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  • Exiled Tibetan monks hold a candlelight vigil in Dharmsala, India, as they react to news reports of self-immolation by two Tibetan monks at the Kirti Monastery in China's Sichuan province. The two monks, who are in stable condition after being rescued by police, called out "long live the Dalai Lama," according to Free Tibet. (Associated Press)

    Two Tibetan monks self-immolate to protest policies

    Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire Monday in a protest over China's tight rein over Buddhist practices, a rights group said as the Chinese government reiterated it will choose the next Dalai Lama.

  • President Obama meets with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Saturday, July 16, 2011. (Photo courtesy of the White House)

    China slams Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama

    China on Sunday slammed President Obama's meeting with the Dalai Lama as an act that has "grossly interfered in China's internal affairs" and damaged Chinese-American relations.

  • Gere criticizes China over abuse in Tibet

    American actor Richard Gere is taking a swipe at China for what he calls its widespread abuse of Tibetans.

  • ** FILE ** The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, speaks in Dharmsala, India, on Thursday, March 10, 2011, during the commemoration of the anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

    Dalai Lama to give up political role

    The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he will give up his political role in the Tibetan government-in-exile and shift that power to an elected representative, as the 76-year-old Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader struggles with growing worries about who will succeed him when he dies.

  • **FILE** President Obama looks on as Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during a Jan. 19 news conference in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

    VOA radio broadcasts to China signing off, while Beijing boosts propaganda

    The Obama administration will cancel shortwave radio broadcasts by Voice of America into China this year, as Beijing is expanding its propaganda operations in the United States and around the world.

  • Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger introduces China's President Hu Jintao to leaders from the private and public sectors, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 in Washington, at a luncheon co-hosted by the U.S.-China Business Council. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Hu says China not a military threat to any nation

    Chinese President Hu Jintao sought to assure U.S. business leaders on Thursday that his country is an economic partner and not a military threat to America or anyone else. But he rejected foreign interference on issues such as Tibet and Taiwan.

  • President Obama makes a courtesy bow to welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao to the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington earlier this week. A report by the CIA's Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation and Arms Control Center links Chinese companies to nuclear and missile programs in Pakistan and missile programs in Iran. (Bloomberg News)

    TRIPLETT: Who is Hu Jintao?

    ''It is not every day that the queen and the British prime minister welcome a state leader who ordered his troops to mow down unarmed civilians." So begins a British newspaper report by eminent China scholar and editor Jonathan Mirsky on the visit of Hu Jintao to England in 2001. At the time, Mr. Hu was only No. 2 in China.

  • Report: China used 'disproportionate force' to quell protest

    Chinese security forces used "disproportionate force" and acted with "deliberate brutality" in crushing a protest in Tibet in 2008, according to an international human rights group.

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    Chinese security forces used "disproportionate force" and acted with "deliberate brutality" in crushing a protest in Tibet in 2008, according to an international human rights group.

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