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Politics of Tibet

China convicts man over self-immolation ‘goading’

Exiled Tibetan Buddhist monks walk past photos of Tibetan protesters as they participate in a candlelit vigil to show solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet. Photo: AP

A Chinese court in a Tibetan area convicted a man of intentional homicide and inciting secession on Friday for “goading” a monk to set himself on fire.

Friday, 8 February, 2013, 4:50pm

Tibetan burns himself to death, second self-immolation in a week

A young Tibetan in southwestern China has died after setting himself on fire, rights groups have reported, marking the second self-immolation protest in a week.

20 Jan 2013 - 12:53pm

Tibetan man burns to death in Gansu, first self-immolation in China this year

A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire in protest at China’s rule of the Himalayan region, a rights group and overseas media said, relaying the first self-immolation of this year.

13 Jan 2013 - 12:18pm

Outcry in Taiwan over rejection of Dalai Lama visit

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he arrives to give a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, on Tuesday. Photo: AP

Taiwan has decided to bar the Dalai Lama from entering the island, triggering an angry response from a women’s organisation that had invited him to a meeting there next month, officials said on Thursday.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:10pm 1 comment

Dalai Lama sees chance of change in Tibet

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Hindu religious leader Morari Bapu in Dharamsala. Photo: AP

The Dalai Lama held out the possibility on Thursday that an upcoming change in China’s leadership offered the chance of a new approach in Tibet.

“The new leadership must use common sense and a more holistic view to serve long term-interest. There is no other way,” the spiritual leader said in an interview with the BBC.

27 Sep 2012 - 9:07pm

First steps on a long journey

He is the most protected and the most mysterious person in China. Perhaps we should not even address him as a 'person', because to many he is more than that. The Panchen Lama is a reincarnation, a revered spiritual figure, and one of the two highest spiritual leaders of Tibet, together with the Dalai Lama.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Buddhism 'the sweet dew to end suffering'

The first speech outside the mainland by the man Beijing recognises as the Panchen Lama was praised as 'well rounded' and representing mainstream Buddhist thinking by scholars yesterday.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing's Tibetan protege comes of age in HK

The Panchen Lama chosen by Beijing but disputed by Tibetans in exile marked his political coming of age in Hong Kong yesterday, delivering his first public speech outside the mainland to an international audience at the World Buddhist Forum.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Tax break may not win over couples

The Hong Kong government recognises that we will face problems as a result of the low birth rate and having an ageing population.

Proposals have been put forward to introduce child-friendly employment policies and tax exemptions to encourage more couples to start a family.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Officials warned to keep order in Tibet

Tibetan authorities have warned thousands of regional officials they could be sacked if they are found to have failed to safeguard stability in the restive area or fled their posts at 'critical moments', a local newspaper reported yesterday.

The warning came ahead of the upcoming Tibetan New Year and the fourth anniversary of deadly riots there.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The story headlined 'Tibetan survives fiery protest' on Page A5 on December 3 stated: 'Professor Robert Barnett, a Tibet scholar at Columbia University in New York, said the latest self-immolation was significant as it occurred at Chamdo, where monks were not followers of the Dalai Lama's school of Buddhism.' We would like to clarify that Chamdo is a prefecture, not a township.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dalai Lama attacked over stand on fiery protests

The mainland's top official newspaper lambasted the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, yesterday for condoning a spate of self-immolations by his followers to protest against Chinese rule, accusing religious figures close to him of leading them towards 'religious extremism'.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dalai Lama criticised over fiery protests

The mainland's top official newspaper lambasted the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, yesterday for condoning a spate of selfimmolations by his followers to protest against Chinese rule, accusing religious figures close to him of leading them towards 'religious extremism'.

26 Nov 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

Dalai Lama pins hopes on China's new leaders

The Dalai Lama has voiced hope that Beijing's policy towards Tibet may change under the new Chinese leadership to be ushered in next year, even though Hu Jintao's heir apparent, Xi Jinping, has pledged a tough line on the region.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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