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Exiled Tibetan leader hopes Trump to support China dialogue
The prime minister of the self-declared Tibetan government-in-exile said Monday that he has high expectations for President Donald Trump to support dialogue between the Tibetans and Beijing, as Trump's predecessors have.
 
Last king of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal
The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.
 
A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China in what appeared to be the latest such radical protest against Beijing's rule, a U.S. government-backed radio station and rights monitoring group said.
 
Traditional teahouses and fashion boutiques have sprung up in Bayi, one of the liveliest districts of Lhasa, and are owned and patronised by both Tibetans and Han Chinese. But some say increasing prosperity is just Beijing buying peace.
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Tibet's thangkas find new fans across China
Her eyes riveted to the canvas, Wulan meticulously applies color to an image of the Buddha, using pigments made of crushed pearls, turquoise and agate.
 
Imprisoned Uighur scholar given Martin Ennals human rights prize
A group of leading rights organizations has awarded its annual prize for human rights defenders to imprisoned Chinese Muslim minority economics professor Ilham Tohti, shining new attention on a case that has brought strong international condemnation.
 
China pushes Tibetan tourism while critics fear the impact
China has unveiled a sparkling new hotel as part of its drive to get tens of millions more tourists to visit Tibet, even as critics say the push is slowly eroding the local culture.
 
Police believe they have captured a serial killer dubbed China's "Jack the Ripper" for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims, state-run media reported Monday, nearly three decades after the first murder.
 
Ancient gene aids Tibetans with altitude
Tibetans living on the "roof of the world" can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high altitude, a study suggests.
 
A Tibetan nun set herself on fire in southwestern China at the weekend, a campaign group and a report said, in the latest apparent act of protest against Chinese rule.
 
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