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Pledge to improve lives of Mongols after protests

The chairman of the Inner Mongolian government pledged yesterday to take immediate action to improve livelihoods in the autonomous region, especially those of ethnic Mongols, after recent protests had authorities scrambling to come up with ways to address rising ethnic te

Thursday, 2 June, 2011, 12:00am

Mongolians 'sidelined' in mining growth

Ethnic Mongolians in the resource-rich Inner Mongolia autonomous region say they have been marginalised by a mining boom that has damaged their grassland.

One former herder said protests in the past week - triggered by the death of a herder, Mergen, who tried to block a caravan of coal trucks in the Xilingol area last month - were the result of long-standing 'suppression'.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Delegate delivers mouthful on rare earths

The quote of the day goes to CPPCC delegate Wang Zhan, former chairman of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Committee, who proposed that the government should hold its ground firmly in its rare-earth battle against the West. 'Rare earths are China's own business ... What ***king reason could foreign countries have to squawk about this?' he said.

11 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Genghis Khan: A Choral Symphony

Yan Huichang conducts the Mongolian Youth Chorus of the Inner Mongolia National Song and Dance Opera Troupe, Inner Mongolia National Song and Dance Troupe of China, baritone Ma Jinquan, horse-head fiddle lead performer Qinggele and the HK Chinese Orchestra performing Tang Jainping's symphony inspired by the historical Mongolian figure.

12 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Silent crisis

The Mongolians are facing one of the harshest winters in living memory. With temperatures plunging to minus 50 degrees Celsius in some places, millions of livestock have perished in the freezing conditions.

Unable to deal with the crisis, the government in Ulaanbaatar appealed for help to the United Nations. Aid is coming in but much more needs to be done.

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Unwelcome guests

Last year, the mainland looked as though it would ban Cape No7 because the film depicted a 'wrong' interpretation of Taiwan's colonisation by Japan. What the mainland objected to was the portrayal of a nuanced and bittersweet relationship between the Japanese and the locals, which was anathema to its orthodox version of history.

4 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

The performance: Concert Of Mixed Chorus and A Capella

The performance: Concert Of Mixed Chorus and A Capella

A selection of choral pieces, and traditional Mongolian singing and instrumental solos by the Broadcasting And Television Art Troupe of Inner Mongolia, a professional music group whose members are mostly from the Mongolian tribe. Today, 8pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall Auditorium. $80-$200, Urbtix. Inquiries: 2734 9009

4 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Give Macau horses new home in Mongolia

I am appalled by the reports in the Sunday Morning Post of racehorses being shot in Macau.

My Australian grandfather's family were prominent in horse racing. I have great respect for these beautiful animals. They should not be killed because they cannot win a race.

Recently I visited Outer Mongolia where there are huge herds of wild horses.

7 Jul 2002 - 12:00am