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Drugchu landslide disaster PDF Print E-mail
[19 August] Over 1,400 people have been killed in landslides and flooding that hit Drugchu County (Chinese: Zhouqu) in Gansu province on 8 August. The Chinese government initiated a mass rescue effort in Drugchu town, where over 300 buildings have been buried by mud and thousands made homeless. However, there is criticism that the government did not heed previous warnings that excessive expolitation of natural resources in the region would lead to such a disaster.
Film-maker Dhondup Wangchen transferred to labour camp PDF Print E-mail
[21 May 2010] News has emerged that Dhondup Wangchen, the Tibetan film-maker who was sentenced to six year's imprisonment in December 2009 for making the film Leaving Fear Behind, has been transferred to a labour camp.
EU Representive called on to raise Tibet during China visit PDF Print E-mail
[28 April 2010] Tibet Society has called on the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Catherine Ashton, to raise Tibet and human rights concerns during her upcoming trip to China (29 April-1 May 2010), and to boycott the Tibet Pavilion whilst visiting the Shanghai Expo.
The Dalai Lama "eager" to visit Yushu earthquake area PDF Print E-mail
[17 April 2010] The Dalai Lama held a short 20 minute meeting with predominately Tibetan press in Dharamsala today. Here he elaborated on his Press Release that had been issued earlier in the day where he said, "... the location of the earthquake, Kyigudo (Chinese: Yushu), lies in Qinghai Province, which happens to be where both the late Panchen Lama and I were born. To fulfill the wishes of many of the people there, I am eager to go there myself to offer them comfort."
Earthquake hits Tibet PDF Print E-mail
[14 April 2010] An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale has hit eastern Tibet. The earthquake struck the Jyekundo region (aka Kyegundo; Ch: Yushu county) in Kham (Qinghai province) just before 8am local time on 14 April 2010.

Tibet Relief Fund has set up an emergency appeal fund that will help local people in the aftermath of this tragic disaster.
Click here to donate.
Google stands up for freedom of information and stops censoring searches in China PDF Print E-mail
[23 March 2010] Google has announced it is no longer complying with China's draconian restrictions and censorship of information on the internet.
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