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China sticks to its guns as Rudd carries torch for Tibet

China has ignored Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s appeal to address human-rights abuses in Tibet, responding with a warning to foreign governments to keep out of its internal affairs. Mr Rudd raised Tibet and the Olympics during a meeting with Chinese…


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Rudd raises Tibet concerns with Chinese Premier

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has raised the issue of Tibet in talks with the Chinese Premier, but says Wen Jiabao’s private position was no different to that stated publicly by the Chinese Government. Mr Rudd has described the talks in…


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Kashag appeals to Tibetans to stay committed to non-violence

Dharamshala: The Kashag and the Tibetan Solidarity Committee and particularly His Holiness the Dalai Lama have, since the beginning, appealed to all that whatever campaigns they initiate it should be non-violent and peaceful. “We are proud to say that majority…


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Facing up to Tibetan reality

Remember how we had to learn about the Shi’ites, the Sunnis, the Kurds and all the smaller agents of Iraqi fragmentation? Over the next four months, until the Beijing Olympics open, the world is going to get a crash course in China’s various ethnic and religious minority groups and their resentments.