Tibet

Qinghai Lake, translated as Blue Sea Lake, is the largest inland lake in Tibet and China. (Image: Secret China)

The Most Beautiful Lakes in Tibet and China

Lakes showcase some of water’s most alluring qualities, from mesmerizing ripples and mirror-like reflections to crstyalline clarity.  The world has millions of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater expanses easily mistaken for oceans, but some simply stand out…

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The Cultural Ambassador Princess Wencheng (Part 2)

While the royal couple settled in, Princess Wencheng’s attendants followed Emperor Taizong’s instructions to assist the Tibetan kingdom economically and impart the culture and etiquette of China to the locals.

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China Has Built a Digital Prison for Tibetans

In the past, thousands of Tibetans migrated into India to escape the brutal Chinese communist regime occupying their land. But now, such migrations have largely stopped as Beijing has built…

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The Final Preparations to Wipe Out Tibetan Identity

On the back of a commitment made by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2013, the Standing Committee for the National People’s Congress officially abolished the scandalous Re-education Through Labor…

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A General Who Conquered Without Fighting

China’s military generals changed history era after era, leaving legends behind them. They braved the battles, were loyal to their kingdoms, and were wise and brave. They mastered warcraft, and…

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The Most Beautiful Lakes in Tibet and China

Lakes showcase some of water’s most alluring qualities, from mesmerizing ripples and mirror-like reflections to crstyalline clarity.  The world has millions of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater…

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Chinese Legends: A Smart Envoy

In China’s history, a princess marrying the king of another state to secure its loyalty was not unusual. A good example of this was when Princess Wencheng of the Tang…