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Warning for Tibet's cadres on anniversary

The top government official in Tibet has ordered all cadres in the region to be ready for duty around the clock next month in a bid to safeguard stability in the Himalayan region during the anniversaries of several politically sensitive events.

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012, 12:00am

Burnings cast pall on Tibetan New Year

The Tibetan New Year, or Losar, began in sombre fashion around the world yesterday amid mourning for more than 20 Tibetans who had set themselves on fire.

A teacher from the Tibetan ethnic minority living in Sichuan province's Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture said yesterday that the atmosphere on the first day of the New Year, or Lhakar Day, felt routine.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Laying down the lore

When Sonam Dorje took his microphone to the windswept grasslands of eastern Qinghai province in September, he just wanted to record local folk tales. It had been many years since the Tibetan elders of Xunhua county had had an audience for their stories, but when they saw Dorje's recording equipment, they clammed up.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Tibetan survives fiery protest

A former Buddhist monk set himself on fire in Tibet on Thursday but has survived, the Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet group said.

His protest came shortly after the mainland's top police chief visited a predominantly Tibetan area in Sichuan where there have been a series of self-immolations this year.

3 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Self-immolations by monks blamed on hardline rule

An exiled leader of a Tibetan monastery hit by a spate of self-immolations has blamed repressive Chinese rule for the protests, but stressed he had no authority to stop them.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tibetan nun burns to death

A Tibetan nun burned to death when she set herself on fire in Aba county, Sichuan province, marking the latest incident in a string of self-immolations to protest against Beijing's policies in the region, rights groups said.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Embattled Red Cross Society vows to make donations details public

The beleaguered Red Cross Society of China says it will publish tomorrow the accounts of all donations it has received as it struggles to improve its tarnished image.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Qinghai sets sights on solar leadership

Qinghai, one of the mainland's least-developed provinces, is taking advantage of being the largest one - excluding autonomous regions - and aims to become a national leader in solar power production.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Officials hand out gagging order to HK team coach

Shen Jinkang was honoured yesterday for his services as coach of the Hong Kong team but he can't talk about the sport, his success or his charges after being muzzled by the cycling association.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Do the junior markets such as London AIM have a role to play in the Asia-Pacific region?' Hong Kong Club.

British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Dealing with difficult people'. British Consulate-General.

Qinghai: CBI China hosts 3rd Annual China Solar Industry Leadership Summit. Haiyue Hotel, Xining.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Today: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Reaching today's digitally savvy kids'.

American Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'New Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) public database for product safety reporting'.

Wharf T&T workshop: ''Unique skills' you need for corporate IT security' (in Cantonese). Hong Kong Productivity Council.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Jiuzhaigou is a fairyland of spectacular biodiversity and topography. The National Reserve spans almost 800 square metres and includes a landscape of lush valleys, jagged peaks, a dozen large waterfalls and, most famously, a collection of iridescent mountain lakes and pools.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Tributes to HK hero, fears for orphans he saved

Hongkonger Wong Fuk-wing was a hero to the children and teachers at the orphanage in Yushu, Qinghai, for whom he gave his life while working there as a volunteer when the earthquake struck last year.

The orphanage, which has not been rebuilt, is paying another orphanage to house its 54 children and is now facing closure for lack of funds.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Tibetans mourn as Yushu marks a year since quake

Thousands of Tibetans lit yak-butter candles and laid white silk scarves and flowers for the departed yesterday as Yushu marked the first anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed at least 2,700 people and left 200,000 others homeless.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

From a tent, couple count their blessings and offer medical care

Medicine bottles sit in rows in a tent that serves as both a small pharmacy run by Dr Song Xiaobin and his wife, Wang Qijuan, in Yushu, and as their bedroom. It's been an unusual year, and the couple are counting their blessings.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am