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    China appoints new Tibet Governor: Xinhua
    January 16, 2017
     
    Reuters, 15 January 2017 Qi Zhala (58) of Tibetan ethnicity will be the second-most powerful figure in the region. China has appointed a new Governor of Tibet, one of the country’s most politically-sensitive regions, state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday. More
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    Swiss limit Tibetan protest against visit by Chinese president
    January 15, 2017
     
    By John Miller | ZURICH - Reuters Swiss authorities say a planned protest by pro-Tibetan groups against Xi Jinping must end before his arrival in Bern on Sunday, in a bid to avoid the kind of confrontation that marked the last visit by a Chinese president 18 years ago. More
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    Hundreds of Tibetans defy China, Gather at Birthplace of Buddhism in India
    January 14, 2017
     
    By Annie Gowen, The Washington Post, 13 January 2017 The young Tibetan monk was taking his elderly aunt and uncle on the trip of a lifetime — a tour of holy Buddhist sites in India and a chance to meet the Dalai Lama. But halfway through, word came from China: The family was to return right away. More
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    Kalchakra: Dalai Lama offers special prayers for absentee followers
    January 12, 2017
     
    Times of India - 12 January 2017 GAYA: Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Wednesday offered special prayers for the devotees from Tibet and China who could not attend the Kalchakra rituals on account of restrictions imposed by the Chinese authorities. More
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    Dalai Lama hails liquor prohibition in Bihar
    January 12, 2017
     
    Indian Express - 11 January 2017 The Dalai Lama also reminded his devotees that Lord Buddha said consumption of even a drop of alcohol is a sin and how Mahatma Gandhi also tried to bring in prohibition. Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who is in Bodh Gaya for the 34th Kalchakra puja, termed the liquor prohibition in Bihar as a good decision. More
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    Tibetan leader rejects China’s demand for recalling Tibetan pilgrims
    January 11, 2017
     
    ANI news published by Business Standard - 10 January 2017 Tibet's exiled Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay has rejected China's demand for a recall of Tibetan pilgrims attending the Kalchakra Mandal initiation conferred by the Dalai Lamba. More
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    India’s so-called new policy on Tibet is neither new nor effective
    January 10, 2017
     
    By Manoj Joshi - Scroll.in When it comes to the Dalai Lama, Tibet and Tawang, things are not that simple. When the Sikyong (Prime Minister) of the Central Tibet Administration, Lobsang Sangay, was invited to attend the inaugural ceremony of incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, many thought that New Delhi planned to re-charge its Tibet card. More
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    Tibetan PM in exile for negotiation with China
    January 9, 2017
     
    Times of India - 9 January 2017 GAYA: Prime Minister of the Tibetan government in exile Lobsang Sangay on Sunday favoured negotiated settlement of the vexed Tibet issue. Exhorting the Chinese government to enter into dialogue with Tibetans, Sangay said negotiation and not confrontation held the key to conflict resolution. More
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    China admits it discouraged Tibetans from attending Kalchakra ritual in Bodhgaya
    January 8, 2017
     
    BEIJING: Chinese officials have confirmed that the government was discouraging people in Tibet from visiting India to attend the Buddhist ritual, Kalchakra, which will be attended by the Dalai Lama this month. But they rejected allegations that the Chinese government was forcing Tibetan travellers who are visiting India to return to China. More
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    India should take a bolder line with Beijing on Tibet
    January 6, 2017
     
    By Prof Brahma Chellaney - Nikkei Asian Review, 6 Jnuary 2017 While it has become fashionable to pair China and India, as if they were joined at the hip, it is often forgotten that the two have little in common politically, economically or culturally. Comparatively speaking, the countries are new neighbors. More
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    Between Inner Asia and East Asia: Tibet’s Historical Context and Pragmatic Opportunities
    January 6, 2017
     
    By William Z. Liu, Historian, ex-medical examiner, author of Canons and Chronicles: China’s Historical Construction The Inner Asia and East Asia complex has been the traditional cornerstone of imperial undertaking in Asia. Inner Asia exported organisation and technologies, whereas East Asia provided manpower and money. More
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    Rethink in New Delhi: Dalai Lama, Karmapa to be in the public gaze
    January 4, 2017
     
    Written by Jyoti Malhotra | New Delhi | Published:January 4, 2017 4:17 - Indian Express, Tibetan spiritual leader to attend international meet in Rajgir-Nalanda in March, Karmapa will travel to Sikkim. More
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    Reclaiming India’s leverage on Tibet
    January 4, 2017
     
    Brahma Chellaney, The Live Mint - 4 January 2017 India’s instinctive chariness and reserve on the issue persist, despite an increasingly muscular China upping the ante against it Central governments come and go in New Delhi but India’s instinctive chariness and reserve on the issue of Tibet still persist, despite an increasingly muscular China upping the ante against it. More
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    China blocks Tibetans from visiting India: Govt-in-exile sources
    January 4, 2017
     
    Hindustan Times (PTI) Updated: Jan 04, 2017 00:47 IST The Chinese government has imposed travel restrictions on Tibetans to block their travel to India for attending Kalachakra teachings, sources from the Tibetan ‘government-in-exile’ claimed on Tuesday. More
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    China tightens Tibetan border security to combat ‘separatism’
    January 4, 2017
     
    The Hindu (Reuters) JANUARY 03, 2017 14:49 IST UPDATED: JANUARY 03, 2017 15:14 China has tightened security regulations in Tibet's border region to battle the risks of terrorism and 'separatism', the state-owned Global Times said. More
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    Dalai Lama performs pre-Kalchakra rituals
    January 3, 2017
     
    Times of India - 3 January 2017 GAYA: Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday performed the pre-Kalchakra rituals at the designated site to the northwest of Mahabodhi Temple, the seat of Buddha's enlightenment. The rituals included purification of earth at the main venue. More
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    Dalai Lama’s abode turning into a concrete jungle
    January 3, 2017
     
    Hindustan Times - 2 January 2017 This once-peaceful abode of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, with the Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop, is rapidly turning into a concrete jungle with massive constructions underway to cash in on the tourism boom. More
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    Guy de Jonquieres – Trump’s TPP rejection does not make China the natural heir
    January 1, 2017
     
    Guy de Jonquieres, Nikkei Asian Review The world has been quick to draw two conclusions from President-elect Donald Trump's announcement that he plans to pull the U.S. out of the planned 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership. One is that the move will severely diminish America's influence in Asia; the other, that it is surrendering regional -- and ultimately, perhaps, global -- leadership to China. More
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    Tibet: Tensions on the roof of the world
    December 31, 2016
     
    Matt Rivers, CNN, 30 December 2016 Lhasa, Tibet (CNN)It's dawn in Lhasa, Tibet, and the quiet is punctuated only by the gentle chanting of Buddhist pilgrims. They pray outside the Jokhang temple, Tibetan Buddhism's holiest place. Some prostrate themselves on the cool stone ground, while others walk clockwise around the temple, spinning hand-held prayer wheels. More
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    China Needs to Get Over the Dalai Lama’s Visit to Mongolia
    December 31, 2016
     
    By Bolor Lkhaajav, The Diplomat - 28 December 2016 It’s Mongolia’s right to invite a religious leader to visit. China is exaggerating the political significance. Since the 13th and 14th centuries, the Mongolian Empire has allowed merchants, scholars, diplomats, and religious peoples from all over the world and treated them equally on a diplomatic and people-to-people level. More