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Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet by Ma Rong Hong Kong University Press

This book is a valuable work of research for scholars, journalists and others who want facts about Tibet.

Sunday, 2 October, 2011, 12:00am

Demand forces antique prices up

The chance to buy affordable Chinese antique furniture is diminishing as supplies dry up on the mainland.

Increasing demand among wealthy mainlanders is pushing prices up and reducing the number of items available.

14 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing's lack of sensitivity angers Tibetan students

Tibetan students have protested in the province of Qinghai over 'reported plans to impose Chinese as the main language of instruction' ('Language protests see security tightened', October 26).

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Students protest to save Tibetan

Hundreds of Tibetan students took to the streets in a Tibetan-populated county in the northwestern province of Qinghai, protesting against a new education policy, which they say stifles their unique language.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Grip tightens on Tibet's monasteries

The Communist Party has further tightened its grip on Tibetan monasteries by ensuring that only monks who are loyal to the regime may lead religious houses.

18 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Tibetans take to the streets to mark uprising

Protests broke out in at least two Tibetan-populated towns in Gansu this week as middle-school students took to the streets on the anniversary of deadly rioting two years ago.

The protests took place despite tight security in Tibetan-populated areas ahead of the March 14 anniversary.

19 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Death by a Thousand Cuts; The Forbidden City; China's Great Train

Death by a Thousand Cuts

by Timothy Brook, Jerome Bourgon and Gregory Blue

Harvard University Press, HK$264

The Forbidden City

by Geremie R. Barme

Harvard University Press, HK$160

China's Great Train

by Abrahm Lustgarten

Times Books, HK$208

17 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

A land of opportunity for adventurers, despair for dispossessed

Just two weeks after the March 14 riots, 24-year-old Xiao Qiuyin decided to buy a restaurant at a prime location in Lhasa .

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

7 years out of Tibet

Having witnessed the pro-Tibet protests that have marked the Olympic torch's journey around the globe, former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa decided the west needed to be reminded of how life in Tibet had improved.

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

Vilified student defends protest role on US campus

With public anger showing no sign of abating, Grace Wang Qiangyuan has sought to defend her role during recent campus protests against Beijing's crackdown on Tibet, for which she says she has become a victim of threats and intimidation.

22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Tibetans look to HK for lessons in how to tackle language issues

Decades of grappling with the medium-of-instruction issue took Hong Kong on a long and tortuous road to where we are today. It is agreed that policy is to be driven by how best to improve learning, rather than by the job market.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Tibetan language in danger, warns expert

The Tibetan language is on the verge of being wiped out because of a Chinese policy ensuring Putonghua is dominant in the region, a French specialist says.

8 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Future leading citizens offered specialised education, absorbed into cultural mainstream

China is moving Tibet's brightest children 2,500km from their homeland to Beijing.

This relocation may conjure up notions of forced cultural mixing with political overtones, but it also might be the best thing that ever happens to the children, according to their teachers.

31 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Tibetans lack freedom to express themselves

Once again Kevin Sinclair has subjected us to one of his periodic biased, insult-laden tirades in defence of China's Tibet policy (South China Morning Post, July 22).

29 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Forces deployed to separate Tibetans from UN delegates

CHINESE security forces were deployed to deter Tibetans from contacting a UN human rights delegation that visited Tibet last November, according to unofficial sources in Lhasa.

A week after the team left Lhasa four monks were arrested for staging a demonstration linked to the visit.

3 Jan 1995 - 12:00am