UK groups urge Cameron for robust approach on human rights dialogue with China

  • Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:00

Thirteen organizations based in the United Kingdom have issued a joint statement on the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue held on January 13 – 14. The organizations which include 6 Tibet related groups called for the UK government to review ways in which the dialogue can meaningfully make progress and sought the UK government’s attention to “deep-seated concerns held on the 19th round of annual UK-China Human Rights Dialogue.

Tibet's Chinese boss fights ghost of independence struggle

  • Fri, 01/28/2011 - 11:00

Tibet Autonomous Region’s (TAR) Chinese boss Mr Zhang Qingli, who is famous for having described the Dalai Lama as a wolf in monk’s robe with the heart of a beast in 2008, has said dealing with alleged separatist forces in Tibet is more complicated than fighting the Uighurs in Xinjiang and required a different strategy.

Beside the Harmony Mask, China Held Symposium on Minorities

  • Mon, 11/22/2010 - 11:00

Despite wide-spread world media coverage of China's arrests and sentences over writing the reality of Tibet by many Tibetan writers and intellectuals, China claimed that it has held the first symposium on minority ethnic literature on Nov 20. 

Language opens another rift between Tibetans, Chinese

  • Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:00

Billboards for a planned business and entertainment complex in Tongren show sketches of ethnic Tibetans in traditional clothes happily walking among fancy new buildings.

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.