Month: June 2004

An Historical Tragedy—The Fall of the Tubo Kingdom

Today’s Tibet was once known as Tubo in ancient China. It was Songtsen Gampo that first established the powerful Tubo Kingdom and became the first Tsanpo (“Tibetan King” in Tibetan) in the Tubo Kingdom.

BBC: China torture inspection delayed

The alleged torture of members of groups which Beijing considers a threat to national security or to its hold on organised religion. These include practitioners of Falun Gong, ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang, members of underground churches.