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Beijing to Subsidize Conservation of Tibet’s Grassland

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The Chinese government says it will invest more than $300 million a year for the next five years to help conserve endangered grassland in Tibet. Chinese news media quoted Tibetan agricultural authorities Monday as saying the money will help subsidize the ban on grazing, improvement of livestock breeds and other grassland conservation measures. An official […]

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Tibetan Monk Self-Immolates in China Protest

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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News reports from western China say a Buddhist monk died Monday after setting himself on fire in an apparent protest against an ongoing Chinese crackdown on Tibetan monks. The death, confirmed by China’s official Xinhua news agency, occurred in an ethnic Tibetan area of Sichuan province known as Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The London-based Free […]

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Foreigners Barred from NW China Ahead of Panchen Lama Visit

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Tibetan activists said Friday that foreigners have been barred from a county in northwestern China and security has been stepped up ahead of an expected visit by a government-appointed Tibetan religious leader. The International Campaign for Tibet said this week that Chinese troops have surrounded the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe county, Gansu province. The ICT […]

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Dalai Lama’s Political Successor Takes Oath of Office

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The new head of Tibet’s government-in-exile took his oath of office Monday with a pledge to sustain the exile movement until freedom is achieved in Tibet. The swearing-in of Lobsang Sangay marked the official transfer of political power from the Dalai Lama, who will remain as the Tibetan people’s spiritual leader. At the ceremony in […]

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Dalai Lama’s Political Successor Takes Oath of Office

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Lobsang Sangay was sworn in Monday as head of the Tibetan government in exile, replacing the Dalai Lama as the movement’s political leader. Mr. Sangay took the prime minister’s oath of office at a ceremony presided over by the Dalai Lama in the Indian hill town of Dharamsala, where the exiled government is based. The […]

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New Tibetan PM Vows to Continue Pressing China on Autonomy

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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HEAD: New Tibetan PM Vows to Continue Pressing China on Autonomy DATE: 08/07/11 NUMBER: 1229746 TYPE: CN )) The newly-elected Tibetan prime minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, says he will use his tenure in office to continue pressing China for negotiations aimed at resolving the decades-long dispute over the status of Tibet. Sangay assumes office Monday, ending […]

New Tibetan PM Vows to Continue Pressing China on Autonomy

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The newly-elected Tibetan prime minister-in-exile, Lobsand Sangay, says he will use his tenure in office to continue pressing China for negotiations aimed at resolving the decades-long dispute over the status of Tibet. Sangay assumes office Monday, ending months of transition within the exile government sparked by previously scheduled ministerial elections and by the Dalai Lama’s […]

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Chinese VP Pledges Accelerated Development in Tibet

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping pledged Tuesday to speed up the economic development of Tibet, saying that is the key to resolving all issues in the distinctive Himalayan territory. Xi was speaking at a ceremony in the capital, Lhasa, to mark the 60th anniversary of Chinese rule in Tibet. China refers to the 1951 takeover […]

Chinese VP Pledges Accelerated Development in Tibet

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping pledged Tuesday to speed up the economic development of Tibet, saying that is the key to resolving all issues in the distinctive Himalayan territory. Xi was speaking at a ceremony in the capital, Lhasa, to mark the 60th anniversary of Chinese rule in Tibet. China refers to the 1951 takeover […]

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Beijing Leaders Mark 60 Years of Chinese Rule in Tibet

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese delegation led by Vice President Xi Jinping is in Tibet for ceremonies marking 60 years of direct Chinese rule in the territory. Others in the 59-member delegation include Vice Premier Hui Liangyu and Chen Bingde, the armed forces chief of staff. China’s official news media say the 59-member delegation was greeted at Lhasa’s […]

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