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  1. Dalai Lama changing tack, US cables show

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The Dalai Lama urged Washington to engage Beijing on climate change and other environmental issues in Tibet to give it new leverage over an increasingly assertive ... precedence over politics, citing his concerns over China's economic and energy expansion on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. In one of the cables, dated August 2009, the Dalai Lama told US ambassador ...

  2. The big squeeze

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... again as the Three Gorges dam. The Brahmaputra is of special interest. Its source is close to the sacred Mount Kailash, and it flows from west to east across southern Tibet before turning north ... economical with information about what it is doing in Tibet. International Rivers, a leading non-governmental organisation with a mission to protect rivers and the communities who depend on them, ...

  3. The Taiwan dilemma that Beijing understood

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Dalai Lama invokes Beijing's ire wherever he travels. His mere presence outside Dharamsala, the Indian community where he and his followers are based, is considered a calculated effort to highlight his cause. The decision by Taiwan's Preside ...

  4. Boutique industries find footing on roof of the world

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Tibet's industrial base is very small. It aims to develop 'boutique' products, brands that make use of the region's special climate and geography. One ... also has great potential. Tibet has large reserves of zinc, copper and lead and other minerals. The leading firm is Tibet Mineral Development, based in Lhasa and listed in Shenzhen; ...

  5. Challenges to term will make Link Reit seem minor

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as an excuse to save money by jettisoning employees while they are still middle-aged. CHRIS STUBBS, Mid-Levels Tibet autonomy stance Laurence Brahm's article on the China-selected Panchen Lama ... the outside world the impression that religion is thriving in Tibet and in an attempt to legitimise its policies in Tibet. The Dalai Lama says that he regards the kidnapping of the authentic Panchen ...

  6. Inclusion or new world disorder?

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... It is not clear what the Dalai Lama's followers would gain from an independent Tibet or, for that matter, what China will gain from continuing to antagonise them. The big problem is who will initiate ...

  7. Taking yaks upmarket

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man Suddenly, Tibet is front-page news the world over, again. In some ways, that is to be expected, as part of the pre-Olympic fever. How can those in the west with multiple ... high-quality scarves and shawls from yak wool for foreign markets. Tibet is an exotic brand name, often associated with pristine nature, so Yak products have much potential. An experimental project ...

  8. Let's look to the future, Wen tells India

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... river that rises on the northern slopes of the Himalayas in southwestern Tibet before flowing westward into India. Indian officials have voiced frustration at a lack of information from China ...

  9. Misplaced idealism no way to deal with Beijing

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... by opponents of Beijing's recent crackdown in Tibet, and what appears to be a case of Sinophobia by sporting officials. The recent decision by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, at a relatively late ... that he had accepted his invitation from the Chinese government to attend the Games. How dare he, cried pro-Tibet advocates like the leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown. Senator ...

  10. Good cop, bad cop make their mark in the climate debate

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and was transferred to Beijing's embassy in Canada as the minister counsellor in 2005. Huang returned to Beijing in September 2008 amid diplomatic turmoil between the two countries over Tibet and human ...




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