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

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

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.

Indian minister slams China’s demand to exclude Arunachali youth from Indian delegation

DHARAMSALA, April 21: A senior Indian government official has expressed his anger in protest against Beijing’s demand not to include youth from Arunachal Pradesh in the annual youth exchange delegation next month.

Avalanche kills 12 Sherpa guides in worst disaster on Mount Everest

DHARAMSALA, April 19: An avalanche on Friday killed at least 12 Sherpa guides and left several others missing in the single deadliest accident so far on Mount Everest, Nepali officials said.

satellite image show a Russian military airborne Special Forces brigade at Yeysk in southern Russia, near its border with Ukraine

Talks to be held next week over Ukraine crisis

DHARAMSALA, April 11: Amid ever increasing possibility of military conflict between Russia and Ukraine that threatens to divide and plunge the world into cold war era, the United States, the European Union,

Secretary Kerry raises Tibet issue with Chinese leaders

DHARAMSALA, Feb 15: In his latest visit to China, US Secretary of State, John Kerry on Feb 14 raised concern over deteriorating human rights condition in Tibet and Xinjiang with senior Chinese leaders among other issues of US concern such as denuclearization of North Korea

Chinese activist Hu Jia remains under house arrest

DHARAMSALA, Jan 28: Within hours after prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years jail term for “disruption of public order” on Jan 26,

Tibet House US Benefit Concert to be held on March 11th

DHARAMSALA, Jan 18: Eagle’s guitarist Joe Walsh, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and English rock band New Order are all slated to perform at the 24th annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert.