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  1. What would happen in a real crisis?

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi Kitty Hawk saga reveals weak links in Beijing's decision making and communication The ongoing Kitty Hawk saga has raised more concerns about how well Beijing's decision-making and coordination mechanisms would react in a real crisis tha ...

  2. Documentary series to explore diversity of the new China

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse There might be nothing newsworthy about two 20-somethings travelling around the mainland but if they are award-winning photojournalist and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jeff and Peter Hutchens, then it's worth a documentary. Having grown up on ...

  3. Games offer insight into nation's past and future

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... human rights record, usher in democratic reform and bring about changes to the government's policies in regions such as Tibet and Xinjiang. There was a time when differences between Beijing ... This week, for example, foreign protesters were arrested for staging a pro-Tibet demonstration. Last week, the authorities rightly came under fire for failing to provide foreign journalists ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Oct 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rewriting history books So Tibet's Communist Party secretary Zhang Qingli says China is furious that the US hosted a meeting involving the Dalai Lama. 'There must be no justice or good ... if China had not invaded Tibet and wiped them off the face of the Earth. One might suggest that that was slightly more of an injustice than holding a meeting with Tibet's exiled leader. ...

  5. Beijing unlikely to act: analysts

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... words into action. They said it would be politically problematic for Mr Bush to shun long-held tradition and fail to attend the ceremony where the Congressional Gold Medal - the top civilian ... 'Besides, China's prime foreign policy goal is to place what is currently a co-operative US-China relationship on a stable long-term strategic basis.' For Steve Tsang, a reader in politics ...

  6. Slice of Life

    Posted Aug 21st 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... years' imprisonment. A report by Peking Radio, monitored in Karachi by Pakistan Radio, stated that 'units of the Chinese Communist Army had crossed the border into Tibet and were 'warmly welcomed' by Tibetans in the area'. The Chinese forces had moved into northeast Tibet from Qinghai. The US State Department was quoted from Washington as saying it could ...

  7. 'We are focusing on domestic development... we need a peaceful and safe environment'

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a 'just and fair political and economic new order. We are focusing on domestic development. We need favourable external conditions and a peaceful and safe environment'. But when it came ... not compromising [on these issues],' he said. Tibet and Taiwan have been sources of tension between Beijing and other countries. The long-standing issues recently affected ties with the United States, ...

  8. Plan to tap west's water is stuck in mud

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... ridiculed by many experts as a fantasy which poses environmental and geological hazards, and is fraught with political risks at home and abroad. Guo Kai, who first proposed diverting water from Tibet to the mainland's arid north in the early 1990s, said the Three Gorges Dam and the South-North Water Diversion projects, both under construction and costing a fortune, were no cure ...

  9. Papering over the cracks in minority relations

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng The riots in Tibet last year and those in Xinjiang this year have exposed the inadequacies of China's policy for ethnic minorities. Without a significant improvement, social harmony will suffer and, in the worst case, national security will be adversely affected. The Chinese people strongly support Beijing's sovereignty position on Xinjiang and Tibet ...

  10. Tibet unlikely to reopen on May 1

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing gave the clearest indication yet yesterday that Tibet would not be opened to tourists next month as promised. The Himalayan region has been off-limits to tourists, especially foreigners, since deadly riots rocked Lhasa on March 14 and 15. But this month, Tibet's tourism authority announced that the region would reopen on May 1, traditionally one ...




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