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  1. Tortured relay

    Posted Apr 10th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... It was burning underpants in 1956; what might it be in 2008? The bar will have been set quite high by the time the torch reaches Canberra. After the propaganda triumphs for the 'Free Tibet ... either). But after Dar es Salaam, Muscat and Islamabad, where they don't care much about Tibet, comes New Delhi, where some people care a great deal. There will be a lot of Tibetans in New ...

  2. Censor loosens media strings in publicity war

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... during rioting in the middle of last month until it was widely reported by overseas media. The same silence applied to Tibet coverage by Xinhua, which was also apparently waiting for propaganda ... the intricate underlying issues, most conspicuously Tibet, all these PR stunts would be futile, even if they manage to get the entire Fifth Avenue in their service,' the professor said. ...

  3. June 4 organisers get into the Olympic spirit

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland's handling of the Tibet riots, saying authorities had shown no progress in dealing with protests since the 1989 crackdown. 'It is even worse than June 4,' he said. 'Before the government's suppression of riots, journalists were able to report what happened [in 1989], but now they have all been forced to leave Tibet and nobody can tell what is happening there.' Mr Szeto ...

  4. Escorts are squad of elite police

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Pro-Tibet protesters tracking the Olympic torch relay through London, Paris and San Francisco have no doubt stolen the international limelight with their vocal and colourful ... in Tibet and intensified protests against the Olympic torch relay, the escort officers still have to prove if they are up to the job of guarding the flame for the rest of its journey. ...

  5. the five Ws

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... on human rights and Tibet, especially following the recent unrest in Tibet. How? How have officials responded? International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge is very concerned, calling ...

  6. After the fervour, it's time for Beijing to reflect

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Chinese everywhere as a showcase of modern China's achievements. The focus on protests over human rights, unrest in Tibet and China's response to a humanitarian crisis in Darfur ... removed a pro-Tibet woman protester and her supporters in order to 'protect' them from those who tried to harass them and 'to prevent any further disruption to the public ...

  7. Torch nears end of a troubled road to the Olympics

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the target for pro-Tibet demonstrators and human rights activists who denounced Beijing's suppression of Tibet protests and other rights infringements. Added to the already embarrassing ... to shield it from attacks by pro-Tibet demonstrators on April 7 in Paris. Despite the problems, analysts point out that protests are the norm rather than the exception during such international ...

  8. Beijing appeals for calm as rallies spread to more cities

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... on China's handling of unrest in Tibet, disruptions to the global Olympic torch relay and western support for Tibetan independence. Rallies occurred in front of Carrefour stores in several cities with people chanting 'support the Olympics', 'condemn CNN' and 'condemn Tibet separatists in France tearing up the five-star red flag'. Carrefour become a focus ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the controversial ones when the city's torch relay begins tomorrow. Tibet article sees light of day A controversial article by Paul Harris SC that sets out the legal basis for Tibetan ... will publish the article in its next edition, which is due to hit the streets tomorrow- the same day as the Hong Kong leg of the torch relay. Aside from Mr Harris' article saying that Tibet has ...

  10. Leaders need to be careful dealing with rising nationalist sentiment

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... they intended. They hoped to highlight China's human rights record, its recent crackdown in Tibet, religious freedom and its association with the Sudanese government that is responsible ... Jintao gave a forceful defence of the mainland's stance on Tibet in his meeting with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Hainan, saying the unrest was aimed at 'splitting ...




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