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To China/Tibet Violence
Full Coverage: Is the prospect of a Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and China causing the Prime Minister to remain soft over China's violent crackdown against protests in Tibet's capital Lhasa? Includes: Video + Audio + Analysis + releases.
Foreign Affairs: Preferential Trade With Larger Partners
Paul Buchanan Analysis: Chinese repression of Tibetan dissidents has pushed the issue of the impending Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) back into the news. In a diplomatic sidestep both Helen Clark and John Key claim that events in Tibet have nothing to do with free trade. Perhaps that is true, but there are other issues to consider. More >>
- NZ Govt - NZ deep concern at reports of violence in Tibet
- Greens - Govt FTA stance falls short on Tibetan rights
- (Scoop Video+Audio): Multimedia: PM's Post Cabinet Presser 17 Mar. 2008 Today's cabinet readout was followed by Q&A on a wide ranging variety of subjects including protest violence in Tibet and NZ's Free Trade Agreement negotiations with China and Air New Zealand's wage rates to Chinese employees.
- (TV3): Campbell Live look at Tibet's troubled history Whatever is taking place in Tibet today is not new - in 1959 a rebellions against Chinese rule saw thousands of people killed.
- (TV3): NZ politicians argue Tibet situation as China steps up oppression Lock down in Lhasa, Tibet - columns of Chinese soldiers control the streets, hunting down those responsible for a weekend of violent protests.
- (95bFM Audio): Jose - Do The Greens Want To Scrap An FTA?
- (95bFM Audio): Mikey & Helen Clark on China, FTA + More
- (KiwiFM Audio): Wallace & Manning – Govt Should Speak Out on Tibet
- (KiwiFM Audio): Wallace & Helen Clark on St Patrick's Day + Tibet
- (TV3): Tibetan protests turn violent
- (TV3): China locks down Tibetan capital as violence increases
- (TV3): Trouble in Tibet a worry for Everest climber
- (TV3): Dalai Lama warns of 'cultural genocide'
- Human Rights Watch - China: Restrain From Violently Attacking In Tibet
- US State Department - Secretary Condoleezza Rice: Call For Calm In Tibet
- United Nations - Concern Over Tensions In Tibet Autonomous Region
- VOA News - Chinese Security Forces Maintain Calm In Lhasa
- Word of Mouth Media - Calls for Govt to step in on Tibet-China row
- Maritime Union of NZ - Underpaid Chinese flight crews a warning on FTA
- United Future - Dunne urges Govt to stand up to China
- National - National ‘alarmed and troubled’ on Tibet
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