China's extreme smog predicts a slow down in coal consumption

China's extreme smog predicts a slow down in coal consumption

Kieran Cooke for Climate News Network – WNN Breaking (WNN/Climate News Network) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: There are still doubts. The statistics might be proved wrong. But it looks as if China might be starting to wean itself off its coal consumption habit.China produces and consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. […]

Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

Another Tibetan Buddhist nun sets herself on fire to protest China policies

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Another Tibetan Buddhist nun in the Tibetan Autonomous Region in Sichuan, China has set herself on fire outside the monastery where she was on retreat as a part of a string of ongoing self-immolation protests made against China’s continuing clamp down on indigenous Tibetans. 31-years of […]

China’s Communist Party reform eases ‘one-child’ policy for families

China’s Communist Party reform eases ‘one-child’ policy for families

William Ide for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: China says that it plans to ease its one-child policy and abolish a controversial system of re-education through labor that often arbitrarily puts activists and those who would challenge the Communist Party behind bars. The announcement, along with other significant reforms, comes […]

Another victim of self-immolation marks suffering for Tibetans in China

Another victim of self-immolation marks suffering for Tibetans in China

WNN Breaking (WNN) Lhasa, PEOPLE”S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: In a continuing series of self-immolations highlighting the continuing plight for indigenous Tibetans living inside the region of China, a young 20-year-old Buddhist monk name Tsering Gyal has miraculously survived, but reports on-the-ground say he is in serious condition, following a suicide attempt after catching […]

Tibetan blogger Tsering Woeser’s new book exposes human rights desperation through self-immolation

Tibetan blogger Tsering Woeser’s new book exposes human rights desperation through self-immolation

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Beijing, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, EASTERN ASIA: Tibetan historian, human rights advocate, author, poet and blogger Ms. Tsering Woeser has just released a comprehensive and important book on China covering the ongoing self-immolation protests, in what activists say is an continuing ‘Chinese policy against cultural freedom’. Woeser’s book, “Immolations […]

Tibetan anti-mining protesters face violence under China & foreign corporate interests

Tibetan anti-mining protesters face violence under China & foreign corporate interests

WNN Breaking (WNN) Jiegu, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Southern Qinghai Province, CHINA. WESTERN ASIA: As peaceful non-violent protests working in efforts to stop the actions of mining in China’s Tibetan Autonomous Region, human rights organization Free Tibet has released news that local Tibetan protesters trying to stop the mining have faced increased intimidation, violence and […]