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China at a crossroad on Hong Kong political crisis

October 1, 2014

The International Campaign for Tibet believes the ongoing peaceful citizens’ movement in Hong Kong, led primarily by students, is a result of the Chinese authorities reneging on its commitment to the people of Hong Kong under the “One Country, Two Systems” arrangement, which promised them democratic universal suffrage for the selection of the Chief Executive in 2017.

Whether in Tibet or Hong Kong, Chinese authorities are making bad and dangerous policy decisions by clamping down on peaceful protests or by blaming foreign elements for ‘instigating’ unrest.

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Prominent Chinese call for human rights progress

The China Media Project (CMP), a journalism and media studies center at the University of Hong Kong, is reporting the circulation on Chinese social media of an open letter calling on China’s National People’s Congress to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) at its upcoming meeting in March. The February 26 […]

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Hong Kong commentator asks China to be pragmatic on Tibet

Frank Ching, a Hong Kong based commentator and veteran journalist, has said that China should deal with the “Tibetan issue more pragmatically” and that it will do much to China’s image if it stops being paranoid with other countries “especially where the Dalai Lama is concerned.” In an article in the South China Morning Post […]

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Tibetan government-in-exile statement on controversial Hong Kong article

The Tibetan Government-in-Exile has criticized an interview with the Dalai Lama in the South China Morning Post on 14 March. The interview, by Laurence Brahm, an American restaurateur and hotelier based in Beijing with connections to Chinese business and political leaders, led to media coverage in Asia, Australia and Europe on an alleged change in […]

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Hong Kong newspaper reports on western public interest in the Dalai Lama

The South China Morning Post (SCMP), English daily published from Hong Kong, has reported on the tremendous public response to the Dalai Lama during his recent trips to the United States and Europe. In an article on October 23, 2003, SCMP said, “Tens of thousands of people turned up for the Dalai Lama’s free public […]

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Dalai Lama talks to Hong Kong magazine on Tibet’s future

The Dalai Lama has given an interview to Kaifang (Open), a monthly magazine published in Chinese from Hong Kong, in which he responds to Chinese concerns and suspicions on the issue of Tibet. Cai Yongmei from Kaifang traveled to Dharamsala to conduct the interview, which is carried in the magazine’s August 2003 issue. The Dalai […]

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Hong Kong University To organize lecture series on Tibetan Buddhism

As an indication of increasing Chinese interest in Tibetan Buddhism, Hong Kong University is organizing a lecture series entitled “Inside Tibetan Buddhism” that will last from February 15 until June 7, 2003. Scheduled speakers include Tibetan lamas residing in Tibet, Nepal and India as well as Chinese scholars from the mainland and Hong Kong. The […]

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