Trouble Brewing in Tibet?

  • Sun, 10/16/2011 - 12:00

A teenage former monk in Tibet has reportedly set himself on fire, the eighth self-immolation this year in what has become an increasingly restive region.

Rights group finds Chinese security measures at fault for self immolations

  • Thu, 10/13/2011 - 12:00

A “dramatic increase in security expenditure” by the Chinese government in the Ngaba area of eastern Tibet has contributed to the ongoing “local discontent and unrest” says Human Rights Watch.

2 Tibetan Teenagers Set Themselves on Fire in Southwest China

  • Mon, 10/10/2011 - 12:00

Two Tibetan teenagers in China's remote southwest set themselves on fire Friday to protest the Chinese government's Tibet policies, and at least one of them died, an advocacy group said.

Dalai Lama cancels South Africa Tutu trip over visa

  • 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.

Tibetan Flag Removal Triggers Protests

  • Mon, 10/03/2011 - 12:00

Protests flared in a Tibetan area in China's southwestern Sichuan province at the weekend after a photo of the Dalai Lama and a huge Tibetan flag were removed from a building and thrown in the street, eyewitnesses said.

China Warns Dalai Lama About Choosing Successor

  • Mon, 09/26/2011 - 12:00

China is warning the Dalai Lama he does not have the legal right to decide if he should be reincarnated. 

China's wrath or activists' outrage? Dalai Lama's visit presents dilemma for South Africa

  • 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.

China Announces New Top Official for Tibet

  • 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.

China: Officers Surround Monastery After Suicide

  • 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.

Tibetan Monk Sets Himself Ablaze

  • Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:00

In the second such case reported this year, a Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire and died in protest at Beijing’s rule in Tibetan-populated regions of China, according to a Tibetan source in exile.