Dalai Lama says no need for successor: German paper

Sep 8, 2014

Dalai Lama says no need for successor: German paper

The Dalai Lama has told a German newspaper that he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, ending a centuries-old religious tradition from his Himalayan homeland. His comments to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper echo his previous statement that “the institution of the Dalai ...

Aug 19, 2014

Tibetan groups say two dead after police shooting

Two people have died in a Tibetan region of southwestern China after they were injured by police gunfire while protesting the detention of a local leader, overseas Tibetan rights groups said. One protester committed suicide Sunday in police custody in the town of Louxu ...

China fingers separatist group for Urumqi train station attack

May 18, 2014

China fingers separatist group for Urumqi train station attack

China on Sunday blamed a separatist militant group for carrying out a deadly attack at a train station in the western Xinjiang region last month, underscoring Beijing’s claims that the country faces a threat from an organized militancy with elements based overseas. China had ...

Massive inferno guts ancient Tibetan town

Jan 12, 2014

Massive inferno guts ancient Tibetan town

A fire that raged for nearly 10 hours Saturday razed an ancient Tibetan town in southwest China that’s popular with tourists, burning down hundreds of buildings as fire engines were unable to get onto the narrow streets, state media and witnesses said. There was ...

China detains popular Tibetan monk, 16 supporters

Dec 28, 2013

China detains popular Tibetan monk, 16 supporters

Chinese authorities have detained a highly regarded Tibetan monk and 16 of his supporters, a Tibetan writer said Friday, as Beijing tightens its grip over the region. The writer, Tsering Woeser, said that the detention of Karma Tsewang, a popular monk in Nangqian county ...

Spain issues arrest order for Jiang

Nov 20, 2013

Spain issues arrest order for Jiang

Spain’s National Court on Tuesday issued arrest orders for former Chinese President Jiang Zemin and four other officials as part of a probe into alleged genocide by China against Tibet. The court said it accepted arguments from Spanish pro-Tibet rights groups that international reports ...

Nov 16, 2013

Earliest big cat found in Tibet

An ancient skull found in Tibet indicates that big cats originated in Central Asia, and not Africa as widely thought, paleontologists reported last week. Dated at between 4.1 million and 5.95 million years old, the fossil is the oldest remains ever found of a ...

Jun 28, 2013

China lets Tibetans venerate Dalai Lama

The Chinese government has loosened restrictions that kept Tibetan monks in two provinces from openly revering the Dalai Lama, Radio Free Asia reported. Authorities in Sichuan province announced people can display pictures of the exiled Buddhist spiritual leader, and ordered officials not to criticize ...