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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. 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 ...

  6. Hosts want Obama to say Tibet is Chinese

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... over Tibet . In exchange, say Chinese diplomats, Beijing would commit to military transparency and to co-operation on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Diplomats from the world's two most influential nations are still negotiating details of the summit between Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao . The Chinese side has suggested Obama state that 'Tibet ...

  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. 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 ...

  9. Beijing hints it wants Tibet pledge from Obama

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

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing's wish for US President Barack Obama to recognise Chinese sovereignty over Tibet during his forthcoming visit was indirectly confirmed yesterday by a top official. In response to a report by the South China Morning Post that Beijing was pushing for Obama to state during his November 15-18 trip that Tibet is part of China's territory and the US ...

  10. Beijing pledges to keep Tibet's economy afloat with investments

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The central government has vowed to keep Tibet's economy afloat by making huge state investments, Xinhua reported ahead of the Tibetan New Year today. ... director of the Tibetan branch of the National Statistics Bureau, Wu Jianhua, was quoted by Xinhua as saying the blow dealt to Tibet's economy would be limited because the regional economic ...




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