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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...

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...

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...

Lhasa Riot Rage Rendered in Hip-Hop

Chinese anger over the Tibet riots and Western media’s coverage of them has now been immortalized in a rap song. Entitled “Dragon’s Roar” (龙哮), the song and an accompanying video have been circulating...

Growing Gulf Divides China and Old Foe

The New York Times looks at gaps in perception of the Dalai Lama between China and much of the rest of the world: The call for some kind of Chinese-Tibetan talks continues to mount. On Friday, the Dalai Lama, speaking in India,...

Tibet Was, Is, And Always Will Be A Part of China?

Chinese netizens have been attacking Western media coverage of the Tibet riots. Having received propaganda education for years, many believe that sloppiness or ignorance by the western media is in fact a conscious campaign to...

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