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  1. China and India coy over details of talks on disputed border

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the region could further strengthen China's rule in Tibet. Tawang was overrun by the People's Liberation Army during the Sino-India war in 1962, but India resumed its administration after ... Pradesh, which it calls South Tibet. India claims about 43,180 square kilometres in the Aksai Chin region. ...

  2. Sino-US trust is still lacking, 30 years on

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... with China. We expect high-level engagement to continue in some form.' However, she was clear on the issues of Taiwan, Tibet, and human rights on the mainland. On Taiwan, Mrs Clinton followed ... is unacceptable.' Mrs Clinton said the new administration 'will speak out for the human rights and religious freedom of the people of Tibet '. She also said the administration would 'press ...

  3. India's role praised

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for nearly half a century.' Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Tibet's failed uprising against Beijing and his flight to India, he described the host nation as a 'true friend that has always stood by us'. In a speech to coincide with Tibetan New Year, he also expressed hope for a 'gradual resolution of Tibet's just causes' and urged followers not to desert ...

  4. Tibetans in exile unprepared for a future without standard-bearer

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

    ... and living in exile. His influence is not only religious but also political, and his authority almost unparalleled. Analysts say it is hard to imagine anyone filling such big shoes in the campaign ...

  5. Cameron, Sunflower Seeds and the dreaded Dalai Lama effect

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of political oppression. As a result Ai has come to be regarded as an intellectual heavyweight whose words carry considerable moral authority. So on Monday when Britain's Guardian newspaper ... political circles. Coming on top of China's implied threats of retaliation should western ambassadors attend a ceremony in Oslo to mark the award of this year's Nobel Peace Prize ...

  6. A sometime pacifist

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The question of Tibet is complicated and confusing. Yet, most people outside China seem to think they have a clear idea about it. The main reason for their black-and-white view of the conflict has to do with the saintly image of the Dalai Lama. For them, it is self-evident that Tibet is good and Beijing bad; that the Dalai is a living saint and a man of peace; and that Beijing- ...

  7. 'Middle way' unlikely to bring softer stance

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... if the Dalai Lama died. But Wang Lixiong, an independent writer and respected author on Tibet, noted the Dalai Lama had made the decision to remain as spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan ... on Tibet, but the political backing for the Tibetan movement in the west would not diminish. Life work The Dalai Lama is 73 years old and is unlikely to step down as Tibet's spiritual leader ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Dalai Lama pins hopes on China's new leaders

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Dharamsala, India tzewei.ng@scmp.com The Dalai Lama has voiced hope that Beijing's policy towards Tibet may change under the new Chinese leadership to be ushered in next ... retirement from political leadership this year, also said he was still the best and only person to handle negotiations with Beijing. 'The reality is... I think for the time being, I'm ...

  10. Dalai Lama criticised over fiery protests

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com The mainland's top official newspaper lambasted the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, yesterday for condoning a spate of selfimmolations ... of the People's Daily also accused the 'Dalai Lama separatist clique' of inciting unrest across Tibet, such as the riots in March 2008 which left at least 18 people dead. It charged that it has ...




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