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  1. News - China - BEER

    Origins of yeast used to make lager traced to Tibetan forest, scientists say

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Lager yeast's origins lie in Tibet, scientists say Scientists claim to have discovered the "Eve" of lager yeast in the mountain forests of Tibet, a finding that could be used to give Chinese beer a flavour different from its European rivals. Microbiologists have for decades hunted for the ancestor to Saccharomyces bayanus, a yeast ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - AREA STUDIES

    Book review: Voices from Tibet, by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell Voices from Tibet by Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong  (translated by Violet Law) Hong Kong University Press 3 stars Amy Russell Over the years, Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong have produced an output that highlights their bravery, compassion and unwavering commitment to the preservation of Tibetan culture. Voices from Tibet exemplifies the couple's perseverance ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - TRAVEL

    Book review: The Emperor Far Away, by David Eimer

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... takes him through Xinjiang, Tibet, Yunnan and Dongbei where he meets a colourful cast of locals tied together only by their notional Chinese citizenship. In Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, he meets ... an excellent and even-handed account of the most controversial case of them all: Tibet. He shows how China maintains its grasp on these regions through military presence, the suppression of local ...


    No longer isolated for Tiananmen crackdown, China pressures others to shun critics like Dalai Lama

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:11pm by Staff Reporters

    ... visits. But something was different in May. Internationally regarded as Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama is considered by Beijing to be a violent separatist. For the first time, ... reviewing the trade status. That status gave China access to American markets at much lower tariff rates. Among the conditions were the release of political prisoners and protection of Tibet ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Chengdu-area PLA officer detained in bribe case amid military graft probe

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Keith Zhai, Keira Lu Huang

    ... is the deputy commander of the Chengdu military area command, one of seven across the nation. He is also a member of the party's Central Committee and served as commander of Tibet's provincial ... a deputy commissar of the Tibet military area. Ye, who is in his 60s, is said to have given a large amount of gold to Xu, a source said. Authorities have also searched his home. The scrutiny ...

  6. News - China - MILITARY

    Free of graft and technically skilled: the qualities Xi seeks in new PLA generals

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Minnie Chan

    ... during the border war with Vietnam in the late 1970s. The latest promotions were announced yesterday- two officers with the provincial area command of Sichuan and two from Tibet's. We hope the promotion system will be made more fair Retired senior colonel, who requested anonymity The commander for Tibet, Xu Yong, and his colleague, political commissar Diao Guoxin, gained experience ...

  7. Teenagers become authors after family's Tibetan journey of a lifetime

    Posted Jul 21st 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow A summer trip to Tibet turned into the journey of a lifetime for three teenagers- and took them all the way to the Hong Kong Book Fair, which starts today. For the siblings- ... their life-changing experiences in Tibet, and also raise money for the region's poor children. The authors of Bridge to Tibet- 15-year-old Matthew Lee, his brother, Mark, who is 14 at the end ...

  8. News - China - EXPLOSION

    One injured as explosion hits Xining airport car park in Qinghai

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 03:05pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... The Caojiapu airport is the busiest airport in the Tibet Plateau region. According to the airport’s figures, it handles four million trips a day. Earlier in June, the airport held an emergency rescue ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    The high road: the Kingdom of Mustang

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by DINAH GARDNER

    ... Miraculously, it is in one piece- which is more than can be said for my sanity. Mustang is Nepal's "Tibet"- a remote and beautiful region of ice-topped Himalayan peaks, wind-carved black ... in Tibetan clothing (wrap-around chubas and striped aprons) and they speak a language close to Tibetan. A Free Tibet flag flaps from the spire of a guesthouse. From here it's half a day's ...




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