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  1. 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 ...

  2. Hong Kong's air, beach pollution is worsening

    Posted Sep 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fade in Tibet for return of Dalai Lama' (August 23) and the replacement of the genuine 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, with the central government's 'puppet' lama, ... was identified by the Dalai Lama and other lamas and monks in accordance with Tibetan Buddhist traditions. However, when he was six years old, he and his parents were kidnapped from their home in Tibet ...

  3. Call for government help

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... anniversaries this year, its 60th birthday, the 50th anniversary of the Dali Lama's flight from Tibet and the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen incident. ...

  4. Lawyer fights customs over banned books

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... last summer. But when she returned home on August 20, customs at the Huanggang checkpoint confiscated three of the books which are banned on the mainland: Sky Burial: The Fate of Tibet and My ...

  5. Beijing to give HK media extra freedoms

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... restrictions on Hong Kong and Macau reporters' travel around the country. Mr Yang did not specify whether this would also apply to the restive regions of Tibet and Xinjiang. Last week, the central ... in the country without government permission. A government spokesman declined to clarify whether foreign journalists would be allowed to travel to Tibet and Xinjiang, saying only that some control ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will brief the media on the conservation of ethnic minorities' culture. Following criticism from exiled Tibetans and Uygurs of its administration of the Tibet and Xinjiang autonomous regions, ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Beijing's choice as the 11th Panchen Lama, the second-highest spiritual authority in Tibet, at the Third World Buddhist Forum. Britain's quarterly statistics may spell recession Britain finds ...

  8. US consul sees 'negative trend' on human rights

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... with no regard to legal measures,' Young told an American Chamber of Commerce lunch. 'We are also deeply troubled by longer-term trends in China's policies towards Tibet and Xinjiang ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of 'bouncebackability'. I can only assume that Mr McLachlan rues the passing of colonial Hong Kong. Tough luck, chum. Neil M. D. Russell, Discovery Bay Treaty clarified status of Tibet Tibet's relationship ... with the subsequent Qing dynasty for Britain to sign a treaty with China in 1906 (after Britain's invasion of Tibet from its then colony of India in 1904), recognising China's sovereignty over ...

  10. No room for dual identity in one-party state's embrace

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the smallest indication that any of its component parts should be thinking of having a separate existence. This is most obvious when it comes to the central government's concerns over Tibet ...




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