Tibet independence

Conversations with Tibet’s Exiled Prime Minister

Harvard educated Dr. Lobsang Sangay was elected as the Tibetan government-in-exile’s equivalent of prime minister in 2011 — he was the second to be directly elected to this position, and the first to be head of the Central...

Oregon Mural Draws Fire from China

Chinese authorities have pressed officials in Corvallis, Oregon to order the removal of a mural which advocates independence for Taiwan and Tibet. Property owner David Lin remains defiant, however, while city officials have...

Dalai Lama “Neutral” on Self Immolations (Updated)

Radio Free Asia reports that a 43rd Tibetan self-immolation protest took place just north of Lhasa on Saturday. It is not known whether the protester survived. The man, in his 20’s, shouted slogans in support of Tibet’s...

Two More Tibetans Set Selves on Fire

Another monk from Kirti Monastery in Aba Prefecture, Sichuan, has set himself on fire in an apparent protest against Chinese rule over Tibetans. the New York Times reports: The former monk, Norbu Damdrul, was the eighth monk or...

China Government Office Attacked in Tibetan Area (Updated)

Reuters reports on the attack of a government office in Qinghai: A government office in an ethnic Tibetan part of China’s western province of Qinghai was attacked by about 20 people after a man being probed for Tibet...

Dalai Lama Says Not Seeking Independence From China

From AFP: The Dalai Lama insisted Friday he is not seeking independence for Tibet, as he pressed ahead with a five-country Western tour two months after deadly violence erupted in his homeland. “We want to live in peace...

‘Free Tibet’ Flags Made in China

It has been discovered that some of the Tibetan flags being waved at various pro-Tibet protests around the world are being manufactured in China. The BBC reports: The factory in Guangdong had been completing overseas orders for...

China Launches Education Drive In Lhasa, Warns Citizens

A re-education drive promised in the wake of Tibetan protests is now underway, according to a state-run paper in Tibet. From Reuters, via the Guardian: The campaign to “fight separatism, protect stability and promote...



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