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  1. An obsession with all things Tibetan- except the politics

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

    ... He Huifeng Just over a generation ago, the mainland public's understanding of Tibet was largely limited to official propaganda, epitomised by a song called On the Golden Mountain ... summarised most mainland people's perception of Tibet- a primitive and distant land emancipated by the Communist Party from its old, slave-like conditions. Slowly and gradually, things have ...

  2. New Delhi is urged to block Dalai Lama's 'political activities'

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am

    ... the arrival of Chinese troops in Tibet 50 years ago. The envoy also said Beijing was keen to schedule a meeting between President Hu Jintao and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in London next ... governments playing host to the Dalai Lama,' said an Indian foreign ministry official. Mr Zhang reiterated that the Dalai Lama would be allowed to return to Tibet only on China's terms. ...

  3. Monastery out of bounds before riot, Tibetans say

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... according to the Berlin-based Tibet Heritage Fund and the Golog tourism bureau. Founded in 1769, it was once a temporary home for the Panchen Lama. More than 1,500 monks lived there in its golden ... the party's campaigns provoked an outcry at the monastery and an increasing number of monks had joined the Free Tibet movement. ...

  4. Wanted: ways to lure more tourists to visit Tibet

    Posted Sep 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen If you have ever been a tourist in Lhasa, Tibet, there are things that may make you nervous, such as a suspicious-looking Tibet Entry Permit and plain-clothes police ... Tibet-related affairs. But for the first time, they are being encouraged to help define the city's future. And the person who comes up with the winning proposal will get a one million yuan (HK$1.13 ...

  5. Official repeats accusation that Dalai Lama lied

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A senior official responsible for talks with the Dalai Lama's envoys reiterated his accusation that the Tibetan spiritual leader lied about statements the official made during their talks, mainland media reported. Zhu Weiqun, deputy head of the Communist Party's United Front Work Department, told the Beijing-owned Tibet Information Centre he had never said ...

  6. Beijing's actions show cover-up: Tibet activist

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Beijing's wish to stop her speaking in Hong Kong was evidence of its efforts to 'cover up repression' in Tibet, Kate Saunders, communications director of the International Campaign for Tibet, said yesterday. In a lunch talk that was postponed for three weeks after objections from the Foreign Ministry's office in Hong Kong, Ms Saunders urged Beijing ...

  7. A Buddhist spectacle with political overtones

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Wuxi Pomp, ceremony and a spectacular new 'Buddha palace' were the order of the day as 1,300 monks and scholars from around the world gathered in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, yesterday for the state-sponsored Second World Buddhist Forum. ...

  8. Tibet activist foiled in bid to visit mainland

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Saunders, communications director for the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), arrived in Hong Kong from London yesterday and passed through airport immigration without incident ... attempts to visit Hong Kong. Other Tibet activists were turned away in the run-up to the relay in Hong Kong. Yesterday, Ms Saunders said her entry was 'absolutely fine', adding: 'It ...

  9. Love-hit German's Lhasa odyssey lasts a month

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Lhasa A German student who managed to beat the watertight security in Tibet and play hide-and-seek with authorities for weeks has finally been cornered by police in Lhasa ... in tense Tibet a year after deadly rioting broke out in Lhasa against Chinese rule. Mr Blimke, 22, who studies at a university in Beijing, arrived in Tibet a month ago on a mission of love- ...

  10. Is Beijing playing a no-win game?

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Beijing appears confident in playing what is essentially a waiting game with the Dalai Lama over Tibet. And for good reason. The central leadership has confidence ... of people out of poverty in Tibet, changing the social and economic landscape in the past five decades. The deteriorating health of the exiled spiritual leader, who turns 74 this year, further ...




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