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Tibetans all around the world voted to elect the prime minister of their government-in-exile. The result of the elections held in March was announced on Wednesday in Dharamsala, India, where the Tibetan government-in-exile is based. (more…)

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The Dalai Lama (photo) announced a plan to transfer his political responsibilities to an elected figure, saying it would be to the long-term benefit of Tibetans.

Tibet’s spiritual leader and head of government-in-exile will start the formal process of stepping down next Monday, at a meeting of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile. (more…)

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A Chinese court sentenced a Tibetan environmentalist to five years in prison, his lawyer has said.

Rinchen Samdrup (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) is the third brother in his family to be jailed. He was found guilty of inciting separatism in China, reports say. (more…)

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French president Nicolas Sarkozy has met the Dalai Lama in the Polish city of Gdansk, during a gathering of Nobel laureates.

The planned meeting angered Beijing, which has retaliated by cancelling a forthcoming China-EU summit in France. (more…)

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The Dalai Lama’s policy of seeking autonomy rather than full independence from China, has been backed during the Tibetan exiles meeting in India. (photo, from legrandjournal.com.mx) (more…)

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Hundreds of exiled Tibetans have begun a landmark meeting in Dharamsala, the seat of Tibet’s government in exile (photo, from cnn.com), in order to discuss their homeland’s future with China.

The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, called the meeting, amid frustrations over repeated failed talks with the Chinese government, saying that new ideas were necessary. (more…)

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China is planning to expand services which are improving the Himalayan region’s economy according to the government. In and around Tibet, the country is planning to build six new railway lines, despite critics complaining about the threat that it pose to Tibetan culture. (more…)

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Two US tourists and a Chinese tour guide have been attacked by a Chinese man, who killed one of the Americans, before killing himself by jumping to his death from the second storey of the Drum Tower (photo), which is a popular tourist spot. (more…)

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Fireworks, music and dancing marked the opening of the Beijing Olympics (photo, from parismatch.com), with some 10,000 performers taking part in the ceremony, that an estimated one billion people watched on TV, before athletes paraded around the national stadium. (more…)

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For the first time, China has admitted that anti-beijing protests have spread outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region, as security is ratcheted up.

On Sunday, in Sichuan, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported huge damage after riots, to government buildings and shops. (more…)

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