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  1. Blood on the tracks

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Items on offer might include tiger skins, snow-leopard pelts, bear skins and medicinal caterpillar fungus. Rare Tibetan animals, such as snow leopards, bears, wolves, antelope and wild yak, plus ... are being hailed as the 'green games'. Indeed, one of the five Games fuwa mascots, Yingying, is a caricature of the endangered Tibetan antelope. The government has promulgated a long list ...

  2. News - China - POLITICS

    Tibetan exiles gather to debate future of their land

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Tibetans debate way to end 'sufferings' Tibetan exiles began their biggest gathering in four years yesterday, eyeing a change of leadership in China and seeking ways to end a gruesome wave of self-immolation protests. About 400 Tibetans from around the world came together in the home of the exile community in mountainous northern India for the four-day meeting, called ...

  3. Lockdown of Tibetans takes economic toll

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson Beijing's lockdown of Tibetan communities is starting to take an economic toll in the tourist town of Shangri-la in the north of Yunnan province . Authorities have flooded the traditional Tibetan-populated town - which lies a little more than 100km from the border with Tibet - with troops and police and have banned foreign tour groups arriving by air. ...

  4. Official warns of 'independence adventurism'

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... President] Chen Shui-bian's government intensify its push for the separatist movement of Taiwanese independence, and conspire to carry out Taiwanese independence adventures.' 'The struggles between Taiwanese independence forces and anti-Taiwanese independence forces were unprecedentedly intense,' Xinhua quoted Mr Li saying. Without mentioning the island's ...

  5. US groups accused of backing separatists

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... began on Sunday that mainland newspapers have accused US organisations of sponsoring independence movements. Officials have blamed western countries for backing separatists in Xinjiang, but had ... Al Guo The Communist Party's official newspaper, the People's Daily, blamed a number of US-based organisations yesterday for sponsoring exiled pro-Xinjiang independence leader ...

  6. Urumqi remains divided by fear and mistrust

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Ng Tzewei in Urumqi Nearly half a year since deadly ethnic riots hit the Xinjiang regional capital, Urumqi, hatred and fear between Han Chinese and the Uygur minority keep the city deeply divided. Telltale signs can be found in the city&# ...

  7. 100 detonators seized on train from Urumqi

    Posted Jul 19th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... was quoted as saying in state media. He offered no details. In March, mainland authorities blamed an overseas-based militant group - the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (Etim) - for a botched terror ...

  8. Turkestan militants target HK, says group

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Security chief cautious of warning on Uygur action Militants advocating an independent East Turkestan are targeting Hong Kong for attack during the Olympics- and mainland ... 'So far [these attempts] have not been successful,' the centre said. 'It is worrying the Hong Kong officials.' Ethnic Uygur groups in Xinjiang and in exile advocate independence ...

  9. Crackdown on crime ahead of trade show

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Xinjiang police have started a two-month crackdown on crime to boost security ahead of an international trade convention in the restive autonomous region later this month and October's National Day celebrations, it wa ...

  10. Xinjiang confident of reining in rebels

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to stamp out the separatist movement and has launched a series of crackdowns to that end. The chairman of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Ismail Tiliwaldi, sidestepped questions when asked how many ... Movement, was shot dead in a joint Pakistani-US operation on October 2. Mr Tiliwaldi said the efforts of the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, which includes China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, ...




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