tibet Archive

  • Keith Locke

    Dalai Lama raises spirits in Christchurch - by Keith Locke



    Realising Cantabrians could do with a moral boost the Dalai Lama altered his schedule and fitted in a talk in Christchurch before his Australian tour. The Canterbury Arena was packed for the event. The only sour note was from the Chinese Embassy, which approached our government after they heard about the visit. Presumably, as they […] read more
    June 9, 2011 5:20 pm - 2 Comments
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    The Labour Party’s “Two Chinas” policy - by frog



    It seems the Labour Party has its own current version of the historic “Two Chinas” policy – but with respect to Tibet. Here are Labour MPs Raymond Huo and Phil Twyford, definitely not singing from the same songsheet. I’m with Phil on this one. read more
    June 30, 2010 8:56 pm - 137 Comments
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    Russel Norman roughed up by Chinese Vice President’s guards - by frog



    Stuff.co.nz says: Green MP Russel Norman had a Tibetan flag torn from his hands by a member of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s entourage when he arrived at Parliament today. Dr Norman said he believed it was one of the vice president’s security guards. Arriving in a convoy of around six vehicles with a police […] read more
    June 18, 2010 2:36 pm - 51 Comments
  • Keith Locke

    Tibetan cause remembered at Parliament - by Keith Locke



    The Tibetan flags being waved on Parliament’s lawn may have alerted passers by to the presence inside of high level Chinese delegation.  The delegation was visiting to “update” MPs on ‘economic and social developments in Tibet.” I was happy to attend the official luncheon and be ‘updated’ by Mr Quingba Puncog, a Tibetan who is […] read more
    March 26, 2010 12:03 pm - 6 Comments
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    Anniversary of 1959 Tibetan uprising - by Keith Locke



    Green MP Keith Locke joins the Friends of Tibet protest outside the Chinese Embassy, Wellington NZ This morning I joined the Friends of Tibet protest outside the Chinese Embassy on the 51st anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan people’s uprising against Chinese rule. Of course there was another ‘uprising’ in March 2008, with demonstrations throughout Tibet. Unfortunately, […] read more
    March 10, 2010 12:37 pm - 2 Comments
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    The youth of today - by frog



    I visited Parliament a couple of times on school trips as a child, but nothing as cool as this Hanmer Primary School story ever happened to me: Hanmer School teacher Katie Wenborn said the Year 7 and 8 students were eating lunch on [Parliament] lawn when a woman began talking about the [human rights in […] read more
    August 7, 2008 2:07 pm - 36 Comments
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    The real Tibet - by frog



    It seems, according to a Chinese delegation here in NZ this week, that we were mistaken about state violence in Tibet earlier this year: Delegation leader Shes-rab-nyi-ma, vice-president of Beijing’s Central University for Nationalities, said they wanted to correct erroneous reports of a violent crackdown on Tibet. The delegates wanted to show “the real picture” […] read more
    July 29, 2008 10:39 am - 16 Comments
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    On top of Tibet - by frog



    An American friend of one of our Green Party parliamentary staffers just sent in this photo from the top of Mt Everest: read more
    May 27, 2008 1:57 pm - 3 Comments
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    Keith at the Rally for Tibet - by frog



    I hopped along to Frank Kitts park at noon today to support the Rally for Tibet. Keith Locke spoke passionately about the plight of Tibet and the lunacy of giving preferential trade status to a country with such a poor record in so many areas. Peter Dunne spoke as well, and I must confess the […] read more
    April 5, 2008 2:28 pm - 53 Comments
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    20 days to have your say on preferential trade with China - by frog



    You would probably expect me to be jumping up and down about these poll figures: Asked if they supported New Zealand signing a free trade agreement with China, 44.7 per cent of those questioned in the DigiPoll survey said they did. Just about a third – 32.4 per cent – said no, while 22.9 per […] read more
    March 31, 2008 9:54 am - 32 Comments
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    Tibetan Rights Are Not For Sale - by frog



    This video from Green Party MP Keith Locke says it all. read more
    March 28, 2008 4:03 pm - 2 Comments
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    Keith vs Winston. Round 2 - by frog



    For those of you who enjoyed the debate in Parliament last week between Keith and Winston Peters, I’m pleased to announce that today it continues, with Keith intending to ask the following question in the house: Keith Locke to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What human rights abuses, if any, would lead him to advise […] read more
    March 19, 2008 10:59 am - 1 Comment
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    Vigil for Tibetans - by frog



    Click to enlarge the poster. read more
    March 17, 2008 8:04 pm - 22 Comments
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    Free Trade gets blood on our hands - by frog



    New Zealand cannot stand silently by while Tibetan protesters are drowned in blood. – Keith Locke Cheers Rod. Cheers Keith. read more
    March 17, 2008 12:01 pm - 20 Comments