Reuters:Taiwan, challenging China, to let Dalai Lama visit

Taiwan, which turned away the Dalai Lama last year on fears of upsetting China, has approved a visit by the Tibetan spiritual leader next week to comfort victims of a deadly typhoon, the government said today.

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Monks taken for ‘re-education’ before Tibet uprising anniversary

Police will take away more than 100 monks for political re-education today on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising that led to the flight of the Dalai Lama.

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50 Years after revolt, clampdown on Tibetans

MAQU, China, March 5 – Enraged nomads rampaged through this windswept town on the Tibetan plateau a year ago this month, storming a Chinese police compound, setting fire to squad cars and forcing police officers to flee.

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China report: 76 sentenced so far for Tibet riots

The Dalai Lama welcomes the audience after being awarded with the German Media Prize in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, yesterday. — AP pic

The Dalai Lama welcomes the audience after being awarded with the German Media Prize in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, yesterday. — AP pic

BEIJING, Feb 11 — China has sentenced 76 people and detained more than 950 since last year’s deadly anti-government riots in Tibet, state media said today.

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Talking With the Dalai Lama

by Lingxi Kong

Posted July 30, 2008 

 

Ten students are gathered round a table in a seminar room at Columbia University discussing whether greeting scarves should be presented with one hand or two. Six of the students in the group, including me, are Chinese. We are getting a crash course in basic Tibetan etiquette from four Tibetan students because the next day all of us are going to meet privately with the Dalai Lama at a hotel in New York.

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Tibet like Burma

Tibet like Burma: the same abuse of power, the same suppression of human, civil and religious rights. In Tibet as well as in Burma mass protests have been led by Buddhist monks melting the religious and political parts of the society asking for a different regime. Records of 1988 demonstrations in Tibet show violence everywhere, beating ups, blood, police beating monks savagely and dragging them from their monasteries.

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Amnesty seeks ‘missing’ Tibetans

More than 1,000 Tibetans detained during protests against the Chinese government in March remain unaccounted for, Amnesty International says.

In a report, the human rights group said there were reports that detainees had been beaten and deprived of food.

Ahead of the Olympic torch relay through Tibet, Amnesty asked China to “shine some light” on the situation.

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