Tibetan monk released on “medical emergency”

Chinese authorities have released a jailed Tibetan monk of the restive Nyatso Zilkar Monastery in Tridu, eastern Tibet, before the expiration of his prison term due to “medical emergency.” Sonam Yingyen, 44, was released “on an unknown date last month

UK refuses to kowtow to China’s pressure

Refusing to bow down to pressure from China, the United Kingdom has made it clear that the country will make its own decision on who they meet. This comes after Beijing demanded a public apology from the UK following Prime Minister David Cameron’s meeting with the Dalai Lama last year.

US directly accuses China of cyberespionage

The United States has for the first time directly accused China’s military of cyberespionage in a report published by the Pentagon on Monday. The Pentagon has charged China’s military of attacking American government computer systems and defense contractors

Congress needs to hold China to account on Tibet by Sikyong Lobsang Sangay

On April 24, 2013, two youths, Lobsang Dawa, 20, and Kunchok Woser, 23, lit themselves on fire near their monastery in eastern Tibet. The toll of Tibetans who have chosen to self-immolate has now reached 117, one of the highest in recent world history. The prime cause of this tragedy is the profound resentment of and resistance to China’s continued occupation and repression in Tibet.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving an Honourary Degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Maryland on May 7, 2013. The Dalai Lama delivered the annual Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace to an audience of 15,000 people at the University. (Phayul photo)