Tibet


Detentions, protests in China after revered monk dies

2015-07-16 14:00

Chinese authorities have suppressed protests over the jailhouse death of a revered Tibetan monk, and briefly detained two of his sisters for not signing his health record, rights groups say.

Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

2015-07-13 13:38

A Tibetan monk has died in a Chinese prison, a rights group and a report says, 13 years into a sentence for terrorism and separatism observers said was deeply flawed.

Tour bus plunges off cliff in Tibet

2015-06-10 13:29

A Chinese tour bus has plunged off a cliff in Tibet, killing 11 people, state media report.

'Dalai Lama can decide whether to reincarnate'

2015-04-16 12:20

It is up to the Dalai Lama to decide whether he will be reborn, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest religious leader has says, after Chinese officials repeatedly sy the exiled Dalai Lama had no right to abandon reincarnation.

Tibetan nun sets herself on fire, cries out for Dalai Lama

2015-04-11 10:01

A nun has set herself on fire while crying out for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet in the latest self-immolation by Tibetans protesting Beijing's controls over the region.

Obama hails Dalai Lama as 'good friend'

2015-02-06 09:33

President Barack Obama has hailed the Dalai Lama as a 'good friend' during a symbolic first public encounter between the two men that is sure to enrage Beijing.

Dalai Lama's star fading in the West - China

2014-12-19 09:27

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is drawing less and less attention in the West, and is only winning eyeballs with suggestions his title will die out with him, a top Chinese official says.

Tibetan mega-dam begins operation

2014-11-24 08:50

China has begun generating electricity from Tibet's biggest ever hydropower project, the latest dam development on Himalayan rivers which has stoked fears in neighbouring India.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China

2014-09-22 07:45

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in northwest China, overseas media and a campaign group reports, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years against Beijing's control.

Politicians: Govt must come clean on Dalai Lama

2014-09-04 19:34

Politicians want to know why Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has repeatedly been denied entry to South Africa and say it’s time for the South African government to “come clean”.

 

China restricts passports for Tibetans

2015-07-13 15:21

Beijing effectively bans Tibetans and other ethnic minorities from obtaining passports, rights groups said on Monday, amid a surge in Chinese tourists travelling abroad.

Top Tibetan monk faces India money-laundering charges

2015-07-09 15:20

A top Tibetan monk who is seen as a potential successor to the Dalai Lama is to be prosecuted for money-laundering after an Indian court overturned a decision to drop charges, police say.

Tibetan man self-immolates in China - report

2015-04-17 10:33

A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in China, reports say, the second such protest reported against Beijing's policies in the region in two weeks.

China accuses Dalai Lama of inciting self-immolations

2015-04-15 16:54

China has accused Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama of inciting a wave of self-immolations among Tibetans as desperate protests against Chinese rule.

Chinese official: Dalai Lama less and less influential

2015-03-11 09:07

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is becoming less influential, but his suggestion he will not reincarnate is still a ‘betrayal’ of the religion and the country, a top Chinese official says.

Pope Francis will meet the Dalai Lama soon

2015-01-20 10:44

Pope Francis has left the door open to a meeting with the Dalai Lama, denying that he refused to receive the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader over fears of upsetting China.

Dalai Lama: World must push for democracy in China

2014-12-17 11:46

The Dalai Lama says the world has a 'moral responsibility' to push for democracy and rule of law in China.

Dalai Lama in 'informal' talks to return to Tibet

2014-10-02 14:33

The Dalai Lama has indicated that he is in informal talks with China to make a historic pilgrimage to Tibet after more than half a century in exile.

Govt disingenuous about Dalai Lama visit

2014-09-05 15:33

The government is being disingenuous about the Dalai Lama's visa for entry to South Africa, says Cape Town's mayor.

Govt: Dalai Lama visa being processed

2014-09-04 11:37

A visa application by the Dalai Lama for South Africa is still being processed and has therefore not been denied as has been reported, says the international relations and co-operation department.

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