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  • Tibetan Religious Leader Secretly Sentenced to Two-and-a-Half Years in Jail

    Popular Tibetan religious teacher Khenpo Kartse has been handed a two-and-a-half-year prison term in a secret trial in Tibet after being held in detention for nearly a year, according to a Tibetan source.

  • Chinese preacher 'grateful' to be jailed amid 'anti-church' campaign

    Communist Party officials continue to target churches and church leaders as part of a major crackdown on Christianity

  • Are there signs of a thaw between China and the exiled Dalai Lama on Tibet?

    DHARMSALA, India — The Dalai Lama said Thursday that informal talks with the Chinese are continuing over his possible return to his homeland of Tibet — if only for a visit — and cautiously praised Chinese President Xi Jinping as a realist.

  • Xinjiang Court Sentences Uyghur Scholar to Life in Prison

    Prominent Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday after a court in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang convicted him for "separatism," a charge he has vehemently rejected.

  • Chinese Police Detain U.S.-Based Uyghur Activist’s Sister

    A U.S.-based Uyghur activist says authorities in his homeland in northwest China’s Xinjiang region have detained his sister and harassed other family members in retaliation for his campaign to protect the rights of the Uyghur ethnic minority group.

Other News

  • Oct 20, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Hong Kong Court Bans Protesters From Blocking Streets

    With two injunctions issued Monday evening the High Court in Hong Kong has threated to take the occupy out of Occupy Central, banning the blocking of roads in the two key neighborhoods that have been the focus of the pro-democracy protests.

  • Oct 16, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Uyghur Youth Dies in Prison After Being Held For Illegal Travel to Vietnam

    A 21-year-old Uyghur man has died in prison in south-central China as he was about to end an 11-month jail sentence for illegally traveling to neighboring Vietnam, his father said, suggesting he may have died under mysterious circumstances.

  • Oct 16, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Viral Video of Hong Kong Police Brutality Sparks Concerns

    Protesters surged back onto Hong Kong's streets on Wednesday in the wake of video footage showing police beating up a demonstrator of the pro-democracy movement occupying key areas of the semiautonomous Chinese territory for the third week in a row.

  • Oct 13, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    China Steps Up Crackdown on Supporters of Hong Kong Protests

    The ruling Chinese Communist Party has stepped up action in mainland China against anyone showing public support for Hong Kong's Occupy Central pro-democracy demonstrations, detaining activists on public order charges and censoring authors.

  • Oct 13, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    China Builds Police Post to Keep Tabs on Tibetan Monastery

    Chinese authorities have built a large police station and detention center near a Buddhist monastery in a Tibetan-populated area of Sichuan in an apparent bid to intimidate monks in the religious institution, according to sources.