Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • Technology boosting China people power

    The internet, despite Beijing's best efforts at censorship, has empowered and connected China’s people in a way that couldn't have been envisioned even a few years ago. ...

  • Dalai Lama’s way out requires compassion

    Describing self-immolation as "very, very delicate political issue," the 14th Dalai Lama has said he will "remain neutral" on the topic in order to avoid offending the relatives of the self-immolators. ...

  • Dalai Lama visits Kashmir, a disputed land like Tibet

    After a gap of 24 years, the Dalai Lama is visiting the Kashmir Valley – a region, as with the Tibetan spiritual leader's homeland, where many yearn for independence. ...

  • My Take: Dalai Lama should condemn Tibetan self-immolations

    Tibet is witnessing an epidemic of self-immolations. In fact, since 16 March 2011, more than 40 Tibetans have followed Thich Quang Duc's lead, setting themselves on fire to protest the Chinese occupat ...

  • China’s Internet ‘cut off’ from freedom

    Chinese Internet users gave a mixed reaction to the passage this week of the first United Nations resolution on Internet freedom, which called on all states to support individuals' rights online as much as offline, ...

  • U.N. Human Rights Council backs internet freedom

    The United Nations Human Rights Council is backing a landmark resolution that states people have a right to freedom of expression on the Internet. The resolution got nearly universal support — even from countries that censor the Internet. ...

  • Peter Hartcher Dreams of a leader of a land he has never seen

    Any political leader feeling unhappy with their lot might consider the situation of Lobsang Sangay. He is the Prime Minister of a government that doesn't exist, representing a land he has never visited. ...

  • Gwynne Dyer Tibet’s great opportunity

    Separation of China could be possible when regime change happens in Beijing. It would have to happen fast, and it can only happen if the Chinese people do not see Tibetans as enemies. ...

  • Joshua Keating Does the West still want to free Tibet?

    Pro-Tibet activists are still there, but many may prefer to attach themselves to global movements that don't risk alienating a billion potential customers. ...

  • I support Tibetan effort for independence and freedom: Harry Wu

    Harry Wu says that the Tibetan movement is still alive and strong and he supports their effort for independence and freedom. ...