» 12/09/2008, 00.00
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.
26/02/2009 TIBET - CHINA
Stores open for New Year's in protest of Chinese authorities
Tibet's biggest holiday has been observed just like any other day, in order to commemorate the Chinese repression and the many killed in 2008. The authorities are taking great pains to demonstrate that everyone is happy and celebrating, and the television is showing dances and banquets, but not the ranks of soldiers.
27/02/2009 TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan monk killed by Chinese police after setting himself on fire
The monk Tapey poured gasoline on himself and set himself on fire while holding up a photo of the Dalai Lama and chanting slogans. He was shot three times, and died immediately. His body was taken away.
30/10/2008 CHINA - TIBET
China-Tibet dialogue, Dalai Lama skeptical
Meetings resume in Beijing with representatives of the Tibetan leader in exile. But he has declared that he has no faith in the Chinese government. The British foreign minister urges China to begin fruitful dialogue, and recalls the detainees of the revolt, and the lack of free access to Tibet for diplomats and journalists. A meeting to discuss Tibetan strategy in November.
19/02/2009 TIBET - CHINA
Government asks Tibetan monks to defend Chinese state
The Buddhist Association of China, an instrument of the Party, approves norms ordering Tibetan Buddhists to give their primary allegiance to the state. But the initiative to boycott New Year's is gaining momentum. The poet Tenzin Tsundue explains Tibetan nonviolence.
26/06/2010 CHINA – TIBET – G20
Demanding justice for Chinese workers and Tibetans at the G20
Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, talks about the problems of the Tibetan people and China. He expects little from the G20 summit concerning human rights. Tibet’s economic development has been achieved by stripping the country of its natural resources. China’s economic development has been achieved by exploiting workers and denying their rights.
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