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  1. Terrorists, awkward protests, rain... what can happen to spoil the coming-out party?

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... as they say. Lessons were learned from a concert in Shanghai five months ago when Icelandic singer Bjork yelled out 'Tibet, Tibet' after performing her song Declare Independence. Beijing ... clothing. The fear is that innocent-looking fans, or maverick athletes, may lift outergarments to reveal T-shirts with Tibet independence slogans. The officials' adrenaline levels would run ...

  2. Who are they to judge?

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Western leaders are using Tibet to politicise the Beijing Olympics with no regard to their own shortcomings, writes Michael Chugani It was fine when nations united in condemning ... is not a conscience-driven joining of nations to put China right again. What we are seeing is a ganging up of western leaders to use the unrest in Tibet to embarrass China in its proudest moment- the staging ...

  3. China in the spotlight

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of 'using the 2008 Olympic Games to conceal its brutal occupation of Tibet'. Although Beijing has included a Tibetan antelope (Yingying, left) as one of the five Olympic mascots to send 'a message of friendship and peace' around the world, the supporters for a free Tibet are not impressed. They dismissed the act as a malicious gesture by the mainland authorities to whitewash ...

  4. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted Jan 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cover great stretches of land as he races across the plains. Yingying's leaping pose captures the essence of the species, which is unique to the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. His head ornament incorporates several decorative styles from the Qinghai-Tibet and Sinkiang cultures and the ethnic design traditions of western China. 1. What word means 'of very large or great ...

  5. After rough start, mascots turn cuddly

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mascots as fuwa, a Pinyin variant meaning cuddly toddlers embodying blessings. Also, supporters of an independent Tibet protested at the presence of the antelope, believing the internationally recognised mascot would give legitimacy to Beijing's claim of sovereignty over Tibet. ...

  6. Peipei Luan

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... we are capable of. It's once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for China and its people. If we can successfully host this event, it will put China on a higher pedestal. Do you think the Tibet ... friends don't know the history behind China and Tibet, and they only see the issues on the surface, which sometimes are not the truth. Do you think it will put anyone off from coming to see ...

  7. June 4 organisers get into the Olympic spirit

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

    ... the mainland's handling of the Tibet riots, saying authorities had shown no progress in dealing with protests since the 1989 crackdown. 'It is even worse than June 4,' he said. 'Before the government's suppression of riots, journalists were able to report what happened [in 1989], but now they have all been forced to leave Tibet and nobody can tell what is happening there.' Mr Szeto ...

  8. Online doomsayers say signs point to worse to come

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

    ... in primary school textbooks as animals indigenous to Tibet and Sichuan. Shandong, the site of a deadly train crash last month, is synonymous with the birthplace of China's ancient kite culture. ... eight. The same applies to the date of the Tibet rioting 3-14 (March 14) and the earthquake 5-12 (May 12). The conclusion: counter to conventional wisdom, eight brings bad luck, and untold ...

  9. Committee takes a more pragmatic stance

    Posted Sep 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or financially feasible, even though it was a prominent element of the city's Olympic bid proposal. The original idea was for two climbers- one from Tibet and another from elsewhere in the nation- to scale the world's highest mountain with the Olympic flame before the Games, in a gesture of friendship aimed at easing tensions between Beijing and Tibet. Officials said they did not now ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Oct 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Comments in keeping with Olympic spirit Martin Lee Chu-ming has come in for harsh criticism from the Hong Kong press, following the publication of an article in The Wall Street Journal on October 17. It has been said that he is raising sensitive political ...




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