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  1. Teenagers become authors after family's Tibetan journey of a lifetime

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow A summer trip to Tibet turned into the journey of a lifetime for three teenagers- and took them all the way to the Hong Kong Book Fair, which starts today. For the siblings- ... their life-changing experiences in Tibet, and also raise money for the region's poor children. The authors of Bridge to Tibet- 15-year-old Matthew Lee, his brother, Mark, who is 14 at the end ...

  2. Himalayan airport to be highest yet

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The world's highest airport will be built in Tibet next year as part of Beijing's new investment in the restive Himalayan region. The airport in Nagqu prefecture will be 4,436 metres above sea level, 102 metres higher than the current highest in Qamdo, also in Tibet, Xinhua reported. Local officials said the construction of the sixth civilian airport in Tibet ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The subhead, 'Dalai Lama's envoys in first meeting since riots', on Tuesday's front page report, 'Beijing to resume talks on Tibet', was incorrect. The latest round of talks between Beijing and envoys of the Tibetan government in exile will be the third since rioting in Tibet in March 2008. ...

  4. Concessions likely as Dalai Lama's envoys 'get realistic on Tibet'

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as the Voice of Tibet, a Norway-based Tibetan radio station, quoted Samdong Rimpoche, the prime minister of the government-in-exile, as saying the envoys, who had arrived in Hunan, would travel ... that suggested greater autonomy in Tibet and Tibetan-populated regions in four provinces. Beijing flatly rejected the proposal with Zhu Weiqun, deputy director of the United Work Front Department saying ...

  5. Beijing to resume talks on Tibet

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... blueprint for Tibet and neighbouring Tibetan-populated regions in the coming decade. The delegation, led by long-time envoys Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen, would arrive on the mainland today, ... government-backed China Tibetology Research Centre, said yesterday that the only way for future talks to yield progress was for the Dalai Lama to admit that 'Tibet has always been part of China'. ...

  6. Dalai Lama to tweet with Chinese public

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hour-long session between 8pm and 9pm will be broadcast on Twitter via the account of Wang Lixiong, a mainland critic of China's Tibet and Xinjiang policies who has close ties with the Dalai ... of Twitter among mainland users so that they could better understand him. 'Over the years, only the official scenario of the Tibet problem exists inside China, and this unquestionably makes ...

  7. Grip tightens on Tibet's monasteries

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of the party's United Front Work Department, told a conference in Xigaze, Tibet, over the weekend that the management of Tibetan monasteries and temples must appoint monks who are 'politically ... symposium on Tibet that the Communist Party's policies must be strictly adhered to in the management of religious affairs in ethnic Tibetan areas and that efforts must be made to contain ...

  8. Tibet law-and-order boss promoted to deputy party secretary

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... yesterday. Baima Chilin, a vice-chairman of Tibet since 2003, was appointed to the new post recently, the Tibet Daily reported yesterday. He is one of the top Tibetan leaders of the restive Himalayan ... and international media in the past two years in denouncing the Dalai Lama as having instigated the worst anti-Chinese riots in two decades. He was born in Tibet and joined the army in 1969. After serving ...

  9. More investment pledged for 'long-term stability' of Tibet

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing President Hu Jintao chaired a Politburo meeting yesterday to map out a plan for 'long-running stability' in Tibet. Economic development would remain ... from enough to make Tibetans happy and calls for greater religious freedom and respect for local culture. At the meeting, state leaders pledged more investment and economic assistance to Tibet ...

  10. Tibet dam project faces risk of big earthquakes

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Powerful earthquakes and ethnic tension in a remote region of Tibet pose a threat to a controversial hydroelectric project on the most important river China shares with India, according to experts in the area's geology and population. The construction of the Zangmu hydroelectric project, the biggest in Tibet, has attracted international attention after Beijing ...




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