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  1. 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 ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The subhead, 'Dalai Lama's envoys in first meeting since riots', on Tuesday's front page report, 'Beijing to resume talks on Tibet', was incorrect. The latest round of talks between Beijing and envoys of the Tibetan government in exile will be the third since rioting in Tibet in March 2008. ...

  3. Dalai Lama sparks boom in Darjeeling

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has fuelled a mini-boom in India's Darjeeling region, where more than 110,000 Buddhists have gathered for the Kalachakra religious festival. All hotel and guesthouse rooms have been snap ...

  4. Dalai Lama to tweet with Chinese public

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hour-long session between 8pm and 9pm will be broadcast on Twitter via the account of Wang Lixiong, a mainland critic of China's Tibet and Xinjiang policies who has close ties with the Dalai ... of Twitter among mainland users so that they could better understand him. 'Over the years, only the official scenario of the Tibet problem exists inside China, and this unquestionably makes ...

  5. Is Beijing playing a no-win game?

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Beijing appears confident in playing what is essentially a waiting game with the Dalai Lama over Tibet. And for good reason. The central leadership has confidence ... of people out of poverty in Tibet, changing the social and economic landscape in the past five decades. The deteriorating health of the exiled spiritual leader, who turns 74 this year, further ...

  6. The Struggle for Tibet

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan The Struggle for Tibet by Wang Lixiong and Tsering Shakya Verso, HK$121 Wang Lixiong's essay Reflections on Tibet came out in the March-April New Left Review in 2002. ... Tibet-born Shakya censured Wang for his 'highly selective account of the historical relations between China and Tibet'. One of many recent books on the former Himalayan kingdom, ...

  7. Beijing tells Dalai Lama to cherish negotiations

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

    ... will be held this week to discuss the Tibet problem, the depth of which was highlighted by deadly riots in March. Xinhua reported yesterday that the government would arrange the negotiations ... autonomy' for Tibet. In the statement, the office said the 73-year-old Dalai Lama had meant to say that efforts to find a solution to the Tibet issue that would be mutually acceptable to Tibetans ...

  8. A Buddhist spectacle with political overtones

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Wuxi Pomp, ceremony and a spectacular new 'Buddha palace' were the order of the day as 1,300 monks and scholars from around the world gathered in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, yesterday for the state-sponsored Second World Buddhist Forum. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. tibet controversy

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading Comprehension Answer the following questions 1 Where does the Dalai Lama live? a. Beijing b. Lhasa, Tibet c. Dharamsala, India d. Bangkok, Thailand 2 In which part of the body did ... uncompromising Think About 1 How might the death of the Dalai Lama worsen relations between Tibet and China? 2 Do you think Tibetans in exile are unprepared for the eventual death of the Dalai Lama? ...




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