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  1. Torch route tweak still possible

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Authorities in Beijing have not ruled out changing the Olympic torch relay route to avoid Tibet, although Games' organisers were hopeful yesterday this would not be necessary. 'We firmly believe that the government of the Tibet Autonomous Region will be able to ensure the stability of Lhasa and Tibet, and also be able to ensure the smooth passage ...

  2. Sponsors breathe sigh of relief after troubled tour

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Tom Miller

    ... the terrible publicity of the international leg of the torch relay- when angry pro-Tibet protests and Chinese nationalist posturing threatened to rip sponsors' carefully nurtured corporate images ... be 'complicit in a humanitarian disaster' unless it pushed Beijing to drop Tibet from the torch route, while the pressure group Dream for Darfur issued a report card condemning 16 of the 19 major ...

  3. Climbers were picked for ethnic reasons

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Renowned Tibetan woman climber Jiji was picked as the first torch-bearer on the 200-metre relay leg up to the summit, in a tribute to women and Tibet, where the mountain is partly located. Jiji ...

  4. Torch carried on wave of patriotism

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... authorities over their use of force to restore order. It is understandable that Chinese people feel indignant about the enormous foreign political pressure over Tibet. Obsessed as some have become ... the French government's stance over Tibet and the human rights situation on the mainland. In Seoul, mainland students clashed violently with South Koreans during the Olympic torch relay. In Hong ...

  5. Chinese-Australians in large show of support for torch

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reuters in Canberra 10,000 drown out Tibet independence activists More than 10,000 Chinese-Australians staged the biggest pro-Beijing rally of the protest-marred Olympic torch relay ... organised,' Tibet independence supporter and Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown said. 'Australians will feel a little bit uncomfortable by the fact that communist China came to town and just ...

  6. Tortured relay

    Posted Apr 10th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... It was burning underpants in 1956; what might it be in 2008? The bar will have been set quite high by the time the torch reaches Canberra. After the propaganda triumphs for the 'Free Tibet ... either). But after Dar es Salaam, Muscat and Islamabad, where they don't care much about Tibet, comes New Delhi, where some people care a great deal. There will be a lot of Tibetans in New ...

  7. Escorts are squad of elite police

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Pro-Tibet protesters tracking the Olympic torch relay through London, Paris and San Francisco have no doubt stolen the international limelight with their vocal and colourful ... in Tibet and intensified protests against the Olympic torch relay, the escort officers still have to prove if they are up to the job of guarding the flame for the rest of its journey. ...

  8. the five Ws

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... on human rights and Tibet, especially following the recent unrest in Tibet. How? How have officials responded? International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge is very concerned, calling ...

  9. After the fervour, it's time for Beijing to reflect

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Chinese everywhere as a showcase of modern China's achievements. The focus on protests over human rights, unrest in Tibet and China's response to a humanitarian crisis in Darfur ... removed a pro-Tibet woman protester and her supporters in order to 'protect' them from those who tried to harass them and 'to prevent any further disruption to the public ...

  10. Torch nears end of a troubled road to the Olympics

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the target for pro-Tibet demonstrators and human rights activists who denounced Beijing's suppression of Tibet protests and other rights infringements. Added to the already embarrassing ... to shield it from attacks by pro-Tibet demonstrators on April 7 in Paris. Despite the problems, analysts point out that protests are the norm rather than the exception during such international ...




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