» 04/23/2008, 00.00
CHINA - TIBET
The misadventures of the Olympic torch on Everest
Reduced access and cancelled appointments for journalists; no permission to film anything except for the torch climbing to the roof of the world. China fears new uprisings and pro-Tibet demonstrations.
04/08/2008 INDIA - TIBET - CHINA - NEPAL
Tibetan Olympic torch, sign of freedom and justice
In imitation of the Olympic torch, it has crossed five continents to recall the Tibetan question and Chinese repression against rights in the country, and call for Tibet's freedom. Meanwhile, yesterday in Nepal 253 pro-Tibet demonstrators were arrested.
08/05/2008 CHINA - TIBET
The torch on the roof of the world, to celebrate Chinese greatness
The summit was "conquered" at 9:11 Beijing time, despite freezing temperatures and gusts of wind. The final group was made up of Han Chinese and Tibetans, to demonstrate harmony. But the police in China and Nepal were on the watch for "unauthorised" persons.
26/04/2008 CHINA - TIBET - JAPAN
World leaders applaud the announcement of talks between China and the Dalai Lama
Favourable comments worldwide over yesterday's announcement, but also anticipation of future results. Meanwhile, the torch passes "unharmed" through Japan.
09/12/2008 CHINA - TIBET - UE
Beijing asks Sarkozy government to "take effective steps to mend its errors"
Extremely harsh reaction to meeting with Dalai Lama. China is threatening to make France pay a "heavy price." Tibetan leader in exile: China must overcome "two moral obstacles" to become a genuine superpower.
03/05/2008 CHINA - TIBET
Beijing will have Tibetans carry the torch on Everest
The Chinese government confirms: among the 50 climbers who will carry the Olympic symbol to the roof of the world, there will also be Tibetans. The climb should begin on May 5, while envoys from the Dalai Lama are arriving in Beijing to find a "common solution" to the crisis of Tibet.
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