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  1. Dalai Lama sparks boom in Darjeeling

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has fuelled a mini-boom in India's Darjeeling region, where more than 110,000 Buddhists have gathered for the Kalachakra religious festival. All hotel and guesthouse rooms have been snap ...

  2. Time to lay old disputes to rest

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... issued by the two governments largely succeeded in defusing the Tibet issue. Tibet is the most sensitive issue in Sino-Indian relations, just as the question of Taiwan is the most sensitive in China's relations with the United States. In the declaration, Mr Vajpayee said that India 'recognises that the Tibet Autonomous Region is part of the territory of the People's Republic ...

  3. Painting over the cracks

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Leisa Tyler

    ... After years of neglect, Tibet's temples are undergoing a makeover. But the techniques used by the monks show little regard for the rich artistic treasures adorning their walls, writes ... It's estimated that 95 per cent of the kingdom's religious buildings were razed after Mao Zedong unleashed his reign of terror on this region in 1956, when he tried to unite Tibet ...

  4. Tibet aims to lure adventure-seekers away from Nepal

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Officials hoping easier access to Mount Everest will prove a draw Tibet is trying to promote itself to adventurous tourists as a safe alternative to Nepal, its violence-wracked southern neighbour. Its latest initiative is the inaugural Mount Everest Culture Festival, which officials hope will attract more than 100,000 visitors to Shigatse, Tibet's second-largest city, ...

  5. Pro-Tibet Australian MPs press on

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Australian MPs have vowed to press on with a pro-Tibet publicity campaign to coincide with next week's visit by President Hu Jintao, despite feeling ... next Friday. Elaine Carbines, an MP in Victoria's state parliament, said she was offended by a letter she received from Melbourne-based Mr Tian in which he warned that Tibet was 'an ...

  6. Soccer body 'sorry' for Tibet gaffe

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Fifa, the international football association, has apologised for describing Tibet as a 'neighbouring country' instead of part of China on the official website for the World Cup 2006. The fifaworldcup.yahoo.com site was launched on December 3 with Tibet listed under 'neighbouring countries' in its 'country information' section. The error ...

  7. Scientific pledge for Qinghai-Tibet

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Beijing Researchers say the environmentally sensitive plateau has to be protected Scientists are pledging to step up research on the environmentally sensitive Qinghai-Tibet plateau as the high-mountain region undergoes natural and man-made change. The plateau covers more than 2.5 million sq km in the provinces of Qinghai and Tibet, and parts of Sichuan, Yunnan ...

  8. Fear and pain haunt a climate of change

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Scientists believe a switch in global weather patterns is responsible for the degradation of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. As a result, livelihoods and culture are under threat. Ray Cheung reports in the first of a four-part series from the remote area Tib ...

  9. New graduates, eager to do their bit for the people, opt to go west

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interviews will stay for up to two years in remote locations, such as rural Tibet, to teach, practise medicine, work in agriculture or organise youth activities. Graduates say they see the volunteer work as a way to help the west develop, help the country as a whole and gain experience. Li Guibao, a Jilin province college graduate, will spend a year in Tibet. 'It's not just ...

  10. Environment given top priority for railway to Lhasa

    Posted Nov 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Scientist says every measure has been taken to protect surrounding ecosystems The central government has worked hard to protect the environment during the construction of the massive Qinghai-Tibet railway, according to a top mainland scientist. Li Bosheng, of the Chinese Academy of Science, said railroad officials consulted environmental scientists and made adjustments ...




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