A senior U.S. official says Washington’s decision not to sponsor a resolution critical of China at this year’s meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Commission decision was aimed at winning increasing cooperation from Beijing on its human rights record.
A 24-hour hunger strike at the University of Otago to raise awareness for a missing Tibetan Buddhist is not without its creature comforts. A television (with an all-weather power plug), tent, T-shirt printing equipment and a meditation zone
RUMBLING TUMMIES: Students for a Free Tibet co-president Alexander Fergus (20) sprays T-shirts, while secretary Raamy Majeed (20) does some study during a 24-hour hunger strike on the University of Otago Union lawn yesterday.
Tibet was virtually cut-off as China sent SARS prevention teams into the Himalayan region and fears grew that the killer virus could wreak havoc if it took hold there. The Xinhua news agency said China’s cabinet, the State Council
Authorities in the China’s Gansu Province this
month arrested two Tibetan monks, apparently for political reasons, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Wednesday. One of the monks remains in custody.
Congressman Joseph Pitts (R-PA) introduced Ngawang Sangdrol’s statement for the record today during a hearing of the Human Rights Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee focusing on the State Department’s recently-released Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
The majesty and holiness of the Himalayas have enthralled art curator Pratapaditya Pal for nearly 50 years, and he believes religious art from those mountains can be a shelter in a war-torn world.
An 11th century statue of the androgynous forms of Shiva and Parvati stands in the Nepal section of the Himalayan art exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago April 2, 2003, in Chicago. The figure, called ‘ardhanarisvara’ in Sanskrit, is a form created to reflect the duality of the godhead as well as the interdependence of man and woman. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)
Men-tsee-khang celebrated its 42nd anniversary last month. In those four decades, the Institute has come a long way from being a small clinic with a few doctors to a fully fledged centre of Tibetan heritage.