Yearly Archives: 2014

  • Bodies, debris found as AirAsia plane believed found in sea

    The hunt for a missing AirAsia passenger plane with 162 people aboard appeared at an end Tuesday as wreckage and bodies were spotted at sea off Indonesia. ...

  • China raises Nepal aid 5-fold to compete with India

    China has increased its official aid to Nepal by more than five times. Chinese aid to the Himalayan nation will rise from the present level of $24 million to $128 million in 2015-16. ...

  • Facebook deletes post on Tibetan monk’s self-immolation

    A prominent Tibetan writer says Facebook deleted her post on the self-immolation of a monk in Sichuan Province, raising concerns about politically motivated censorship. ...

  • Dalai Lama will give talk on final day of Glastonbury Festival 2015

    The Dalai lama will be giving a talk at Worth Farm in Pilton, Somerset, England, on June 28 — the final day of Glastonbury Festival 2015. ...

  • Chinese police fire on Tibetans after self-immolations

    Chinese police have fired on Tibetan protesters demonstrating after a series of deadly self-immolations by people from Tibet campaigning against Chinese rule of their Himalayan region. ...

  • Monk dies after setting himself afire in Tibet

    Tibetan monk Kelsang Yeshi died after he set himself afire protesting against the Chinese government's repressive policies in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said Wednesday. ...

  • Teenage girl dies in self-immolation protest in Amdo Ngawa

    A 19-year-old girl, Tsepe, has died after setting herself on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet, in Ngawa in Tibet's Amdo province. ...

  • Book Review: Meltdown in Tibet — warnings of water wars in Asia

    Michael Buckley's new book Meltdown in Tibet gives vivid and alarming descriptions of the destruction of Tibet's environment and its effect on all of Asia, posing big questions to all who have a stake in Tibet's ecosystem. ...

  • Dalai Lama says China hardliners hold back Xi on Tibet autonomy

    Hardliners in the Chinese government are holding back President Xi Jinping from granting genuine autonomy to Tibet, the Himalayan region's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, told a French broadcaster. ...

  • Tibetan dies in self-immolation to protest China’s rule

    A Tibetan has died after setting himself on fire to protest at China's rule of the Himalayan region in the first self-immolation for three months, a rights group and overseas media said today. ...