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China’s Biggest Press Conference Paints Distorted Picture of the Country

China’s Biggest Press Conference Paints Distorted Picture of the Country

Although 90 percent of China’s population is ethnic Han, the ruling communist party also represents 55 minority groups. Their delegates were present at this year’s National People’s Congress, the government’s biggest press conference. For your convenience, questions by the press are vetted beforehand. Even though the regions housing these minorities face serious issues and ethnic […]

Tibetan Monk Facing Two Years in Jail Over Dalai Lama Photo

Tibetan Monk Facing Two Years in Jail Over Dalai Lama Photo

A Tibetan monk has been sentenced to two years in jail for sharing a photo of the exiled Dalai Lama, according to sources who spoke with Radio Free Asia.org. Gomar Choephel, 47, was sentenced on Feb. 17 by the People’s Intermediate Court in the Malho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, a local source told RFA. The source, […]

China Launches “Official” Living Buddha Database and Leaves Out Key Figure

China Launches “Official” Living Buddha Database and Leaves Out Key Figure

The Dalai Lama never made it to the Chinese government’s official public database of “verified” living Buddhas, which it launched on Saturday. Among the ranks are 870 state-approved members. According to a statement by China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs, anyone who claims the holy title and is not on the list should be considered […]

Indian Police Accuse China of Assassination Plot on the Dalai Lama

Indian Police Accuse China of Assassination Plot on the Dalai Lama

China deployed “well-trained female agents” to assassinate the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, according Indian police cited by the state’s media. The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday rejected these claims and Beijing has accused police in India of “framing” China. The official website of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) also denied the allegations. Nonetheless, India is […]

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