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Dalai Lama says China torturing Tibetans during Olympics

PARIS: International Herald Tribune: The Dalai Lama has accused China of torturing Tibetans, sometimes to death, during the Olympic Games. Asked in an interview Saturday with TF1 television about the situation in Tibet during the Games, the Tibetan spiritual leader…


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After the Games, Tibet

— By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF China’s cup runneth over. The Olympics are a milestone in Chinese history, a celebration of the Middle Kingdom’s return to international greatness after nearly two centuries of torpor and humiliation. Yet the Olympics could end…


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A Personal Request from Kalon Tripa

Dear Friends, You might have seen the Appeal issued by the Tibetan Solidarity Committee to request all Tibetans, Tibet Support Groups and peace-loving people of the world to observe a 12-hour symbolic fasting and prayer on 30th August 2008 for…


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Rudd to Pursue Rights Talks With China

The Sydney Morning Herald: August 8, 2008 – Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have agreed to pursue discussions on human rights in China in the next round of bilateral talks later this year. Mr Rudd said…


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The Rights of Tibetans

To the Editor The New York Times: I do not wish to respond to the entirety of Nicholas D. Kristof’s Aug. 7 column, “An Olive Branch From the Dalai Lama.” Mr. Kristof himself says that both sides will surely flinch…