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    Tibetans Honor Longtime Activist at New Year Festivities
    February 24, 2018
     
    by Kymelya Sari - February 20, 2018 (Read Original Story Here) Last Saturday, about 150 people gathered at Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington to honor Grace Spring, an artist and a longtime activist and Tibetan supporter. The award ceremony was held in conjunction with Losar — the Tibetan New Year — celebrations. More
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    Is China Hiding Information About Tibet’s Jokhang Temple Fire?
    February 23, 2018
     
    By Charlotte Gao, February 22, 2018 The Diplomat (Read Original Story here) On February 17 — one day after the Tibetan New Year or Losar, the most important traditional festival for Tibetans — a fire broke out in Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple, one of the holiest and most politically sensitive sites in Tibet. More
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    Xinjiang ‘separatists’ and Tibet’s ‘Dalai cliques’ – targets in China’s latest organised crime crackdown
    February 21, 2018
     
    South China Morning Post - Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 (Read original Story Here) “Dalai surrogates” in Tibet and Xinjiang “separatists” are among the groups of people targeted by regional governments in China’s latest national crackdown on “organised crime”. More
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    Mandarin approved as official language of Pakistan
    February 21, 2018
     
    ANI News, 19 February 2018 Read original story here Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb 19 (ANI): The Pakistani Senate on Monday approved a motion to declare Mandarin as one of the official languages of Pakistan. The motion said the step was necessary in view of ties between Pakistan and China, AbbTakk News reported. More
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    Triad crackdown targets Xinjiang ‘Separatists’ and ‘Dalai Cliques’
    February 21, 2018
     
    South China Morning Post, 20 February 2018 Read original story here “Dalai surrogates” in Tibet and Xinjiang “separatists” are among the groups of people targeted by regional governments in China’s latest national crackdown on “organised crime”. More
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    Analysis: Ramaphosa’s China Conundrum – to kowtow or hit back?
    February 20, 2018
     
    Kevin Bloom, Daily Maverick, 20 February 2018 In the wake of China’s apoplexy regarding the recent visit to South Africa of a vocal Tibetan leader, our new president faces a question of major moral and economic import: will Beijing make good on its threat to disinvest if we don’t toe the line? Put another way, does South Africa need China more than China needs South Africa? And to add to that, More
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    Nepal leader vows to revive Chinese dam project, open to review pact over Nepalese soldiers in India
    February 20, 2018
     
    By Debasish Roy Chowdhury, South China Morning Post, 20 February 2018 Read original story here Nepal’s new communist prime minister will restart a Chinese-led US$2.5 billion hydropower project that was pulled by the previous government considered friendly towards India, and wants to increase infrastructure connectivity with Beijing to ease the country’s reliance on New Delhi. More
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    Waking up to China’s infiltration of American colleges
    February 19, 2018
     
    By Josh Rogin, The Washington Post - Read Original Story Here China’s massive foreign influence campaign in the United States takes a long view, sowing seeds in American institutions meant to blossom over years or even decades. That’s why the problem of Chinese financial infusions into U.S. higher education is so difficult to grasp and so crucial to combat. At last, the community of U.S. More
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    A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody
    February 19, 2018
     
    By STEVEN LEE MYERSFEB. 18, 2018 New York Times Read original story here A monk at Dzongsar monastery in the Chinese province of Sichuan. Credit Gilles Sabrié for The New York Times DZONGSAR MONASTERY, China — The monks, dressed in crimson robes and wielding blue plastic swords, were rehearsing a dance they would perform the next day in celebration of the Tibetan New Year. More
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    Jokhang temple: fire engulfs ancient ‘heart’ of Tibetan Buddhism
    February 19, 2018
     
    The Guardian - Sun 18 Feb 2018 (Read original story here) Concern over extent of damage to politically sensitive site as Chinese authorities play down blaze A large fire has damaged one of the holiest and most politically sensitive sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple, stirring an outpouring of grief and concern among Tibetans. More
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    ‘The 1962 war was already planted in the Panchsheel agreement’
    February 19, 2018
     
    By Sonia Sarkar, Published in The Telegraph (Feb 18, 2018) Read original story here Tibetan President-in-exile Lobsang Sangay tells Sonia Sarkar that China’s growing presence on the global stage has helped increase awareness over the Tibetan problem Lobsang Sangay speaks a broken Bengali: " Amar baari Darjeeling achhe... My home is Darjeeling. More
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    Review: Man of Peace – The Illustrated Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet
    February 13, 2018
     
    By Thubten Samphel* published in the Hindustan Times (Read original story here) This fascinating story of an extraordinary Tibetan, the Dalai Lama, evoked in magnificent graphics, envisages a future in which the Dalai Lama returns to his people Man of Peace envisages for Tibet a future in which the Dalai Lama returns to his people and “Tibet restores itself as the realization of the Dalai Lama More
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    Tibet/South Africa Relations: A tale of two countries – trade and the voiceless
    February 13, 2018
     
    Daily Maverick, 12 February 2018 Read original story here The China in South Africa story is the one that’s dominated. This is the story of big money and big influence. China has become South Africa’s largest trading partner over 20 years. In contrast, the story of Tibet is subdued, almost forgotten really. More
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    Tourism in Tibet: Money Making Machine of China
    February 13, 2018
     
    By Dr Rinzin Dorjee, Tibetpolicy.net Read original story here The ten volumes of fictional book, The Tibet Code is authored by a Chinese from Sichuan Province, He Ma who earns royalty of 2.6 million Yuan (US$ 0.41million) was ranked in the Chinese writer’s rich list in 2008, 2011 and 2012. More
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    South African MP Slams China For Opposing Tibetan Leader’s Visit
    February 12, 2018
     
    South African parliamentarian Sandy Kalyan on Saturday, 10 February, condemned China’s opposition to the visit of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay to her country. She called on China to stop “overstepping” on South Africa’s sovereign rights. More
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    China reacts with fury to Tibetan leader’s visit to South Africa
    February 9, 2018
     
    By PETER FABRICIUS - The Daily Maverick - 9 February 2018 (Read original story here) A diplomatic row has erupted between South Africa and one of its closest allies, China, over Pretoria allowing the exiled president of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, into the country. More
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    SA’s Tibet Problem: An interview with China’s public enemy number two, Lobsang Sangay
    February 8, 2018
     
    The Daily Maverick - Read Original Story here On Monday 5 February, Lobsang Sangay, the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile, arrived in South Africa for a four-day visit. The Department of Home Affairs couldn’t stop him because, unlike the Dalai Lama, he doesn’t travel on refugee papers. More
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    Mercedes-Benz apologizes to Chinese for quoting Dalai Lama
    February 7, 2018
     
    Reuters - Read Original Story BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mercedes-Benz apologized to Chinese consumers on Tuesday for an Instagram post showing one of its luxury cars along with a quote from exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, whom Beijing considers a dangerous separatist. More
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    London’s Royal Court theatre in row over shelving of Tibet play
    February 4, 2018
     
    The Guardian - 4 February 2018 (Read original story here) The Royal Court theatre has been accused of censorship by an award-winning Indian playwright, who claims that its production of a major new play about contemporary Tibet was put on ice because of fears of a negative Chinese reaction. More
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    Chinese government exerts influence across Australian society, MPs told
    February 3, 2018
     
    The Guardian - 30 January 2018 (Read original story here ) The Chinese government uses a sophisticated network of supposedly non-political organisations to suppress criticism, cultivate relationships and exert influence over Australia’s business, academic and political worlds. More