Tibetan independence movement http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27782/all en China arrests Tibetan in new tactic against self-immolation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/china-arrests-tibetan-new-tactic-against-self-immolation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Chinese police have arrested a Tibetan man for allegedly encouraging a monk to burn himself to death, state media said on Thursday, as part of a new tactic to discourage suicide protests against Chinese rule.</p> <p>Nearly 100 Tibetans, including monks, nuns and high school students, have burned themselves to death in public over the past two years. Increased Chinese security deployments across the Tibetan plateau have done little to halt the series of self-immolations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/china-arrests-tibetan-new-tactic-against-self-immolation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Tibet Tibetan independence movement Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:30:35 +0000 5739041 at http://www.globalpost.com China appoints new Tibet governor, hardline policies to remain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/china-appoints-new-tibet-governor-hardline-policies-remain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ben Blanchard</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 29 (Reuters) - China appointed a new governor for remote and restive Tibet on Tuesday, naming a hardline ethnic Tibetan in a signal that the government has no plans to ease up on its tight control on the Himalayan region.</p> <p>Losang Gyaltsen, 55, was elected at the end of the annual meeting of Tibet's largely rubber stamp regional assembly, and replaces previous governor Padma Choling, according to an announcement by the official Xinhua news agency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/china-appoints-new-tibet-governor-hardline-policies-remain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Politics Technology Tibet Tibetan independence movement Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:30:32 +0000 5740951 at http://www.globalpost.com China convicts man over self-immolation 'goading' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/china-convicts-man-over-self-immolation-goading <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese court in a Tibetan area convicted a man of intentional homicide and inciting secession on Friday for "goading" a monk to set himself on fire, state media reported, even though the monk did not follow through.</p> <p>The official Xinhua news agency said the man, named as Phagpa, was sentenced to 13 years in jail by the court in a Tibetan prefecture of China's northwestern Qinghai province.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/china-convicts-man-over-self-immolation-goading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Tibet Tibetan independence movement AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:46:14 +0000 5749740 at http://www.globalpost.com Tibetan burns himself to death in China: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tibetan-burns-himself-death-china-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Tibetan man burnt himself to death in protest against Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said Thursday, bringing the total to have set themselves on fire to at least 101.</p> <p>US-based Radio Free Asia said the man, Lobsang Namgyal, who it described as a former monk from the Kirti monastery, self-immolated last week near a police station in Aba prefecture, a Tibetan area of Sichuan province in southern China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tibetan-burns-himself-death-china-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Tibet Tibetan independence movement AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:05:12 +0000 5755783 at http://www.globalpost.com Tibetan burns himself to death in China: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tibetan-burns-himself-death-china-reports-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Tibetan man burnt himself to death in protest against Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said Thursday, bringing the total to have set themselves on fire to at least 101 since 2009.</p> <p>US-based Radio Free Asia said the man, Lobsang Namgyal, who it described as a former monk from the Kirti monastery, self-immolated last week near a police station in Aba prefecture, a Tibetan area of Sichuan province in southern China.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/tibetan-burns-himself-death-china-reports-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Lobsang Namgyal Tibet Tibetan independence movement AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:08:15 +0000 5755798 at http://www.globalpost.com US slams 'horrific' toll of Tibet self-immolations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/us-slams-horrific-toll-tibet-self-immolations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States on Friday denounced the "horrific" toll as the number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule rose to 101.</p> <p>Washington had noted "the horrific figures" and was "deeply concerned by the reports that these immolations are continuing," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told journalists.</p> <p>"We call on those who are immolating, or those who might be considering this, to think hard about whether it's the best way to express yourself," Nuland said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/us-slams-horrific-toll-tibet-self-immolations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Politics of Tibet Religion Tibet Tibetan independence movement AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:16:04 +0000 5757068 at http://www.globalpost.com Tibetan teens in rare double immolation: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/tibetan-teens-rare-double-immolation-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Tibetan teenagers died after they set fire to themselves in protest at Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said, in a rare instance of a double self-immolation in the restive region.</p> <p>The former primary school classmates were named as 18-year-old Sonam Dargye and a 17-year-old identified by US-based Radio Free Asia (RFA) only as Rinchen.</p> <p>They died Tuesday in Aba prefecture, a Tibetan area of Sichuan province in southwestern China, RFA said, where a wave of the gruesome acts have occurred.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/tibetan-teens-rare-double-immolation-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Technology Tibet Tibetan independence movement AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 04:00:34 +0000 5761716 at http://www.globalpost.com Two Tibetans self-immolate in China: rights groups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/two-tibetans-self-immolate-china-rights-groups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two more Tibetans have died after setting themselves ablaze in China, Western rights groups said Monday, the latest in a string of self-immolations carried out in protest against Chinese rule.</p> <p>The Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and London-based Free Tibet said in separate releases that a man identified as Tsesung Kyab set himself on fire in front of a Buddhist monastery in western Gansu province.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/two-tibetans-self-immolate-china-rights-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Tibet Tibetan independence movement AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:15:47 +0000 5766120 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal police arrest Tibetans on anniversary of uprising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepalese police arrested 11 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday morning, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.</p> <p>"Some of the people we arrested were Tibetan but we have not interrogated all of them yet," police spokesman Uttam Subedi told AFP. </p> <p>Nepal, home to around 20,000 Tibetans, is under intense pressure from Beijing over the exiles, and has repeatedly said it will not tolerate what it calls "anti-China activities".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Geography of Tibet Tibetan independence movement War AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 06:15:28 +0000 5778623 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal police arrest Tibetans on anniversary of uprising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepalese police arrested 11 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday morning, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.</p> <p>"Some of the people we arrested were Tibetan but we have not interrogated all of them yet," police spokesman Uttam Subedi told AFP. </p> <p>Nepal, home to around 20,000 Tibetans, is under intense pressure from Beijing over the exiles, and has repeatedly said it will not tolerate what it calls "anti-China activities".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Tibet Tibetan independence movement War AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:30:18 +0000 5778673 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal police arrest Tibetans on anniversary of uprising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepalese police arrested 11 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday morning, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.</p> <p>"Some of the people we arrested were Tibetan but we have not interrogated all of them yet," police spokesman Uttam Subedi told AFP.</p> <p>Nepal, home to around 20,000 Tibetans, is under intense pressure from Beijing over the exiles, and has repeatedly said it will not tolerate what it calls "anti-China activities".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Tibet Tibetan independence movement War AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:30:40 +0000 5778678 at http://www.globalpost.com Nepal police arrest Tibetans on anniversary of uprising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nepalese police arrested 18 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.</p> <p>"Some of the people we arrested were Tibetan but we have not interrogated all of them yet," police spokesman Uttam Subedi told AFP, saying all but three had been released on the same day.</p> <p>Nepal, home to around 20,000 Tibetans, is under intense pressure from Beijing over the exiles, and has repeatedly said it will not tolerate what it calls "anti-China activities".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/nepal-police-arrest-tibetans-anniversary-uprising-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics of Tibet Tibetan independence movement War AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:30:46 +0000 5778739 at http://www.globalpost.com Tibetan self-immolates in China: rights groups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/tibetan-self-immolates-china-rights-groups <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Tibetan Buddhist monk has died after setting himself ablaze in China, Western rights groups said, the latest in a string of self-immolations in protest against Chinese rule.</p> <p>US-based Radio Free Asia said Lobsang Thokmey torched himself at Kirti monastery on Saturday to mark a 2008 security crackdown by Chinese authorities in the country's Tibetan areas.</p> <p>He emerged burning from his room at the monastery carrying a Tibetan Buddhist prayer flag, RFA said, and died before he arrived at hospital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/tibetan-self-immolates-china-rights-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Tibet Tibetan independence movement AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:00:41 +0000 5786194 at http://www.globalpost.com Tibetan woman self-immolates in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/tibetan-woman-self-immolates-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Tibetan woman burned herself to death, leading authorities in China to detain her husband, rights groups and media reports said Tuesday, in the latest such protest against Beijing's rule.</p> <p>Around 110 Tibetans have now set themselves on fire since 2009.</p> <p>Kunchok Wangmo, in her early 30s, set herself on fire in southwestern Sichuan province's Aba prefecture, said the US-based International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) and UK-based Free Tibet, which spelled her name Kunchoek.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/tibetan-woman-self-immolates-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Technology Tibet Tibetan independence movement AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 05:46:19 +0000 5787390 at http://www.globalpost.com Two Tibetans set selves alight in China: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/two-tibetans-set-selves-alight-china-reports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Tibetans including a mother of four have set themselves on fire in China in two days, rights groups and media reports said Monday, the latest in a series of such protests against Beijing's rule.</p> <p>A 33-year-old Tibetan named Kal Kyi burned herself to death in protest against Chinese authorities in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Sunday, Radio Free Asia reported, adding she had four children.</p> <p>The immolation occurred in Aba, a Tibetan-populated county where there have been a number of similar protests since 2009, according to India-based Tibetan website phayul.com</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/two-tibetans-set-selves-alight-china-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia China Disaster Geography of Tibet Technology Tibetan independence movement AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:31:12 +0000 5793130 at http://www.globalpost.com