A teenage Tibetan Buddhist monk has set himself on fire and died in southwestern China, a rights group said, in the latest reported self-immolation by a monk denouncing Chinese policies in Tibet and demanding the return of the Dalai Lama.
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake on Wednesday killed about 300 people in the mountainous Tibetan Plateau in southwest China and left more than 8,000 injured as houses, schools and offices collapsed.
A series of quakes and aftershocks caused low,
The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader branded by Beijing as a separatist, said on Thursday he was ready to negotiate with China on issues concerning his homeland but wanted to see a "green light."
“Our position is very clear.
China denounced the Dalai Lama's trip to Taiwan, saying the visit by a man Beijing brands a separatist could have a 'negative influence' on relations, Chinese state media said on Monday.
The Tibetan spiritual leader arrived lat
China's controversial railway to the remote and restless mountainous region of Tibet could be threatened by global warming, which may melt the permafrost on which the tracks are built, state media said on Wednesday.
'In Tibet, the
The Dalai Lama reaffirmed on Sunday the support of Tibetan exiles for his "Middle Way" approach to China, but added new policy options could be considered in the future.
His statement came a day after Tibetan exiles decided to stick to the
China’s repression of Tibetans is getting worse, in some ways due to the Olympics, activists say, adding that they are planning demonstrations in Beijing during the Games despite zero tolerance and a massive security presence.
China poured scorn on the Dalai Lama on Sunday and hailed protesters against Tibetan self-rule as patriotic heroes, suggesting the government is not prepared to give ground in talks proposed for coming days.
China has blamed the exiled Bud
China will reopen the restive mountainous region of Tibet to foreign tourists "soon" and temples will also resume religious activities, state media said on Saturday, in the wake of pro-independence protests last month.
"The Tibet tourism b
Chinese forces found firearms hidden throughout a Tibetan temple in an ethnic Tibetan area of southwestern China which has been the scene of anti-Chinese riots in recent weeks, state television said.
Police, responding to what they said wa