How Tibetans Are Fighting Back Against Chinese Hackers

  • Fri, 03/11/2016 - 19:56

On September 9 of last year, a Tibetan journalist received an email with what looked like a link to a Google document about a controversial Buddhist sect.

Qiangba Puncog, chairman of the government of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, speaks at a press conference about the region's latest situation, in Beijing, capital of China, April 9, 2008.(Xinhua Photo/Chen Jingchao)

Ex-Tibet governor warns of ethnic discrimination

  • Wed, 12/23/2015 - 20:15

The Chinese-appointed former governor of Tibet has warned that the government needed to do more to tackle ethnic discrimination, state media said, in rare comments by a senior official on an issue more commonly taken up by rights groups.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks at a peace conference in Bangalore, India. (AP/Aijaz Rahi)

A Chinese official said the Dalai Lama supports the Islamic State. Ridiculous — and telling.

  • Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:43

The chairman of China's top religious affairs committee, Zhu Weiqun, extended that war of words, telling a Chinese reporter that the Dalai Lama sympathized with the Islamic State.

Tibetans Fight to Salvage Fading Culture in China

  • Tue, 12/01/2015 - 21:48

When officials forced an informal school run by monks near here to stop offering language classes for laypeople, Tashi Wangchuk looked for a place where his two teenage nieces could continue studying Tibetan.

Tibet support groups to honour rights defenders ahead of Xi's UK visit

  • Fri, 10/16/2015 - 19:11

On the day before China's President Xi Jinping begins his State Visit to the UK, Fabian Hamilton MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, will host a 'Stateless Lunch' to honour Tibetan, Uyghur and Chinese human rights defenders who have been imprisoned and intimidated by the Chinese government.

Thousands of people gather in front of Lhasa's Potala Palace on Sept. 8 for an event billed as marking 50 years since the founding of the administrative area of Tibet. (Photo by AFP)

After 50 years in Tibet, China sees no 'middle way'

  • Fri, 09/11/2015 - 20:11

Beijing's Tibet policies point to legacy of distrust of religious groups

China police fire on Tibetans after self-immolations: rights group

  • Mon, 12/29/2014 - 00:00

Chinese police have fired on Tibetan protesters demonstrating after a series of deadly self-immolations by people from Tibet campaigning against Chinese rule of their Himalayan region, a rights group said on Friday.

A screen grab of a since-suspended Twitter account that Free Tibet identified as fake.

Twitter Acts Quickly on Suspect Pro-China Accounts

  • Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:46

Just hours after The New York Times posted an article about bogus Twitter accounts dedicated to spreading pro-China propaganda — and a Tibetan advocacy group demanded that the company take action — Twitter appears to have hit the kill switch on a score of the suspect accounts.

Tsering Woeser in Inner Mongolia last month.Credit Tsering Woeser, via Associated Press

Tibetan Activist on Her Latest House Arrest

  • Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:01

Tsering Woeser, a Tibetan writer who often criticizes policies of the Chinese Communist Party, said she was surprised when she heard a United States Embassy official offering her a dinner invitation over her cellphone, since she knew her phone conversations were constantly being monitored by Chinese security officers.

China Rejects US View on Rights in Tibet

  • Fri, 12/07/2012 - 00:00

China has lashed out at the United States for remarks by a U.S. official blaming China's restrictive policies in Tibet for a rise in self-immolation protests.