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  1. Final say on next Dalai Lama is ours, Beijing says

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Lama's succession has become a prickly issue, as the Nobel Peace laureate ages and his health declines. Many Tibetans fear that his death may create a leadership vacuum that Beijing could exploit to tighten its grip over the restive Himalayan region. Others fear the loss of their most recognised leader could weaken the unity of the Tibetan movement and potentially trigger widespread unrest ...

  2. Dalai Lama chats with mainland Twitter users

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Beijing should learn from former leader Hu Yaobang's fact-based work style to solve problems in Tibet and misunderstandings between Tibetans and Han Chinese, the Dalai Lama told an online chat with mainland Twitter users yesterday. 'The real reasons behind today's disputes between Han Chinese and Tibetans were not caused by the people, ...

  3. Activists hold vigil to mark Tibet riots

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... several activists tried to hang a banner and a snow lion flag- a symbol of the Tibetan independence movement- on the office's front gate. Police officers guarding the gate threatened to use ... night the group was marking events in Tibet. In March 1959, a failed revolt by Tibetans against Beijing rule led to the Dalai Lama's exile. On the anniversary of the uprising two years ago, ...

  4. Appointment hints at focus on conciliation

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... The central government has used this scheme to promote economic development in Tibet for years, but that has not prevented Tibetans from engaging in protests, sometimes violent, to seek more religious ...

  5. Bright face of Hong Kong's protest movement

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Barclay Crawford, Tanna Chong

    ... of the city's media can't get enough of her. This in turn has helped make the 22-year-old student the second most recognised face in Hong Kong's fledgling protest movement, after 'Long ... trouble-making for the OLYMPICS torch relay- Let's p*** on the torch of shame,' she wrote. She wanted a little publicity for her movement. Instead she became the movement, with salacious ...

  6. Some light at last?

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... terrorist activities and activities seeking Tibetan independence. This change in slogans was considered to be positive since Beijing no longer assumed that the Dalai Lama was actually engaged ... been no progress. Just what constitutes 'progress' in these dialogues is difficult to define and may be quite tenuous, such as the latest Chinese slogans imparted to the Tibetans ...

  7. The Tibetan impasse- Barry Sautman

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Barry Sautman

    ... who explicitly advocate Tibetan independence have also said that their position will improve once the Dalai Lama dies. Beijing has repeatedly stated it will negotiate with the Dalai Lama if he ... by the Dalai Lama and leaders of the Tibetan government in exile indicate that it is not unreasonable to regard them as separatists. They have said that Tibet has always been independent ...

  8. Dalai Lama attacked for 'wrecking' ethnic unity

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... uprising in 1959 that led to his exile to Dharamsala, the Tibetan spiritual leader said on Wednesday that China intended to 'annihilate Buddhism' and that monks and nuns in Tibet lived in 'prison-like' conditions. Sunday marks the second anniversary of bloody rioting that began in Lhasa and later spread to other Tibetan-populated areas. The Dalai Lama also referred to Xinjiang, another ...

  9. Tibetans take to the streets to mark uprising

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... independence. It said the protest was joined by 500 to 600 other Tibetans. The report said at least 40 people were detained by police on Sunday, prompting a fresh round of protest as hundreds ... Kristine Kwok Protests broke out in at least two Tibetan-populated towns in Gansu this week as middle-school students took to the streets on the anniversary of deadly rioting two years ...

  10. Tibetans beaten during angry protests

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the rioting, reportedly calling for Tibet's independence. Last weekend's protest would have been the largest in a Tibetan-populated area since 2008, but for a very different cause. ... Kristine Kwok Tibetan villagers clashed with armed police in a Tibetan-populated town in Gansu at the weekend during a protest over pollution problems generated by a nearby cement factory. ...




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