China Damming Lhasa River Into Artificial Lakes

Yeshi Dorje  |  Voice Of America Tibet’s Lhasa River is being turned into a series of artificial lakes, according to Chinese state media. Launched in 2013, Beijing’s Lhasa River Project (LRP) aims to complete construction of six dams along a 20-kilometer stretch of...

Call on China to Stop Torture in Tibet

Free Tibet “The practice of torture and ill-treatment is still deeply entrenched in the  [Chinese] criminal justice system.” – United Nations Committee Against Torture 2015 Torture is an everyday reality in Tibet. Torture is used by China as a weapon against...

New Controls on Tibetan Language Study in Qinghai's Pema County

Kunsang Tenzin  |  Radio Free Asia Tightened security measures in a Tibetan-populated county of northwestern China’s Qinghai province are discouraging local efforts to promote the study of the Tibetan language, with many area residents taking classes in secret due to...

Tibetan Monk Detained, Warned Over Plans to Publish Book

Sangye Gyatso  |  Radio Free Asia Authorities in northwestern China’s Qinghai province briefly detained a Tibetan monk at the end of last year over his plans to publish a book about his travels in India, threatening him with re-arrest if he moves ahead with plans to...