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Tibetan protester sets himself ablaze in New Delhi

A Tibetan exile set himself on fire and suffered extreme burns as he ran down a street in New Delhi on Monday to protest against an upcoming visit to India by Chinese President Hu Jintao. The 27-year-old, identified by fellow protesters as Janphel Yeshi, carried out his attempted self-immolation in Jantar Mantar, a city centre venue…

China steps up surveillance of Tibetan monasteries

BEIJING — A top official in Tibet’s capital has asked authorities to dispatch police to monasteries and step up security on main roads after violent clashes in Tibetan-inhabited areas left at least two dead. Qi Zhala, Lhasa’s Communist Party chief, also ordered a crackdown on “separatist” activities he linked to…

Tibetan dies after setting himself on fire

BEIJING — A Tibetan man died after he and another man set themselves on fire in southwestern China, state media said Sunday, taking the total number of similar acts to 14 in the restive region in less than a year. The incidents happened Friday near the Kirti monastery in Sichuan…

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