• coronavirus vaccine Mar 7

    Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama Gets Vaccine Shot

    The Dalai Lama, the 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, has been administered the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine at a hospital in the north Indian hill town of Dharmsala

  • China Nov 24, 2019

    The Man Behind China's Detention of 1 Million Muslims

    After bloody race riots rocked China’s far west a decade ago, the ruling Communist Party turned to a rare figure in their ranks to restore order: a Han Chinese official fluent in Uighur, the language of the local Turkic Muslim minority. Now, newly revealed, confidential documents show that the official, Zhu Hailun, played a key role in planning and executing...

  • China Apr 10, 2019

    Dalai Lama Hospitalized With Chest Infection, Feeling Better

    The Dalai Lama has been hospitalized in the Indian capital with a chest infection and is feeling better, his spokesman said Wednesday. The 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader is under medication and likely to spend a day or two in the hospital, spokesman Tenzin Taklha said. The Dalai Lama flew from Dharmsala for consultations with doctors in the capital and was...

  • Associated Press Mar 10, 2019

    60 Years After Dalai Lama Fled, China Defends Tibet Policies

    China is defending its often-criticized rule in Tibet 60 years after the Dalai Lama fled into exile amid an abortive uprising against Chinese control, saying those who question its policies are merely showing their anti-Chinese bias. The statements in official media came as Tibetans and their supporters marked the anniversary Sunday and called for greater international support. Despite decades of...

  • China May 16, 2018

    Sichuan Airlines Co-Pilot Partially Sucked Out Plane Window, Pilot Says

    A Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was nearly sucked out of his plane’s cockpit when the jet’s windshield shattered at 30,000 feet Monday, about an hour into a flight from southwestern China to Tibet, NBC News reported. Captain Liu Chuanjian told Chengdu Business News that he struggled to maintain control of the plane full of 119 passengers while his co-pilot had “half...

  • United States Jan 21, 2016

    Magnitude-6.4 Quake Strikes China, Damaging Dozens of Homes

    A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck a remote region of northwest China early Thursday, damaging a few dozen homes but causing no casualties.
    The official Xinhua News Agency said the epicenter of the 1:13 a.m. quake was in an unpopulated area about 33 kilometers (20 miles) from the county seat of Menyuan in Qinghai province.

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