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  1. US urged to respect core interests in Taiwan, Tibet

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan President Hu Jintao has urged Washington to continue to respect China's 'core interests' in Taiwan and Tibet to prevent Sino-United States relations from being damaged. In a speech in Washington on Thursday, Hu reiterated China's concerns over Taiwan, Tibet and other national interests. 'A review of the history of our relations tells us China-US ...

  2. Tibet activist foiled in bid to visit mainland

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Saunders, communications director for the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), arrived in Hong Kong from London yesterday and passed through airport immigration without incident ... attempts to visit Hong Kong. Other Tibet activists were turned away in the run-up to the relay in Hong Kong. Yesterday, Ms Saunders said her entry was 'absolutely fine', adding: 'It ...

  3. Hosts want Obama to say Tibet is Chinese

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... over Tibet. In exchange, say Chinese diplomats, Beijing would commit to military transparency and to co-operation on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Diplomats from the world's two most influential nations are still negotiating details of the summit between Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao. The Chinese side has suggested Obama state that 'Tibet ...

  4. Beijing hints it wants Tibet pledge from Obama

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

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing's wish for US President Barack Obama to recognise Chinese sovereignty over Tibet during his forthcoming visit was indirectly confirmed yesterday by a top official. In response to a report by the South China Morning Post that Beijing was pushing for Obama to state during his November 15-18 trip that Tibet is part of China's territory and the US ...

  5. Tourists banned from Tibet ahead of holiday

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing and Choi Chi-yuk China has again stopped issuing travel permits for foreign tourists to Tibet and has ordered close scrutiny of tourists already there as security ... the anniversary. Although tourists who have already obtained the travel permits would be allowed to stay in Tibet, tourism operators were told to keep a close eye on visitors, as they would be held ...

  6. The double-edged sword of 'Greater Tibet'

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma A major sticking point in the talks between the Dalai Lama and Beijing has been the exiles' demand for a 'Greater Tibet'- an attempt to unite all Tibetan-populated areas into one single political entity comprising up to a quarter of the mainland's territory. Today's Tibet Autonomous Region largely corresponds to the area ruled by the 13th ...

  7. Tibet and Taiwan top concerns for Beijing in ties with US, experts say

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Tyres may be the latest bone of contention, but Tibet and Taiwan remain Beijing's top concerns in its relationship with the United States, mainland experts said after ... a reassurance at the meeting of America's commitment to free trade, Hu also raised the issues of Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang and stressed that Beijing and Washington should respect and take care ...

  8. FCC denies its hand was forced over Tibet talk

    Posted Mar 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... scheduled for Tuesday. It is now expected that Ms Saunders, the communications director of the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet, will appear next month, when mainland officials ...

  9. Time to lay old disputes to rest

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... issued by the two governments largely succeeded in defusing the Tibet issue. Tibet is the most sensitive issue in Sino-Indian relations, just as the question of Taiwan is the most sensitive in China's relations with the United States. In the declaration, Mr Vajpayee said that India 'recognises that the Tibet Autonomous Region is part of the territory of the People's Republic ...

  10. India worries about China's military build-up in Tibet

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta New Delhi has expressed serious concern about China's military build-up in the Tibet autonomous region bordering India. The Defence Ministry's annual ... with China to maintain peace and tranquillity along their 3,500km border. Tibet's rapid militarisation is a major cause of concern for India since it enhances the People's Liberation ...




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