October 22, 2012 At the Tibetan Labrang Monastery in Gansu, another protester chose suicide as a way to draw attention to what Tibetans say is China's repressive rule.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
Diptendu Dutta /AFP/Getty Images
April 17, 2012 Chinese leaders fear what might happen if Tibetans were allowed to live freely and others under Chinese rule started to demand more respect for their rights, the Buddhist spiritual leader says.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/150794057/150790949" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
In Kolkata on Tuesday, exiled Tibetans and human rights activists held a candlelight for Jamphel Yeshi.
Dibyangshu Sarkar /AFP/Getty Images
March 28, 2012 A small but growing number of Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest China's rule over their homeland. The latest happened in New Delhi, where China's president is visiting.
A Tibetan Buddhist monk holds up a candle with other Tibetan exiles during a candlelight vigil for Tibetan Janphel Yeshi, who set himself on fire earlier in New Delhi.
March 27, 2012 Increasingly angry about Chinese rule, a small but steadily growing number of Tibetans are choosing to protest by setting themselves on fire. Many Tibetans say they admire such actions — support that experts say means more such protests are likely.
The Prime Minister-elect of Tibet's government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, standing by the Tibetan flag.
April 27, 2011 Tibetan Government-in-exile gets new Prime Minister following election; Harvard scholar Lobsang Sangay takes up political duties of Dalai Lama
February 15, 2011 Jigme Norbu, 45, had started a 300-mile "Walk for Tibet" down the state. The driver of the vehicle that hit him has not been charged.
October 5, 2010 Contemporary Tibet conjures a mysterious mental image. So imagine how much more mysterious it was 100 years ago when travel was difficult and few foreigners were granted entry. A rare photo album provides a glimpse of that cloistered culture.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/130328968/130342937" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
April 29, 2008 The Olympic torch relay makes it complicated for climbers hoping to ascent Mount Everest.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/90035579/90035544" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
March 31, 2008 With protests and violence in Tibet, we ask, "Who is the Dalai Lama?"
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/89240773/89241426" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor