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Tibetan Monk Self-Immolates in Anti-China Protest

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire in western China, making him the fifth monk to attempt self-immolation this year. The Tibetan exile network, known as Free Tibet, reported the monk aged 17 or 18, is from the Kirti monastery in western Sichuan near the Tibetan border. It said the monk was holding […]

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Tibetans Protest on China’s National Day

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Tibetans have protested in southwestern China on the communist-led country’s National Day. News reports issued Sunday said the protests began after a Tibetan flag and a picture of Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, were removed in Seda, a town in Sichuan province. The demonstrations Saturday came on China’s National Day, which celebrates […]

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China Rejects US Concerns Over Immolated Tibetan Monks

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 7:38 am (UTC-5)
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China is telling the United States the self-immolation of two Tibetan monks is none of Washington’s business. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Wednesday that China opposes interference in its internal affairs by any other country. He also insisted that China protects the legal rights of its ethnic minorities. Hong was reacting to U.S. remarks […]

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US Urges China to Protect Tibetan Monks

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has expressed concern about reports that two monks at a monastery in western China set themselves on fire to protest Chinese government policy there. A spokeswoman for the State Department, Victoria Nuland, Tuesday urged the Chinese government to respect the rights of Tibetans and to address policies that have created tension in […]

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Indian Quake Kills 7, Injures 22 in Tibet

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:16 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say at least seven people were killed and 22 injured in southern Tibet by a powerful earthquake that struck in the Indian state of Sikkim. The Xinhua news agency said Monday the quake caused hundreds of landslides that disrupted traffic, power and water supplies in Tibet’s Yadong county, which is just 40 […]

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Nepal Arrests 20 Tibetan Teenagers

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Nepal say they arrested 20 Tibetan national teenagers for illegally entering the country on Sunday. Authorities say the 15 boys and five girls were captured near a remote western Himalayan village after crossing into Nepal from China. A police spokesman said the teens, all supporters of the Dalai Lama, arrived in the area […]

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China Replaces Top Party Official in Tibet

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has replaced the hardline Communist Party boss who oversaw a crackdown after deadly riots in Tibet three years ago. The official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday that party secretary Zhang Qingli will be moved to another unspecified position. It did not offer any reason for the move. Zhang, who had served previously […]

China Replaces Top Party Official in Tibet

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has replaced the hardline Communist Party boss who oversaw a crackdown after deadly riots in Tibet five years ago. The official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday that party secretary Zhang Qingli will be moved to another unspecified position. It did not offer any reason for the move. Zhang, who had served previously […]

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China Replaces Top Party Official in Tibet

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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China says it has replaced the hardline Communist Party boss who oversaw a crackdown after deadly riots in Tibet five years ago. The official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday that party secretary Zhang Qingli will be moved to another unspecified position. It did not offer any reason for the move. Zhang, who had served previously […]

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Chinese-Backed Panchen Lama Concludes Disputed Gansu Visit

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the government-selected Panchen Lama has completed a 13-day visit to prominent Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in China, which prompted protests from some of the monks. The official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday the lama, also known as Gyaltsen Norbu, performed rituals and gave blessings to more than 50,000 Tibetan Buddhists during a […]

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