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  1. An obsession with all things Tibetan - except the politics

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... young mainlanders has had little political effect. Tibet may be one of the country's growing sources of popular culture, but interest in the autonomous region is restricted to its exoticism ... He Huifeng Just over a generation ago, the mainland public's understanding of Tibet was largely limited to official propaganda, epitomised by a song called On the Golden Mountain ...

  2. New Delhi is urged to block Dalai Lama's 'political activities'

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi Beijing has urged India to curb the Dalai Lama's 'political activities' in the country, where the spiritual leader has headed a Tibetan government-in-exile ... Lama to engage in political activities on Indian soil in the best interests of bilateral relations between the two countries'. Analysts say China's reminder is significant because ...

  3. A Buddhist spectacle with political overtones

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... University, said Chinese national pride was apparent in the scale of the celebrations. 'It would be better if the political element was less obvious,' he said. 'It is more obvious ... to Taipei, where it will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday. Being the first major Buddhist convention to bridge the Taiwan Strait adds another political element to the summit. Xinhua reported that Jia ...

  4. Crackdown vow at ceremony marks Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ceremony in central Lhasa. In a move designed to underscore the strong political backing for the controversial holiday in Tibet, CCTV, on its primetime news programme, showed footage of all nine ... to send a political message about his control over the army in Tibet. Mr Zhang told the audience in Lhasa: 'The skies above Tibet will always be clear blue; the bright red five-star flag ...

  5. Tibetan political survivor dies weeks before 100th birthday

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the kings of Tibet, was one of the most prominent Tibetan figures in modern Chinese politics. He died from an unspecified illness in Beijing, CCTV said. He was two months short of his 100th ... chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He was a deputy CPPCC chairman when he died. He was the first chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Region in 1965 ...

  6. France urged to clarify Tibet stance to ease tensions

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao France should clarify its stance on Tibet before strained bilateral ties could be repaired, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. 'The problems between China and France were ... of goodwill to fend off the financial turmoil. 'This [Tibet issue] not only involved the core interests of China, it also seriously hurt the feelings of the Chinese people,' Mr Wen said. ...

  7. Is Beijing playing a no-win game?

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that'. The experts say Beijing holds the key - that China should break the political stalemate and negotiate a solution to the Tibet question while the Dalai Lama is alive. However, deep-rooted ... Shi Jiangtao Beijing appears confident in playing what is essentially a waiting game with the Dalai Lama over Tibet. And for good reason. The central leadership has confidence ...

  8. No direction home

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Broadhead

    ... in the name of Tibet's serf and peasant classes - despite the fact that he was scarcely a teenager when he assumed full political power, in 1950. The humour dissipates. Sharp eyes peer from ... to observe a special meeting between the Dalai Lama and a group of new arrivals from Tibet. The event is a master class in how Gyatso seamlessly blends the political and spiritual elements of his ...

  9. Official repeats accusation that Dalai Lama lied

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A senior official responsible for talks with the Dalai Lama's envoys reiterated his accusation that the Tibetan spiritual leader lied about statements the official made during their talks, mainland media reported. Zhu Weiqun, deputy head of the Communist Party's United Front Work Department, told the Beijing-owned Tibet Information Centre he had never said ...

  10. Tibet and Taiwan top concerns for Beijing in ties with US, experts say

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Tyres may be the latest bone of contention, but Tibet and Taiwan remain Beijing's top concerns in its relationship with the United States, mainland experts said after ... a reassurance at the meeting of America's commitment to free trade, Hu also raised the issues of Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang and stressed that Beijing and Washington should respect and take care ...




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