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  1. Tibet propaganda chief moves to information role

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Beijing has appointed Tibet's propaganda chief as a deputy head of the State Council Information Office, China News Service reported. Cui Yuying, 54, (pictured) was the official in charge of propaganda in Tibet when dozens of Tibetans torched shops and attacked Han Chinese in the centre of the regional capital, Lhasa, on March 14, 2008, which left ...

  2. Tibet law-and-order boss promoted to deputy party secretary

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... yesterday. Baima Chilin, a vice-chairman of Tibet since 2003, was appointed to the new post recently, the Tibet Daily reported yesterday. He is one of the top Tibetan leaders of the restive Himalayan ... and international media in the past two years in denouncing the Dalai Lama as having instigated the worst anti-Chinese riots in two decades. He was born in Tibet and joined the army in 1969. After serving ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    Tibetan exiles gather to debate future of their land

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... duties, passing responsibilities in theory to new prime minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay, who was elected last year. The speaker of Tibet's parliament-in-exile in the Indian town ... martial law remains in force in Tibet," Penpa Tsering said in an opening address at the conclave, held in a school hall. "[China] has converted Tibet into a territory resembling a prison ...

  4. Death by a Thousand Cuts; The Forbidden City; China's Great Train

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... it.' This vat of homogenising culture is something the people of Tibet are all too familiar with, according to Abrahm Lustgarten's book China's Great Train, about the construction ... of the 'Go West' campaign, the invasion of Tibet by the People's Liberation Army in 1950 and the descriptions of how indigenous Tibetan culture has been damaged by the influx of Chinese ...

  5. Seats up for grabs on charity drive to London

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... through Europe to France and finally to Britain. He has driven to Tibet a few times before, but this is his most ambitious trip. The team members are packing a supply of food and water ... for this charity project. The Drive for Hope campaign was founded in 2002 and funds raised have gone to improve the livelihood of people in Tibet and remote mountain villages in Yunnan . ...

  6. A home away from home

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in southern Tibet, Lhakpa was ferried across the border to Nepal and then India at the age of 12. After getting a master's degree in the US, Lhakpa had a difficult time finding a job and securing ...

  7. The Gyalthang Dzong Hotel, Shangri-la

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... visit? Travellers who want to explore Xikham, or Eastern Tibet, as the area used to be known during the pre-Communist period. The Shangri-la area is resplendent with natural beauty. Monks walk ...

  8. Pension plan for Tibetan monks to boost stability

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com The Communist Party in Tibet says it will start paying pensions and offer social welfare benefits to monks and nuns in an apparent effort ... people's livelihoods,' Xinhua quoted Wu Yingjie, Tibet's deputy party secretary, as saying. The measures follow a series of self-immolations by Tibetan monks and nuns, with at least ...

  9. Different priorities for hot spots

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Beijing's different handling of another restive region, Tibet. While many may argue that Beijing's solutions to the simmering ethnic tensions that run deep in Tibet and Xinjiang remain much ... are believed to have originated, and believed it would be a shortcut to reducing the mistrust between the government and ethnic groups. But in Tibet, Beijing had given priority to the long-term ...

  10. Big steps forwards

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's Congress in Beijing. Most of Tibet and Tibetan populated areas of neighbouring provinces, meanwhile, were being heavily patrolled to prevent protests on the anniversary of an uprising in Tibet 50 years ago. There is no doubt that the mainland is a more open place today than in the past. But guaranteeing rights and freedoms is an endless job in a country as big as China, and much ...




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