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Fear and loathing in a devout land

A flower-adorned billboard outside Lhasa’s Potala Palace to celebrate the Beijing Olympics masks the troubled aftermath of anti-China protests held earlier this year. Photo: AP Mary-Anne Toy in Gansu | TASHI, 10, is bent over a low wooden table, writing…


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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 20 Jun 2008

18 June 2008: Karze (Ch: Ganzi) County, Karze “TAP”, Kham (incorporated into Chinese province of Sichuan) – Two nuns severely beaten and arrested for staging a peaceful protest Shitso, age 26, and Dhungtso, age around 20, both nuns from Gewa…


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Documentary, Tibet’s Cry For Freedom

The Tibet Project is the journey behind an independently produced documentary about Tibet. A broadcast version of the documentary, Tibet’s Cry For Freedom, Directed and Produced by Lara Damiani, is now ready and interest is being shown by broadcasters worldwide….


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China confirms one-day torch relay in Tibet

BEIJING (AFP): The Olympic torch will travel to Tibet this Saturday but only for a day, the organising committee behind the Beijing Games said, citing “adjustments” due to last month’s earthquake. “After the Sichuan earthquake on May 12, the Beijing…


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Rudd under fire over planned Beijing visit

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has ended months of speculation by confirming that he will attend the opening ceremony in Beijing and the first couple of days of competition. Governor-General Michael Jeffery will also be there. But in accepting the Chinese…