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  1. Tibet law-and-order boss promoted to deputy party secretary

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... yesterday. Baima Chilin, a vice-chairman of Tibet since 2003, was appointed to the new post recently, the Tibet Daily reported yesterday. He is one of the top Tibetan leaders of the restive Himalayan ... and international media in the past two years in denouncing the Dalai Lama as having instigated the worst anti-Chinese riots in two decades. He was born in Tibet and joined the army in 1969. After serving ...

  2. Bloom and gloom: how glacier melt greens the desert but dries up Tibet

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Climate change is having profoundly different impacts on China's two westernmost regions, Tibet and Xinjiang. While Tibet is mired in a deepening drought, and will continue to suffer declining water resources in future years, the water table is on the rise in Xinjiang and the dry climate is gradually becoming more humid. Glaciers in Tibet have been melting ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. China's neighbours keep a wary eye on Tibet

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson The recent anti-Chinese protests and rioting in Tibet and several surrounding provinces in China have been watched with concern by governments in nearby South ... The neighbours are edgy. Unlike faraway Europe and the US, the main issue for them in Tibet is stability, not human rights. China's rapid economic rise is having mainly beneficial effects in South ...

  5. Different priorities for hot spots

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Beijing's different handling of another restive region, Tibet. While many may argue that Beijing's solutions to the simmering ethnic tensions that run deep in Tibet and Xinjiang remain much ... are believed to have originated, and believed it would be a shortcut to reducing the mistrust between the government and ethnic groups. But in Tibet, Beijing had given priority to the long-term ...

  6. Hu names 3 issues as top priorities

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... President Hu Jintao has identified Tibet , Xinjiang and the wealth gap as the three issues that must be given top priority by the central government in the coming years. Hu has mentioned the three several times recently, including at two Politburo meetings and two high-profile central work conferences on Tibet and Xinjiang, according to officials familiar with the situation. ...

  7. True minorities

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Beijing last month issued a white paper on ethnic policy. The timing was interesting, coming after the riots in Tibet last year and the recent violence in Urumqi . However, ... are established in areas where various ethnic minorities live in compact communities'. However, it is silent on the Dalai Lama's proposals last year for greater autonomy for Tibet within China ...

  8. Inequalities and corruption at root of violence

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... for instance, did the Xinjiang authorities fail to contain the spread of the violence when the riots started? There is little doubt the riots, which came less than 18 months after the violence in Tibet ... from its mishandling of the overseas media during the riots in Tibet, this time choosing to grant foreign journalists access in Urumqi and elsewhere in Xinjiang swiftly. The move earned praise ...

  9. PLA in restive western regions starts recruiting months early

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... barracks life, low salaries and poor social status have deterred many young people. Situations were particularly bad in underdeveloped western regions such as Tibet, sources familiar with the military said. The climate and social customs in Tibet or Xinjiang have made it extra hard to enlist new recruits. In the wake of the recent riots and alleged attempted terrorist attacks in the two ...

  10. Poverty relief for ethnic minorities

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... residents in the eight provinces and regions- Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Guangxi, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Guizhou and Qinghai- was only 82.9 per cent of the national average. The net income of rural ... since the violent riots in Tibet in March 2008 and in Xinjiang in July last year. Yang said 11 billion yuan (HK$12.8 billion) of investment and subsidies had been channelled to Tibet and 3.9 ...




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