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Spanish court issues arrest warrant against former Chinese president over Tibet

HONG KONG – Spain’s relations with China are about to suffer a world of hurt. On Tuesday, a Spanish court issued an arrest warrant for China’s former president Jiang Zemin, 87, on claims of genocide against the Tibetan people. They have not been formally charged. The ruling, released by Madrid’s National Court, or Audencia Nacional, said the Chinese leaders bear “political and criminal responsibility” for actions in Tibet.

China lifts 17-year ban on Dalai Lama photos at Tibet monastery

The decision concerning one of the most historically important religious establishments in Tibet reversed a 1996 ban at a time when similar changes are being made in other Tibetan regions of China.

Has Hollywood sold out on Tibet?

HONG KONG — If there’s one lingering sore point between Hollywood and China, it’s Tibet. For years, celebrity activists have annoyed Beijing by organizing charity concerts for Tibetan independence, shouting “Free Tibet” at awards ceremonies, and palling around with the Dalai Lama. You would think the idea of a major studio collaborating with the Chinese government on a Tibet movie would not only be radioactive, but also absurd. But such is the dependence of Hollywood on China now that the absurd has become real.

2 Tibetan monks die in China after self-immolations

The monks, reportedly identified as 20-year-old Lobsang Dawa and 23-year-old Konchog Woeser, set themselves alight at the Kirti monastery in Aba county, which has been central to protests against Beijing's policies in Tibet.

Tibet landslide: Still no survivors found after 83 miners buried

Chances of finding survivors are slim, but rescue efforts continue, despite being slowed by additional minor landslides and altitude sickness, as the mining site is located at 4600 meters (15,000 feet).

Tibet landslide buries 83 miners

Local hospitals have been put on alert to expect casualties. Rescuers have so far found no signs of the trapped workers.

Tibetan National Uprising Day takes hold in India (VIDEO)

Where the Dalai Lama lives in exile, thousands of Tibetan activists commemorated the anniversary of resistance against the Chinese invasion of Tibet.


DHARAMSALA, India — On Sunday, March 10, thousands of Tibetan activists marched in protest to commemorate the 54th Tibetan National Uprising Day in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala. Dharamsala is home to Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who has been living in exile here for over 50 years.

Tibetan protesters marched with banners and posters, shouting anti-China and pro-Tibet slogans. They voiced their grievances against the Chinese government for promoting human rights abuses of Tibetans.


Two Tibetan monks self-immolate during protest against China

Two young Tibetan monks self-immolated on Feb 25 as Tibetan New Year festivities wound to a close, in two separate incidents at monasteries packed tight for the holiday.

China’s Shangri-La for minorities

Much like the mythical Shangri-La, the real-life Shangri-La is a haven of ethnic diversity, and relative tranquility. Here's why. 

China attempts to manufacture 'Shangri-La'

SHANGRI-LA, China — China’s experiment with manufacturing its very own Shangri-La began in 2001, when the logging town of Zhongdian — a remote, predominately Tibetan village standing on an 11,000-foot plateau in China’s southwestern Yunnan province — decided to change its name.
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