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  1. News - China - OBITUARY

    Phuntso Wangye, Tibetan communist who urged reconciliation, dies at 91

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... turned down the chance to be chairman of the Tibet regional government, and became increasingly critical of Beijing's position on Tibet and the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India ... "splittism" in Tibet to serve their own political ambitions and for refusing to acknowledge the Dalai Lama's role in Tibetan society. He urged Hu to allow the Dalai Lama to return to his ...

  2. News - China - TIBET

    US Ambassador Locke on 3-day trip to Tibet, embassy confirms

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by KIM WALL

    ... ambassador on 3-daytrip to Tibet, embassy says American Ambassador Gary Locke has travelled to Tibet on a rare diplomatic visit to the restive autonomous region to "increase his familiarity ... in and around Lhasa. He will return to Beijing today. US embassy spokesman Justin Higgins said it was the first time authorities had approved an embassy request to visit Tibet since September 2010. ...

  3. News - China

    US releases photos of ambassador Gary Locke’s Tibet visit

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing US ambassador to China Gary Locke chatted with Buddhist monks, visited famous sites and mixed with locals on a rare trip to Tibet, photos released ... authorities had granted a US ambassador access to tightly-controlled Tibet. During the trip, Locke urged Chinese authorities to open the area up to tourists and diplomats and highlighted ...

  4. News - China

    China tells US there is ‘unprecedented freedom’ in Tibet, Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 09:05am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington China said on Thursday that its Tibetan and Uighur minorities enjoyed happiness and “unprecedented” freedom as it hit back at US criticism by urging Washington to examine its own record. “China has made important progress on human rights. People in various regions in China including Xinjiang and Tibet are enjoying happier lives ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    China news round-up: Pakistan PM begins visit, PLA replaces Tibet military commander

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 07:26am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Politics Financial Times Troubling anniversary fixes focus on Xinjiang and Tibet. Asia Times A "cultural crisis" has led to conflicts in Xinjiang and Tibet, says Tsinghua philosopher Wang Hui. Ming Pao* The heads of the Chengdu Military Region, which includes Tibet, and the National Defence University have been replaced. Economic ...


    Dalai Lama urges China to embrace democracy on Tiananmen anniversary

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:50pm

    ... "splittist" who espouses violence. He denies the charges, saying he only wants genuine autonomy for his homeland. China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since troops marched in in 1950. The Dalai ... outlining its so-called Middle Way Approach that seeks to bring autonomy to Tibet through peaceful change. ...

  7. News - China - APPOINTMENT

    CPPCC chair heads Xinjiang, Tibet affairs groups

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com CPPCC chair heads Xinjiang, Tibet affairs groups The chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Yu Zhengsheng, has been put in charge of ethnic and religious issues in the troubled Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions, giving him more clout than his predecessors. The online version of Beijing-based Caijing magazine said ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Premier Li Keqiang unlikely to make political headway during British visit

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:44am by Cary Huang

    ... in three years. Analysts said the economy had become a driving force to improve Sino-British ties, despite long-standing differences over human rights, Tibet and other political issues. Jingdong ... issues, although, as usual, human rights, Tibet and Hong Kong would be on the agenda. Differences surfaced again in April when a British Foreign Office document criticising China's ...

  9. News - China - SECURITY

    Police shoot dead 13 attackers who rammed a public security building in Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:41pm by Angela Meng

    ... shot dead seven of the attackers and arrested the two survivors. Yecheng is at the crossroads of highways leading to Tibet, Qinghai and Kashgar. The county also shares borders with, and road ...

  10. News - China Insider - MARITIME DISPUTES

    China asserts sovereignty over disputed South China Sea with new vertical map

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:03pm by Chris Luo

    ... could potentially react to sea disputes with the same degree of intensity as if it was dealing with Tibet or Xinjiang separatists.” ...




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