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  1. Cadres learn to become spin doctors to handle foreign media in Tibet

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of China. The 50 officials taking part handle the foreign press relations in Tibet and areas with large Tibetan populations in Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu and Qinghai. The Southern Metropolis News said: 'Tibet-related news coverage has for a long time been a bottleneck in China's management of the region. This bottleneck has also affected China's overall image in the world.' ...

  2. April Fool's days in Tibet

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen 'Spend April Fool's Day in Tibet' might be the next Chinese travel agency slogan. Although the Chinese government claims that Tibet continues to be open ... announced that three protest facilities were open for use but punished anyone who took the statement seriously. Of course, this is not the first time during the past year that Tibet has been sealed ...

  3. Tung praises Tibet's gains

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee People from western countries should go to Tibet to see for themselves the progress the Himalayan region has made over the past five decades, Tung Chee-hwa, a vice-chairman ... friends with whom he had talked reacted to the riots in Tibet on March 14 with 'sadness, anger and bewilderment'. 'Sadness because of the loss of innocent lives as a result ...

  4. Bjork faces ban after provocative Tibet call

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... performance in Shanghai. In the final performance of her encore, the singer chanted 'Tibet, Tibet' near the end of her song Declare Independence, people who attended the show said. 'It ... said?'' The lyrics of the song make no direct reference to Tibet, but contain the lines: 'Declare independence' and 'Raise your flag'. A clip reputed to be of the incident has ...

  5. Hope now for progress on Tibet and peaceful Games

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

    ... or disruption. Widespread protests, mostly concerning Tibet, had greeted the torch during its international legs. This prompted a strong backlash among people on the mainland, who approached the domestic ... handling of the crisis won it respect from other countries, including those which had been quick to denounce its tough response to the deadly riots that broke out across Tibet in March. A more ...

  6. It's time for Beijing to rethink Tibet policy

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

    ... Eleven days after violence broke out in Tibet, two contending versions of what happened have emerged. The central government has put the blame squarely on the Dalai Lama's ... government, and ordinary Chinese people's view of the west being keen to demonise China. Whatever the truth, the central government's policy towards Tibet has clearly failed. After almost ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Tibet's old mysteries lure a new generation of pilgrims

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... A region once treated with suspicion today draws many mainlanders to explore its mysticism, writes Paul Mooney Tibet fever, which started spreading throughout the west more than a decade ... half a dozen books with Tibetan titles are piled on tables near the entrance, with names, such as Tibet and the Tibetan People and Riding the Rails to Tibet. In a DVD shop a few doors away, ...

  9. False optimism on Tibet?

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... seems unwarranted. One major obstacle is the Dalai Lama's request for a redrawing of the boundary of the Tibet Autonomous Region to include parts of the provinces of Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu and Yunnan, where about half of China's 6 million Tibetans live. Beijing has made it clear that this is out of the question. An article published by the Tibet Information Centre in July, five ...

  10. The road to enlightenment

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dinah Gardner When her best friend died from leukaemia last year, Ran Jing made a promise to herself; she would travel to Tibet as soon as she graduated from high school. Her classmate had ... an autonomous Tibetan prefecture in western Sichuan. RAN WAS JUST ONE of tens of thousands of young Chinese tourists who visited Tibet this summer. Reliable statistics are hard to come by, but the Tibet ...




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