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Tibet self-immolation wave among history’s biggest

Published online April 2, 2012 by The Huffington Post. Please read the full article here. By Gillian Wong BEIJING — Dozens of Tibetans have set themselves on fire over the past year to protest Chinese rule, sometimes drinking kerosene to make the flames explode from within, in one of the biggest waves of political self-immolations […]

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Simon Wiesenthal Center Denounces Outrageous Comparison of the Dalai Lama to Nazi perpetrators of the Holocaust

Urges Immediate Apology by China News Agency for Publishing a Double Slander Published online March 25, 2012 by Wiesenthal.com. Please read the full article here. The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO denounced China’s state-run media for equating Nobel Prize winner, the Dalai Lama to the Nazi perpetrator of the World War […]

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Losing Tibet Forever

Beijing has only a narrow window of opportunity to convince Tibetans they have a stake in China Published online March 8, 2012 by The Wall Street Journal. Please read the full article here. By Thupten Jinpa This year’s anniversary of the Mar. 10, 1959 uprising in Tibet and the escape into exile of the Dalai […]

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Tibet problem will not go away

Published online February 24, 2012 by Taipei Times. Please read the full article here. By Sushil Seth What Beijing calls the Tibet Autonomous Region of China is once again smoldering, with monks in the small town of Aba in Sichuan Province and elsewhere self-immolating to protest against repression that aims to snuff out Tibetan religion, […]

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Man on fire

The following article was orginally published by Himal and can be viewed on their website here » By Bhuchung K Tsering The recent spate of self-immolation could point to a new radicalisation of Tibet’s struggle. On 27 February 2009, Tapey, a Tibetan monk in his 20s, walked from the Kirti Monastery, in Amdo (in today’s […]

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Three Tibetans self-immolate

Published online February 4, 2012 by Radio Free Asia. Please read the full article here. The fiery protests come as Chinese authorities widen crackdown. Three Tibetans have set themselves on fire in the troubled county of Serthar (in Chinese, Seda) in China’s Sichuan province, the latest in a series of self-immolations against Chinese rule, sources […]

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Tibetan areas rocked by protest, Chinese crackdown

Published online January 26, 2012 by NPR. Please read the full article here. By Frank Langfitt Frustrated Tibetans this week staged some of the largest protests against Chinese rule in nearly four years. Chinese security forces responded by opening fire on demonstrators, killing up to four and wounding more than 30, according to Tibetan rights […]

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China to close Tibet to foreigners for a least 1 month

BEIJING (AP) — Travel agents say that for the fifth year running China plans to close Tibet to foreign travelers during a sensitive period starting next month. Agent Yu Zhi of the Lhasa Youth Tourist Agency said the government’s tourist administration in Tibet’s capital had informed them that foreign travelers would be banned from Feb. […]

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Let’s take a call on Tibet based on conscience and interests of the nation

Writer Arun KR Shrivastav, an editor for one of Nepal’s most popular English-language newspapers, writes boldly about the need for Nepal to develop a position independent to China’s and in the nation’s interests on the Tibet question. Arun KR Shrivastav’s article, published in the influential Nepalese newspaper Republica on January 2, can be read in […]

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Ambassador affirms U.S. stance on protection of Tibetan refugees in Nepal

On November 20, the Kathmandu Post ran an opinion piece by Scott DeLisi, the American Ambassador to Nepal. He writes about Nepal’s obligations to protect Tibetan refugees transiting through Nepal not only as a matter of international law, but as “one of the strongest and clearest and of most consistent examples of the values of […]

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China: Rights lawyers face disbarment threats: intimidation overshadows reforms to law on lawyers

(New York, May 30, 2008) – Two prominent Chinese lawyers who offered to represent Tibetans face the loss of their professional licenses as part of a recent drive to threaten lawyers and law firms, Human Rights Watch said today. The government’s unprecedented efforts to intimidate firms into refusing politically sensitive cases reflects the vulnerability of […]

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Hong Kong commentator asks China to be pragmatic on Tibet

Frank Ching, a Hong Kong based commentator and veteran journalist, has said that China should deal with the “Tibetan issue more pragmatically” and that it will do much to China’s image if it stops being paranoid with other countries “especially where the Dalai Lama is concerned.” In an article in the South China Morning Post […]

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Future Tibetan leaders face daunting challenges

Ms Tsering Jampa, Executive Director of ICT Europe, says young Tibetans need to be equipped with knowledge and skill to effectively use the weapon of Truth, which is the defining feature of the Tibetan struggle, as China gets more sophisticated in its handling of the issue. On 13 December 2005, 11 Tibetans from Belgium, Hungary, […]

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Dalai Lama’s Envoy discusses the nature of talks with Beijing

In a wide ranging interview to an online news magazine based in India, the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy Lodi Gyari talked about the uniqueness of the Tibetan movement. He expanded on the impact that a successful talks with the Chinese leaders will have on the Tibetan people and humanity at large. When asked to talk […]

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The canaries in Nepal’s coal mine?

When Nepal’s King Gyanendra seized control of the government and sacked the cabinet on Feb. 1, most Nepal-watchers were surprised. During a January visit to Katmandu by my organization, the International Campaign for Tibet, which included meetings with senior officials, there was no hint the king was planning to move against Nepal’s fractious political parties, […]

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Tibetans Fear Strangulation by Rail

Lhasa, Tibet – Beijing’s plan to pacify this restive Himalayan province involves a $3.2-billion railroad that will connect the rest of China to the frozen Tibetan plateau known as the roof of the world. Many in Lhasa worry that the line China is building will transform their culture and bring more inequality to an impoverished […]

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Messiah of the Modern Age

The Tibetan spiritual leader’s status as a peace visionary was underscored by the rock-star reception he received during a recent visit to France, writes John Kohut. The Palais Omnisports in the Bercy district is where big-name rock stars perform when they come to Paris. Eminem filled the house there last June, as did Madonna during […]

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Chilean newspaper analyzes Tibet-China contact

El Mercurio, a Spanish language daily from Santiago in Chile, has carried a report on the Tibet-China contact with analytical comments by Tibet and China scholars as well as officials of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and the Chinese Government. In its issue of August 2, 2003, El Mercurio gave a historical development of Tibet-China relationship. El […]

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