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  1. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Robert Ford, independent Tibet's first radio operator, dies at 90

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in London Robert Ford, Tibet's first radio operator, dies at 90 Robert Ford 1923-2013 Robert Webster Ford, the first Westerner employed as a civil servant ... the 1950 invasion of Tibet, Ford died in the British capital on September 20 aged 90 after a short illness. The Dalai Lama led tributes at the ceremony, held at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre. "I ...


    Tibet win in Britain stiffens Beijing's resolve with EU over Dalai Lama

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE, Olivia Rosenman

    ... Danny Lee and Olivia Rosenman Freeze after Cameron met Dalai Lama shows China is willing to wield its growing clout Tibet win in Britain stiffensBeijing's resolve with EU Emboldened by its successful efforts to get Britain to toe the line on Tibet, China is expected to increasingly use its economic heft to pressure European countries on its core national interests, analysts ...

  3. News - China - TIBET PROTESTS

    Tibetan monk sets himself on fire, report says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the self-immolation, the London-based Free Tibet advocacy group said in a statement. Some 120 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since February 2009 in protests against what they see as Chinese oppression, the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet said before news of the latest self- immolation emerged. The protests - which reportedly have resulted in dozens of deaths - peaked in the run-up ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Hague seeks to calm the waters over Tibet

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Hague seeks to calm the waters over Tibet British Foreign Secretary William Hague told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi yesterday that "London recognises Tibet as part of China", Xinhua reported. The phone conversation followed reports that British Prime Minister David Cameron abandoned a trip to China in April to meet the new ...

  5. News - China - TIBET

    Watching cautiously amid signs of shift towards Tibet

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... of self-immolation. The most recent fatal protest was only three weeks ago, when 31-year-old Wangchen Dolma set herself on fire near Tawu monastery in eastern Tibet. Other developments threaten to dim the prospects of a brighter future for Tibet. A report published by Human Rights Watch said two million Tibetans have been forcibly relocated to "new socialist villages" since 2006. The moves ...

  6. News - China - CULTURE

    Tibet officials push for stronger law to safeguard 'dying' ethnic language

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:21am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Promotion of Tibetan language to be strengthened The government of the Tibet autonomous region is working on passing a more sweeping regulation this year ... "clearly shows the attention being paid to the issue by the central and local governments", the report said. The Central Tibet Administration, Tibet's government-in-exile in Dharamsala, ...

  7. News - China - SECURITY

    Telephone and internet users in Tibet register under their real names

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Xinhua touts scheme for protecting personal details and curbing spread of detrimental news Beijing has completed a monitoring scheme in Tibet that requires all telephone and internet users ... violent unrest in protest at central government rule, which Beijing blames on the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader. The central government last year passed a law mandating ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    White papers: a window on Beijing's polices since 1991

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A window on policies ranging from space to Tibet The central government press office has published dozens of "white papers", often ... the socialist system of laws and the country's record in Tibet. "The white paper has become an important government document to formally explain facts and to state its opinion on certain ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Stop "modernising" Lhasa, pleads Tibetan writer

    Posted May 08th 2013, 11:25am by Amy Li

    ... their own thoughts on Tibet. Most of the supporters said they had visited Tibet as tourists. Others said they had seen it only in pictures and movies. But few probably knew how difficult it has ... wrote. What worried Woeser more was what many described as a trend by the local government to turn Tibet into another “Lijiang old town", a historic town in Yunnan province now bustling ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Tibet official Qin Yizhi gains key Communist Youth League post

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Qin Yizhi, seen as hardline official who pushed for 'patriotic education' of monks in Tibet, gains 'training ground' position for party officials Tibet official gets key Youth League post The Communist Party appointed an official from Tibet as the head of the Communist Youth League, a training ground for future party and government ...




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