Witnesses in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, say fresh protests erupted there Saturday afternoon despite a massive Chinese police and paramilitary presence.
Two decades ago, reporters could still play cops and robbers with the Chinese police in Lhasa—a far cry from today’s highly controlled environment.
Tibetans in western China staged protests this week calling on Chinese leaders to open a dialogue with their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
A major earthquake struck western China. The magnitude-7.2 quake hit at 6:33 a.m. (2233 GMT Thursday), about 225 kilometers (140 miles) southeast of the city of Hotan in southwest Xinjiang province, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
Authorities in Beijing have been holding Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser and her Chinese husband under house arrest in the capital since the beginning of the recent anti-Chinese protests in Tibetan regions of the country, her husband told Radio Free Asia.
Chinese police have arrested some 40 North Koreans in a series of raids on a border area in Liaoning province, with others detained as they tried to cross the Tumen River into China, according to authoritative Korean sources. Analysts say the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing are pushing China to crack down on undocumented North Koreans, whose suffering will likely escalate further.
About 300 Tibetans from the northeast region of India set out on March 20 on a symbolic march from Siliguri in West Bengal to the Nathu-La pass on the Indian border with Chin
Exiled leaders of the Uyghur ethnic group, the other large, restive minority in western China, are expressing support for Tibetans who have been staging protests through much of western China over the last week. But how far would they go inside China?
Vietnam's economy is booming but its infrastructure can't keep up with the pace. The government is having to invest billions in improving roads, train links and ports to make sure growth doesn't stall. Video: AFP