- Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:00
The Dalai Lama has cancelled his trip to South Africa, where he had been invited by fellow Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
- Mon, 09/26/2011 - 12:00
South Africa officials may block the Dalai Lama from celebrating the 80th birthday of his friend and fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, amid fears that Chinese pressure is trumping the country’s much-vaunted policies on freedom of speech and human rights.
- Fri, 08/26/2011 - 12:00
Chinese leaders have appointed a new Communist Party leader to govern the vast and sometimes restive region of Tibet, where economic development has been rapid but tensions between indigenous people and immigrants from China’s Han majority have been high, and where human rights have been an abiding concern.
- Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:00
In the days since a Tibetan Buddhist monk in southwestern Sichuan Province set himself on fire to protest Chinese policies, the authorities have sent as many as 1,000 armed police officers to surround the monk’s monastery and have restricted telephone and Internet access, according to advocacy groups.
- Sun, 07/24/2011 - 12:00
The Dalai Lama said that Chinese leaders show through their strident denunciations of him that they are "childish" and lack their full brains, but voiced hope that China will change in time.
- Fri, 07/15/2011 - 12:00
Adding voice to the global call to protest the official celebrations of what China claims the 60th anniversary of Tibet’s peaceful liberation, Tibetans and Tibet supporters protested in front of the Chinese Embassy in the nation’s capital Wednesday.