Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • China transports water from Tibet by chartered trains

    Identifying its fresh water resources as a new pillar of economic growth, China plans to raise Tibet's annual production of drinking water to five million tonnes in the next 3 to 5 years. ...

  • China says party control over religion in Tibet will only increase

    Tibet's Communist Party chief Wu Yingjie said that Tibetan Buddhism needs to put more focus on teachings that "benefit social harmony and move with the times." ...

  • India eases passport application rules

    The government on Friday introduced many changes to ease the rules for applying for an Indian passport, including expansion of the types of documents needed for proof of birthdate. ...

  • Tibetan monk in Machu self-immolates in protest

    Thursday's self-immolation was the first known to have occurred since spring, perhaps reflecting stepped-up security measures in Tibetan areas, where most such incidents have occurred. ...

  • Six Tibetans given five to 14 year terms

    The "crimes" of the imprisoned Tibetans were mostly being involved in activities to celebrate the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday. ...

  • Ugyen Gyalpo Upon Standing Rock Tibet wails

    What the native Americans have been going through for hundreds of years resonates closely to what my people in Tibet are going through -- the systematic destruction of their civilization. ...

  • Save Buddhist learning centre in Tibet, UN agency urged

    Sangay also requested the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to raise the critical human rights situation in Tibet in the forthcoming 34th UN Human Rights Council Session next year. ...

  • US military veterans backing North Dakota pipeline protests

    US military veterans will build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists opposing a pipeline project near Standing Rock Native American lands. ...

  • Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand’s new king

    Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became the king of Thailand late Thursday, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his father. ...

  • Britain disappointed at UN panel decision on Assange

    The British government voiced disappointment after a UN panel rejected its request to review a ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained. ...