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Trouble in Tibet

Rapid changes in Tibetan grasslands are threatening Asia's main water supply and the livelihood of nomads. In the northern reaches of the Tibetan Plateau, dozens of yaks graze on grasslands that look like a threadbare carpet. The pasture has been munched down to bare soil in places, and deep cracks run across the snow-dusted landscape. … Continue reading Trouble in Tibet

China Offers Reward For Information About Self-Immolations In Tibet

Rewarding Informants BEIJING, China – On Thursday, authorities offered up to a $32,000 reward for information revolving around the series of self-immolations in China’s Tibetan-inhabited region, Gannan. Furthermore, authorities anticipate awarding $7,7000 for information regarding planned immolations. According to BBC, Chinese authorities issued a notice stating that the immolations have “seriously impacted social stability and … Continue reading China Offers Reward For Information About Self-Immolations In Tibet

China Lock-Down Seals Off Tibetan Unrest

Written by Michael Bristow Freedom For Tibetans In the past week alone, five people have set themselves on fire, in a campaign calling for more freedom for Tibetans. From the air, the snow-capped mountains of China's Sichuan province push through the clouds in dramatic formations. But it is not easy to see them from the … Continue reading China Lock-Down Seals Off Tibetan Unrest

China Keeps Close Eye On Government Opponents

Written by Michael Bristow Taxi Driver Makes A Call We had been in the taxi for about 20 minutes when the driver took a call, just as we were about to get out of the car. He seemed confused as he told the caller exactly where we were. "They're just getting out of the taxi … Continue reading China Keeps Close Eye On Government Opponents