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    US envoy Gary Locke urges Beijing to rethink Tibet policies

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Ambassador Gary Locke presses Beijing to rethink policies to stop self-immolations US envoy raises Tibet issue after Aba visit The US ambassador to China ... themselves alight since February 2009 in Sichuan and Tibet. "We implore the Chinese to really meet with the representatives of the Tibetan people to address and re-examine some of the policies ...

  2. Tibet policy needs rethink by Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The face of Tibet has changed dramatically in the 60 years since it came under Communist Party rule. Untold billions of yuan have been poured into developing infrastructure, improving ... As US President Barack Obama's meeting last week with the Dalai Lama also showed, the Tibet issue remains diplomatically sensitive. Ties that had been positive following President Hu ...

  3. Cadres learn to become spin doctors to handle foreign media in Tibet

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of China. The 50 officials taking part handle the foreign press relations in Tibet and areas with large Tibetan populations in Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu and Qinghai. The Southern Metropolis News said: 'Tibet-related news coverage has for a long time been a bottleneck in China's management of the region. This bottleneck has also affected China's overall image in the world.' ...

  4. Beijing's actions show cover-up: Tibet activist

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Beijing's wish to stop her speaking in Hong Kong was evidence of its efforts to 'cover up repression' in Tibet, Kate Saunders, communications director of the International Campaign for Tibet, said yesterday. In a lunch talk that was postponed for three weeks after objections from the Foreign Ministry's office in Hong Kong, Ms Saunders urged Beijing ...

  5. China's position on Tibet

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma From Beijing's perspective, Tibet has been an inseparable part of China since ancient times. It says Tibet had long been a society of feudal serfdom under theocratic ... and religious power, and was the chief representative of the feudal serf owners. These serf owners, although accounting for less than 5 per cent of the population of Tibet, possessed most ...

  6. Fifty years on, time for a rethink of Tibet policy

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

    ... for real autonomy for Tibet rather than independence. On the other, as he battles deteriorating health, the moderating influence of the 73-year-old's non-violent policies cannot last forever. ... people. Officially, Tibet is one of China's autonomous regions, but Tibetans and other ethnic minorities do not feel they are really in control of their destiny. The troubles in Tibet ...

  7. It's time for Beijing to rethink Tibet policy

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eleven days after violence broke out in Tibet, two contending versions of what happened have emerged. The central government has put the blame squarely on the Dalai Lama's ... government, and ordinary Chinese people's view of the west being keen to demonise China. Whatever the truth, the central government's policy towards Tibet has clearly failed. After almost ...

  8. Free media access will clear doubts over Tibet

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The incident also highlighted the futility of the authorities' misguided efforts to control the flow of information about the violence in Tibet, which erupted two weeks ago. The surprise protest ... other areas affected by the recent protests and riots. When violence first broke out in Tibet, some Hong Kong journalists were able to get into Lhasa and file live reports from the city. ...

  9. Tibet issue to take back seat as EU-Beijing economic talks focus on old concerns

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The Tibet issue is not expected to garner most of the attention at the first China-EU high-level economic talks in Beijing today because the two sides have more crucial topics ... would divert attention from Tibet. 'China will probably go around the Tibet topic by saying the door to dialogue is always open or by inviting the EU to send a delegation to see ...

  10. 'One world' to gather in Beijing... minus Tibet

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... there was no case to answer when it came to disputed Tibet, and Wangpo Tethong was politely offered the Chinese flag or the door. 'The meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere. The team was obviously passionate about their cause, but the IOC explained that according to its rules it will not grant recognition to a NOC for Tibet. Indeed, Tibet does not fulfil the condition of being ...




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