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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. 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, ...

  6. Hosts want Obama to say Tibet is Chinese

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... over Tibet . In exchange, say Chinese diplomats, Beijing would commit to military transparency and to co-operation on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Diplomats from the world's two most influential nations are still negotiating details of the summit between Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao . The Chinese side has suggested Obama state that 'Tibet ...

  7. Dalai Lama criticised over fiery protests

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com The mainland's top official newspaper lambasted the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, yesterday for condoning a spate of selfimmolations ... of the People's Daily also accused the 'Dalai Lama separatist clique' of inciting unrest across Tibet, such as the riots in March 2008 which left at least 18 people dead. It charged that it has ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Dalai Lama pins hopes on China's new leaders

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Dharamsala, India tzewei.ng@scmp.com The Dalai Lama has voiced hope that Beijing's policy towards Tibet may change under the new Chinese leadership to be ushered in next ... and 'smash all schemes that harm Tibet's stability and the motherland's integrity'. He uttered the words at a ceremony that marked 60 years since Beijing cemented Chinese control over ...

  10. 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 ...




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