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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…

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Dalai Lama 2008 Visit Report

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Sydney last week came at a politically more significant time than any of his five previous visits to Australia- less than two months before the Beijing Olympics and following a period of unprecedented unrest across…

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Tibet torch relay reckless: Human Rights Watch says

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Lhasa, which will host the torch on Saturday, remains under a security and media lockdown after protests against Chinese rule in March. “The situation in Lhasa is anything but normal,” Sophie Richardson, HRW’s…

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Kalon Tripa Speaks on the Future Prospects for Tibet

Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche delivers a keynote address on the ‘Future Prospects for Tibet’ at the India International Centre in New Delhi on Monday, 16 June 2008/Photo: Tenzin Dasel, Phayul Online Website Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche, head of the…