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  1. Beijing helping Tibetans catch up with the west, says author

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung meets Ma Lihua, an authority on Tibet, who dismisses claims that Chinese rule is destroying its native culture Critics of Chinese rule in Tibet may view author Ma Lihua's work as propaganda, but for many people it is inspirational. Ma, one of the country's leading authorities on Tibet and author of 16 books, offers a curt dismissal of accusations by human ...

  2. Ode to Tibet's first king

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... she almost died from a strange sickness. When she awoke from a coma, she suddenly possessed the ability to sing ancient Tibetan poetry, understood only by specialists. A relative at Tibet People's Daily brought Yumei to China's Academy of Social Sciences in Tibet. She stunned scholars by singing the Song of King Gesar, which recounts sagas of Tibet's legendary first king. ...

  3. Tibetan nun released from jail

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by overseas human rights groups as Tibet's longest-serving female prisoner of conscience and had spent the past 15 years in jail. ...

  4. ExpertAdvice

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... took advantage when China first opened and let them buy pieces from Tibet. The problem with China is that once they've finished selling old pieces, they make reproductions. There are so ... from chemicals.' Chu says the wood is important: 'Tibet is the highest and driest place in the world. There was only one type of wood: pine. It was not expensive, but the drying ...

  5. Basic but bilingual

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney Thirty-five children and two monks huddle in a make-shift wooden structure that provides only the barest protection from the cold mountain winds. The simple Tondashun School in Punzera, Yunnan province, consists of a kitchen, two sleeping area ...

  6. Tibet crash victim brought home

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The body of Cheung Hai-yan, who was killed in a car accident in Tibet, was returned to Hong Kong last night, accompanied by her surviving husband. The 29-year-old was killed ... Kong government. Mr Fong had remained in Tibet after the accident to arrange the funeral. The other Hong Kong people injured in the accident returned to the city last week. The couple's ...

  7. Should Tibet have status like Hong Kong and Macau?

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was disappointed, though not surprised, to read that Beijing has dismissed as 'totally untenable' the Dalai Lama's request for greater autonomy for Tibet, like that of Hong Kong and Macau ('Dalai Lama under fire over call for autonomy', May 24). A white paper issued by the State Council said the situation in Tibet is entirely different from ...

  8. PLA, Indian army burying the hatchet

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... together peacefully.' Yesterday, the PLA and the Indian Army held their first joint mountaineering exercise in Tibet to promote friendship in the remote border area. As many as 40 officers and soldiers from the two nuclear nations together scaled Point 4450, a mountain in Tibet's Burang region. A senior Indian official described the climbing expedition as a 'landmark event ...

  9. New Delhi sent spies to assess lake, report says

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta Indian spies penetrated Tibet earlier this month to assess whether a large glacial lake was likely to burst its banks and flood adjoining Himachal Pradesh ... of the lake, The Statesman said the spies were sent to Tibet by the Research and Analysis Wing of India's premier intelligence agency, the Directorate of Military Intelligence, and Indo-Tibetan ...

  10. Condoms on buses to Tibet

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Passengers travelling to Tibet by bus will be offered free condoms in an effort to prevent the region's transient population spreading Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases. Buses leaving Sichuan province for the Tibetan capital of Lhasa are now being supplied with a stock of condoms and pamphlets promoting safe sex. The project is aimed at promoting the use ...




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