A Former Governor, A Beauty Queen And The Daughter Of A Kidnapped Bookseller Go To Parliament: One Year On, China's Human Rights Darkness Is Darker Still

Benedict Rogers | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK
Benedict Rogers

We do not underestimate the importance of a relationship with China - economically and strategically, especially in the context of Brexit. Our argument is not that we should not engage with China. It is that in our engagement, we should not sacrifice our values, but put them centre-stage. I hope, a year after its publication, the current government will study our report seriously, implement its recommendations and listen to the voices of people like Lord Patten in shaping its China policy.

It Is Time To Stop The Shameful Kowtowing To China - Before It Is Too Late

Benedict Rogers | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

The term 'kowtow', an adaptation of a Chinese phrase, means, according to Wikipedia, "the act of deep respect shown by prostration, that is, kneeling ...

Two Climbers Found 'Frozen In Time' After 16 Years

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK

The bodies of two climbers who went missing 16 years ago have been found "frozen in time". David Bridges, 29, and Alex Lowe, 40, were killed in a huge...

Man Threatens State Banquet

Richard Reoch | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

A man has threatened to embarrass the forthcoming State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. The Queen will host the President of China as her guest of honou...

What the Dalai Lama Did Next

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

The audience showed their respect with standing ovations. We then all walked out into the protesting mayhem in the street; people who no doubt were expressing their interests and views, and also want to be happy.

What the Dalai Lama Did Next

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Ratcliffe

In the midst of a mini storm outside, the Dalai Lama arrived calm, composed and appearing quite physically strong for his 80 years. He chose immediately to stand up at the microphone for most of the 90 minutes of his talk, only retiring to the 'throne' installed for him centre stage for Q&A at the end.

Vegetarian, Feminist Tibetan Monk Taking the US Ivy Leagues By Storm

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Who is this monk who, after visiting the headquarters of Google and Facebook, spoke about the need for a kinder internet culture? Why are so many people seeking his advice and inspiration in the 21st Century?

Conflict at US-Tibetan Exile Event Symptom of Widening Rift

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

After over six decades under occupation, without any sign of a change in policy, it is credit to the many Tibetan exiles and their western supporters who came together to show solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet.

'The Amazing Racist': A Tale of Pride and Prejudice in Sri Lanka

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Chhimi Tenduf-La's debut novel, 'The Amazing Racist', was released worldwide in January by Hatchette India. The book follows the trials and tribulations of Eddie Trusted, an English school teacher in Colombo...

Ten Skills for Independent Travellers

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

My advice: explain your plan to your friends and family and they may well support you in ways that you would never have expected. The best way to "let go" is to read some Buddhist texts, especially those by the Dalai Lama, as letting go is at the core of their faith. And learn how to meditate.

Planet Appetite: The Yunnan Cookbook - Recipes from China's Land of Ethnic Diversity

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I first visited China over 30 years ago when it was just opening up to Westerners. Rather than do the whole country by train, as most travellers seemed to do, I decided to explore the West, specifically Sichuan and Yunnan.

What Would Chinese Rule Mean for Hong Kong?

Jody-Lan Castle | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jody-Lan Castle

The fight goes beyond the call for a full democracy. It is the protection of the very basic rights of a population, under threat of a state that finds the idea of human rights laughable. And to those who don't realise what that has meant yet, remember... you only know what you've got, when it's gone.

Tibetan Tribute: Dirt Was Never This Symbolic

Larry Jaffee | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Tenzing Rigdol, a 32-year-old Tibetan artist living in New York, came up with the idea for the soil project as a way to pay tribute to his father who had hoped to return to his homeland of Tibet before he died.

Tibetan Monk Loses Life's Work On Tube After Posing For Boris Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A Tibetan monk, distracted by a selfie with Boris Johnson on the tube, lost his life's work by leaving behind his laptop containing his near-finished...

David Cameron in China: Statesman or Salesman?

Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren

In the last few days, with the spotlight shining on Britain's relationship with China, there have been only warm words from David Cameron about "a dialogue of mutual respect and understanding". As Mr Cameron was still in the country, Tibetan nomad Kunchok Tseten set himself alight in protest against China's rule...

'The UK Is Not A Big Power In The Eyes Of The Chinese'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

As David Cameron sat down for his second meal containing fungus in two days, having smilingly presented the Chinese premier with a copy of Thatcher's ...

China: An Economic Miracle Generously Seasoned with Aggression

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

With about 1.4 billion mouths to feed, and the number growing every day, Chinese aggression can well be looked on humanitarian grounds too. But then, that would take an entirely different mindset that's removed from black and white approach. When it comes to China, grey seems to be the theme color. And the color grey comes in, probably, a million shades here.

The Dalai Lama Has Been Talking About Marijuana (While Wearing A Giant Mexican Hat)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Dalai Lama has revealed he supports the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. He made his comments during a somewhat timely visit to Mexico...

British Buddhist Monk 'Assassinated' In China

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

A Tibetan- British monk, who set up one of the first Buddhist monasteries in Britain has reportedly been "assassinated" in China. Police in Chengdu...

Tibetan Feminist Kunsang Dolma Challenging the Myth of Shangri-La

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

From my own experience of living in the Tibetan community in exile, it is clear Dolma is fighting somewhat of an uphill battle. Yet her grace, courage and resilience appear undiminished. Let's hope Tibetans learn from some of their past mistakes and listen with open hearts to women like Dolma.

Not in the Name of the Dalai Lama: Tibetan Reaction to Child Rape Reveals a Deeper Malaise

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

This week it was reported that a five-year old Tibetan girl had been allegedly raped by two Tibetan adult males in the settlement of Mundgod, South India. As shocking as the alleged crime was the revelation that the Mundgod camp officer and settlement officer had encouraged the father of the child not to pursue criminal charges against the men. Why?

Who Benefits From a Luxury Hotel in Tibet?

Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren

The InterContinental Resort Lhasa Paradise will be marketed on the back of a peaceful, unspoiled land and an ancient, spiritual culture. That will doubtless attract the tourists - it also benefits the regime that has occupied and oppressed Tibet for more than 60 years.

Ned Simons

David Cameron 'Not Banned' From China Downing Street Insists

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has not been banned from China as punishment for meeting the Dalai Lama and aims to visit Beijing before the end of the year, Downing St...

Keeping the Flame Alive - The Forbidden Team's Story

Bhargab Sarmah | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Sport
Bhargab Sarmah

Independence for Tibetans is nowhere near; yet, the beautiful game has, in many ways, helped in keeping the flame alive. May Tibetan football continue its upward rise.

Cameron's Di-Lama: PM 'Banned Ministers From Lunch With Dalai Lama'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

Lunch with the Dalai Lama was off the menu for ministers earlier this year after David Cameron slapped a last-minute ban on for MPs planning on meetin...