Entries from Zhongnanhai tagged with 'Tibet'

Defining "the west" and its role in the torch protests

At the Danwei Plenary Session last month, moderator Jeremy Goldkorn issued a proviso before the discussion began: he would be referring to the western media and the Chinese media, even though "western media" is not, by any stretch, a homogeneous...

China agrees to meet with the Dalai Lama's representatives

Jim Yardley of the New York Times writes: China appeared to bend to international pressure on Friday as the government announced it would meet with envoys of the Dalai Lama, an unexpected shift that comes as violent Tibetan demonstrations in...

Why what Jack Cafferty says matters to China

In the latest article filed to the Victoria Times Colonist, "Rising anger as Chinese feel under attack," I take a look at how far apart the pro-Tibet and pro-China sides are, and how this divide (and lack of understanding) has...

Be cool, Beijing; six tips to fixing China's PR mess

The always excellent Imagethief has pointed us to an interesting article written by James Millward on OpenDemocracy.net called "China's story: Putting the PR in the PRC". Millward examines six areas in which China can improve it's PR. These include: ▪...

Some overseas Chinese say 20 year old "traitor" should be "burned in oil"

The New York Times has published an article today telling the story of a 20 year old girl at Duke University who tried to mediate between the Tibetan and Chinese protesters on campus: Ms. Wang, who had friends on both...

Rewriting history

It was only a couple of short years ago that Chinese people smashed Japanese businesses in Shanghai and marched on the embassy in Beijing over former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine and the use of school...

The Hu-Siew Hainan handshake could be PR fodder for the DL

Events on Hainan Island this past weekend have created a potentially interesting international PR situation when it comes to Beijing's stance on its 'internal affairs of state.' At this weekend's Boao Forum for Asia, Chinese President Hu Jintao met with...

China seeks PR help, but will it listen to the advice?

Here's hoping so. There is a big chasm separating China's view of itself, and the way it's viewed outside of its borders. This discrepancy was highlighed recently with the Tibetan dispute, and now the Chinese government appears to be understanding...

CNN defends itself

CNN has decided to issue a statement regarding the criticism it has received online and elsewhere: CNN has been singled out for criticism for our coverage of events in Tibet through an anti-CNN.com Web site and elsewhere. We have...

China blind to the hostility

An excellent opinion piece by Richard Spencer in the Daily Telegraph tells a side of the Tibet unrest that we haven't heard: Those dependent on what the government has to say saw only soft-focus pictures of smiling folk dancers and...

Happiness not too far away 'from' Tibet

With all the turmoil and controversy that's been brewing in China's southwestern regions as of late, I find it somewhat ironic that this week has seen a self-motivated decision of an autocratic leadership to endow its people with the right...

It gets worse: Confessions of a morally conflicted expat

By Cam MacMurchy The protests against the Chinese government - and more specifically, it's hosting of the Olympic Games - are spreading. The lighting of the Olympic torch, a normally sombre ceremony in Greece, was disrupted by a group from...