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An 18-year-old nun set herself afire Saturday, the latest in a string of self-immolations by Tibetans amid anger and despair over Chinese rule, Tibetan rights groups reported.

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Has China improved Tibet?updated: Wed Jan 25 2012 06:05:00

Lobsang Sangay refutes claims that the Chinese government has improved the lives of Tibetans.

Far from home, Tibetan exiles set foot on native soilupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 15:36:00

They lined up hundreds strong to touch the dirt. Some fell to their knees, clutching the gritty stuff as though it were a long-lost child. Others lifted it to their lips to savor a taste of the home they left behind decades ago.

Tibetan nun dies after setting herself ablazeupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 03:08:00

A nun has died after setting herself on fire in southwestern China, the first Tibetan woman known to have killed herself in this way, the London-based Free Tibet campaign group said Tuesday.

Poll: Most Americans say Tibet should be independentupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 06:39:00

Nearly three-quarters of all Americans think Tibet should be an independent country, according to a new national poll.

Tibet reopens to foreign tourists, China saysupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 05:21:00

Tibet reopened to foreign tourists Sunday after a month-long suspension, the state-run Chinese Xinhua news agency reported.

Tensions high on Tibet anniversaryupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 07:42:00

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule and the chasm between Beijing and critics of its Tibet policies remains deep and wide.

Opinion: Tibet, the true and the falseupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 07:04:00

For most people in the world, freedom of religion is of such paramount importance and warrants all the legal and constitutional respect and protection. It is fair to say that this concept has been imbedded in numerous people's mind such that any accusation of its violation almost automatically triggers waves of condemnation.

Opinion: Dalai Lama's statement on uprising anniversaryupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 07:03:00

Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Tibetan people's peaceful uprising against Communist China's repression in Tibet.

Pro-Tibet protests in Londonupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 19:39:00

ITN's Sue Saville reports on demonstrations outside the Chinese embassay in London, England, Sunday.

59 arrested in Tibet for 'spreading of rumors'updated: Thu Dec 25 2008 21:09:00

Chinese authorities have arrested 59 people in Tibet accused of spreading rumors and inciting sentiment against the state and public safety, state-run media reported.

China sentences 55 people over Tibet riotsupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 01:25:00

China has sentenced 55 people for their involvement in anti-government protests that broke out in Tibet in March, state media reported Wednesday.

Heavy snowstorms hit Tibetupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 01:25:00

Close to 25 inches of snow have fallen in Tibet.

7 killed in Tibet's 'worst snowstorm'updated: Fri Oct 31 2008 03:15:00

At least seven people have been found dead after "the worst snowstorm on record in Tibet," China's state-run news agency reported Friday.

Tibet quake toll lowered to 9, hundreds homelessupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 04:28:00

A pair of earthquakes that struck Tibet on Monday killed nine people -- fewer than authorities originally reported, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs reported Tuesday.

Scores homeless after Tibet quakesupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 04:01:00

Nine people were killed in the pair of earthquakes that struck Tibet, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs reported on Tuesday, lowering the toll of 30 that had initially been reported. 30 Die After 2 Earthquakes Hit Tibetupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 12:00:00

A pair of strong earthquakes jolted the capital of Tibet and surrounding areas Monday, killing more than 30 people and causing hundreds of houses to collapse

Student removed for Tibet flagupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 22:10:00

Officers in Hong Kong removed a student who tried to display a Tibetan flag during an Olympic event Saturday.

Pro-Tibet rallies around the worldupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 06:25:00

Pro-Tibet rallies around the world as the Beijing Olympic's opening ceremony is set to begin.

Tibet activists protest near Olympics venueupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 03:04:00

Four Tibet activists unfurled Tibetan flags and pro-independence banners near National Stadium in Beijing early Wednesday, just two days ahead of the start of the Summer Olympic Games.

Olympic torch in Tibetupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 06:30:00

CNN's John Vause reports on China's Olympic torch relay through Tibet's capitol, Lhasa.

Tibet protesters missing, Amnesty saysupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 12:06:00

More than 1,000 people who were detained in Tibet for protesting against the Chinese government three months ago remain unaccounted for, a human rights group said Wednesday.

Torch runs to ethnic westupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 12:06:00

Carefully choreographed Olympic torch relay arrives to the mainly Muslim city of Kashgar. CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports.

Xinhua: Buddhist monks arrested in Tibetupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 03:24:00

Police in Tibet have arrested 16 Buddhist monks and are seeking three more for their alleged involvement in one bombing and two attempted bombings, authorities in Tibet told state-run media.

17 sentenced for alleged roles in Tibet riotsupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 05:27:00

A Chinese court sentenced 17 people, including six monks, to jail sentences ranging from three years to life imprisonment for their roles in riots in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa last month, state media reported Tuesday.

Olympic torch arrives in Australiaupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 00:45:00

The Olympic flame arrived in Australia's capital of Canberra on Wednesday following a relatively incident-free run in Indonesia.

Torch runs under heavy security in Indonesiaupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 06:29:00

The Olympic torch relay ran its course without major incident in Indonesia on Tuesday, with torch-bearers circling a track around Jakarta's main sports stadium in front of invited guests and journalists. Pro-Tibet demonstrators were kept far away.

Arrests precede Indonesia torch relayupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 03:18:00

Indonesian police arrested six pro-Tibet protesters and took down anti-Chinese banners and signs outside a sports complex where Tuesday's Olympic torch relay was scheduled to be held, according to a protest organizer.

Chinese students cheer Malaysian torch relayupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 11:02:00

Hundreds of flag-waving Chinese students gathered at the starting and ending points of the Olympic torch relay in Kuala Lumpur Monday, far outnumbering the handful of people who carried pro-Tibet signs.

House passes Chinese crackdown resolutionupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 12:20:00

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Wednesday calling on China to end its crackdown on Tibet and release Tibetans imprisoned for "nonviolent" demonstrations.

Olympic protesters clashupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 12:20:00

Pro-Tibet protesters scuffle with pro-China demonstrators in San Francisco ahead of the Olympic torch relay.

Cafferty: Olympics a mistake?updated: Wed Apr 09 2008 09:46:00

Jack asks: Did the International Olympic Committee make a mistake awarding the summer games to China?

White House hopefuls call on China to do moreupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 09:46:00

The presidential candidates are calling on China to improve its human rights record as protests over the crackdown in Tibet follow the Olympic flame on its international journey.

China: No halt to torch relayupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:52:00

Beijing insisted Tuesday that the international Olympic torch relay would go on, despite calls to cut it short amid chaotic anti-China protests.

Tibet protesters scale Golden Gate bridgeupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 22:42:00

Three protesters scaled the Golden Gate Bridge Monday and unfurled a "Free Tibet" banner, a likely precursor to large protests when the Olympic torch arrives Wednesday in San Francisco, California.

A Web-accessible Olympicsupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 19:12:00

IOC's Kevan Gosper discusses its insistence to China that the Internet be open during the Beijing Olympics.

Tibetan protesters arrestedupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 14:35:00

Nepali police break up protests by exiled Tibetans in front of the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu.

Olympic flame arrives in Chinaupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 20:44:00

CNN's John Vause reports the Olympic torch has begun its 'Journey of Harmony', even though it is leading to discord.

China: Tibetans planning suicide bombsupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 20:21:00

A Chinese official accused "Tibetan independence forces" Tuesday of planning suicide attacks, an allegation that the Tibetan government-in-exile immediately denied.

Nepali police arrest dozens of Tibetansupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 11:58:00

Nepali police Tuesday broke up protests by exiled Tibetans, arresting 86 after dragging and carrying them into police vans in front of the Chinese embassy.

Protesting Tibetan exiles arrested in Nepalupdated: Sat Mar 29 2008 10:44:00

Nepalese police arrested 84 Tibetan exiles who were staging an illegal protest at China's embassy visa office in Kathmandu on Saturday, a continuation of anti-Chinese demonstrations that began earlier in the month.

Violence in Tibetupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 17:18:00

Chinese media images claiming to show unrest in Tibet

Monks sing for peaceupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 22:22:00

Monks and peace activists take part in a peace march in Dharmsala, India in protest of the Chinese government crackdown.

Pro-Tibet demonstrationsupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 22:15:00

Emotions run high as monks arrested in pro-Tibet demo in Nepal.

Monks protest upstages China's PR tourupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 22:15:00

China's carefully managed international media tour of Tibet's capital ran into a public-relations roadblock Thursday -- a protest by screaming Buddhist monks at a holy shrine.

Protesters burn Chinese goodsupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 23:20:00

Tibetans in exile burned Chinese goods in Dharamsala, India on Tuesday, protesting Chinese rule in Tibet. China and Tibet: The Spin Campaign updated: Wed Mar 26 2008 15:00:00

A sophisticated media strategy combined with strong domestic nationalist sentiment helps Beijing counter negative publicity

Tibet protesters claim death toll now 140 updated: Tue Mar 25 2008 22:09:00

Tibet's exile government said the death toll from protests in the Himalayan region over the past two weeks has reached about 140, but Chinese government restrictions have made it difficult confirm the number killed.

Torch disruptions promisedupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 12:32:00

Pro-Tibet activists vow to disrupt the Olympic torch relay. CNN's Jaime Florcruz reports.

Behind the Scenes: Unrest tests China PR machineupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 12:32:00

Angry Tibetans railing against "cultural genocide." Menacing Chinese security forces taking up positions in Tibet's chaotic streets.

Police search door to door in Lhasaupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 08:43:00

Live video showed scores of Chinese police searching door to door in a section of Lhasa Sunday as part of a crackdown following violent protests in the Tibetan capital that may have left as many as 100 dead.

Tibet capital under lockdownupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 08:43:00

CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports on a heavy security presence in Tibet's capital after last week's violent protests.

Clashes leave 10 dead in Tibetupdated: Mon Mar 24 2008 00:52:00

Violent protests in the Tibetan capital Lhasa have left at least 10 people dead as protesters calling for an end to Chinese rule in the region planned more demonstrations in India and Tibet.

Olympic torch relay kicks offupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 22:45:00

Beijing will kick off the Olympic torch relay that is shrouded by the turmoil in Tibet. CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports.

U.S. House speaker critical of China over Tibetupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 21:34:00

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday criticized China for its crackdown on anti-government protesters in Tibet and called on "freedom-loving people" worldwide to denounce China.

Taiwanese rally for Tibetupdated: Sun Mar 23 2008 03:28:00

In Taiwan, supporters of freedom for Tibet hold a rally to show their unity.

Dalai Lama 'powerless' to stop protestsupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 03:30:00

Tibet's spiritual leader Thursday said he was powerless to stop anti-Chinese violence as authorities in Beijing acknowledged for the first time that unrest had spread into neighboring Chinese provinces.

Transcript: James Miles interview on Tibetupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 14:05:00

James Miles, of The Economist, has just returned from Lhasa, Tibet. The following is a transcript of an interview he gave to CNN.

Ethnic violence in Tibetupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 14:05:00

James Miles of The Economist describes ethnic violence between Tibetans and Han Chinese in Lhasa.

'They would rather die than get help'updated: Thu Mar 20 2008 13:26:00

It wasn't Tibet's subzero temperatures that nurse practitioner Arlene Samen found so chilling on a 1997 medical trip, but the haunting stories she was told about mothers and newborns on the brink of death after childbirth.

Tourist video shows riot, flames in Tibetan capitalupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 13:17:00

Australian tourist Michael Smith says he was eating lunch in a restaurant in Tibet's capital, Lhasa, on Friday when he heard an explosion and saw smoke.

Tourist films Tibet riotsupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 13:17:00

An Australian tourist captures video of protest riots during a visit to Lhasa, Tibet.

Protests over Tibet spreadupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 06:05:00

From Sydney to Seoul, demonstrators are protesting China's crackdown in Tibet. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Activists' generational divideupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 06:49:00

CNN's Christiane Amanpour examines the generational divide among activists fighting for a free Tibet.

Young Tibetans reject Dalai Lama's leadupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 06:49:00

While the Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet, many younger Tibetans do not follow him on a crucial question -- whether Tibet should have genuine autonomy or independence from China. A Tibetan Exile's Taleupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 12:00:00

One of hundreds who make the stealthy and perilous crossing out of Tibet, a young man wishes he had remained in Lhasa to fight the Chinese Tibet and the Ghosts of Tiananmenupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 11:00:00

Diplomats say Beijing learned some lessons from the 1989 crackdown, but may not be able to respond to lengthy dissent

Dalai Lama: China causing 'cultural genocide'updated: Mon Mar 17 2008 03:14:00

The Dalai Lama on Sunday called for an international probe of China's treatment of Tibet, which he said is causing "cultural genocide" of his people. Can Tibet's Leaders Ride the Tiger? updated: Sun Mar 16 2008 15:00:00

Discontent with the path of moderation resonates among exiles, and may shape the Tibetans' clash with China Uprising Spurns Dalai Lama's Wayupdated: Sat Mar 15 2008 15:00:00

A new generation of Tibetans, while remaining loyal to their exiled spiritual leader, are no longer content to follow his dialogue-based policy

A timeline of Tibetan protestsupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 12:03:00

This week's protests in Tibet began Monday, and turned violent Friday in the provincial capital, Lhasa. Unless otherwise noted, the information comes from the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, run by exiles in India, and the International Campaign for Tibet, which has offices in Washington, Amsterdam, Berlin and Brussels. A Tibetan Intifadeh Against Chinaupdated: Fri Mar 14 2008 12:00:00

In advance of the Beijing Olympics, resentment against Chinese rule is growing, as a new wave of protests turn violent

Indian police stop Tibetan marchersupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 03:56:00

Authorities broke up a march Thursday by 100 Tibetan exiles who had planned to trek from the northern Indian city of Dharamshala to Tibet's border in a protest at China's rule over their homeland.

The Sky Train to Tibetupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 10:13:00

As the Sky Train departs Beijing West Railway Station at 9:30 p.m., there isn't an inch of unclaimed real estate in the train's 16 carriages. Suitcases spill into the aisles, doubling as chairs for passengers without seats.

Tibet group: Prince to boycott Gamesupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 08:30:00

Britain's Prince Charles will not attend the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing -- and a group that campaigns against China's human rights record said Monday that the future monarch's decision was in solidarity with its aims.

Himalayan valleys and peaks of Tibetupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 15:47:00

CNN's Richard Quest travels in the Himalayan valleys and peaks of Tibet with Wong How Man, president of the China Exploration and Research Society.

Tibetans storm Chinese embassyupdated: Wed Oct 10 2007 23:24:00

Clashes at the Chinese embassy in India during protests against religious controls in Tibet.

Fortune: China mines Tibet's rich resourcesupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 15:08:00

When China opened its controversial new railway to Tibet last July, international critics howled at the prospect that the region's culture and environment would be ravaged in search of resources. China repeated a solemn refrain, its officials insisting that the $4 billion project was aimed not at plundering the disputed territory but at bringing prosperity and economic development to Tibetan society.

Fortune: Next stop, Lhasaupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 08:50:00

Pemba Norbu's house is built of mud and logs and covered with woven twigs. The dirt floor is meticulously swept, but smoke billows from a wood-fired hotplate, smudging the low ceiling. Until recent...

Fortune: Buddhist to Businesses: Don't Ignore Tibet's Exiled Leadersupdated: Mon Sep 04 2000 00:01:00

The Dalai Lama--spiritual leader of Tibet, head of its government in exile, and worldwide subject of veneration--has a few gentle words for business. For years he has written and spoken about perso...

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