Lhasa unrest



Tibetan Envoys Resign As Situation Worsens

Edward Wong of The New York Times reports that two senior representatives of the Dalai Lama who took part in nine rounds of negotiations with China have resigned: […]The envoys, Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen, said in a...

Hundreds Reportedly Detained in Lhasa Crackdown

Security forces in Lhasa have detained or expelled hundreds of residents and pilgrims, according to a local source, after two monks reportedly set themselves on fire outside the Jokhang Temple on Sunday in the most serious...

China Confirms Two Tibet Executions

The Chinese government has confirmed the previously-reported execution of two Tibetans for their role in the 2008 Lhasa riots. From The Guardian: A foreign ministry spokesman, Ma Zhaoxu, said two men had been put to death, and...

Isabel Hilton: Will China Implode?

Isabel Hilton writes on The Daily Beast that the recent unrest in Tibet and Xinjiang marks an empire in crisis: There is a story that the Chinese government likes to tell: that China is the world’s oldest continuous, unchanging...

Tibetan Monks Tell Tale of Escape From China

The New York Times follows up with monks who staged a public protest during a visit to their monastery by foreign journalists in April 2008, following widespread protests throughout Tibetan areas: That daring protest, in April...

Tibetans Sentenced to Death

Two Tibetans were sentenced to death and two to death with a two-year reprieve for their role in the unrest in Lhasa last March. From the Guardian: According to the Xinhua news agency, Lobsang Gyaltsen will be executed for arson...

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