» 04/04/2008, 00.00
TIBET - CHINA
Incidents in Lhasa: still no "official" explanation
Beijing denies that its soldiers fomented the protests, and says that the photograph of a soldier dressed as a monk is "false". But it is not explaining why the police were unprepared for the predictable protests. More than 1,000 arrestees will be tried immediately, before the media are readmitted.
15/03/2008 TIBET - CHINA
Tanks in Lhasa, Beijing issues an ultimatum to the Tibetans
The Chinese government has confirmed the death of 10 people during clashes in recent days in Tibet, but accuses the demonstrators of their death. The government in exile says there are at least 100 victims; Tibetans in India resume their march to return home.
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.
25/03/2008 CHINA - TIBET
Intellectuals and dissidents ask China to reconsider the "errors" committed in Tibet
Writers, activists, lawyers, artists press Beijing to open a direct dialogue with the Dalai Lama, and demand full religious freedom for Tibet. The official propaganda - as crude as that of the Cultural Revolution - incites racial hatred.
23/02/2009 TIBET - CHINA
Chinese authorities blocking internet for celebration of Tibetan New Year
Already closed to foreign visitors, the region is increasingly isolated from the world. Beijing is massing troops in the zone, ready to repress any protest.
25/04/2009 TIBET - CHINA - INDIA
Panchen Lama turns 20. For 14 years, he has been a hostage of the Chinese government
Tibetans are celebrating the birthday according to Buddhist tradition, praying for his "safety" and wishing him "long life." A minister of the Tibetan government in exile denounces the "violation of religious freedom" by the Beijing authorities. A question that concerns "the entire international community."
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