The Tibetan spiritual leader also offers surprising praise for China’s new leader
A dozen structures destroyed
Human Rights Watch calls recent years “one of China’s major crackdowns on activists and free expression”
Three Tibetans and an Australian tourist
Tibetan exiles accuse Hu Jintao of committing genocide in Chinese-claimed region
Last year, Norbu Jorden ran away to New Delhi to set himself on fire. Driven by accounts of other self-immolations by Tibetans — there have been 112 deaths since 2009 — the 20-year-old student concluded that this was the only …
China appoints a new governor for Tibet, former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is in exile but wields influence from afar and Israel boycotts the U.N. Human Rights Council review
On Nov. 9, thousands of Tibetan students gathered in the historic monastery town of Rebkong to protest Chinese rule over the restive Tibetan plateau, where nearly 70 Tibetans have lighted themselves on fire since March 2011 in …
Last week, seven Tibetans set themselves on fire in as many days, bringing the total of self-immolations on the troubled high plateau to more than 60 people since March 2011.
October marks the 50th anniversary of the Sino-Indian War, when Chinese troops overwhelmed unsuspecting Indian forces, seizing the Aksai China plateau in Kashmir. The border between the two Asian giants remains disputed and still …
Tibetans seeking to flee Chinese rule are finding their traditional passage of escape — via the Himalayan nation of Nepal — far more fraught and difficult than before
Stories of note today: Western intervention in Syria, Pakistan’s political dramas and more deadly protests by Tibetans in China.