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  1. Tibet clouds Olympic torch's relay route

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... the relay would head directly to Xinjiang- not Tibet and Qinghai as originally scheduled. China News Service reported that the flame would not pass through Tibet and Qinghai as planned. Bocog gave no explanation for the changes, but there were signs that the move was grounded in Beijing's concerns about security, especially in Tibet, where unrest erupted in March, and Qinghai. But according ...

  2. Tight rein kept on Tibet, rights protesters

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lion' flag- which they had hidden underneath a Canadian flag. As they were trying to uncover the Tibet flag, several security guards who had been monitoring them pounced and covered them ... I can't really comment.' Just before the end of last night's events, two US members of the Students for A Free Tibet group, Matt Browner-Hamlin and Brianna Cotter, also tried to display ...

  3. Hundreds rally against Hu on Japan trip

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by arguably the largest demonstration ever faced there by a Chinese leader as more than 1,000 protesters took to the streets. Tibet took centre stage during the protests, which were scattered across ... as they denounced China's handling of the recent riots in Tibet. In one of the rallies, more than 1,200 people, including Japanese and Tibetans living in Japan, paid a one-minute silent tribute ...

  4. A new dawn?

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm There is a popular saying in Lhasa these days: 'China's stability depends on Tibet. Tibet's stability depends on Lhasa. Lhasa's stability depends ... further pointed out that the Dalai Lama does not seek to return to Tibet if Beijing has concerns about it, but would offer to send his representatives to Tibetan areas to clarify to people ...

  5. Cosy cafe in Lhasa a meeting point for Hong Kong tourists

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in Thailand. Mind made up, he next decided to cycle from Thailand to Tibet. Mr Yau and his business and cycling partner, 28-year old Kittipong Kongkeaw, took five months to finish the gruelling journey, which they insisted be done by bicycle, except one part of the Yunnan leg when they had to take a boat. Mr Yau found riding in the Changdu prefecture, Tibet, most difficult due to the high ...

  6. Bikes and blogs...

    Posted Jan 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Inspired by a dream, two teens cycle their way across the mainland, from Guangdong to Tibet. Full story on Page 4 ...

  7. All quiet on the tourism front as Lhasa struggles to find its feet after violence

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... more than a month after the violent riots that shocked the world. Yesterday was officially the first day for the riot-battered city, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, to receive ... that travel agencies postpone organising tour groups, citing safety concerns and the need for reconstruction of damaged tourism facilities. Tibet tourism officials said foreigners would be admitted ...

  8. Pico's puzzle

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... practical, everyday way, as soon as he went into exile, he almost seemed to say, 'Well the old Tibet has gone, what a great opportunity to create a new Tibet.' To get rid of the formalism and hierarchy that he felt stifled old Tibet. To open opportunities to women in Tibet that they hadn't had before, for example. To decide that Tibetan children should be taught the Tibetan language ...

  9. Beijing tells Dalai Lama to cherish negotiations

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be held this week to discuss the Tibet problem, the depth of which was highlighted by deadly riots in March. Xinhua reported yesterday that the government would arrange the negotiations ... autonomy' for Tibet. In the statement, the office said the 73-year-old Dalai Lama had meant to say that efforts to find a solution to the Tibet issue that would be mutually acceptable to Tibetans ...

  10. Beijing promises funds for Tibet

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing has vowed to step up economic support for Tibet , which has yet to recover from mass anti-government protests early this year, in its latest bid to woo Tibetans. Tibet Autonomous Region government vice-chairman Hao Peng said Beijing had recently issued a new policy document renewing its support for Tibet's socioeconomic development. Beijing ...




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