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  1. HK activists to set up Tibetan association

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Tibetan independence through their plans to create a Tibetan-Chinese Friendship Association, although they did back the Dalai Lama's pursuit of more autonomy for Tibetans. 'It ... colleagues had already appeared on Beijing's 'radar screen'. 'Although they are not openly campaigning for Tibetan independence, these so-called friendship associations can ...

  2. April Fool's days in Tibet

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... off; it was closed for three months after last year's tragic riots, and visitors who have managed to get there since have been subject to severe restrictions. To be sure, for many Tibetans ... year's riots and the subsequent repression, and of 'all those who are still suffering under Chinese rule'. Beijing, by contrast, ordered Tibetans to be happy. It has distributed 800 ...

  3. Protesters greet Dalai Lama as he arrives at Taipei hotel

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... with police denying them access to the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. With the Dalai Lama leaving Taiwan tomorrow, the mainland-friendly Taiwanese government watched nervously to see whether he ... The pro-independence opposition Democratic Progressive Party quickly issued an invitation to the Dalai Lama to visit Taiwan to comfort victims. President Ma Ying-jeou's government quickly agreed, despite ...

  4. The waiting-game strategy raises doubts

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... if there was a dispute over the Dalai Lama's reincarnation, it could have a disastrous impact on Tibet's stability. Dr Mills says in the absence of the Dalai Lama, the pro-Tibetan movement- both inside ... that confidence. The central leadership points to its economic integration policies, which feature generous state subsidies and the influx of non-Tibetan settlers. The policies have lifted millions ...

  5. DPP to show films to provoke Beijing

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... displeasure. The mainland views Kadeer and the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, as separatists. Beijing has banned the films on the grounds that they promote independence and incite ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan's pro-independence camp has decided to screen two controversial films in five cities tomorrow- National Day in the People's Republic of China- ...

  6. Praying for independence

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the fiercest advocates of independence and entry into the UN, and a strong supporter of the Democratic Progressive Party. 'They told us that we are all Chinese and asked when we will come ... others prefer the independence option and support the sovereign rights of the people in Taiwan to choose their own future without outside interference.' Taiwan has made an astonishing ...

  7. FCC reschedules talk by pro-Tibet activist but HK entry is in doubt

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to the position taken by the Dalai Lama, we have never campaigned for Tibetan independence. I am really a monitor rather than an activist. I hope being in Hong Kong, which has the freedom of speech, I can ... Tibetan-independence activists during the Olympic torch relay last year. A government source would not speculate on individual cases, but pointed to Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong's comments ...

  8. Cultural clubs

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Don't be surprised if, in years to come, 2009 goes down as the year that the cultural wars between China and the West started in earnest. At Christmas parties, it is possible to hear Western businessmen, officials and diplomats crying int ...

  9. Uygurs upset at Kashgar revamp

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Beijing's plan to revamp the historic city of Kashgar in western Xinjiang has sparked concerns that it could jeopardise Uygur culture. As the best-known and biggest example of a traditional Uygur community in China, Kashgar's old c ...

  10. Is Beijing playing a no-win game?

    Posted Mar 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... sensitive anniversaries this week. 'China is probably waiting to increase its national power to be better able to deal with the Tibetan exile movement,' said Christopher McNally ... impact on China's international image and Tibet's stability. Dr Mills said that in the absence of the Dalai Lama, the pro-Tibetan movement - both inside and outside Tibet - would almost ...




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