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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    First lady Michelle Obama praises civil rights movement- and tai chi- during China tour

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... added. Sichuan and other provinces neighbouring Tibet are home to a minority of Tibetans, an ethnic group that rights activists say face religious and cultural repression, underscored by more ...

  2. News - China - TIBET

    More Tibet landslide bodies recovered

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 08:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Recovery personnel have found 36 bodies at the site of a huge landslide in Tibet, Chinese state-run media said on Monday, three days after more than 80 mine ... Mountainous regions of Tibet are prone to such occurrences, which can be exacerbated by heavy mining activity, and the risk of additional landslides has heightened concerns about safety. In recent ...

  3. News - China

    Dog sold for nearly US$2 million at Zhejiang luxury pet fair: report

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... and no money actually changes hands,” Xu said. Owners say the mastiffs, descendants of dogs used for hunting by nomadic tribes in central Asia and Tibet, are fiercely loyal and protective. ...

  4. News - China

    Nepal police arrest Tibet activists on anniversary of anti-China uprising

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Police arrest Tibet activists Nepalese police arrested 18 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" yesterday, the 54th anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against Chinese sovereignty over Tibet. All but three were released from custody within hours, police said. Nepal, home to around 20,000 Tibetans, is under intense ...

  5. News - China

    Tibet deputy party chief urges crackdown on self-immolations

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 09:04pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu in Beijing verna.yu@scmp.com Crackdown on self-immolations urged Tibet autonomous region officials yesterday called for a crackdown on the wave of self-immolations by ethnic ... of the annual session of the National People's Congress, Tibet deputy party secretary Padma Choling said that they were inhumane acts that went against Tibetan Buddhist doctrine. He also hinted ...

  6. News - China

    Uygur militancy on the rise over Beijing's 'terrorist colonisation', warns dissident

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:24am by AFP

    ... The region, China's largest by area, also has national security implications for Beijing as it borders eight countries. But, as in Tibet, resentment has been stirred by an influx in recent ...

  7. News - China

    Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in Qinghai

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 03:32pm by AFP

    ... gathering. Tsering Gyal, 20, set himself alight on Monday in Guolou, a Tibetan area of Qinghai province in northwestern China, according to the US-based International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) ... British-based Free Tibet, said he had survived. An image posted online by ICT showed what appeared to be a man in flames in the middle of a road, with a group of more than a dozen people watching from ...

  8. News - China - SECURITY

    Police to boost armed patrols across urban centres, state media says

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:24am by Reuters

    ... cities such as Beijing and Shanghai would increase surveillance, while Kunming, Urumqi in Xinjiang and Lhasa in Tibet would also see security tightened, Xinhua said. The leadership's intense ...

  9. News - China

    US slams ‘horrific’ toll of Tibet self-immolations

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 02:21pm by Agence France Presse in Washington

    ... policies in Tibet that have caused these kinds of tensions and frustration.” Western rights groups and media said that a former monk, from the Kirti monastery, set fire to himself last week near ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    China officials considered Hong Kong travel alert over mainland visitor protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... it "absurd". "The central government has not even sanctioned places such as Xinjiang or Tibet," Tien said, referring to ethnically restive regions. Hong Thai Travel Services director Jason ...




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