Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Lobsang Wangyal Tale of cyber war: China and Tibet

    Looking at all the top-level Tibet domains obtained by exile Tibetans, it would seem that Tibetans are web-savvy, and better than China at using the world's new favourite media tool. ...

  • China’s latest PR campaign in Malawi

    The Daily Times of Malawi ran a twelve-page advertising spread entitled "50 Years of Democratic Reform in Tibet," paid for by the Chinese Embassy in Malawi. ...

  • Hu Jintao takes personal charge of fight against Charter 08

    There is little chance that the Chinese government can snuff out Charter 08, the most serious intellectual challenge to the Communist Party since the student-led protests of 1989, ...

  • Rights groups push China on press freedom for local media

    Rights groups and media experts on Saturday gave a cautious welcome to China's decision to allow foreign reporters greater freedom and urged Beijing to extend the same rights to domestic journalists. ...

  • Beijing controls Tibetans using Skynet electronic surveillance

    Skynet is now operational in Tibet. Beijing installed cameras in every district to monitor Tibetans. Currently, Tibetans must obtain passes from the government to enter cities. ...

  • A lama in sheep’s clothing?

    Not long after calling him a “devil” with a human face and the heart of a beast, Chinese officials are talking again to representatives of the Dalai Lama. ...