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  1. Tibet policy needs rethink by Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The face of Tibet has changed dramatically in the 60 years since it came under Communist Party rule. Untold billions of yuan have been poured into developing infrastructure, improving ... Lama. Beijing has to rethink its policy and resuming dialogue is the best place to start. Attempts to buy goodwill have clearly been unsuccessful. It is not only about wealth or politics ...

  2. China's position on Tibet

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma From Beijing's perspective, Tibet has been an inseparable part of China since ancient times. It says Tibet had long been a society of feudal serfdom under theocratic rule, a society which was even darker than that in medieval Europe. The Dalai Lama, as leader of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and head of the Tibetan government, monopolised both political ...

  3. Beijing plays PR game with Tibet talks offer

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... political and even economic relations with the west - the United States and the European Union in particular - would be seriously affected. By offering to meet the Dalai Lama, Beijing can reassure ...

  4. Fifty years on, time for a rethink of Tibet policy

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

    ... of nationalism and resentment in Tibet. Beijing needs to rethink its policy on Tibet, lest power passes from the Dalai Lama into the hands of a generation politically radicalised by the perception ... for real autonomy for Tibet rather than independence. On the other, as he battles deteriorating health, the moderating influence of the 73-year-old's non-violent policies cannot last forever. ...

  5. It's time for Beijing to rethink Tibet policy

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eleven days after violence broke out in Tibet, two contending versions of what happened have emerged. The central government has put the blame squarely on the Dalai Lama's ... government, and ordinary Chinese people's view of the west being keen to demonise China. Whatever the truth, the central government's policy towards Tibet has clearly failed. After almost ...

  6. Which model of autonomy for Tibet?

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Yash Ghai

    ... of the Hong Kong model are either necessary or relevant to Tibet, such as separate currency, taxation and trade systems. But the recognition of self-government through its own political system, ... particularly as manifested in Hong Kong, would increasingly solve today's political problems. Both Beijing and the Dalai Lama think that it could solve the Tibetan 'problem', ...

  7. 'One world' to gather in Beijing ... minus Tibet

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... there was no case to answer when it came to disputed Tibet, and Wangpo Tethong was politely offered the Chinese flag or the door. 'The meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere. The team ... Exiles are unlikely to win when it comes to the political games, writes Peter Simpson Imagine a day in eight months and the indoor stadium at Peking University. Under the glare ...

  8. Tibet issue to take back seat as EU-Beijing economic talks focus on old concerns

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The Tibet issue is not expected to garner most of the attention at the first China-EU high-level economic talks in Beijing today because the two sides have more crucial topics ... the mainland would divert attention from Tibet. 'China will probably go around the Tibet topic by saying the door to dialogue is always open or by inviting the EU to send a delegation to see ...

  9. End of the line for Tibet?

    Posted Aug 14th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Goff

    ... Workers will finish laying the tracks for the controversial 1,142km railway from Golmud in Qinghai province to Lhasa in Tibet by the end of this year and trial runs will begin in July next year. At an official cost of 26.2 billion yuan, the line will link Tibet to China's extensive rail network, with the journey from Beijing to Lhasa- in pressurised aircraft-like carriages- taking 48 hours. ...

  10. News - China

    Beijing appoints teenager to Tibetan CPPCC

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the youngest member of the Tibet Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, according to China Daily . The CPPCC is a nominated advisory body which plays a key role ... given his first political appointment, state media said yesterday. China enthroned Sonam Phuntsok in 2000 as the seventh Reting Rinpoche, a line of figures who have traditionally taken charge ...




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