Tibet coverage

Two Self-Immolations in Lhasa, City’s First (Updated)

Two unidentified Tibetan monks reportedly set fire to themselves in front of Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple on Sunday. From Radio Free Asia: “The security forces arrived immediately and put out the fire and all the tourists in the area...

French Newspaper Takes Chinese Line on Tibet?

State news site Tibet.cn celebrates a French newspaper’s departure from the Western “double standards”, “biased reports” and “Cold War mentality” often lamented by Chinese officials,...

“Tibetans And Han Are One Family”

This photograph (via CDT Chinese) was taken in 2010 in Kangding city, in the Ganzi/Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of western Sichuan. The poster’s comment: “As I was out for a stroll, I happened to see a...

Dalai Lama Urges Restraint in Tibet Monastery Crisis

Recent standoff between Chinese military forces and Tibetan monks in Ngaba County in Sichuan has been escalating over the past month. The Dalai Lama has now spoken out, hoping  Tibetan protesters will show greater restraint and...

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...

China Marks “Emancipation” of Tibet With New Holiday

To recognize the 50th anniversary of the PRC’s rule of Tibet and the Dalai Lama’s exile, China has declared March 28th to be a holiday that marks Tibetan emancipation. From Jason Subler of Reuters: China marked its...

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