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  1. Tibet

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... office, a new wave of more contemplative films from Tibet are garnering critical attention both at home and abroad. At the centre of the movement is Pema Tseden, the son of nomads and the only ... Film Festival in October. 'They're the first generation of filmmakers from that area,' says Jamyang Norbu, author of Shadow Tibet, essays on Tibetan politics and culture, ...

  2. Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet by Ma Rong Hong Kong University Press This book is a valuable work of research for scholars, journalists and others who want facts about Tibet. It has chapters on population, migration, the economy, the income and spending of rural and urban residents, marriage, education and the residential structure of the Han ...

  3. Beijing's education pledge to Tibet

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The central government is planning to raise university enrolment among students in Tibet to 30 per cent over the next five years, local officials said yesterday, as the region marked ... that Tibet was an inalienable part of China, and that Tibetans were part of the Chinese community, state-run broadcaster CCTV reported. The vice-president, joined by a 59-member central government ...

  4. Air China buys 31pc of Tibet Airlines

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Air China is heading for new heights after buying into Tibet Airlines - which has its headquarters at one of China's highest airports. Gonggar Airport in Lhasa, home to Tibet ... After acquiring a 31 per cent stake in the airline from the Tibet Autonomous Region Investment Company for 86.8 million yuan, Air China became the second-largest shareholder in Tibet Airlines. ...

  5. Tibet policy needs rethink by Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The face of Tibet has changed dramatically in the 60 years since it came under Communist Party rule. Untold billions of yuan have been poured into developing infrastructure, improving ... As US President Barack Obama's meeting last week with the Dalai Lama also showed, the Tibet issue remains diplomatically sensitive. Ties that had been positive following President Hu ...

  6. 'Evolutionary cradle' of Ice Age mammals in Tibet

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... older, or more, than any other woolly rhinos we have known. 'It's quite well preserved.' The rhino was found in Tibet's Zanda Basin in 2007. The area is rich in fossil beds, ... across a larger area during the recent ice ages, the researchers suggest that the Tibetan Plateau may have been their evolutionary cradle. 'Cold places, such as Tibet, the Arctic ...

  7. Cadres learn to become spin doctors to handle foreign media in Tibet

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... officials taking part handle the foreign press relations in Tibet and areas with large Tibetan populations in Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu and Qinghai . The Southern Metropolis News said: 'Tibet-related news coverage has for a long time been a bottleneck in China's management of the region. This bottleneck has also affected China's overall image in the world.' ...

  8. UK nod on Tibet cemented ties: Wen

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng Sino-British ties were free of historical disputes and burdens after Britain recognised Tibet as part of China, Premier Wen Jiabao told former British prime minister Gordon Brown ... 'The most unforgettable thing is that you tackled our last historical issue when you were in office, that is the UK admitting Tibet is an inalienable part of China,' Wen said. 'Since ...

  9. Hebei boss handed sensitive Tibet post

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Beijing has replaced Tibet's party boss with the governor of Hebei province in a new round of rotations among provincial leaders in the run-up ... of Tibet. Zhang 'will be moved to another position', said the statement. That could either mean promotion or merely a transfer to another provincial-level post. During Zhang's term ...

  10. Foreign tourists to be barred from Tibet

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Beijing Foreign tourists will be banned from Tibet this month, the region's top Communist Party leader has confirmed, saying it is for their safety. 'The winter ... their New Year or praying in numerous religious activities this month, aside from the huge throng of people who would visit for ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of Tibet's liberation ...




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