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Mar 17, 2008

Defying a major deployment of Chinese security forces, ethnic Tibetan protesters unfurled their forbidden national flag and set fire to a police station as the violence that by some reports has claimed 80 lives spread into Sichuan province and other parts of western China.

Mar 17, 2008

Recently I was watching the Cable News Network and noticed how China "rejected" criticism of its human rights abuses as reported by the US.

Mar 17, 2008

There is some irony that as Hu Jintao faces what may be his biggest challenge, his recently reconfirmed position as China's president is based to a large extent on his past ability to suppress unrest in Tibet.

Mar 17, 2008

China raised the death toll from the violent anti-Chinese protests in Tibet last week to 16 on Monday but said security forces had avoided using lethal force, countering Tibetan exile groups who asserted at least 80 had been killed.

Mar 17, 2008

The Presidency of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), led by President Mr Ledum Mitee, expresses its solidarity on behalf of all UNPO Members with the people of Tibet in this period of extreme tension and reiterates its support for their decades-long nonviolent campaign against Chinese suppression.

Mar 17, 2008

President Hu Jintao and his “Tibet Faction” have turned out to be the biggest losers in the wake of the most horrendous disturbances in Tibet and adjacent provinces since the 1959 Tibet Insurrection.

Mar 17, 2008

In 1988, Buddhist monks staged anti-Chinese protests in Lahsa, the capital of Tibet. When the authorities at the scene were unable to suppress the large-scale resistance, joined by the residents, Beijing dispatched one Hu Jintao, then the military commander and secretary of the Communist Party of China in the Guizhou Provincial Committee.

Mar 17, 2008

Non-Han minorities may comprise only 9 percent of China's population, but as the violence in Tibet and simmering resentment in Xinjiang  indicate, the problem is one that Beijing is unable to resolve.

Mar 17, 2008

George Negus catches up with Rebiya Kadeer, known as the mother of the Uyghur people, a little-known repressed Muslim minority living in far north-west China.

Mar 14, 2008

Terrorism and security experts dispute China's assertion that it foiled an attack last week on a commercial airliner by an Islamic suicide squad, saying the claim is filled with inconsistencies.

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