The current dalai lama was enthroned when he was about 4 years old.
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For Tibetan Buddhists it is important that they are in charge of the selection process for the next dalai lama, but China wants to appoint its own.
The Su-re site has provided a historical connection between local Tibetans in the highlands with Nepali Sherpas in the Himalayan lowlands.
Early humans called Denisovans lived in a remote mountain cave between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago, and possibly longer still, raising intriguing questions about their relationship to modern humans.
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We found evidence of irreversible ecological breakdown millions of years ago – this time round, we should heed the warning signs.
Protesting in Hong Kong now comes with hugely higher stakes.
China is shifting the parameters on a number of territorial disputes with its neighbours.
Suicide is on the rise for multiple reasons.
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. According to a sociologist who studies suicide, depression is just one factor among many implicated social conditions.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China.
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For decades, China and India have clashed over their disputed Himalayan border. This clash is also playing out via a development boom that threatens the health of one of the world’s biggest river catchments.
Tibet take on Northern Cyrus in Enfield, London.
The tournament featured teams from Tibet, North Cyprus, the Isle of Man and many more.
In this November 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who have expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation’s interests.
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“Honesty is the best policy” is hardly a hallmark of the Trump régime, so China would have been smart to pursue a more honest, less manipulative path in its simmering trade war with the U.S.
Families at a tree planting day at Te Muri, New Zealand in June 2017.
Mostly, humans have been devastating to the planet but, on rare occasions, we get it right. Here are stories of people who live in harmony with their surroundings, from Tibet to Morocco and beyond.
Compared to China’s highly developed cities, the western regions are still dark at night.
For China’s ethnic minorities, the state’s development programme is a matter of political control.
Magical movements (trul khor) Lukhang mural detail, Tibet, 17th century.
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The Wellcome’s show looks into complexity of the ideas behind the do-it-yourself of the mindfulness movement.
The Dalai Lama has been coy about his successor.
An elaborate and lengthy selection process is in danger of being co-opted by the Chinese government.
Can the West look the Dalai Lama in the eye?
Liberal values are under siege around the world. Their most dogged defender must not be left out in the cold.
You make it so difficult…
On September 19 the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, concluded a three-day trip to India. As he set off to meet Narendra Modi, Xi wrote in The Hindu that China and India “need to become co-operation partners…
I’ve put on a bit of weight in the last 4 million years, obviously.
The fossil record of early humans is punctuated by gaps, voids in our understanding of all the transitions from the common ancestor of humans and other apes to modern day Homo sapiens. While working in…
Warmer climates are shrinking Tibetan glaciers at their summits, researchers have discovered. A study has shown that the…
Campaigners say the Australian government should take a stronger stance against Chinese occupation and human rights abuse in Tibet.
In the past week, the number of Tibetan self-immolations in protest against the Chinese occupation has risen to 111 since 2009. Despite the increasing numbers of Tibetans self-immolating and general unrest…
Chinese police in Tibet are equipped with guns and a fire extinguisher to deal with any person protesting through self immolation.
On January 12, a young Tibetan man, Tsering Tashi, set himself on fire in a nomadic area in China’s Gansu province, while calling for the long life of the Dalai Lama and a free Tibet. Less than a week…