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  1. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Moderate 5.7 earthquake strikes Tibet

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 07:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit a remote area of Tibet in western China on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 5.23am 142 kilometres south-southeast of the city of Qamdo at a depth of 50 kilometres, the USGS said. The China Earthquake Networks Centre measured the quake as 6.1 magnitude at a relatively shallow 10 kilometres, ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping repeats call for political solution in Ukraine

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:14am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... on the referendum in which Crimea voted overwhelmingly to join Russia, lest it set a precedent for its own restive regions, like Tibet. Beijing, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, has repeatedly ...

  3. Beijing helping Tibetans catch up with the west, says author

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung meets Ma Lihua, an authority on Tibet, who dismisses claims that Chinese rule is destroying its native culture Critics of Chinese rule in Tibet may view author Ma Lihua's work as propaganda, but for many people it is inspirational. Ma, one of the country's leading authorities on Tibet and author of 16 books, offers a curt dismissal of accusations by human ...

  4. News - China - ECONOMY

    Premier Li Keqiang points to six barriers to rural progress

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Energy Administration, 1.23 million people in six areas- Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Qinghai, Sichuan, Gansu and Xinjiang- still did not have access to electricity by the end of last year. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Ode to Tibet's first king

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... she almost died from a strange sickness. When she awoke from a coma, she suddenly possessed the ability to sing ancient Tibetan poetry, understood only by specialists. A relative at Tibet People's Daily brought Yumei to China's Academy of Social Sciences in Tibet. She stunned scholars by singing the Song of King Gesar, which recounts sagas of Tibet's legendary first king. ...




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