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2008-10-07 06:00:43

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Government Officials Head To Quake Site in Tibet"] BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) - China's central government is sending officials to Tibet to join in relief efforts after the area was hit by a strong earthquake Monday afternoon. The work group consists of officials from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and Ministry of Finance. It left Beijing for Tibet Tuesday morning, the State Disaster...

2008-08-25 09:00:42

By Jim Yardley What now for China? The Olympic closing ceremony on Sunday ended not just the Beijing Games but also nearly a decade in which the ruling Communist Party had made the Olympics an organizing principle in national life. Almost nothing has superseded the Olympics as a political priority in China. But the close of the Games now means the opening of a new, still undefined, post-Olympic era in China. With China earning praise for its staging of the Games and criticism for its...

2008-08-23 09:00:42

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, touring France, says China is continuing its political crackdown in Tibet during the Beijing Summer Olympics. In interviews given during a 12-day visit to France, and during a Friday meeting with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and French first lady Carla Bruni in southern France, the Dalai Lama pressed his case that Chinese repression in Tibet has not slowed down, The Times of London reported. In comments to French media, the...

2008-08-21 15:00:28

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Paris, Aug. 21 Kyodo - The Dalai Lama has said the Chinese army fired on a crowd of Tibetans on Monday [18 Aug], possibly killing as many as 140 people, the French newspaper Le Monde reported Thursday. The Tibetan spiritual leader, currently visiting France, was quoted by the newspaper as saying in an interview that the incident occurred in an area of China's southwestern province of Sichuan. He added that the death toll...

2008-08-21 09:00:27

By Audra Ang Associated Press BEIJING -- Two elderly Chinese women who applied to hold a protest during the Olympics were ordered to spend a year in a labor camp, a relative said Wednesday. Police later squelched a pro-Tibet demonstration. The women were still at home three days after being officially notified they would have to serve a yearlong term of re-education through labor but were under surveillance by a government-backed neighborhood group, said Li Xuehui, the son of one of the...

2008-08-13 18:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, Aug. 13 Kyodo - Eight pro-Tibetan independence protesters, including a Japanese citizen, were detained by police Wednesday after staging a demonstration near the Olympic village in Beijing. Five Americans - three men and two women - chanted pro-Tibet slogans at the gate to an ethnic-minority theme park not far from the main Olympic Stadium at just after noon before they were led away by police. Two other Americans...

2008-08-11 12:00:52

The Beijing Olympics opened on Aug. 8th with a pyrotechnic display of Chinese organization, technology, and talent in the Bird's Nest national stadium. The four-hour show directed by Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou featured more than 15,000 performers including martial arts experts, singers, and musicians performing before an audience of 100,000. Dancers performed skits heralding China's 5,000 years of history and invention while British soprano Sarah Brightman joined Chinese singer Liu Huan in...

2008-08-06 15:00:03

By Joe Havely, Al Jazeera, Doha, Qatar Aug. 7--BEIJING -- The Olympic torch has begun the final leg of its long and sometimes controversial global relay, with tens of thousands of supporters cheering the torch's arrival in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Wednesday's carefully stage-managed ceremony began early in the morning in the Forbidden City, the former palace of China's emperors, with Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, kicking it off. The ceremony, carried live on national...

2008-08-06 12:00:16

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) - Two Americans and two British nationals have been ordered to leave China "within a prescribed time limit" after displaying "Free Tibet" banners near an Olympic venue in Beijing on Wednesday, local police said. Two are expected to leave on Wednesday night and the other two on Thursday. "They disrupted public order and violated Chinese laws. Their period of stay in the...

2008-08-06 09:00:16

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By John Duce] Beijing, Aug. 6 Kyodo - A series of small protests were held in Beijing on Wednesday as demonstrators attempted to evade the massive security operation in place for the Olympic Games. Four American and British activists belonging to Students for a Free Tibet, a New York-based advocacy group, were detained by Chinese authorities after unfurling "Free Tibet" banners, the group said on its website. The...


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