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Dalai Lama to speak to MPs on human rights

Guardian UK 23/04/08

The Dalai Lama will appear before a committee of MPs next month to give evidence about human rights in Tibet.

A Record of Tibetan Unrest: April 10–April 13

By Tsering Woeser 17/04/08

Note: Tsering Woeser is the foremost Tibetan writer in Tibet and China today. She has published these entries in her blog to record the incidents occurring in Tibet and China. According to Radio Free Asia (RFA), she has been under house arrest in Beijing since March 10.

 

Delhi braced for torch protests

BBC News 17/04/08

A huge security operation is under way in India's capital, Delhi, to protect the Olympic torch from protests on the latest leg of its troubled world tour.

Chinese Hospitals Do Not Accept Donated Organs

By Shi Yu 16/04/08

An article published in the April 4th edition of Qi Lu Evening , a newspaper in Shandong Province in eastern China, has attracted people's attention and recently circulated throughout the Internet. It reported that a young man temporarily working in Jinan City decided to donate his corneas after a kidney failure diagnosis. However, several major hospitals throughout the area explained that they were "not qualified" to accept the donation. An official in the Ophthalmology Department of the Jinan Central Hospital even mentioned that none of the corneas used by his department came from donations.

China 'gold medal' for executions

BBC News 15/04/08

The Chinese authorities put to death at least 470 people last year, but may have killed up to 8,000, human rights group Amnesty International has said.

Olympic Attitudes Split Among Overseas Chinese

By Xue Fei 14/04/08

SAN FRANCISCO—Around 9:00 a.m on April 9, Mr. Zhou Fengsuo, a former student leader of the Tiananmen Democratic Movement in 1989, arrived at the relay's opening ceremony outside of AT&T Park with his friend Su.

Former Reporter Quits the Communist Youth League

By Xin Fei 14/04/08

According to data published on The Epoch Times' Tuidang (Withdraw from the Party) Web site, since early 2005, more than 35 million people have quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Communist Youth League (CYL), and the Communist Young Pioneers (CYP).

Thousands of Workers Protest in Southern China

By Gu Qing'er 11/04/08

On April 7 and 8, thousands of workers employed at the Huayun Machinery Factory and the Changsha Heavy Machinery Factory, both in Hunan Province, had a sit-in protest inside the facilities.

Human Rights Torch Relay Reaches Guizhou Province

By Wen Xin and Li Tianhui 11/04/08

Before the arrival of the Olympic Torch in China, the end of March has seen the global Human Rights Torch Relay officially spread to mainland China with the slogan "Same World, Same Human Rights."

Up in flames: humiliation for China as torch relay descends into chaos

The Independent UK 08/04/08

The global procession of the Olympic flame – a symbol of sporting values hijacked as a symbol of Chinese state pride – stumbled into abject political embarrassment for Beijing and Western governments yesterday.

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