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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…



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Rudd faces Olympic hurdle

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been drawn into an international row over the Beijing Olympics as he prepares to visit China this week. Mr Rudd is keeping his options open on whether to accept China’s invitation to attend the…