Some Nepalis Uneasy Over Influx of Chinese Language Teachers

Yeshi Dorje | Voice of America Plans for 100 Chinese language teachers to arrive in Nepal are causing uneasiness among some Nepali and international experts, who see it as a neocolonial bid by China to exert greater control over its Himalayan neighbor. The Kathmandu Post newspaper reported this week on the plan, which coincides with a high-profile visit […]

Tibetans Forced to Sing Songs Praising Chinese Communist Party

Dawa Dolma  |  Radio Free Asia Chinese authorities in Tibet have launched a new loyalty campaign in the formerly independent Himalayan region, forcing ordinary Tibetans to learn songs praising the ruling Chinese Communist Party for performance at an upcoming national holiday, Tibetan sources say. The campaign is now underway in all parts of China’s Tibet […]

US Congressman Calls for New US Policy on Tibet

Peggy Chang  |  Voice of America WASHINGTON — Congressman Jim McGovern is calling for a new U.S. policy on Tibet, saying “the status quo isn’t working” and urging U.S. businesses to raise the issue of human rights in Tibet with Chinese business partners. “It’s important that the U.S. have a policy toward Tibet because the status […]

Beijing Puts Tibetan Writers Under House Arrest

Voice Of America Prominent Tibetan writers Tsering Woeser and her husband, Wang Lixiong, told VOA they were placed under house arrest Wednesday in Beijing. According to an email from Woeser, the couple are to remain in their home for the remainder of the week because of a five-day visit to China’s capital by the head […]