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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can be a venue for discussion of 'Tibet question'

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Barry Sautman

    ... question' Whether one can accept that the "Tibet question" is misconceived depends on whether one thinks the Chinese government may be right about the political status of Tibet. That means ... Lama "goes away". The Tibet question will alter when the Dalai Lama no longer plays a political role; ethno-nationalist movements throughout the world are generally able to continue ...

  2. Legal journal refuses to print article on Tibet

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Political Rights, and provides a brief history of China's relations with Tibet. It concludes: 'If Kosovo has a right to self-determination, the right of Tibet is infinitely stronger. ... Society's official journal. Human rights lawyer Paul HarrisSC raised concerns of self-censorship after he was informed yesterday that his article on Tibet commissioned for the Hong Kong Lawyer had ...

  3. FCC Tibet talk Beijing 'didn't like' is put off

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... director of the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet, was not because of political pressure. 'Don't read too much into it. The thing has been organised in haste and not many ... were told last Wednesday that Ms Saunders would give a lunch talk, titled 'A Great Mountain Burned by Fire: Reflections on New Expressions of Dissent and the Crisis in Tibet ...

  4. Political Animal

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While the topic of Tibet has long been taboo on the mainland, Political Animal wonders why Li's group would find trouble registering, considering the relative freedom of operation the Falun ... the start of its recruitment drive. Watch out for other big names. Activists tread a rocky road on Tibet Talking about friendship, local activists trying to promote closer links between Tibet ...

  5. Tibet has long been ruled by China

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Tibet declaring independence. Between 1910 and the 1920s, many Chinese provinces declared independence from Nanjing due to political turmoil. Does that mean that Guangdong, Yunnan and Hubei ... Bill Byrne was wrong to say that, historically, Tibet has always been an independent and sovereign nation ('Should Tibet have status like Hong Kong and Macau?', June 8). At least ...

  6. No politics please, says East Asian Games chief

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Material promoting political causes will not be welcome at venues for next month's East Asian Games, the organiser said yesterday. The chief executive of the East Asian ... would be allowed to bring national flags or banners with political content to the venues, he said that political materials were not welcome. Items ranging from water bottles to the Tibetan flag ...

  7. Agreeing to disagree is what makes HK special

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Prominent pro-Tibet activist Kate Saunders' speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club rightly went ahead yesterday. According to the club, Foreign Ministry officials expressed ... the British woman entry. The concern was unnecessary: she showed up, was admitted, and said what she wanted to, laying to rest doubts that our cherished right to free speech is threatened. Tibet ...

  8. Political Animal

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Guikang, deputy director of the central government's liaison office during a party trip to Tibet last week. Under that scheme, the name of New Century Forum member Scarlett Pong Oi-lan- whose ... were attributed to late withdrawal of canvassing efforts by Beijing loyalists. Anson Chan spells out the positives After Political Animal's report this week on former chief secretary Anson ...

  9. Fear of the unspeakable

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Insecurity is a terrible thing, and when it comes to insecurity over national identity, the repercussions are profound on a personal and a political level. These thoughts are prompted by Hong Kong's reactions to events in Tibet , where signs of a so-called separatist uprising have re-emerged after decades of quiet. The Chinese government's characterisation ...

  10. Should we be concerned about politics in other countries?

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Each week our two teenagers debate a hot topic. This week... Vanessa Lee, 17, Heep Yunn School It is ignorant not to be concerned with politics in other countries. More than half ... have unstable, unreliable governments. If we do not take an interest in their politics, the citizens' lives will be even more miserable. For example, the inability of Afghanistan's ...




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