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Rudd promises ‘direct’ China talks

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he will be “direct and straightforward” with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao over the issue of human rights abuses in Tibet today. Mr Rudd has been criticised by Chinese leaders for again raising his concerns about…


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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 9 April 2008

9 April 2008: Ramoche monastery (Lhasa) -Most monks from Ramoche monastery arrested. All of the monks at Ramoche monastery (except around 30 of them) were arrested today on April 7. Ramoche monastery usually houses over a 100 monks. Since the…


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Rudd raises Tibet rights issues in China

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has delivered a blunt message to China in a speech in Beijing, saying there are significant human rights problems in Tibet. “Australia, like most other countries, recognises China sovereignty over Tibet but we also believe it…



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Update on Tibet Demonstrations, 7 April 2008

7 April 2008: Tawu (Ch: Daofu) County, Karze “Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,” Sichuan Province – Tight restrictions at Ratroe nunnery Due to the protests by the nuns from Ratroe nunnery on April 2, armed forces continue to impose tight restrictions at…