Tibetan Buddhist palaces restored in Forbidden City

Tibetan Buddhist palaces and buildings in the northwest corner of the Forbidden City, currently the Palace Museum in Beijing, have been reconstructed after a disastrous fire nearly 90 years ago. The reconstruction strictly followed the tradition of materials, procedures and techniques to restore the appearance in the Qianlong Period (1736-1795), according to a Palace Museum […]

China Tibetan Culture Week opens in Poland

The 2012 Poland China Tibetan Culture Week opened here in Warsaw on Monday, aiming to give the Poles a glimpse of Tibet and its traditional culture. At the opening ceremony held at the Palace of Culture and Science in the heart of Warsaw, Cui Yuying, deputy director of the Information Office of China’s State Council, […]

China objects to Dalai Lama’s Japan visit

China strongly opposes all forms of support from any country or any individual for the Dalai Lama’s separatist activities, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said at a regular press briefing on Monday. “The Dalai Lama is merely a political exile who has long been engaged in activities to split China under the disguise of religion,” Hong […]

Tibet to receive 10 mln tourists this year

Tibet to receive 10 mln tourists this year

Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region is expected to receive a record 10 million-plus tourists this year, a local tourism official said Monday. These tourists will bring revenue of 12 billion yuan (1.89 billion U.S. dollars), or 17 percent of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), said Yu Yungui, head of the Communist Party committee of […]

Panchen Lama urges Buddhist doctrines to be interpreted

Panchen Lama urges Buddhist doctrines to be interpreted

A spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism has urged religious doctrines to be interpreted in the right way in a talk with 50 senior monks from different Buddhist sects. The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu sat with the monks in Xigaze prefecture, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, on Sunday, talking about how to promote patriotism, […]

Lhasa invests more in education over last 5 years

Lhasa invests more in education over last 5 years

Financial authorities in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, said Friday that the city’s investment in education increased by an average 18.5 percent annually over the past five years. Investment in education grew from 550 million yuan (87.3 million U.S. dollars) in 2007 to 1.28 billion yuan in 2011, with the five-year total […]

Tibet Airlines rapidly expands, eyes Katmandu route

Tibet Airlines rapidly expands, eyes Katmandu route

A one-year-old airline based in China’s Tibet autonomous region is expanding rapidly and eying Katmandu as its first transnational destination, company officials said. Tibet Airlines on Thursday celebrated its first founding anniversary in Lhasa. The airline, partly controlled by the regional government and the country’s flagship carrier, Air China Group, transported 397,000 passengers in the […]

Tibet strengthens protection and support for traditional Tibetan opera

Tibet strengthens protection and support for traditional Tibetan opera

With the support of the local government and the renovation to the traditional Tibetan opera, the folk opera troupe of Nyangrain village has won applause after concluding their performances held at Norbulingka Garden. Folk opera troupe of Nyangrain village just performed eight classical Tibetan operas for the residents and tourists at home and abroad a […]