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Tibet's Future After the Dalai Lama

He has never been to Tibet, never breathed the thin air of the high plateau, nor spun a prayer wheel in the shadow of the great Buddhist monasteries. Yet on...

From the Magazine: Tibet's Next Incarnation

He has never been to Tibet, never breathed the thin air of the high plateau, nor spun a prayer wheel in the shadow of the great Buddhist monasteries. Yet on Aug...

With an Eye to India and Tibet, China Courts Nepal

It is not every day that the military chief of the world's emerging superpower stops by a tiny Himalayan nation. So when General Chen Bingde, Chief of General...

Solving the Tibetan Problem

Tibet is everywhere these days. Its images are used to sell insurance; the Dalai Lama's face appears on billboards to promote computers; there are countless...

China Tightens Grip on Tibet's Business Class

Weeks after a prominent Tibetan arts dealer was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges his supporters say were trumped up after he crossed powerful local...

China Falls for Tibet Chic

Zhu Zheqin, a struggling, whippet-thin Chinese singer, became her country's pop diva when she incorporated the Tibetan word for moon into her stage name,...

Beyond India vs. China: The Dalai Lama's Agenda

In early April 1959, with some 50,000 Chinese soldiers scouring the mountains in search of him, the Dalai Lama escaped from Tibet into northeastern India...

Failed Government Policies Sparked Tibet Riots

A new report from a group of Chinese scholars has for the first time challenged China's official explanation that the deadly riots that broke out across Tibet...

The Pain of Tibet

I first met Dorje in front of the gates of the Longwu Monastery in Tongren, a town in China's far-western Qinghai province. Like the majority there, he was an...

Dalai Lama to Stay Quiet on Tibet's Future

After a stunning Oct. 25 announcement in India that he had "given up," the Dalai Lama reiterated during a visit to Japan this weekend that he is losing faith in...