Yearly Archives: 2009

  • China rejects calls for dissident’s release

    China on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" US and EU calls to release prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, who appears headed for trial on subversion charges after calling for political reform in China. Both the US and EU on Monday urged China to free Liu and end the harassment and detention of the dissidents. ...

  • “No Thank You President Obama: Tibet is NOT a part of China!

    Over 200 Tibetans and supporters gathered in front of the US Courthouse in Downtown Minneapolis on the eve of Thanksgiving to say, "No Thank You President Obama: Tibet is not a part of China". ...

  • Geoff Dyer Tibetan test for Obama’s engagement with China

    If Obama stays quiet on Tibet and does not meet the Dalai Lama soon after, China is likely to redouble its efforts to isolate the Dalai Lama. ...

  • China to open fourth civilian airport in Tibet

    China plans to open its fourth civilian airport in Tibet in "Ngari Prefecture" next year to boost infrastructure facilities in the border region. ...

  • Two Tibetans held for protesting Chinese FM’s visit

    Two Tibetans were detained by police when they tried to enter the venue of the trilateral meeting among foreign ministers of Russia, India and China. ...

  • Participants urged to push for press freedom at China media forum

    Participants at the 2009 World Media Summit should use the opportunity to urge the Chinese government to respect press freedom and stop its routine harassment of journalists. ...

  • Tibetan monk dies from torture in Chinese detention

    A Tibetan monk from Drepung Monastery died from torture in a Chinese detention centre in Lhasa in August. ...

  • UK Tibetans welcome new representative

    Tibetans in UK welcomed the new representative of the Dalai Lama Mr Thubten Samdup and bid farewell to outgoing Tsering Tashi. ...

  • Melissa Parke Gift for a simple Buddhist monk

    The real gift an Australian delegation could give to a simple Buddhist monk was their commitment to continue to pursue the cause of human rights for Tibetans. ...

  • Sitting quietly, doing something

    I recently spent an evening with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, the Tibetan lama who has been dubbed "the happiest man in the world." ...