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  1. News - China - TIBET

    Crackdown fuelling self-immolations, International Campaign for Tibet says

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

    ... Three self-immolations have occurred since Thursday, according to the International Campaign for Tibet - two in the northwestern province of Qinghai and one in neighbouring Gansu . "The ... and a better standard of living to Tibet. The Tibetan government-in-exile, based in the hill town of Dharamshala in northern India, has expressed "deep concern over the alarming escalation ...

  2. Tibet No2 apologises to five victims of riot blaze

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A senior leader of the government in Tibet has apologised to the families of five young women burned to death in a clothing store in Lhasa during riots there on March 14. It is the first time a Tibet official has publicly apologised to the families of any of those killed in the anti-government riots, in which officials say 18 people were killed. Gong Puguang ...

  3. Soldiers and police hold two-day anti-terrorism exercise in Tibet

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Authorities in Tibet have staged anti-terrorist exercises- a sign that officials have stepped up their guard in the region ahead of the Olympics. The Tibet Daily said soldiers and police took part in the exercises, held at the railway station and the airport in Lhasa on Saturday and Monday. The report quoted Zhang Yijong, vice-secretary of Tibet, saying the exercises were ...

  4. Greater openness vital to tackling the Tibet issue

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the anniversary of an abortive uprising in Tibet against Chinese rule in 1959, which marked the start of the Dalai Lama's exile. The demonstrations were meant to provoke the authorities during ... But from Tibet to Xinjiang, and Taiwan to Darfur, it is far more convenient to cast Beijing in the role of bogeyman against which to vent outrage and advance an agenda. That is because China's ...

  5. 'Terror' strikes in Xinjiang leave 14 dead

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com The restive western region of Xinjiang was rocked by two separate attacks in its chief Muslim city, Kashgar, in less than 24 hours. They left at least 14 people dead and dozens injured. Hou Hanmin, the regional govern ...

  6. Search for protesters stepped up

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

    ... Tibetan exile groups said 99 people had been killed, 80 in Lhasa and 19 in Gansu. But the death toll is difficult to confirm because foreigners and journalists have been banned from Tibet ...

  7. Officials arrest 24 suspects for 'grave crimes'

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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Tibetan authorities have formally arrested 24 suspects for 'grave crimes' as officials admit unrest has spread to Sichuan province . Xie Yanjun , a Lhasa deputy chief prosecutor, told the Tibet Daily that authorities had arrested 24 suspects by Wednesday. They faced charges of 'endangering national security as well as beating, smashing, looting, ...

  8. Five arrested over arson attacks that killed 10 in Lhasa

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

    ... Kristine Kwok Five Tibetans were arrested yesterday for two arson attacks that led to the deaths of 10 people during riots in Lhasa , the Public Security Ministry announced at a hastily called press conference in Beijing. The arrests brought to 29 the num ...

  9. 1,000 from Lhasa protests detained, city cadre says

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in last month's deadly riots in Lhasa had been captured or had turned themselves in, Wang Xiangming told the official Tibet Commerce newspaper. It quoted him as saying they would all be tried ... and fled. We are still pursuing them. We have not seen anyone die.' The London-based Free Tibet Campaign has quoted a witness as saying 13 people were killed when security forces fired ...

  10. Arrested rioters face an uncertain fate

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Britain's The Times reported that nearly 1,000 people had been arrested at the weekend. Human Rights Watch called yesterday for journalists and independent monitors to be allowed into Tibet to keep an eye on the treatment of those arrested, claiming authorities had a record of torturing detainees in the region. Journalists have been removed from Tibet since the public protests escalated ...




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