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    Don’t self-censor to please China in trading relationship, exiled Tibetan leader tells Canada
    June 18, 2018
     
    Marie-Danielle Smith, Published: June 17, 2018, Updated: June 17, 2018 3:19 PM PDT Tibetan exiled politician Lobsang Sangay waits to appear at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development Tuesday February 26, 2013 in Ottawa. More
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    India is our Aryabhoomi: Dalai Lama
    June 18, 2018
     
    The Hindu, 17 June 2018 Giving up the idea of an independent Tibet, the Dalai Lama talks of peace, democracy and self-rule The institution of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political head of the Tibetans, has survived for over 400 years. Since 2001, however, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has reduced his involvement in politics in a bid to introduce representative democracy. More
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    Tibetan leader brings message to Norwich
    June 17, 2018
     
    By Stephanie Menders smenders Posted Jun 15, 2018 at 5:50 PM NORWICH – In a last-minute stop along his tour of the U.S. and Canada, the North American representative to His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at Otis Library to discuss the local Tibetan Diaspora on Friday. More
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    Truckers on Strike and the Structural Contradictions of China’s Logistics Industry
    June 16, 2018
     
    By Tan Jiangying, June 15, 2018 (Read original story here) On June 8, messages circulated on social media had that truck drivers across China were going on strike on the 10th. This came with a feeling of deja vu, as a similar call for strike had happened on April 25, when crane operators announced a strike for May 1. More
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    Open letter to Qantas CEO Joyce
    June 16, 2018
     
    By Bruce Jacobs Dear Alan, I write to you as a Qantas shareholder, as a lifetime member of Qantas Club and as a specialist in China and Taiwan studies. Let me begin by noting that Australia’s “one China” policy does not accept that Taiwan belongs to China. When we recognized the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Dec. More
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    New Airports on India’s Borders
    June 16, 2018
     
    By Claude Arpi, 15 June 2018 On June 9, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the Tibetan Autonomous Region’s (TAR) government announced that Tibet will soon have three new airports. A communiqué said: “Construction of the three airports, all above the altitude of 3,900 meters, should begin in 2019. More
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    Initiatives for China Congratulates Dr. Tenzin Dorjee Elected as Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
    June 15, 2018
     
    Initiatives for China, 14 June 2018 Initiatives for China Congratulates Dr. Tenzin Dorjee Elected as Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom On June 12, 2018, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan body, unanimously elected Dr. Tenzin Dorjee as its Chair. Initiatives for China congratulates Dr. Tenzin Dorjee for his new position. Dr. More
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    Dalai Lama hails Trump-Kim summit
    June 14, 2018
     
    PTI | Jun 13, 2018, 21:11 IST DHARAMSALA: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday welcomed the understanding reached between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their historic summit in Singapore. More
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    Baltics know truth is more powerful than guns – Dalai Lama in Vilnius
    June 14, 2018
     
    VILNIUS – The Baltic states know that the power of truth is stronger than that of guns, the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, said in Vilnius on Wednesday. Giving a lecture on human values in education at Vilnius University, the Dalai Lama underlined that the Tibetans also have an advantage over China. More
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    Dalai Lama in good health: Personal physician slams news report’s claims of prostate cancer
    June 13, 2018
     
    New Indian Express, 13 June 2018 Belying reports that he is terminally ill, His Holiness the Dalai Lama left on a 10-day lecture tour of the Baltic states Tuesday. On Monday, an ‘exclusive’ report by a website citing unnamed Indian intelligence sources claimed that the Tibetan leader “is suffering from prostate cancer and has been undergoing treatment in the US for the last two years. More
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    Tibetan Buddhists told to worship party, constitution
    June 10, 2018
     
    Published in Asia Times - Read original story here Beijing has been demanding its hundreds of millions of religious citizens, and their leaders, worship the party first and foremost, and then their respective gods, in a renewed bid to make the doctrine of all faiths secondary to the party’s tenets. More
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    Dark history of Dalai Lamas’ return to Tibet
    June 10, 2018
     
    The Sunday Guardian - 9 June 2018 Read original story here This is the 60th year of the 14th Dalai Lama’s exile from Tibet, and of setting up the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala. History often tends to repeat itself, or as Spanish philosopher, Jorge Agustín Santayana wrote in The Life of Reason, “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it”. More
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    In Malaysia, a victory for democracy — and an opportunity for the U.S.
    June 8, 2018
     
    By Josh Rogin - Washington Post (Read Original Story Here) While Washington wasn’t looking, democracy won a major battle over authoritarianism in Malaysia, a Muslim-majority nation that just voted out its crooked, illiberal leader and has embarked on a peaceful transition to a new era of hope. More
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    Tibetan Advocate’s Prison Term in China Is Condemned
    June 8, 2018
     
    By Edward Wong, June 7, 2018, New York Times United Nations human rights experts have formally condemned the punishment of a Tibetan education advocate who was sentenced to five years in prison after giving interviews to The New York Times. More
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    NDP’s Bhutila Karpoche wins Parkdale-High Park, becoming first Tibetan ever elected to public office in North America
    June 8, 2018
     
    By Brendan Kennedy Investigative Reporter, The Star, 8 June 2018 Bhutila Karpoche made history Thursday night, becoming the first Tibetan ever elected to public office in North America. The rookie NDP candidate looked destined to win the Parkdale-High Park riding by a wide margin, as she held a commanding lead with just a handful of polls reporting. More
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    ABC axes Chinese advocate for rights
    June 8, 2018
     
    Dana McCauley, The Australian, 8 June 2018  A Chinese-Canadian human- rights advocate has spoken out after the ABC cancelled her live television interview, citing concerns about her “affiliations”. More
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    China emerges as wild card in elections across Asia
    June 7, 2018
     
    Nikkei Asian Review - Read Original Story Here KUALA LUMPUR/COLOMBO -- As he campaigned ahead of last month's Malaysian general election, Mahathir Mohamad, the veteran politician, deftly tapped into resentment of Chinese investments in his country to build support. More
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    If You Want to Do Business in China, Mind Your T’s: Taiwan and Tibet
    June 6, 2018
     
    By Mike Spector in New York and Wayne Ma in Hong Kong, Washington Post, Updated June 3, 2018 10:18 p.m. ET American companies have lately been quick to apologize for offending China’s geopolitical sensibilities, from listing Taiwan and Tibet as countries on their websites to inaccurately reflecting the status of Chinese-controlled Hong Kong and Macau. More
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    Tibetans are most successful refugee community: Dalai Lama
    June 5, 2018
     
    The Statesman, 5 June 2018 Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Monday said that the Tibetans are the most successful refugee community as all of them had shouldered their responsibility sincerely. More
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    The grassroots World Cup: Conifa brings politics, passion and pride to London
    June 4, 2018
     
      Felix Keith, sports writer at City A.M., 3 June 2018 The World Cup doesn’t start until 14 June in Russia, but there is already an international football tournament happening – and it’s in London. The third edition of the Conifa World Football Cup – very deliberately named to avoid repercussions from Fifa – welcomes sides who are not recognised by world football’s governing body. More