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Were Tibetan writers’ long jail sentences a pre-emptive response to Obama’s comments?

As US President Barack Obama used the Shanghai leg of his China visit to call for an end to online censorship, it emerged that a Chinese court has sentenced Tibetan writer and photographer Kunga Tseyang to five years in prison on various charges including posting articles on the Internet. Two days before, literary website editor Kunchok Tsephel has meanwhile been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a charge of "divulging state secrets". Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:59

 
16november20091

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in South Tyrol, Italy

Bolzano: His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Bolzano, the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol in Italy this morning. President Luis Durnwalder of South Tyrol welcomed His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Bolzano airport. On arrival at the hotel, both Italians and Tibetans gathered to welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 15:15
 
16november20093

President Obama avoids controversy at unprecedented town hall forum in China

In an historic first for an American President, Barack Obama held a town hall forum with hundreds of Chinese university students yesterday in Shanghai at the city's Museum of Science and Technology. Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:04
 
14november20091

Obama: All nations must respect human rights, including religious freedoms

Though the central purpose of U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming trip in November to Beijing will be to improve ties and foster a closer relationship with China, on November 14, in the midst of his current visit to Japan, he announced from Tokyo that he will not ignore the issues of human rights and freedom of speech when meeting with Chinese leadership. Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2009 16:19

 

China Fails to Block Buthelezi Attending Tibet Summit

Mangosuthu Buthelezi, leader of the South African Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), will attend a summit on China's rule of Tibet in Rome, despite China's request for him not to. Ilanga newspaper yesterday repor­ted that the Chinese government is trying to persuade the IFP not to join the summit of world leaders later this month.
 
13november20091

Ten questions for Barack Obama to put to Hu Jintao

Reporters Without Borders calls on US President Barack Obama to put 10 questions about freedom of expression to his counterpart, Hu Jintao, during his visit to China. If President Obama asks these questions and gets answers and undertakings from the Chinese leader, the cause of free expression and press freedom will have progressed, the organisation said. Last Updated on Monday, 16 November 2009 17:15
 

About 50% of glaciers in Tibet already disappeared: Tibetan President

About 50% of glaciers in Tibet already disappeared: Tibetan President

Dharamshala — “About 50% of Tibet’s glac...

Tibetans in Tibet are real masters of Tibet: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tibetans in Tibet are real masters of Tibet: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Dharamshala — Holiness the Dalai Lama sa...

Prayer festival cancelled as religious oppression in Tibet continues

Prayer festival cancelled as religious oppression in Tibet continues

Dharamshala — Continuing the rampant opp...

Tibet's iconic Potala Palace to be renovated: Chinese state-run media

Tibet's iconic Potala Palace to be renovated: Chinese state-run media

Dharamshala — Chinese state-run media Xi...

China claims to have built the best looking highway in occupied Tibet

China claims to have built the best looking highway in occupied Tibet

Dharamshala, India — Claiming the best l...

In Tibet: China holds training, cracks down on spread of info via WeChat

In Tibet: China holds training, cracks down on spread of info via WeChat

Dharamshala — Sources from northeastern ...

Road to Tibet reopened following devastating 2015 earthquake

Road to Tibet reopened following devastating 2015 earthquake

Dharamshala — More than two years after ...

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