» 02/23/2007, 00.00
Train to Lhasa to take out Tibet’s mineral riches
The Qinghai-Lhasa railway line, much vaunted by Beijing as a tool to develop the territory’s economy, will be used to strip the area of its vast mineral riches to the benefit of far-away industries. Recent finds show Tibet is a mining company’s dream, but many fear that development won’t bring much prosperity to Tibetans.
Tibetan teacher in prison for "espionage" appeals to UN
Sentenced to ten year for "endangering state security", he successfully smuggled out a letter.
25/01/2016 15:15:00 TIBET – CHINA
To win party approval, a lama “doesn’t even need to be a Buddhist’
“Students for a Free Tibet” organise a mock recruitment drive for China’s so-called 'Authentic Living Buddha list’. Wearing a mask of Chinese President Xi Jinping, they rallied against government interference in Tibetan Buddhism. To be recognised as an “authentic lama”, all it takes is being “’Anti-Dalai Lama’,” and “‘Pro-Chinese Communist Party’.” For them, Beijing has “no right to interfere in religious affairs”.
More than US$ 3 trillion in rare earths and precious metals under Taliban feet
Afghanistan’s minister of Mines announces the discovery of vast mineral riches in the country. Some mines are set to become operational shortly, but rare earths are found in a Taliban stronghold. Mineral wealth could lead to the development of infrastructures and create jobs.
12/03/2009 TIBET – CHINA
Chinese democrats to work with Tibetans for China and Tibet
Beijing claims that Tibet was released from the bonds of slavery and poverty. For many however, moral and religious freedom is more important. Chinese money primarily enriches non-Tibetans.
10/03/2009 TIBET – CHINA
Fifty years of persecution have strengthened our resolve, says Tibetan prime minister in exile
Samdhong Rinpoche speaks about 50 years of Chinese repression and the ongoing attempt at cultural genocide. Tibetans are urged to respond without violence. Beijing feels threatened even by Tibetan Buddhism.
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