"China forced Miss Tibet 2006 to quit Miss Tourism Pageant of Malaysaia 2007"
Tsering Chungtak said that China pressured the competition organisers to replace her "Miss Tibet" sash with one reading "Miss Tibet-China".
When she refused, she was told she would have to leave the Miss Tourism Queen 2007 competition.
China loses temper at Miss Tibet
Miss Tibet 2006 Tsering Chungtak has withdrawn from
the Miss Tourism Pageant in Malaysia, after China put
pressure on the organisers to bar Tibet from the event.
Tenzin Dolma participates in Miss Earth
Miss Tibet 2007 Tenzin Dolma
has landed in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to participate in
the Miss Earth pageant.
She is among eighty-six young ladies from different countries around the
world competing in the seventh edition of the pageant, organised by
Carousel Productions Inc.
Meet Tenzin Dolma: Miss Tibet 2007
She is striking, confident and ambitious.
She is the new Miss Tibet 2007. She is Tenzin Dolma.
"I am no more an individual self. The Miss Tibet title
carries huge responsibility. People put lots of
hope on Miss Tibet," says an elated Dolma
Tibetan quits pageant over China title
NEW DELHI, 6 December 2007 —
A Tibetan woman said Wednesday that she pulled out of a beauty pageant in
Malaysia after organizers, reacting to pressure from Beijing, told her
halfway through the event that she could only participate if she added
"China" to her "Miss Tibet" title.
For China, even a beauty pageant must toe the party line
6 December 2007 —
China's well-known determination to deny Tibet and Taiwan
international legitimacy has impacted millions of people
over the past half-century, but for one young woman,
Beijing's policy has spoiled a simple, personal dream.