Chinese authorities seek to quash loyalty to the exiled spiritual leader and deter protests in the monasteries against rule by Beijing.
New members are said to include nomads and farmers, who researchers in exile say would have no reason to join.
Tibetans say their Himalayan region’s historic role as buffer is a way toward peace.
Delegation members spoke up when they saw things that caused them concern, though, one German diplomat says.
The Kathmandu government has cited promises of millions of dollars of Chinese investment in restricting Tibetan activities in the country.
The flags have been hung for centuries to bring blessings and ward off evil and are a symbol of Tibet's traditional culture.
Technical surveillance, a 'deeply flawed' judicial system, and restrictions on the use of the Tibetan language further eroded Tibetans' national identity in 2019.
The violence threatens to undermine a de-escalation of tensions in northeastern India’s Ladakh region.
Many have already come in to find work, as Tibetans are forced from their farms and homes and resettled in other areas.
Some cite a 2018 US law denying access to the United States to Chinese officials blocking travel to Tibet.
Loyalty tests now determine who can earn a living even in low-paying jobs in Tibetan areas of China.
Recent claims by China's state media that Tibet's environment has been protected are contradicted by reports from within the region.
Tibetans seeking work in China's police force in Tibetan areas must oppose separatism and have no family members who have fled the country, recruiting guidelines say.
India and other countries should watch China carefully, remembering what happened to Tibet, Tibetan exile leader Lobsang Sangay says.
He says bipartisan support in Congress will ‘make these things possible.’
Police say they are protecting community health, but the Tibetans claim discrimination since other businesses can open.
Tibetans receiving state pensions are also forbidden to attend observances during the month of Saga Dawa.
The high-ranking Tibetan religious leader was forcibly 'disappeared' by China 25 years ago and has not been heard from since.