China tightens control of Tibetan monasteries, blames "separatists"

  • Tue, 10/12/2010 - 12:00

China plans to tighten control over Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to reduce the influence of the exiled Dalai Lama and other 'internal and external separatist forces,' according to a government notice seen on Monday.

Decades after call for reform, Tibet remains in crisis

  • Sun, 09/05/2010 - 12:00

The response of Chinese leaders is to tighten hardline policies further, writes John Garnaut.

Tweeting Dalai Lama says voices for Tibetan independence growing stronger

  • Mon, 08/16/2010 - 12:00

With over 600,000 people, including hundreds of Chinese, following him on networking site Twitter, the Dalai Lama has said the non-resolution of the Tibet issue is making the voices of those seeking independence of Tibet from China grow stronger.

Tibet's prime minister-in-exile visits Stanford

  • Thu, 06/03/2010 - 12:00

The “Free Tibet” bumper stickers may have faded since the 1990s, but for Samdhong Rinpoche, Buddhist scholar and Tibet’s prime minister-in-exile, the issue remains as clear as ever.

Tibet crackdown breeds more dissent

  • Mon, 05/24/2010 - 12:00

Though Chinese leaders have restored Internet services and installed a new party chief with a lighter touch in the troubled far western region of Xinjiang, another restive region, neighboring Tibet, continues to roil under Beijing's heavy hand.

Dalai Lama tells AP: Exiles must press China talks

  • Thu, 05/13/2010 - 12:00

Years of negotiations with Beijing have achieved little for the Tibetan people, the Dalai Lama said Friday, though he insisted that talks still needed to press ahead and that the Chinese leadership could _ eventually _ soften its stand on Tibet.

China Says Only Socialism Can "Save" Tibet

  • Sun, 03/07/2010 - 11:00

The new Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said on Sunday that only socialism can "save" the remote region and guarantee its development, and blamed the Dalai Lama for Tibet's problems.

Google will pave way to freedom in China: Dalai Lama

  • Mon, 02/22/2010 - 11:00

The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, said the United States and other countries could help his campaign for a free Tibet by promoting an open society in China.

Tibetans mark new year with protest in China

  • Mon, 02/15/2010 - 11:00

Some 400 Tibetans in south-western China's Sichuan province staged a sit-down protest to mark the start of the Tibetan lunar new year, a news report said on Tuesday.

China sticks to hard line in talks on Tibet

  • Mon, 02/01/2010 - 11:00

China stuck to its hard line in its first talks with Tibetan envoys in 15 months, refusing to discuss changes to the Himalayan region's status and thus dashing hopes of a breakthrough.