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Local Buddhist Figure says China should talk to the Dalai Lama

Fo Guang Shan, northeast of Kaohsiung city.
The head of one of Taiwan’s main Buddhist temples, Master Hsing Yun of Fo Kuang Shan, had a few words yesterday for the leaders of China:
The Dalai Lama’s envoys are due to fly to China from India on Saturday to meet their Chinese counterparts over the crisis in Tibet, [...]

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One Problem, Two coverages: Tibet and Taiwan

WaPo has an article on the recent offer by China to negotiate with Tibet, and the usual noises of criticism by China’s colonial officialdom of the Dalai Lama…..look at the opening paragraphs:
Less than 24 hours after China offered to meet with an envoy of the Dalai Lama, state-controlled news media on Saturday kept up their [...]

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Manthorpe, Tibet, Taiwan

Wednesday night I stopped by O’Ginny’s, which is in a warren somewhere off of Mingsheng East Road, to listen to Jonathan Manthorpe, author of Forbidden Nation, speak on the election and on Taiwan in general. Manthorpe proved to have a rare knowledge of Taiwan, and was a pleasure to listen to. The food was meh, [...]

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Tibet and Taiwan

Make no mistake: Tibet is an issue for Taiwan, and it is now a hot topic. The PRC shooting people a week before an election here has forced every voter to examine where they stand on Ma Ying-jeou’s promise not to sell out the island — and is a marker of how far Taiwan has [...]

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Le Roi Soleil as a Responsible Regional Player: L’Affaire Kitty Hawk

Yesterday China came out with a claim that it had denied Kitty Hawk a berth in Hong Kong because it was angered by US support for Taiwan (IHT has a similar story):

The Global Times, a tabloid published by the official party mouthpiece People’s Daily, cited an unidentified People’s Liberation Army senior colonel, as blaming Washington’s [...]

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Op-Ed fun

I opened up my email the other day to discover my friend’s nomination for blog of the year, a link to Ma Ying-jeou’s blog, and an op-ed in Pacific Times from Gerrit van der Wees of FAPA. The latter relates to the recent exasperations caused by the Dept. of Defense in its visit to China, [...]

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