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Tibetan Sovereignty Debate

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.

Tuesday, 7 February, 2012, 12:00am

The road to enlightenment

When her best friend died from leukaemia last year, Ran Jing made a promise to herself; she would travel to Tibet as soon as she graduated from high school. Her classmate had been a Buddhist, and it had been her dream to see Lhasa.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Lack of natural resources a serious problem for Tibet

Tibet has been a part of China since before the Tang dynasty. It covers a huge area, but has no natural resources, such as coal, oil and natural gas. PetroChina has drilled several oil wells there but no actual oil production was recorded.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Tung praises Tibet's gains

People from western countries should go to Tibet to see for themselves the progress the Himalayan region has made over the past five decades, Tung Chee-hwa, a vice-chairman of the nation's top advisory body, has urged.

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong-style autonomy could solve the Tibet issue

I was converted to the Tibetan cause when I heard the Dalai Lama speak in London in the 1980s. His modesty, reasonableness and obvious moral integrity made a profound impression.

My views were further formed when I visited a Tibetan refugee reception centre in Nepal in 2003 and met refugees who had just crossed the Himalayas to escape from Chinese-ruled Tibet.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Cab Chat

Tang Siu-wing, 50, believes the riots in Tibet and other provinces will be a thorn in the side of the central government until at least the Olympic Games

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Unfree thinker

The demure-looking Woeser seems like anything but a threat to the Chinese state. Yet the government has banned the Tibetan writer's books, sometimes restricts her movements, and last summer shut down her two blogs.

3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Opposition groups ask tourists to boycott new link

Tomorrow's opening of the Qinghai-Tibet railway has stirred a new wave of demonstrations among pro-independence Tibetan groups that fear the link will increase migration of Han Chinese to the region, making Tibetans a minority in their own homeland.

30 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Founding to be marked in Delhi

Plans to celebrate for the first time on Indian soil the takeover of Tibet have been unveiled by the Chinese embassy in New Delhi.

Embassy spokesman Li Hubing said a week-long Tibetan festival would start on September 6 to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

29 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Official anger

A leading official with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the NPC expressed 'strong indignation and condemnation' over the anti-China resolutions on Taiwan and Tibet adopted by the European Parliament on April 12.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Tibet has seen 'earth-shaking gains' under party rule

Tibet had seen 'earth-shaking' progress in its economy and human rights under Chinese rule, Beijing said yesterday, seeking to dismiss international criticism of its rights record.

The remarks came in a report which is the latest in a series of commentaries and documentaries marking the 40th anniversary of China's occupation of Tibet after a failed uprising on March 10, 1959.

17 Jul 1999 - 12:00am