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  1. News - China

    Tibetan woman, the latest to self-immolate, dies

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 07:02pm by Associated Press

    ... in the Tongren area since November 4, the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet said in an email. According to the group, 75 people have self-immolated in ethnically Tibetan areas since February 2009, and most of them have died. Tibet support groups overseas say an increase in protests the past two weeks was meant to highlight Tibetans’ unhappiness with Chinese rule ...

  2. News - China - TIBET

    Police raid Tibetan monastery after self-immolations

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 02:39pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing A US broadcaster said on Wednesday hundreds of Chinese police raided a Tibetan monastery in northwestern China near where two Tibetans set themselves on fire in June to protest what activists say is Beijing’s heavy-handed rule. ...

  3. News - China

    Tibet’s capital to preserve its ancient heart

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 02:46pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... The government of Tibet’s capital city has begun a seven-month, 1.2 billion yuan (HK$ 1.47 billion) project to help preserve Lhasa’s ancient heart. State-owned China Tibetan News , citing ... in the area, including Tibet’s most sacred shrine, the Jokhang Temple. The temple has been a symbolic centre of ongoing Tibetan protests against authoritarian Chinese rule, and the Barkhor was a centre ...

  4. News - China - TIBET

    Students in Tibet to receive schooling on 'national territory awareness'

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 05:28pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Hong Kong has put national education on the backburner, but in Tibet, it is being reformed and revamped. Local authorities in Tibet have kicked off a campaign aimed at boosting ... News Agency showed young students saluting the Chinese national flag during a flag-raising ceremony in the school's courtyard. “This is Tibet, this is Hong Kong and this is Taiwan,” ...

  5. News - China

    China says no to foreign rights monitors for Tibet

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 08:06pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... 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 ... according to Tibetan rights groups. At least eight of the self-immolations had been reported in the Tibet Autonomous Region, a province-level administrative area under the central government. ...

  6. News - China - TIBET

    Crackdown fuelling self-immolations, International Campaign for Tibet says

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Three self-immolations have occurred since Thursday, according to the International Campaign for Tibet - two in the northwestern province of Qinghai and one in neighbouring Gansu . "The ... and a better standard of living to Tibet. The Tibetan government-in-exile, based in the hill town of Dharamshala in northern India, has expressed "deep concern over the alarming escalation ...

  7. News - China - TIBET

    China slams 'disgusting' US stance on human rights in Tibet

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 07:14pm by Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China’s Foreign Ministry lambasted the United States on Friday for “disgusting” comments by a US official on the human rights situation in Tibet, saying it had prompted ... including self-immolations, had been exacerbated by tough Chinese policies and controls. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, using unusually harsh language, said the Tibet issue had nothing ...

  8. News - China - TIBET

    US envoy Gary Locke urges China to review Tibet policy

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:35pm by AFP

    ... monks and nuns, have set themselves alight since February 2009 in Sichuan and Tibet. “We implore the Chinese to really meet with the representatives of the Tibetan people to address ... trips. In previous statements, Washington has urged China’s leaders to resume dialogue with Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in 1959 and enjoys strong public support ...

  9. News - China - TIBET

    Japanese party leader's Tibet remarks spark protest

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF, WIRE

    ... and called for democracy in Tibet, sparking a fresh protest from China amid a territorial dispute. "I swear I will do everything in my power to change the situation in Tibet, where human rights are being suppressed," Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe said before a speech by the Dalai Lama in Tokyo attended by more than 100 lawmakers. "Tibet seeks freedom and democracy ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Tastemaker: Michael Yamashita, photographer

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf Photographer Michael Yamashita is chronicling Tibet's uniqueness before it vanishes, writes Christopher DeWolf Preserving Shangri-La It takes a lot of work ... to Lhasa, a five-year project that documents the incomparable beauty and changing face of Tibet. He paused at a photo of several young men dressed in leather aprons, heavy mittens, plastic covers ...




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