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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Attack on pro-independence activist 'infringed his freedom of speech'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 07:15pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Activist slap 'infringed free speech' An assault on a pro-independence activist who trespassed at a military barracks was nothing less than ... Chiu, founder of pro-independence group Hongkongese Priority, was chanting slogans and waving banners with fellow activists when Chan approached him and slapped him twice on the face, causing ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Watch out for ripple effects of Scotland's independence vote

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:21pm by Richard Halloran

    ... in Taiwan, home to a strong independence movement. Taiwan's Next Media Animation has made a video about the Scottish referendum. "What matters most," says the narrator, "is ... to draw attention to that struggle, said in an article on its website, "Scots aren't the only ones considering independence". In Japan, a nascent independence movement in the Ryukyu ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Engineering feat will have a resounding impact on Tibetans

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... of the Tibetan culture. The last 57km of the railway are expected to be finished by the end of next month and test runs have been scheduled for July next year, Wang Weigao, chief engineer for the Lhasa ... effort and money has gone into building 33 passages under the railway for the migrating Tibetan antelope, and how the lines were designed to circumvent several lakes considered sacred ...

  10. Escape from the Land of Snows

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Douglas Kerr

    ... 1959, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. On one side was the People's Republic of China, barely 10 years after accomplishing its revolution. In 1950, after driving the Kuomintang from the mainland, the People's Liberation Army moved swiftly to 'liberate our comrades in Tibet', and had remained in occupation. The revolutionary government considered the Tibetans ...




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