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  1. 'One world' to gather in Beijing ... minus Tibet

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... there was no case to answer when it came to disputed Tibet, and Wangpo Tethong was politely offered the Chinese flag or the door. 'The meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere. The team was obviously passionate about their cause, but the IOC explained that according to its rules it will not grant recognition to a NOC for Tibet. Indeed, Tibet does not fulfil the condition of being ...

  2. Torch route tweak still possible

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Authorities in Beijing have not ruled out changing the Olympic torch relay route to avoid Tibet, although Games' organisers were hopeful yesterday this would not be necessary. 'We firmly believe that the government of the Tibet Autonomous Region will be able to ensure the stability of Lhasa and Tibet, and also be able to ensure the smooth passage ...

  3. Olympic Briefs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... and the Americas and one apiece from Africa, Asia and Oceania. Tibet issue looming A French parliamentary delegation has warned the future of Tibet could overshadow the games. Following a recent visit, Senator Louis de Broissia, president of the French Senate's Information Commission on Tibet, said last week: 'There is one chance for [Tibet's peaceful future] and that's ...

  4. China in the spotlight

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of 'using the 2008 Olympic Games to conceal its brutal occupation of Tibet'. Although Beijing has included a Tibetan antelope (Yingying, left) as one of the five Olympic mascots to send 'a message of friendship and peace' around the world, the supporters for a free Tibet are not impressed. They dismissed the act as a malicious gesture by the mainland authorities to whitewash ...

  5. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted Jan 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cover great stretches of land as he races across the plains. Yingying's leaping pose captures the essence of the species, which is unique to the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. His head ornament incorporates several decorative styles from the Qinghai-Tibet and Sinkiang cultures and the ethnic design traditions of western China. 1. What word means 'of very large or great ...

  6. Bill aims to stop Bush attending Olympics opening gala

    Posted Apr 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Tibet. A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by Thaddeus McCotter- chairman of the House policy committee of Mr Bush's own Republican Party- which would compel him to skip ... the opening session based on Beijing 'brutalising protesters in Tibet'. 'Given what is happening to the people of Tibet, it would be a careless sign for the president of the United ...

  7. Tortured relay

    Posted Apr 10th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... It was burning underpants in 1956; what might it be in 2008? The bar will have been set quite high by the time the torch reaches Canberra. After the propaganda triumphs for the 'Free Tibet ... either). But after Dar es Salaam, Muscat and Islamabad, where they don't care much about Tibet, comes New Delhi, where some people care a great deal. There will be a lot of Tibetans in New ...

  8. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Dalai Lama. Although Tibet is in turmoil, he remains stoic and calm. The exiled spiritual leader has always maintained a non-violent campaign for autonomy within China. The violent protests ... that the call for a boycott over Tibet has largely been ignored. Spielberg quitting over Darfur and now this crisis in Tibet are thorny political issues Beijing Olympic organisers could have done ...

  9. Tibetans hope Swiss law can reverse ban

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Olympic organiser Bocog, which has ruled athletes from the Tibet Autonomous Region can only compete under the Chinese flag. 'We would never compete under the flag of China,' Wangpo ... Swiss law 'to which the IOC must adhere'. About 100 flag-waving, banner-holding Tibet supporters- protested outside the IOC headquarters in Lausanne on Monday as Wangpo Tethong met ...

  10. Ticket to heaven

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... but travelling for most mainlanders still involves getting on a train. The most popular train is the new T27, the so-called 'sky train' that leaves Beijing West and arrives in Lhasa, Tibet, 48 hours later. Since the service started on July 1, the demand for tickets has far outstripped supply. A one-way air ticket from Beijing to Lhasa costs 2,430 yuan, making Tibet too expensive ...




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