Advertisements
//
archives

Tibet

This tag is associated with 42 posts

Cadence Column: Asia, March 11, 2019


China doesn’t get the message, likely because China is too self-absorbed in its own culture. Detaining Canadians will provoke Canadians to support action against China to have the detained Canadians released—even supporting military action. When the US and China finally officiate their conflict, Canada may join the fray, all thanks to Beijing belligerence. The Western … Continue reading

While Beijing repeatedly rejects Japan’s apologies, China has its own horrors to atone for


Japan’s less-than-wholehearted remorse for its World War II-era atrocities has long been an unhealed wound in its relations with neighbours. The bruise is throbbing anew with the approach of August 15, the 70th anniversary of the announcement of Japan’s surrender. China’s ambassador to Tokyo revived the topic July 23, when he pointedly advised Japanese Prime … Continue reading

After long struggle for freedom, Tibetans still seeking justice for Tibet


Over 1.2 million Tibetans died between 1949 and 1979. China still claims that what occurred during this period was the “peaceful liberation” of Tibet. But the whole world must know that there are so many unanswered questions about how these mass murders occurred and who is really responsible. Tibet known as the ‘roof of the … Continue reading

China wants to isolate the Dalai Lama – and it’s working


If the Pope had met the Dalai Lama, Chinese Catholics would have been made to suffer. What a pity the Pope did not be meet the Dalai Lama when the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism was in Rome for a gathering of Nobel Laureates this past weekend. The meeting took place in Rome because the … Continue reading

Tibet: Train journey to Lhasa


This is the second in a series detailing a trip to Everest Base Camp (Tibet), which started in Beijing and an ass-busting walk along The Great Wall  (1). My travelling companions and I, suitably chuffed from our successful exertions,  flew to Xining for some preliminary acclimatisation. Beijing is not much over 40 metres above sea level … Continue reading

On Tour: The Great Wall of China


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, or in my case, what happens in Beijing stays in Beijing is one of those clichés that is used with a bit of a nudge and a wink to describe a trip with one’s predominately male friends who tend to think of themselves as legendary party animals. Wanting … Continue reading

Observations from Tibet: Part 2 Chinese rule


The Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950 with the Dali Lama fleeing in 1959: I am not going to go into the rights and wrongs of China‘s involvement in Tibet other than to state the Chinese have had cultural and political links with the area for centuries. As the post implies these are observations from my recent trip. … Continue reading

Observations from Tibet: Part 1 Buddhism


As an atheist, Buddhism held some promise of being able to salvage a modicum of respect for mainstream religions worldwide; unfortunately I was to be bitterly disappointed. Buddhism, in the West has a carefully cultivated image of respect for life, personal growth and peaceful coexistence with your fellow man. This isn’t anything new; Abrahamic based … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, August 18


Israel disappeared from Taiwan’s headlines while Iraq takes the new spotlight. It couldn’t last forever and, after more than a month of Taiwan learning about Israel every day, it doesn’t need to continue. China, South Korea, and the US are angry that Japanese ministers visited their own Japanese war memorial. Should this be interpreted as … Continue reading

China claims “terrorism” threats in apparent bid to get tougher on ethnic minorities


Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China faces increasing threats to national security and warned of the dangers of terrorism in a speech indicating that Beijing could impose tougher controls on its ethnic minorities. Xi told a study session of the party’s decision-making Politburo “to resolutely stamp out the brazenness of the terrorists,” … Continue reading

Norway’s shame: Shuns Dalai Lama, bows to China’s bullying


Norway’s ruling politicians may refuse to meet with the Dalai Lama when he visits Oslo next month to avoid angering China. The hesitation is part of an effort to ease tensions with the world’s second-largest economy that have festered since Norway’s Nobel committee awarded jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the Peace Prize in 2010. “We … Continue reading

Britain says China calls off human rights talks at last minute


China has called off talks with Britain on Beijing’s human rights record, the British government said on Monday, four days after Britain published a list of concerns. Chinese and British officials had been due to hold a round of the bilateral Human Rights Dialogue in London on Wednesday after they agreed to restart the regular … Continue reading

Germany presents Xi Jinping with historical map of China, which excludes Tibet, Taiwan and Xinjiang


Last week German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts. Merkel presented to Xi a 1735 map of China made by prolific French cartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville and printed by a German publishing house. According to an antique-maps website, d’Anville’s map was based on earlier geographical … Continue reading

China’s first lady attacks US because Michelle Obama ate Tibetan food


The following is a translation from Chinese media: It has been stressed that there was no politics in US first lady Michelle Obama’s China visit, but the arrangement of her last meal at a Tibetan restaurant gave China the message of US support for the Dalai Lama. In return, Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan wrote … Continue reading

Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama irks China


The US leader vowed “strong support” for the protection of Tibetans’ human rights in China during the encounter. China had urged the US to cancel the meeting, saying it would “seriously impair China-US relations“. Beijing described the Dalai Lama as a separatist, while the spiritual leader said he only advocates greater autonomy for Tibet, not … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, February 23


EDITORIAL – China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently… China and the US: Its good to talk …Lots of talk about not much. Majority reject unification: TISR poll This is not what leaders are doing. … Continue reading

China says it will win West over to its view on Tibet, Xinjiang


China has “time on its side” to win over Western opinion to its point of view on the restive regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, a senior official wrote on Wednesday, vowing with unusually strong language to ignore foreign pressure on human rights. Zhu Weiqun, chairman of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of the top … Continue reading

Spanish judge issues arrest warrants for China’s former President, Prime Minister


A Spanish judge issued international arrest warrants Monday for China’s former President Jiang Zemin and former Prime Minister Li Peng for alleged genocide against the people of Tibet, Spain’s National Court in Madrid said. The warrants against them and three other senior Chinese officials are the latest chapter in a long-running lawsuit by pro-Tibetan groups … Continue reading

China to be elected to UN Human Rights Council


China is almost certain to be elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council despite evidence of a worsening human rights record across the country. On Tuesday, the UN General Assembly will elect 17 new member states to the 47-member council, whose role is to “promote universal respect for the protection of all human rights … Continue reading

India, China near pact aimed at keeping lid on border tension


India and China are close to an agreement to stop tension on their contested border touching off confrontation while they try to figure out a way to break decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to long stretches of the Himalayas. The border defence cooperation pact that diplomats are racing to finalise ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan … Continue reading

China rights scenario deteriorating says US


The United States got few answers to questions about detained activists during its annual rights dialogue with China, and believes the situation in the country continues to deteriorate, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Uzra Zeya, Acting Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, said she raised specific cases during … Continue reading

China, Switzerland sign MOU on concluding Free Trade talks


In relations with China, symbols often have a greater importance than details of contracts. During the stay of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in the Alpine country which he visited in 2010 as vice premier, Li has met political, business leaders and inked a series of important agreements. Li Keqiang held his first speech on European in … Continue reading

China’s black hole – unlikely claims of terrorism in Xinjiang


China’s Black Hole – Let’s face it: We have little idea what’s actually going on in Xinjiang and Tibet. On April 23, 2013, or so it seems, 21 people were killed in the region of Xinjiang in northwest China. According to Hou Hanmin, a Xinjiang propaganda bureau spokeswoman, a gang of 14 “suspicious people” took three … Continue reading

Canned air on the market in China


Chinese entrepreneur Chen Guangbi may not make too much of the invention of his latest product, but it certainly ranks amongst the most creative food products in history. Chen Guangbi, a Chinese billionaire, philanthropist, and the Chinese version (not a copy) of Richard Branson, the eccentric who is always conscious to be in the media. … Continue reading

India-China ties under new Chinese leadership


China, which already has a new party leadership since the Party Congress in November last, will be having a new State leadership from next month. Xi Jinping, who took over as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chairman of its Central Military Commission (CMC) in November last, will be … Continue reading

First arrests for inciting Tibetan self-immolations since crime ruled murder


Police detained a monk and his nephew in Sichuan province and accused them of instigating the self-immolations of eight ethnic Tibetans on the instructions of the Dalai Lama and his followers, state media reported yesterday. Xinhua did not detail what evidence police had of the exiled spiritual leader’s involvement – which was denied by the … Continue reading

Tibetan leader holds hope China can learn from Canada


China should look at Canada’s example to allay its fears of Tibetan aspirations for freedom, the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile says. In an exclusive interview with The Globe and Mail, Lobsang Sangay, a Tibetan refugee and legal scholar, expressed cautious hope that the change of leadership in China next spring will start to reverse … Continue reading

Chinese leadership transition; don’t hold your hopes too high


“Inside the party, there are many problems that need be addressed, especially the problems among party members and officials of corruption and taking bribes, being out of touch with the people, undue emphasis on formalities and bureaucracy and other issues,” said Mr. Xi, the new Chinese leader who will be ruling China for another ten … Continue reading

China says no to foreign rights monitors for Tibet


China will not allow foreign observers into restive Tibet to probe human rights abuses, an official said on Friday, dismissing mounting international pressure for an independent investigation in the troubled mountainous region. Some 68 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since March 2011 in protest against Chinese rule over Tibetan regions. At least 56 have … Continue reading

Decoding China’s core interests – an analysis.


The over-all core interest doctrine of China, which evolved under the outgoing leadership of Hu Jintao, is likely to continue after Xi Jinping takes over from Mr Hu. The 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which completed its term at Beijing on November 4, 2012, did not throw much light on any changes … Continue reading

How China looks in Poland; Tibetan Culture Week


From now on I will have the privilege to inform every one of you how changes that are going on now in China look in Poland. How our nation observes and comments on everything that connects with China. I hope that this will be a very interesting experience. For today, the main informations that we can read in the … Continue reading

57th Tibetan sets himself on fire to fight for a free Tibet, that is less and less likely


Another Tibetan Monk set himself on fire on the morning of October 22. It is the second self-immolation of Tibetan monks in 48 hours, third in ten days and the 57th since 2009, said Free Tibet. The 50-year-old monk named Dhondup finished his morning meditation as usual, walked to the side of the Serkhang temple (meaning … Continue reading

Lhasa, Tibet named happiest city in China?


Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region, has topped a survey of the top 10 happiest cities in China.Surprised? With the high profile self-immolations that regularly hit the international press (56 have been confirmed in Tibet since 2009), and the general global awareness of the controversy surrounding Chinese sovereignty over the region, perhaps … Continue reading

October 5 1989 Dalai Lama wins Nobel Peace Prize


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
On October 5th 1989, the Dalai Lama, the exiled religious and political leader of Tibet, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet. The 14th Dalai Lama was born as Tenzin Gyatso in Tsinghai Province, China, in…

Indian tank brigades deployed to defend border with China


The Indian army’s defences on the China border will get a major offensive boost with the impending deployment of two tank brigades, one each in Ladakh and north-east India. This is the first time that India will deploy armoured formations on the China border. Such formations, equipped with main battle tanks and BMP-II infantry combat … Continue reading

China to build £3bn theme park in Tibet


Authorities in China have begun work on a £3-billion development aimed at luring more tourists to Tibet. It will see the construction of a theme park, a commercial district and a residential area on the outskirts of Lhasa, the capital of the troubled region, according to Chinese state media. In an attempt to highlight the … Continue reading

China suffers from “moral crisis”, Dalai Lama says


China is beset by a moral crisis, widespread corruption and lawlessness, leading millions of Chinese to seek solace in Buddhism, Tibet’s exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, said on Monday. The Dalai Lama was in London to receive the $1.7 million Templeton prize for his work affirming the spiritual dimension of life. Speaking to reporters … Continue reading

Dalai Lama reveals warning of Chinese plot to kill him


In an interview with this week’s Sunday Telegraph, the 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winning Dalai Lama revealed he had been passed reports from inside Tibet, warning that Chinese agents had trained Tibetan women for a mission to poison him while posing as devotees seeking his blessings. The Tibetan Buddhist leader said he lives within a … Continue reading

Tibetan quake victims fight China government land grab


For two years after a cataclysmic earthquake struck a remote and wild part of China’s northwestern Qinghai province, Baobao and 29 other homeless ethnic Tibetan residents occupied the area outside several government buildings to denounce a land grab. But no officials in Gyegu – known in Chinese as Yushu – would listen to their pleas, … Continue reading

China shows off its own Panchen Lama on trip outside mainland


A Tibetan youth named by Beijing as the 11th Panchen Lama, but reviled by many Tibetans as a fake, made his first trip outside mainland China on Thursday as he is groomed to become the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama dies. Gyaltsen Norbu, 22, was selected as a boy by officially … Continue reading

March 31 1959 Dalai Lama Exile Begins


On March 31st 1959, the Dalai Lama fled the Chinese suppression of a national uprising in Tibet, and crossed the border into India, where he was granted political asylum. Born as Tensin Gyatso on 6th July 1935 in Taktser, China, he was designated the 14th Dalai Lama in 1940, a position that eventually made him … Continue reading

March 10 1959 Tibetans Revolt Against China


On March 10th 1959, Tibetans banded together in revolt, surrounding the summer palace of the Dalai Lama in defiance of Chinese occupation forces. China’s occupation of Tibet began nearly a decade before, in October 1950, when troops from its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) invaded the country, barely one year after the Communists gained full control … Continue reading

Advertisements

China Daily Mail

China Daily Mail is not affiliated in any way with The China Daily or the government of the People's Republic of China.

Enter your email address to receive an email each time an article is published, or join our RSS feed. 100% FREE.

Want to write for China Daily Mail?

Read “Contributor Guidelines” above to join our team of 76 contributors. Write news or opinion about issues in China, or post photos and video. Promote your own site.

Recent Posts

China Daily Mail Stories Have Been Featured In:

Advertisements