Zhang Qingli

China Replaces Tibet's Hard-line Party Boss

In what appears to be a routine personnel move, Beijing has replaced Zhang Qingli, the Communist Party boss who has taken a hard-line against the Dalai Lama, calling him a, “wolf in monk’s robes.” From AP: The...

Chinese Party Boss Delivers Attack On Dalai Lama

From AP: China’s Communist Party boss in Tibet delivered a fresh attack on the Dalai Lama Wednesday, even as envoys of the region’s exiled leader met for a second day with Chinese officials for talks aimed at easing...

China Insists Torch Will Go Through Tibet

The Beijing Olympics torch has been on a road of applause and protests. From AFP: China’s top official in Tibet, rejecting a demand of activists around the world, has insisted that the Beijing Olympics torch relay will...

Tibet Riots: Enforced Calm After the Storm

As Chinese authorities reportedly beef up the military presence in Tibetan regions out west, efforts are being made to have Lhasa return to some semblance of normalcy. Nevertheless, sporadic reports of ongoing protests are still...

China Declares Victory over Dalai Lama – AFP

From AFP, via Independent Online: Tibet’s top Chinese official has declared “victory” over the Dalai Lama but accused him of linking up with prominent groups intent on ending communist rule in China, state press said on Monday. “After an arduous year of struggle, we have achieved a transitional victory in repelling the concentrated campaign of […]

Dalai Lama “Deceived his Motherland” – Zhang Qingli

From Spiegel: Zhang Qingli, the head of the Communist Party in Tibet, talks about the role of the Dalai Lama, Beijing’s difficult relationship with the Buddhist region and China’s policies on religion. SPIEGEL: Mr. Zhang, Tibet is traditionally a deeply religious country, whereas the Chinese Communist Party is secular. Marx called religion the opium of […]



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