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  1. Beijing hopes Tibetan leader will alter stance

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Front Works Department and an ethnic Tibetan, Sita, said Beijing's attitude towards the exiled Tibetan leader had been consistent during the last round of talks with the two personal envoys ... way' and calling it a covert call for independence. This prompted speculation that the intermittent talks between the Dalai Lama and Beijing had reached an impasse. But some experts said Mr ...

  2. Local government lost its nerve, says expert on region

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... and started to adopt a hardline approach.' Tibetans' desire for independence and radical Chinese policies were the main reasons behind the outbreak of violence and remained the key issues ... Klaudia Lee A leading Tibetan scholar said he believed protests in Lhasa became violent after a security 'vacuum'. That was the period after regular police escaped attacks ...

  3. Tibetan culture at a crossroads as young grapple with development

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Chengdu Tsewang, an ethnic Tibetan, is so assimilated into Chinese culture that she cannot even write her name in her native language. She speaks Tibetan with her father, but likes to watch Chinese-language television programmes. 'I can't write Tibetan,' the 22-year-old shop assistant said, as she wrote the Chinese characters for her name. Her shop ...

  4. Tibetan activists have 'little chance of success'

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Opposition made gains with timing: analysts The Tibetans' display of opposition to Beijing's rule in the past week achieved momentum because of its carefully ... against Communist rule which forced the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, and almost 100,000 Tibetan followers into exile. The demonstrations coincided with a rally by more than 100 ...

  5. Dalai Lama's claims laughable, says media

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing yesterday rejected an accusation by the Dalai Lama that some monks involved in the Lhasa riots were disguised mainland armed police, saying the exiled Tibetan ... on the internet was taken at least three years ago. It showed officers of the People's Armed Police (PAP) carrying Tibetan monks' robes. The Dalai Lama said on Saturday that Beijing had ...

  6. Hope now for progress on Tibet and peaceful Games

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sides are continuing to engage each other is encouraging. The Dalai Lama has said repeatedly that he is only seeking autonomy for Tibet, not independence. Clearly, he must seize what may be his ... independence. There is a need for both sides to strive to resolve the problems in Tibet which led to the riots. It is to be hoped that now the most politically sensitive leg of the relay has been ...

  7. Dalai Lama up to usual tricks: Beijing

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing. The editorial reiterated that 'the door for dialogue is always open' as long as the Dalai Lama gives up his push for Tibetan independence, stops activities to split China ...

  8. Greater openness vital to tackling the Tibet issue

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Olympics. In the lead-up to the Beijing Games, protesters and Tibetan rights groups were, no doubt, expecting a restrained response from the security forces. In the initial stages, that appeared ... is certainly well aware it is not in its interests to let the disturbances escalate. China is not the only country to have people under its rule to clamour for independence or separation. Spain has ...

  9. Commentary calls Tibetan group 'terrorist'

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of suicide bombers could be a measure in the development of the Tibetan independence movement'. '[The fact that it] never cares about human lives, be they innocent civilians or its own ... Kristine Kwok The mainland's propaganda campaign against supporters of Tibetan independence shows no sign of letting up, with the government mouthpiece branding the Tibetan Youth ...

  10. Wen calls on Dalai Lama to preach calm

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... on March 14, the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), a 'hardline organisation openly supporting Tibetan independence', decided to 'set up guerillas to infiltrate Tibet and start armed ... Choi Chi-yuk in Vientiane and Raymond Li Talks could follow Tibetan spiritual leader's use of influence on rioters, premier says Premier Wen Jiabao has urged the Dalai Lama to use his ...




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