged corruption (2014-2015.
CCAS
Mar 2015

Tibet Insight No. 25/15
Han cadres required to learn Tibetan language; Shigatse held Stability Control Award Ceremony; Official expelled from Party for Corruption; Officials that “aided” Dalai Lama investigated in 2014; Xi Jinping urges more focus on ethnic regions;China vows to foster minority officials in ethnically-diverse regions; Grassroots Cadres Training in Lhasa; Tibetan evicted from government housing in Kyegudo; Employment training for farmers and herdsmen; Deputy Political Commissar of Tibet among officials under corruption investigation; Sakya Trizin post to be alternated three-yearly between two ruling scions; Dalai Lama and Obama set for first joint public appearance; 2015 Investment Plans of TAR; Gautam Buddha Airport construction.
CCAS
Feb 2015

Tibet Insight No. 24/15
Sixth Plenary Meeting of TAR Party Committee; China’s UFWD Minister under investigation for corruption; Regional Stability Meeting in Ngari; Yunnan Training Session for Tibetan Writers and Translators; China-Nepal-Tibet News; Leadership Appointments and Dismissals in Aba and Qiang Autonomous Region.
CCAS
Jan 2015

BREAKING NEWS
Another Tibetan died after setting himself ablaze in less than 24 hours of the self-immolation by a Tibetan woman in Ngaba on December 22. This is the third Self-immolation by a Tibetan in less a month to protest against Chinese rule in Tibet.
CCAS
Dec 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Reports emerging out of Tibet stated that a Tibetan woman died Yesterday (December 22) after setting herself on fire in protest against the Chinese repressive policies in Tibet.
CCAS
Dec 2014

Tibet Insight No. 23/14
Chairman of TAR People’s Government visits Chamdo; Chamdo’s Transition from Prefecture to City and its first Congress; Intensive seminar to Tibetan officials and cadres in TAR; Lobsang Gyaltsen’s visit abroad; Shigatse People’s Congress concludes; Party Secretary of Lhasa’s inspection to important monasteries in Lhasa; Chinese team to study West Seti Hydro; SWC to blacklist Chinese NGO APECF; Lobsang Gyaltsen’s Inspection to the New Tibet Railway Project Headquarter; Tibet-Sichuan grid now operational;
CCAS
Dec 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Sangye Khar’s self-immolation on December 16 in Amchok, Sangchu (Chinese: Xiahe) county, Kanlho (Chinese: Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province, follows the self-immolations of three Tibetans, two of them outside monasteries, on the same Tsongkhapa anniversary in December, 2012. Sangye Khar is believed to be from a semi-nomadic area in Kanlho, Gansu.
CCAS
Dec 2014

Tibet Insight No. 22/14
Nagchu County held National Unity progress award; Unified and Consensus Thinking Forum for artists; Aba People’s Government held 37th Meeting; Patriotic and law-abiding award ceremony in Lhasa;Gannan Prefecture sends cadres to study social governance; Study Sessions for Ethnic Representatives held in Lhasa; Zangmu Hydropower Station becomes partially operational; New Appointments and Removals.
CCAS
Dec 2014

Tibet Insight No: 21/14
China designates Tibet’s Shigatse and Chamdo as cities; TAR People’s Congress Standing Committee held its 13th Meeting; Students protest imposition of Chinese language in Tibetan schools; Tough crackdown on graft in Tibet Autonomous Region; “Expose and Criticise the Dalai clique” themed educational activities held in schools in Chamdo; China's Tibet relaxes one-child policy; Patriotic and law-abiding award ceremony in Ngari; Nagchu County held the Second “model of Harmony” 2014 award ceremony; Experimental project of Chamdo Bangda Airport’s expansion carried out; Yuan (RMB) 1, 338, 650, 000 invested in Hydropower projects along three rivers in Chamdo; Two Hydropower projects in Ngari Prefecture to be completed by Next year; Appointment and Removal list of Tenth TAR People’s Congress from its 13th Meeting
CCAS
Nov 2014

Tibet Insight No. 20/14
China, Nepal pledge to boost security cooperation; Lobsang Gyaltsen Pledges 100 computers to UCPN-M; Nyingchi Prefecture Security Committee held seminar; CCP National Women’s Federation met Tibetan nuns in Beijing; TAR Party Committee held meeting in Lhasa; Two more officials in Tibet under investigation for corruption; Tibet announces additional 20m Yuan annual aid to Nepal; Sichuan-Tibet power grid to be on trial operation by November 4; China to build new railway in Tibet; China sentences a monk to twelve-year prison term.
CCAS
Nov 2014

Tibet Insight No: 19/14
Tibet Armed Police Commissar’s Political Status upgraded; Nobel laureates cancel Cape Town summit after Dalai Lama denied visa; Tibetan Language Television Channel launched in Ngari on China’s National day; Subsidies to win the hearts of People in Tsanlha County of Amdo Ngawa; Ngari’s Attorney-General visits border troops; China builds police station to control a monastery; Tsona County implements Peace-building Campaign; China all set to open Kyirong check post; Sichuan-Tibet electricity network project to put into charged trial operation this month; Military training of new students in Tibet University.
CCAS
Oct 2014

BREAKING NEWS
A Tibetan man immolated himself near a police station in Gade County, Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, eastern Tibet on September 16, a day before another Tibetan set himself ablaze in Tsoe County, Kanlho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, according to the UK based Tibet Watch.
CCAS
Oct 2014

Tibet Insight No: 18/14
Vice President of Nepal and entourage visit Lhasa; MaldoGongkar holds National Unity meeting; Lhasa commended Annual National unity Campaign-2014 and its progress; Corruption cases against Government Officials in Tibet; "Civic and moral Awareness Day" campaign; 20,000 sheep, mountain goats imported from Tibet; Monk sentenced to ten-year prison term after shouting slogans calling for Tibetan independence; China enlarging paramilitary police facility for detaining Tibetans; China invites foreign military officials to Tibet; InterContinental opens 5-star hotel in Lhasa; 67,000 passengers travel on Lhasa-Shigatse Railway in 1st month; China to extend rail to Nepal; China accelerates tourism development in Tibet.
CCAS
Oct 2014

BREAKING NEWS
A Tibetan student died after he set himself on fire outside a police station in Tsoe County in Kanlho prefecture on September 17 to protest the Chinese government.
CCAS
Sep 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Tibetan Protesters detained outside Hyderabad House, the venue for the bilateral talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
CCAS
Sep 2014

Tibet Insight No: 17/14
The Dalai Lama's office describes German newspaper report as misleading; National Unity Month Campaign in Lhoka; Ngari Held meeting recognises progress of 2014 National Unity Model; Meeting in Ngari to review stability maintenance work; TAR Party Committee’s Propaganda Department holds publicity fairs and workshops; Patriotism campaign launched in Burang County; Tibet Public Security Frontier soldiers tour to Tibet-Nepal Border Pillar; Conscription examination held in Nagchu County; China to Train and instill Patriotism in 100 Tibetan monks in the next 10 years; China orders Tibetans to greet Panchen Lama; China inaugurates new rail-lines in Tibet; New airport under construction on Qinghai-Tibet plateau.
CCAS
Sep 2014

Tibet Insight Vol. 16/14
Army asked to follow Xi Jinping's orders; Conference on 20th Anniversary of Aid-Tibet Work held in Beijing; Exhibition by Chamdo Propaganda Department; Teleconference in Shigatse for a clean government; All-out efforts to encourage Tibetan-Chinese intermarriages; Former PM of Nepal in Lhasa; Dorjee Tsedup and He Wenhao at 110 Command Center in Ngari; Military training and mobilization of high school students in Ngari; Tibet and Nepal to open Kathmandu-Lhasa Air Route in October; Affordable Housing projects in Ngari.
CCAS
Sep 2014

Tibet Insight No: 15/14
Tibetans defy China to honor Dalai Lama at equestrian festival; Chinese President stresses better transport for Tibet ; Shigatse Prefectural Committee’s meeting with the media; Propaganda in disguise; Finance Minister of Nepal in Tibet; He Wenhao’s inspection tour to Ngari border detachment; Ngaba Development and Reform Commission issued funds for county projects; Chinese police fire at Tibetan protesters; Tibet’s Driru County under severe new crackdown; China steps up construction work at Kyirong border; Qinghai-Tibet railway transports 73 million passengers; China holds fourth int’l forum to praise itself on Tibet’s development; Chinese-made locomotives to debut on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau; Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2,000 years, report says.
CCAS
Aug 2014

Tibet Insight
Lhasa consensus
CCAS
Aug 2014

Tibet Insight No: 14/14
Special meeting to discuss Chamdo-Bangda Airfield Renovation Project; lijiang-Shangrila Railway starts construction; biggest land trading port between Tibet and Nepal to reopen; Nyingtri Airport expansion project to start next month;China to upgrade transport infrastructure in Tibet; Xu Qiliang inpsects Xinjiang and Tibet garrisons; China Security Chief's inspection tour to Tibet, 2014 TAR conscription campaign held in Lhasa;Party cadres placed in Monasteries to implement the 18th CCP 'mass line' campaign;Bhutanese foreign minister's visit to Tibet; Anti-graft team shifts focus to Tibet in second round of sweeps;Eighth Nyingtri Prefectural meeting;Shamar Rinpoche finally cremated in Nepal;China using fake twitter accounts for Tibet Propaganda purposes.
CCAS
Aug 2014

Tibet Insight No. 13/14
Lhasa-Shigatse Railway to operate in August; Taktsa Monastery's Chapel got in fire; UFWD Deputy Director inspects Nagri; Vice-Chairman of TAR People's Government Inspection Tour to Pulan County; Tibetans defy China's ban to mark Dalai Lama's birthday; Tibetans assaulted by Chinese Police at a checkpoint; Nepal Retracts Permission for Sharmapa's Cremation; Shigatse to be called a City instead of Prefecture; Chamdo Prefecture held inauguration Ceremony of Chamber of Commerce, Meeting on allocation of subsidies to build low cost houses.
CCAS
Jul 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Woeser and her husband Wang Lixiong put under house arrest again.
CCAS
Jul 2014

Tibet Insight No. 12/14
Anti-terrorism drill held in Ngari; 14th meeting of Tibet Aid Work held by TAR on June 14 and Central Tibet Work Coordination Committee commemorates 20th anniversary of Central Tibet Aid Work. County websites launched in TAR to strengthen management; 24 police stations opened in monasteries in Labrang; Wu Yingjie chairs meeting to strengthen management of religious affairs; and TAR Party Secretary Chen Quanguo meets PAPF Commander Wang Jianping in Lhasa. Central authorities publicise efforts to attract and channel aid received for Tibet from foreign donors.
CCAS
Jul 2014

BREAKING NEWS
A massive fire broke out at the 349 years old Taktsa Gon Deden Tashi Choesang Ling in Zoege County in Sichuan Province on July 01, 2014.
CCAS
Jul 2014

Tibet Insight No.11/14
Tibetan Exiled Government Reaffirms Dialogue Commitment. "Tibet Independence" in "Middle Way" disguise: Zhu Weiqun. Nakchu Prefectural Party Committee held round-table conversation.Chinas Foreign Ministrys remarks against the Dalai Lama and Central Tibetan Administration(CTA. Top political advisor stresses religion-socialism. Chen Quanguo meets Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chun Tai. 60 held in Tibet for protesting destructive Chinese gold mine. Laluo hydro project started. Tibet to have the "first photo card" business registration system. TAR to add three automatic Radiosonde stations this year. Lhasa-Nyingchi Highway.15 Emergency Shelters in Lhasa to be put into use by end-2014. Shigatse to achieve full coverage of public transport. Conference on building TAR as an International Tourist Destination. Joint Military Exercise in Shigatse. Recruitment of College Students to promote conscription in TAR. Central Tibetan Administration Condoles sudden death of 14th Shamar Rinpoche. Tibetan Buddhist Nuns Attend 9th ACWF Training Course in Beijing.Government employees in Tibetan Prefecture barred from religious teaching. China steps up repression during Saka Dawa. National Astronomical Observatory teams Tibet expedition. Chamdo Prefecture held a "Special Equipment Safety Act".
CCAS
Jun 2014

BREAKING NEWS
The International Bodhi Path organization announced that their founder and spiritual leader, Shamar Rinpoche, passed away suddenly on June 11, 2014, in Renchen-Ulm, Germany.
CCAS
Jun 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Dhondup Wangchen, the imprisoned Tibetan video-activist, was released from prison in Qinghais provincial capital Xining this morning after serving a six year sentence. After some discussion with the authorities, he was finally driven by the police to Khotse (in Chinese, Keque, about two hours drive away from Xining) where he reached his sisters home after at around 15.00hrs local time.
CCAS
Jun 2014

Tibet Insight No.10/14
Tenth TAR Peoples Congress meeting.Chen Quanguos meeting with representatives of Monasteries and Nunneries. Meeting between Heads of TAR United Front Work Department and Central United Front Work Department. Anti-Terrorism Drill in Lhasa. Deputy Secretary of TAR Party Committee meet Deputy Director of CCP CCs Organization Department. Nepal Consulate General in Lhasa celebrates National Day. Over 97 percent of villages in 'Tibet' paved with asphalt road. Chinese Officials Force Management Change at Tibetan Monastery. Dalai Lama begins third annual teaching to Indian Buddhists. Tibetan Monk Escapes after Criticizing Beijing. 10th TAR Peoples Congresss -- appointments and dismissals.
CCAS
Jun 2014

Tibet Insight No.09/14
shugden Supporters join China to praise Norway's snub to Dalai Lama. TAR District Party Committee Chairman's meeting with Bhattarai of Nepal. Inspection tour of Potala Palace Square. Crackdown launched over anti-mining protests. TAR Government enhances funds for infrastructure construction. Xining Governor Hao Peng's meeting with the Delegation of Taiwan Federation of Industries. Renovation and Reconstruction of Tibet's Oldest Monastery.
CCAS
May 2014

BREAKING NEWS
A Tibetan stabbed himself twice before jumping off from a Building to oppose Chinese mining in the region.
CCAS
May 2014

Tibet Insight No: 08/14
China builds the Tibets largest city complex in Lhasa. New airport opened from Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture to Lhasa. Chen Quangous propaganda tour continues. Provincial Partys mass-line Education Campaign.
CCAS
May 2014

Tibet Insight No: 07/14
China Drills 7 km borehole in Tibet in Oil and Gas Hunt. Tunnel of Qinghai-Tibet railway to be completed. Nepal China mull over opening Rasuwagadi trade route this year. TAR Peoples Congress Chairman visits Shigatse.
CCAS
Apr 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Another self-immolation! 2nd in a row for this month.
CCAS
Apr 2014

Tibet Insight No: 06/14
China to Approve More Hydropower Dams in Tibet. China Opens Four New Domestic Air Routes. Nepal's Strategic Analyst Supports China. Xi Jinping refers to Buddhism at UNESCO. Two New Instances of Self-Immolation. Chinese Social Media Reveals Militarization of Tibet.
CCAS
Apr 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Phuntsok Wangyal, a Tibetan Communist Passed Away in Beijing.
CCAS
Apr 2014

Tibet Insight No: 5/14
China Begins Building New Strategic Railway Close to India's Border. TAR Chairman Declares there have been no self-immolation by local residents in Tibet. Nepal Cracks down on Tibetan Activists.
CCAS
Mar 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Another Self-Immolation in Aba County, Sichuan Province
CCAS
Mar 2014

Tibet Insight No.4/14
New Railway line to Tibet from May. Tibet's trade tops 3.3 bn dollars.Grid inter-connection to ease Tibet's power shortages.Earthquake Risks Rise in Tibet.Ignore Foreign Pressure on Tibet, says Zhu Weiqun.Spanish court demands answers from Hu Jintao on Tibetan genocide allegations. India-Tibetan uprising march: marchers reach Chandigarh.Conference to maintain Stability in Tibet.Chinese-elected Panchen Lama's new position. Dalai Lama says Shugden protesters ill-informed, confused. Community Punished for Self-Immolations. Obama meets Dalai Lama amid China's warnings.
CCAS
Mar 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Shugden Follower's Protest during H H the Dalai Lama's visit to San Francisco
CCAS
Feb 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Notice of Provisional Anti-Self-Immolation Regulation by Zoig County Peoples Government.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No.3/14
Tourism to Tibet Surges in 2013.Tibet's Internet Users reach 2.03. Mustang to be linked with Tibet through Road. China Tightens Security in Kardze. Tibetan self-immolated in Dokarmo. TAR Communications Management Conference Held in Lhasa. China Jails Two Tibetan Activists for 10-11 years after Secret Trial. TAR Deputy Secretary visits Gare Nunnery in Lhasa.
CCAS
Feb 2014

BREAKING NEWS
Yet another self-immolation by a Tibetan in Amdo.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No: 02/14
Afforestation around Yarlung Zangpo. China's Housing Project in Tibet. TAR Delegations Visited US. China Sends Military Tanks to Tibet ahead of Chinese New Year.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No: 01/14
Several Tibetans Arrested for Disrupting Tunnel Construction. 10 Agendas in Tibet's 2014 Economic Work.Second Session of Tenth TAR People's Congress Held in Lhasa.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No: 08/13
Tibet: Key Projects.China's Tibet Policy. TAR Party Secretary Chen Quanguo's Visit to Chengdu. Tibetan Monk Self-Immolates in Sangchu County, Kanlho TAP.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No: 07/13
Total Road Mileage Nearly Doubles in Tibet. China Arrests Monk For Tibetan Flag in Mobile. China Expands Mass Re-education Campaign in Restive Tibetan Area.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No: 06/13
Gyirong Port in Tibet to Open in 2014.TAR Party Standing Committee Held Meeting on Religious Work. More Arrests in Driru County. Lithang Monastery's Prayer Hall Got in Fire.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No: 05/13
3G Base Station Opens in Motuo, Tibet. China's Mining Conditions Probe in Yushu, Tibet, Manipulated. TAR Party Secretary Chen Quanguo on Control of Social Media Strategy.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No: 04/13
Ninth Lhasa Youth League held the First Plenary Meeting. China Released White Paper on Tibet. TAR Held a Conference to Maintain Social Stability.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No: 03/13
Mass-Line Campaign in Tibet. Little Tibet: The Third Way. Police Chief Stresses Tibet Stability.
CCAS
Feb 2014

Tibet Insight No: 02/13
China Pledges Railway Link to Nepal. World's Highest Airport Opened in Tibet. PLA Sends Materials to Motuo, Tibet. Chinese Police Fire on Tibetans.
CCAS
Feb 2014

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