» 07/03/2008, 00.00
CHINA - TIBET
Dalai Lama envoys leave Beijing at end of talks
Nothing revealed about outcome. China had re-opened negotiations to avoid a boycott of the Olympics. But the secretary of the Communist Party in Tibet continues his campaign of accusations against the “Dalai Lama’s clique”.
05/11/2008 TIBET - CHINA
Beijing continues arrests and sentencings, Tibetans seek new means of struggle
The authorities acknowledge that 55 sentences have been handed down for the protests in March, and more than 200 people are still in jail, but they do not say what will happen to them. Meanwhile, the arbitrary arrests of monks continue. In mid-November, Tibetan leaders in exile meet in India, to discuss new political leadership and new action.
21/03/2008 TIBET – CHINA – USA
Bush will go to the Olympics; Pelosi speaks out against the occupation of Tibet
The American president confirms his presence at the Games - “chance for American athletes” – while the House Speaker meets the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala and asks the international community to condemn Chinese actions in Tibet.
22/04/2008 INDIA - TIBET - CHINA
Tibetan prime minister: China has made Tibet a trap to destroy us
Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, analyses for AsiaNews the provocations of the Chinese government and the smear campaign against the Dalai Lama, intended to weaken even further the condition of the Tibetan population. An appeal to the international community: Beijing has been ignoring you for 30 years; do something before Tibet is destroyed.
19/03/2008 INDIA - TIBET – CHINA
Dalai Lama says he will not resign, but will step aside for democracy
Kesang Takla, Foreign Minister for the exiled Tibetan government explains to AsiaNews that the Buddhist leaders’ statement was misinterpreted. The Dalai Lama may step down from temporal power, but not spiritual leadership, in exchange for democratic progress in Tibet.
21/04/2008 CHINA - FRANCE - TIBET
French emissaries to Beijing, Chinese government blocks "irrational" nationalism
After the violent protests against the French embassy and the multinational Carrefour, the Chinese government publishes an editorial in which it calls for the use of reason. The torch begins the final stage of its journey, with Nepal "ready to open fire" on demonstrators.
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