[permaculture] BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Bush calls Hu to urge Tibet talks
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> Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 18:54:22 -0400> From: lflj at intrex.net> To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org> Subject: [permaculture] BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Bush calls Hu to urge Tibet talks> > > > > <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7315691.stm>> Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 March 2008, 22:07 GMT> Bush calls Hu to urge Tibet talks> Foreign journalists arrive at Lhasa airport, 26 March 2008> Foreign journalists were allowed to visit Lhasa on Wednesday> US President George W Bush has urged China to begin dialogue with Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.> > Mr Bush called his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao to raise his concerns about the unrest and to urge him to ease access > for journalists and diplomats.> > Beijing has accused the Dalai Lama of being behind the demonstrations - the biggest against China for 20 years, which > have left several people dead.> > The Dalai Lama has criticised violent protests and urged dialogue with China.> > The anti-China protests began on 10 March and developed into violent rioting in Lhasa.> > China says 19 people have been killed by rioters incited by Tibetan separatists.> > The Tibetan government-in-exile says about 140 people have been killed in a crackdown on protesters by Chinese security > forces.> > Delayed response> > Foreign journalists have largely been blocked from covering the unrest, though China allowed a group of foreign > reporters into the Tibetan capital of Lhasa on Wednesday for the first time since the violence began.> > The government said the group, which does not include the BBC, would be able to interview "victims of criminal acts".> > The reporters were taken to Potola Square, below the traditional seat of Tibetan rulers, Potola Palace - which reopened > Wednesday for the first time since 14 March, the Associated Press news agency said.> > Chinese soldiers disembark from a truck in Lhasa on 21 March 2008> China has increased its security presence in Lhasa since the unrest> > They also visited a part of the town where shops had been burned during the rioting.> > "The president raised his concerns about the situation in Tibet and encouraged the Chinese government to engage in > substantive dialogue with the Dalai Lama's representatives," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.> > She said Mr Bush had also called on China "to allow access for journalists and diplomats".> > The BBC's Jack Izzard in Washington says the delay in Mr Bush's response is a measure of how delicate relations are > between the US and China - two countries whose huge economies are deeply interlinked.> > French President Nicolas Sarkozy has also called for dialogue over Tibet - adding he had not ruled out boycotting the > opening ceremony of the Olympic Games being held in China in August.> > UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has also described international concern about the violence in Tibet as justified > and proper, but he has spoken out against an Olympic boycott.> > The White House has said that Mr Bush will attend the Olympic Games opening ceremony.> > VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS> Journalists arrive for Tibetan trip> > TENSION IN TIBET> > KEY STORIES> > Bush calls Hu to urge Tibet talks> Olympic torch lit despite protest> China intensifies crackdown> Dalai Lama urges dialogue> > FEATURES AND ANALYSIS> > Chinese paramilitary police in Zhongdian, Yunnan province Clamping down> Tibetan monk speaks out on round-up of protesters as unrest spreads> > Tibetan monks: A controlled life> China's quandary> Dalai Lama's home off-limits> Tibet's unsettled borders> > VIDEO REPORTS> Flag being held by protester Protests on day Olympic torch was lit> listen Jailed protester> watch Dalai Lama> watch Wen Jiabao> > BACKGROUND> > Key places and events> Guide: Inside Tibet> Q&A: China and Tibet> Profile: The Dalai Lama> > EYEWITNESS> > Tibetans describe unrest> Chinese react to violence> Lhasa now 'in cinders'> Monk 'kicked to the floor'> > > RELATED INTERNET LINKS> The White House> > TOP ASIA-PACIFIC STORIES> Bush calls Hu to urge Tibet talks> > > _______________________________________________> permaculture mailing list> permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org> Subscribe or unsubscribe here:> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/permaculture> Google command to search archives:> site:http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/permaculture searchstring> >
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