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Crafts: Indie makers get creative with yarns, dyes

When you see a nice handmade sweater, you know it took a while to make. The knitting or crocheting is just part of it. (A fun online calculator at www.lovecrafts.com estimates how lo...

China's Xi visits Tibet amid rising controls over religion

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive fo...

AP Interview: Tibet exile leader hopes to resume China talks

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The new president of the Tibetan exile government said on Thursday he will do his best to resume a dialogue with China after more than a decade, and that a visit by the Dalai L...

Tibetan culture advocate released after 5-year prison term

BEIJING (AP) — A Tibetan shopkeeper convicted of inciting separatism based on his comments in a New York Times documentary was released Friday after serving a five-year prison sentence, advocacy group...

China 'releases' Tibet language advocate Tashi Wangchuk

PEN America said Friday it was "overjoyed" that its lobbying for Tashi Wangchuk's release had borne fruit. However, a lawyer for the Tibetan language advocate said it was unclear whether...

Taiwan devoted to creating Muslim-friendly environment: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has demonstrated its dedication to building a Muslim-friendly environment and has become a top destination for Islamic visitors over the last 12 months, according t...

China's new regulations rolled out to culturally oppress Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new law passed by China's leaders in Tibet that systemizes ethnic unity in the region has drawn concerns about the future of Tibetan culture and identity. "R...

Dalai Lama says no to independence, yes to cultural preservation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dalai Lama said Tibet will not seek independence but asked the Chinese government to respect Tibetan cultural traditions, at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP...

Dalai Lama celebrates 84th birthday with talk to Taiwanese group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Dalai Lama marked his 84th birthday Saturday (July 6) by teleconferencing with groups in Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. In a one-minute talk, he suggested what the...

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 ...

Taiwan welcomes visit from Dalai Lama: DPP official

Taipei, March 7 (CNA) Taiwan would welcome a visit from the Dalai Lama, Democratic Progressive Party Secretary-General Lo Wen-jia (羅文嘉) said Thursday ahead of a march in Taipei to commemorate the 1959...

Foreign tourists to be granted easier access to Tibet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tibetan government has announced it will boost foreign tourists by fifty percent and cut down waiting times by half, Reuters reports. Notoriously difficult to gain ...

Tibetan music and culture celebrated in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nepal-born singer Kelsang Chukie Tethong and Taiwan’s U-Theatre percussion group wowed a sold out crowd with traditional Tibetan music, at National Dr. Sun Yat-sen M...

Tibetan culture showcased and celebrated with five-month festival across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual Tibetan Culture and Art Festival Taiwan kicked off on Sept. 7, with a traditional Tibetan art exhibition held at the at the National Center for Traditional Arts...

Museum in southwestern Taiwan exhibits Tibetan and Mongolian art and culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Mei-Ling Fine Arts Museum (梅嶺美術館) in Taiwan’s southwestern county of Chiayi is holding an exhibition on Tibetan and Mongolian art and culture until February 10. The...