Firming up ties with Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged NRs 14.5 billion to Nepal for transport and infrastructure building as Kathmandu promised to keep up the crackdown on Tibetans supporting the Dalai Lama.
Tibetans who set themselves on fire in protest at Chinese rule face "extreme physical and psychological suffering" if they survive, a rights group said, alleging amputations, repression and forced disappearances.
For China to find a successor to the Dalai Lama would be like former Cuban leader Fidel Castro choosing the pope, the political head of Tibet`s exiles said on Tuesday, in response to comments by a senior Chinese official.
Expressing solidarity with the Tibetans in exile, vice president of the German parliament Claudia Roth on Monday urged China to resume dialogue with the Dalai Lama`s representatives for genuine autonomy in Tibet.
China is likely to remain concerned about potential unrest or terrorist acts in Xinjiang and Tibet regions leading to renewed human rights abuses, a top American offical told lawmakers here on Thursday who expressed concern over massive Chinese military modernisation.
The leader of Tibet`s exiled government will travel to Paris in March to attend a European rally marking a failed 1959 uprising against China that forced the Dalai Lama to flee, a French group said Wednesday.