China sent Panchen Lama to visit Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China sent the man it appointed as the second most powerful official in Tibetan Buddhism, the Panchen Lama, on a visit to Thailand last month, the Reuters news agency repo...

Exclusive: President Tsai denied Uyghur leader Dolkun Isa entry to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dolkun Isa, president of the World Uyghur Congress, was denied entry to Taiwan by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a source from Washington D.C. told Taiwan News. In an ex...

Taiwan people facing ‘day of awakening’: Yang Sen-hong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In times of political turmoil, Taiwanese human rights activist and commentator Yang Sen-hong (楊憲宏) urges the public to break free from “constrained cognitive space&r...

Taiwan’s door should always be open for the Dalai Lama

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – On May 30, Taiwan hosted the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum, in Hsinchu. It was a symbolic event highlighting both Taiwan’s long road to religiou...

Dalai Lama calls on learning from the past to shape the future

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama posted a message on his Facebook Friday (June 7) which some interpreted as a comment on his recent experiences. “Time&rsqu...

What does Taiwan President Tsai fear?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won her sobriquet as “Spicy Taiwanese Sister” when she flat out rejected the “one country, two systems” framework fo...

Lai promises to invite Dalai Lama to Taiwan if elected president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential primary challenger, William Lai (賴清德), declared on Wednesday (June 5) that if he is elected president he will issue a presi...

Exclusive: Source says Taiwanese President Tsai revoked Dalai Lama’s invitation to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The administration of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is accused of denying the Dalai Lama and Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer visas to visit Taiwan in May, repo...

Malaysian rapper Namewee pens ode to Taiwan democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just three days before the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Malaysian rapper Namewee (黃明志) on Saturday (June 1) released his latest track boldly praising Taiw...

Dalai Lama sends message of support for Taiwan and religious freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 14th Dalai Lama sent a letter dated May 24 to the International Conference on Religious Freedom, held in Hsinchu on Thursday (May 30), which said religious freedom is a hum...

Global leaders attend Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum

Hsinchu (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Taiwan’s religious freedoms have come a long way, at the Taiwan International Religious Freedom Forum, in Hsinchu on Thursday (May...

US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the pas...

US ambassador to China to make rare visit to Tibet

US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad is scheduled to visit the Tibetan Autonomous Region and neighboring Qinghai province this week, from Sunday through Saturday, the US Embassy in Beijing said. The ...

‘Spicy Taiwanese Sister’ Tsai Ing-wen should invite Dalai Lama back to Taiwan

The Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1989, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, has visited Taiwan three times: 1997, 2001, and 2009. It’s about time he returned. The first time he visited on March 2...

Dalai Lama returns to north India base after hospitalization

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama has returned to his headquarters in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala after a brief stay in a hospital in the capital for treatment of a chest infection. ...