Since 2009, over 140 Tibetans have self-immolated in protest as authorities have tightened...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 12, 2015
For the New York Times, Andrew Jacobs looks at the consequences of the Chinese government’s...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 10, 2013
An article by a Central Party School scholar and reports of experimental concessions in some Tibetan areas have recently given rise to hopes that China might adopt a softer line towards the Dalai Lama. But after police allegedly...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 2, 2013
Rescue work has resumed at the site of a disaster-struck mine near Lhasa after being suspended on Monday due to the risk of further landslides. The bodies of 59 of the 83 workers buried last Friday have now been recovered. China...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 26, 2013
Three Tibetan self-immolations have taken place in recent days, according to exile media, amid vigorous discussion of the protests and a continued crackdown by Chinese authorities. From Dharamsala-based Phayul.com: Tsezung Kyab,...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 8, 2010
Reuters reports: China’s Inner Mongolia region plans to speed up resettlement of nomads from their traditional grasslands to fixed homes in towns, as part of a conservation programme, a top official said on Thursday. The...
by Liu Yong | Sep 21, 2008
From Washington Post: Last year, local Communist Party officials relocated a 64-year-old Tibetan cattle and sheepherder named Lhabu to a newly created town called “Nomads’ New Village,” about seven hours south...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 31, 2006
From the Christian Science Monitor: Gulinar Sitkan’s contribution to China’s pollution problem is four tons of coal a year. It forms heaping black piles outside the shepherd’s log cabin in this mountainous village of China’s northwestern Xinjiang Province. Coal is cheap and readily available, and China burns nearly 2 billion tons a year for energy […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 25, 2006
From the New York Times: At the Doulong Store, the musty shelves are stocked with the necessities for Tibetan nomads. There are kettles for yak butter tea and bolts of colorful fabric for traditional Tibetan robes and clothing. A nomad affluent enough to use a light bulb in his tent can buy an electric generator. […]
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