Chinese authorities in the Tibet Autonomous Region this week detained five monks in connection with a series of small blasts during massive anti-Chinese protests in late March.
More than two months after Tibet erupted in protests against China's heavy-handed rule, Tibetan sources in the region report the arrest of one of their own for allegedly making contact with Hong Kong media.
In Tibet, Chinese authorities have cracked down again on a nunnery suspected of inculcating separatism. The move highlights the quiet but pivotal role played by Tibetan Buddhist nuns.
Two months after a massive crackdown ended the worst anti-Chinese unrest in Tibet in nearly 50 years, residents still report small, sporadic protests by monks, nuns, and lay people—and swift arrests.
Nearly two months after widespread Tibetan protests against Chinese rule, authorities in a heavily Tibetan area of Sichuan province have handed down jail terms to seven nuns for joining the demonstrations—and 14 more nuns are taken into custody for staging new protests.
A trickle of tourists from other parts of China has resumed into the Tibetan capital, although few shops have opened in downtown Lhasa despite encouragement by local officials to do so. Phone services to the city have improved, and Tibetan students are being taken on "educational" trips by the authorities.
Hong Kong people turned out in force to protest the deadly Chinese crackdown of 1989, says a Hong Kong-based journalist jailed by China for almost three years on spying charges. But Ching Cheong also says the territory’s space for dissent has shrunk dramatically.
Deep in Tibetan Kardze, in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, Chinese authorities continually remove images of the Dalai Lama from display in a monastery. But the monks just keep replacing them.