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First arrests for inciting Tibetan self-immolations since crime ruled murder


Police detained a monk and his nephew in Sichuan province and accused them of instigating the self-immolations of eight ethnic Tibetans on the instructions of the Dalai Lama and his followers, state media reported yesterday. Xinhua did not detail what evidence police had of the exiled spiritual leader’s involvement – which was denied by the … Continue reading

Tibetan leader holds hope China can learn from Canada


China should look at Canada’s example to allay its fears of Tibetan aspirations for freedom, the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile says. In an exclusive interview with The Globe and Mail, Lobsang Sangay, a Tibetan refugee and legal scholar, expressed cautious hope that the change of leadership in China next spring will start to reverse … Continue reading

Chinese leadership transition; don’t hold your hopes too high


“Inside the party, there are many problems that need be addressed, especially the problems among party members and officials of corruption and taking bribes, being out of touch with the people, undue emphasis on formalities and bureaucracy and other issues,” said Mr. Xi, the new Chinese leader who will be ruling China for another ten … Continue reading

China says no to foreign rights monitors for Tibet


China will not allow foreign observers into restive Tibet to probe human rights abuses, an official said on Friday, dismissing mounting international pressure for an independent investigation in the troubled mountainous region. Some 68 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since March 2011 in protest against Chinese rule over Tibetan regions. At least 56 have … Continue reading

October 5 1989 Dalai Lama wins Nobel Peace Prize


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
On October 5th 1989, the Dalai Lama, the exiled religious and political leader of Tibet, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet. The 14th Dalai Lama was born as Tenzin Gyatso in Tsinghai Province, China, in…

Tibetan quake victims fight China government land grab


For two years after a cataclysmic earthquake struck a remote and wild part of China’s northwestern Qinghai province, Baobao and 29 other homeless ethnic Tibetan residents occupied the area outside several government buildings to denounce a land grab. But no officials in Gyegu – known in Chinese as Yushu – would listen to their pleas, … Continue reading

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