Terry Branstad urges China to open “substantive dialogue” with the Dalai Lama.
The drive against “black and evil forces” brings surveillance and censorship to all six counties of the Golog TAR.
May 19-25 trip to cover Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province.
Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture will stop teaching most subjects in Tibetan for first grade students.
Campaigns against 'evil forces' targeted Tibetan language rights and civil society initiatives, an India-based rights group says.
Offered compensation, they have no right to refuse to move, with one source citing 'severe consequences' if they resist.
They had published a wire report about the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's stay in an Indian hospital, angering Nepal's powerful northern neighbor China.
The pair were tried and sentenced swiftly in the case involving Chinese control of Tibetan religious leaders.
Sonam Lhundrub had criticized the decline in government job openings for Tibetans in Tibetan areas of China.
They face crowded conditions and new expenses, with no skills to earn a living in their resettlement areas.
They were taken into custody after the group's leader shouted slogans demanding that China free the disappeared spiritual leader.
Pema Wangchen was detained three years ago for singing the Tibetan national anthem, and was severely beaten in custody.
Marches in India and statements from U.S. lawmakers fete the disappeared lama.
The newly launched Tibetan Association of Canada promotes Chinese rule in Tibet.
The International Campaign for Tibet says he should be allowed to assume his role as a religious leader.
The community leaders had mobilized village support to demand the return of land taken for use by three brick companies.
Walls and checkpoints meanwhile block unauthorized entry as China restricts growth at the popular Tibetan Buddhist study center in Sichuan.
Sonam had written about declining opportunities for Tibetans in his civil service exam.
Meanwhile, Sogkar Lodroe, another former prisoner, is sentenced to a further 18 years in jail for staging a video protest calling for world peace.
China claims the right to choose the next Dalai Lama, but he says he will be born again outside Beijing's control.
Tibetan officials working for China's ruling Communist Party tell them this is the best way to practice their faith.
Twelve families resisting orders to relocate are evicted and taken away in a buses by Chinese police.
China dismisses the report as ‘full of bias,’ and an interference in its internal affairs.
Rongwo monastery on full lockdown as police take precautions against potential protests during the ‘sensitive month of March.’
Buskers are banned from performing in the streets and hotel guests are under strict surveillance.
Tibetan villagers must memorize Chinese leaders' names, defend Chinese policies to receive poverty relief.
Police are deployed in the villages and towns to watch residents' movements in advance of a politically sensitive anniversary.
Social media chat groups are watched, and travel in one county is banned, with residents ordered to remain in their homes on March 10.
March 10 and 14 mark the dates of Tibetan uprisings against rule by Beijing, leaving Chinese authorities wary of protests.
The trend affects not just Tibet but other Tibetan areas of China, sources in the region say.