Tibet propaganda chief moves to information role

Beijing has appointed Tibet's propaganda chief as a deputy head of the State Council Information Office, China News Service reported.

Tuesday, 10 January, 2012, 12:00am

Historians keep Tibet debate raging

History is about the present and that is why every generation writes it anew, American writer Edgar Lawrence Doctorow once said. It is certainly true when it comes to Tibet, where history is never just a subject of academic interest, but a focal point of intense political debates as to whether the Himalayan plateau should be considered 'an integral part of China'.

10 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Tibet No2 apologises to five victims of riot blaze

A senior leader of the government in Tibet has apologised to the families of five young women burned to death in a clothing store in Lhasa during riots there on March 14.

It is the first time a Tibet official has publicly apologised to the families of any of those killed in the anti-government riots, in which officials say 18 people were killed.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Tibetan plains brought to stage

Local dance troupe performs a tale of war, jealousy and family ties next month at the Cultural Centre

A large-scale Tibetan dance performance featuring sweeping Tibetan landscapes will be staged by the Hong Kong Dance Company next month.

Based on the epic novel by famous Tibetan author Alai, Red Poppies debuted in Hong Kong last May to rave reviews.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Red Poppies

Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Tomorrow-Sat, 7.45pm; May 28, 3pm

25 May 2006 - 12:00am

Survival struggle in land of the brave

TIBET TAKES ITS TOLL. The harsh land at the roof of the world strips life to the fundamentals and only the brave survive. Beating barely beneath the surface of desolate plains and awesome mountains is the heart of a country struggling no less for a sense of identity as for survival in a changing political and social landscape.

10 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Rich urged to help Tibet

BEIJING has been twisting the arms of the coastal provinces for more aid to Tibet.

Large injections of subsidies for infrastructure and stepped-up vigilance against independence will be the themes of two major national conferences on Tibet scheduled for later this month and September.

27 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

. . . But anxiety on Tibet

ONCE again the heavy hand of Chinese repression is being felt in the supposedly autonomous region of Tibet. For two days the police have responded to riots and protests in Lhasa with tear gas and bullets and a determination which will cause unease in Hongkong.

26 May 1993 - 12:00am

Learning lessons from tragic Tibet

EIGHT years have passed since Lady Thatcher returned from Beijing waving a piece of paper and declaring ''Prosperity and stability in our time''. Looking back, it seems amazing that so many of us succeeded in suspending our natural scepticism and actually believed that China might grant Hongkong a measure of autonomy.

10 Feb 1993 - 12:00am