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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.

Thursday, 23 February, 2012, 12:00am

Tibetan exiles learn to seek new paths

During the monsoon in Dharamsala, everything seems to come to a halt.

Sometimes the electricity fails. Other times, rain tests the simple, tin-roofed houses. The roads become potholed every year, and get repaired every year, but never for good.

30 Oct 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

Who said it?

In my opinion, the only good German was a dead German, and the deader, the better

Nancy Wake, a much-decorated second world war spy and Resistance heroine known as the 'White Mouse'

There is no socialism in Tibet. There is colonialism

Lobsang Sangay, who was sworn in yesterday as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead to these stories today ...

Civil servants await pay fate

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing hails its record in Tibet

Beijing continued its propaganda offensive on Tibet yesterday, dismissing international criticism over its migration, environmental and economic policies in the Himalayan region.

31 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Tibetans in Taiwan appeal for residency

Lobsang left Dharamsala, India, for Taiwan 10 years ago on a fake passport. He was 27 years old then and had dreamed of making a better living on the self-ruled island so he could send money back to his parents, wife and newborn daughter.

He had hope for success because Tibetans in exile commonly believed that Taiwan had a policy of welcoming them.

1 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Scholars cautiously optimistic over latest 'pragmatic' offer

The latest overture by the Dalai Lama may have raised hopes that a more favourable atmosphere for talks can be created between his envoys and Beijing when the two sides are expected to sit down again next month.

17 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

A gaping hole

The recent meeting between the representatives of the Dalai Lama and Chinese officials is a continuation of a process that has been going on for nearly 30 years. The two sides are no closer to agreement now than they were three decades ago, and a study of the negotiating record gives little room for optimism about any early resolution of their differences.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am


Troops in Tibet protecting residents

China is again facing criticism and embarrassment over the Tibet issue.

But before we jump to any conclusions, let us examine objectively what exactly happened in Tibet. A gang of rioters, encouraged and supported by some Buddhist monks, started burning, looting and killing in civilian residential areas.

10 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Tibetans do have genuine grievances

We refer to Michael Chugani's article ('Who are they to judge?', April 1).

Chugani's article has glossed over the real issue. Beijing's policy towards Tibet is not working and Tibetans have grievances about this.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Tibetans walk taller away from homeland

It is hardly a secret that the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has rapidly gained in stature since receiving political asylum in India, where he heads a government-in-exile. But new evidence suggests that today even ordinary Tibetans who followed in his footsteps are walking tall - literally.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Fleeing Tibetans shot at by border guards, say US activists

Border guards had shot at dozens of Tibetans trying to flee to Nepal in the same area where a nun was shot and killed last year, a US activist group claimed yesterday.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Dalai's change of heart

1959-1979: Dalai Lama has no contact with Beijing.

1979-1980: He sends three fact-finding delegations to Tibet.

February 1983: Dalai Lama expresses a desire to visit Tibet. There is little progress. He begins to speak out internationally on the issue.

14 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

China must agree to genuine negotiations

I read with interest the report in the South China Morning Post on December 9, that BP Amoco is now facing intense international criticism over its investments in PetroChina and China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec) who are plundering Tibet's natural resources on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party.

18 Dec 2000 - 12:00am