China Tries to Disrupt Tibetan Parliamentary Elections

The most serious disruption of the elections happened in Nepal, after a Chinese high-level delegation visited the Himalayan country on December 27, allegedly to help resolving problems between the different factions of the local Communist Party.

Chinese Tourists Crowd Lhasa Holy Sites, Tibetans Barred From Entry

Kalden Lodoe and Lhuboom | Radio Free Asia Chinese tourists are pouring into Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa in large numbers, crowding religious sites barred to many Tibetans as the city opens to outside visitors after the easing of coronavirus prevention restrictions, sources in Lhasa say Arrivals from China have quadrupled since fears have eased over […]

China: Interpol Issued ‘Red Notice’ for Prominent Communist Party Critic

VOA News, more The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Interpol issued a “red notice” Wednesday for the arrest of billionaire and Communist Party critic Guo Wengui, but gave no details of his alleged crimes. “What we understand is that Interpol has already issued a ‘red notice’ for criminal suspect Guo Wengui,” foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang […]

Future of Hollywood–China Relationship in Question

Sarah Le  |  Epoch Times Censorship, capital restrictions, and ‘socialist core values’ mar US–China film deals LOS ANGELES—With the recent lackluster performance of the biggest U.S.–China film coproduction in history and the collapse of two major deals, Hollywood’s relationship with China is facing uncertainty. The fantasy epic “The Great Wall,” coproduced by studios including Universal Pictures […]

Report: Religious Followers in China Push Back Despite Tightened Controls

Richard Finney  |  Radio Free Asia Government interference in religion is growing in China, with authorities suppressing Islam and slamming Christian teachings as a foreign import, meanwhile promoting Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as more supportive of traditional notions of loyalty to the state, according to a Freedom House report released on Tuesday. Tibetan Buddhism remains […]

Seven Tibetans Handed Long Jail Terms by Chinese Court

Kunsang Tenzin, Lhuboom, and Chakmo Tso  |  Radio Free Asia A court in Sichuan’s Ngaba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture this week sentenced seven Tibetans to jail terms ranging from five to 14 years, some for celebrating last year’s 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan sources say. Those jailed by the People’s Intermediate Court in Barkham […]

Dissidents Who Have Suffered for Human Rights in China: A Look Back and A Look Forward

Congressional-Executive Commission on China Concrete improvements in human rights and the rule of law in China are directly linked to the security and prosperity of both the American and Chinese people.  Advances in protecting human rights and curbing government violations of universal freedoms are essential components of economic development, mutual prosperity, domestic stability, and the […]

China Seizes Tibetans’ Passports in a Bid to Block Travel

Kunsang Tenzin and Lhuboom  |  Radio Free Asia Officials in western provinces of China are confiscating the passports of Tibetans authorized to travel abroad, meanwhile ordering other Tibetans to return home, in a bid to reduce attendance at a ceremony to be conducted next year in India by the Dalai Lama, sources say. Government officials […]

Is China Moving to Restrict Religious Freedom for the Hui Muslims?

Wai Ling Yeung  |  China Change This article was first published on web site on May 13, 2016 Recently a video of a 5-year-old Hui Muslim kindergarten pupil from Gansu province reciting verses from the Qur’an went viral on China’s social media, attracting almost unanimous condemnation from presumably Han Chinese netizens. At a discussion […]