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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

    ... 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 era, but now it has ... 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. 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 ...

  6. Use free speech to help Tibet, HK urged

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... support for efforts by Hong Kong activists to create a Tibet friendship group in the city. But an academic studying ethnic issues said the plan to recruit 'anti-communist' groups in Hong ... Thubten Samphel said in Dharamsala yesterday that the Dalai Lama's office supported efforts in Hong Kong to promote 'understanding' of the situation in Tibet. 'One ...

  7. China's position on Tibet

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma From Beijing's perspective, Tibet has been an inseparable part of China since ancient times. It says Tibet had long been a society of feudal serfdom under theocratic ... and religious power, and was the chief representative of the feudal serf owners. These serf owners, although accounting for less than 5 per cent of the population of Tibet, possessed most ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Historians keep Tibet debate raging

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok History is about the present and that is why every generation writes it anew, American writer Edgar Lawrence Doctorow once said. It is certainly true when it comes to Tibet ... compromise - but also the prospect of resolving recurring conflicts over Tibet's political status. Many argue that these unresolved historical questions, combined with economic factors, fuelled ...

  10. Security forces scour Tibetan areas for 'suspicious people'

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clampdown in the Himalayan region in a pre-emptive bid to prevent any unrest during sensitive anniversaries. Tensions were high yesterday on the streets of the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region ... bordering Tibet, comes ahead of tomorrow's one-year anniversary of the deadly riots last year. All Tibetan areas in Sichuan and Qinghai are off-limits to overseas tourists and journalists ...




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