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  1. News - China - APPOINTMENT

    CPPCC chair heads Xinjiang, Tibet affairs groups

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com CPPCC chair heads Xinjiang, Tibet affairs groups The chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Yu Zhengsheng, has been put in charge of ethnic and religious issues in the troubled Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions, giving him more clout than his predecessors. The online version of Beijing-based Caijing magazine said ...

  2. Olympic torch relay skips Tibet in sudden change of schedule

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Woods Lee and Martin Zhou in Beijing The Tibetan leg of the Olympic torch relay has been postponed. The flame would not pass through Tibet and Qinghai as planned, the official China News Service reported yesterday. The torch was due to reach Tibet tomorrow after completing its journey in Chongqing today, but would now head directly to Xinjiang, the report said. The flame would ...

  3. '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 ...

  4. Paramilitary police prepare for the worst

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... in Beijing, Shanghai, Xinjiang , Tibet and at four other bases declared their loyalty, Xinhuanet reported. They will be responsible for tasks such as security checks, anti-terrorism operations and maintaining stability in the sensitive Xinjiang and Tibet regions. Police in areas surrounding Beijing have also been ordered to tighten security and to act as the capital's 'moat'. ...

  5. Plea to jam 'hostile' radio in volatile border areas

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing Tibet, Xinjiang and other volatile border communities would be subject to more aggressive radio interference and jamming to prevent 'hostile overseas ... committee for ethnic and religious affairs, yesterday urged the government to make Tibet and Xinjiang a 'major battleground against separatism and infiltration', said CNR.cn, the online ...

  6. Graduate's vision encourages team spirit and harmony among ethnic minorities

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

    ... education graduate from the Central University for Nationalities organised a frisbee club in Beijing last year as part of that goal and has since moved to Tibet What did you do to promote unity ... members, 26 stayed on. When I left for Tibet, some of them said they would talk to me in fluent English next year. Some said they wanted to take on responsibilities for the team, such as marketing. ...

  7. Obstruction of media trio concerns ministry

    Posted Aug 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The remarks by Qin Gang followed the temporary arrest of a British journalist near the National Stadium while he was covering a protest by pro-Tibet activists yesterday morning. 'We are concerned ... situations. Yesterday, John Ray of Independent Television News was taken away by police while covering a Free Tibet protest near the Olympic Green. According to the Foreign Correspondents' Club ...

  8. State-approved Tibetan celebrities join relay runners

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

    ... Chris Zhang A number of state-approved Tibetan celebrities carried the Olympic flame in Lhasa yesterday, leaving little room for doubt they had been chosen for their support of the Chinese Communist Party. As the torch made its way through Tibet and in Xinjiang earlier - two autonomous regions with restive minority separatists, the percentage of torch-bearers from ethnic minorities ...

  9. News - China - BRIEFS

    Briefs, January 27, 2013

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... Domestic agenda comes first for China China's new leadership will focus on modernising the country before it increases Beijing's role in international affairs, a top official told the Davos forum yesterday. Zhang Xiaoqiang, a deputy director of ...

  10. New challenges in ties with minorities

    Posted Jan 05th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... increasing. It gave no national figures but said Yunnan had recorded 52 'major incidents' since 1998. Rights groups say China has deliberately populated ethnic areas, especially Tibet ...




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