• 20 Oct 2015

    Cameron off the naughty step with China

    Pro-Tibet demonstrators were massively out-numbered by a well-planned bussed-in deluge of pro-regime supporters from all over the country.

  • 3 Dec 2013

    David Cameron, China’s Amazon and Tibet

    David Cameron is unabashed as he pushes Britain’s business interests in China. His message on human rights and Tibet, however, is getting more blurred.

  • 14 May 2012

    The Chinese government is always accusing the Dalai Lama of courting media attention, but in London this morning he was avoiding the questions which would guarantee coverage.

  • 26 Jan 2012

    Xin Nian Kuaile! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy New Year! Congratulations and Prosperity! It’s Chinese New Year, and I’ve been practicing my greetings in Chinese. But the Year of the Dragon has not started well in the Tibetan parts of China.

  • 11 Mar 2009

    I’ve just seen this translation of a poem by Woeser. I met Woeser several times when I lived in China. She and her husband Wang Lixiong are writers and intellectuals, constantly treading the line between saying what they think and not getting into too much trouble with the Chinese authorities.

  • 10 Mar 2009

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against the Chinese, when the Dalai Lama was forced to flee across the mountains into India. Sorry, I’ll rephrase that after consulting today’s edition of the People’s Daily. Today is the 50th anniversary of “Democratic reform and serfs emancipation in Tibet“. The Chinese government’s lack of…