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