Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (in white shirt) instructing relief workers at the earthquake zone in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.
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At least 398 people dead as 6.5 magnitude quake hits China

DHARAMSALA, Aug 5: At least 398 people have been killed and more than 1800 injured after a powerful earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted south-west China’s Yunnan province.

lham Tohti. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP

China charges prominent Uighur scholar with “separatism”

DHARAMSALA, July 31: China has once again demonstrated its intolerance towards criticism in any form, no matter how mild and constructive, by charging charged Ilham Tohti, a prominent Uighur scholar with “separatism” on Wednesday.

Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Rabbi David Saperstein, nominated to become ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department, left, and Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, during a news conference to announce the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. (Photo: CLIFF OWEN — AP )

US report says China continues to suppress religious rights of Tibetan people

DHARAMSALA, July 29: The US State Department on July 28 said China continues to assert control over religious rights of the Tibetan people.

China extends railway to Indian border

DHARAMSALA, July 25: China expects to complete the construction of two railway lines in Tibet that will extend to the border with India by 2020, state run Global Times reported July 24.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, from left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and China's President Xi Jinping talk as they leave the stage after Xi addressed the Opening Session of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. Photo: Photographer: Jim Bourg/AFP/Getty Images

US investigates Tibetan writer’s house arrest, urges China to respect basic rights of Tibetan people

DHARAMSALA, July 10: Following Beijing’s two-day detention at home of a well known Tibetan writer-activist, Tsering Woeser and her husband, the US is now investigating why the Tibetan writer was prevented from attending a private dinner on women’s issue at the US Embassy in Beijing

Congressman Frank Wolf (Photo: Associated Press)

Street in front of Chinese embassy in Washington might be renamed “Liu Xiaobo Plaza”

DHARAMSALA, June 25: In a strong and symbolic message to highlight Nobel Prize-winning Chinese dissident, Liu Xiaobo’s unjust imprisonment and underscore US commitment to safeguard human rights around the world, the House Appropriations Committee, on June 24 voted to rename the stretch of land that runs directly in front of the Chinese Embassy as “Liu Xiaobo Plaza”.

Liu Xiaobo (left) and Xu Zhiyong (right). Photo: NED

NED honors two jailed Chinese activists with 2014 Democracy Award

DHARAMSALA, June 1: Two Chinese activists, Liu Xia bo and Xu Zhiyong who were put behind bars by their government for championing human rights and democratic reforms in China have been honored on May 29 with the “2014 Democracy Awards” by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a US government-funded grant-making foundation.

China begins month-long campaign to crackdown on mobile instant messaging services

China begins month-long campaign to crackdown on mobile instant messaging services

DHARAMSALA, May 30: The Chinese government has started a month-long campaign to crackdown on “illegal” and “harmful” information circulating through instant messaging services

Scenes of chaos at the market after the explosions. Photo: Weibo

Blasts kill 31 in restive Xinjiang region

DHARAMSALA, May 22: At least 31 people were killed and around 90 others injured in one of the deadliest attacks in years in Urumqi, the capital of East Turkistan (Ch: Xinjiang)when a series of explosions struck an open-air market early today.

Train station bombing kills three in East Turkistan

Train station bombing kills three in East Turkistan

DHARAMSALA, May 1: Three people were killed and 79 others were injured, in an attack on a railway station in Urumqi, the capital of East Turkistan (Ch: Xinjiang), as Chinese President, Xi Jinping wrapped up a four-day visit to the restive region.