Lobsang Sangay refutes claims that the Chinese government has improved the lives of Tibetans.
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.
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.
Nearly three-quarters of all Americans think Tibet should be an independent country, according to a new national poll.
Tibet reopened to foreign tourists Sunday after a month-long suspension, the state-run Chinese Xinhua news agency reported.
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.
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.
Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Tibetan people's peaceful uprising against Communist China's repression in Tibet.
ITN's Sue Saville reports on demonstrations outside the Chinese embassay in London, England, Sunday.
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 has sentenced 55 people for their involvement in anti-government protests that broke out in Tibet in March, state media reported Wednesday.
Close to 25 inches of snow have fallen in Tibet.
At least seven people have been found dead after "the worst snowstorm on record in Tibet," China's state-run news agency reported Friday.
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.
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.
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
Officers in Hong Kong removed a student who tried to display a Tibetan flag during an Olympic event Saturday.
Pro-Tibet rallies around the world as the Beijing Olympic's opening ceremony is set to begin.
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.
CNN's John Vause reports on China's Olympic torch relay through Tibet's capitol, Lhasa.
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.
Carefully choreographed Olympic torch relay arrives to the mainly Muslim city of Kashgar. CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports.
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.
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.
The Olympic flame arrived in Australia's capital of Canberra on Wednesday following a relatively incident-free run in Indonesia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pro-Tibet protesters scuffle with pro-China demonstrators in San Francisco ahead of the Olympic torch relay.
Jack asks: Did the International Olympic Committee make a mistake awarding the summer games to China?
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.
Beijing insisted Tuesday that the international Olympic torch relay would go on, despite calls to cut it short amid chaotic anti-China protests.
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.
IOC's Kevan Gosper discusses its insistence to China that the Internet be open during the Beijing Olympics.
Nepali police break up protests by exiled Tibetans in front of the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu.
CNN's John Vause reports the Olympic torch has begun its 'Journey of Harmony', even though it is leading to discord.
A Chinese official accused "Tibetan independence forces" Tuesday of planning suicide attacks, an allegation that the Tibetan government-in-exile immediately denied.
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.
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.
Chinese media images claiming to show unrest in Tibet
Monks and peace activists take part in a peace march in Dharmsala, India in protest of the Chinese government crackdown.
Emotions run high as monks arrested in pro-Tibet demo in Nepal.
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.
Tibetans in exile burned Chinese goods in Dharamsala, India on Tuesday, protesting Chinese rule in Tibet.
A sophisticated media strategy combined with strong domestic nationalist sentiment helps Beijing counter negative publicity
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.
Pro-Tibet activists vow to disrupt the Olympic torch relay. CNN's Jaime Florcruz reports.
Angry Tibetans railing against "cultural genocide." Menacing Chinese security forces taking up positions in Tibet's chaotic streets.
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.
CNN's Jaime FlorCruz reports on a heavy security presence in Tibet's capital after last week's violent protests.
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.
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 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.
In Taiwan, supporters of freedom for Tibet hold a rally to show their unity.
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.
James Miles, of The Economist, has just returned from Lhasa, Tibet. The following is a transcript of an interview he gave to CNN.
James Miles of The Economist describes ethnic violence between Tibetans and Han Chinese in Lhasa.
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.
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.
An Australian tourist captures video of protest riots during a visit to Lhasa, Tibet.
From Sydney to Seoul, demonstrators are protesting China's crackdown in Tibet. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour examines the generational divide among activists fighting for a free Tibet.
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.
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
Diplomats say Beijing learned some lessons from the 1989 crackdown, but may not be able to respond to lengthy dissent
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.
Discontent with the path of moderation resonates among exiles, and may shape the Tibetans' clash with China
A new generation of Tibetans, while remaining loyal to their exiled spiritual leader, are no longer content to follow his dialogue-based policy
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.
In advance of the Beijing Olympics, resentment against Chinese rule is growing, as a new wave of protests turn violent
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clashes at the Chinese embassy in India during protests against religious controls in Tibet.
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.
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