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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can be a venue for discussion of 'Tibet question'

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Barry Sautman

    ... Barry Sautman Barry Sautman says misconceptions can be honestly addressed, so stalled talks may one day restart Let Hong Kong serve as a venue for an open discussion of the 'Tibet question' Whether one can accept that the "Tibet question" is misconceived depends on whether one thinks the Chinese government may be right about the political status of Tibet. That means ...

  2. FCC Tibet talk Beijing 'didn't like' is put off

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... director of the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet, was not because of political pressure. 'Don't read too much into it. The thing has been organised in haste and not many ... were told last Wednesday that Ms Saunders would give a lunch talk, titled 'A Great Mountain Burned by Fire: Reflections on New Expressions of Dissent and the Crisis in Tibet ...

  3. Legal journal refuses to print article on Tibet

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Society's official journal. Human rights lawyer Paul HarrisSC raised concerns of self-censorship after he was informed yesterday that his article on Tibet commissioned for the Hong Kong Lawyer had ... first impression of the Dalai Lama as a reasonable man with 'obvious moral integrity' and arguing for Hong Kong-style autonomy for Tibet. Mr Harris said the editor of Hong Kong Lawyer, ...

  4. Tibet has long been ruled by China

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bill Byrne was wrong to say that, historically, Tibet has always been an independent and sovereign nation ('Should Tibet have status like Hong Kong and Macau?', June 8). At least as far back as the Yuen dynasty in the 13th century, Tibet was under the direct control of China, which set up its administration and laws. Later, Tibet was ruled by Buddhist sects, which ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Foreign minister Yang on mission to Germany China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi sets off for Germany tomorrow for the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan. He will also co-chair with h ...

  6. Agreeing to disagree is what makes HK special

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

    ... Prominent pro-Tibet activist Kate Saunders' speech at the Foreign Correspondents' Club rightly went ahead yesterday. According to the club, Foreign Ministry officials expressed ... the British woman entry. The concern was unnecessary: she showed up, was admitted, and said what she wanted to, laying to rest doubts that our cherished right to free speech is threatened. Tibet ...

  7. Tibetan mineral water firm seeks HK$1.6b IPO

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lhasa-based mineral water company Tibet 5100 Water Resources is braving an ebbing stock market to raise up to HK$1.6 billion in an initial public offering in Hong Kong. The first Tibetan ... its fund-raising target. In March, Dow Jones Newswires quoted a person familiar with the situation as saying the company was planning to raise up to US$250 million in Hong Kong. Tibet 5100 ...

  8. Fear of the unspeakable

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... are prompted by Hong Kong's reactions to events in Tibet , where signs of a so-called separatist uprising have re-emerged after decades of quiet. The Chinese government's characterisation ... Olympic Games; everything is seen through this prism at present. Yet, it is hard to regard it as a coincidence that the troubles began on the anniversary of the 1959 escape from Tibet of the Dalai ...

  9. First bite of HK's democracy cherry

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Far from the track It is true, as Kwan Yun-ming pointed out in his letter 'On track to progress' (July 5), that many westerners tend to see Tibet through rose-tinted spectacles. Prior to the Chinese invasion, poverty-stricken, feudal Tibet was no Shangri-La. However, most Tibetans I have spoken to would have preferred to solve their problems at their own speed, rather ...

  10. In fighting crime, should 'one country' prevail?

    Posted Jun 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the assassination of Chile's Salvador Allende was partially declassified only recently. WILLIAM MAK, Oradell, New Jersey Latter-day call on Tibet Simon Chiu suggests (June 11) that Tibet has always been a part of China. Then why did the PLA have to use 40,000 troops to invade Tibet, killing over 4,000 of its soldiers? Or does he believe that the Chinese were welcomed ...




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