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    Recreating Tibet Outside: Early Years of the Refugee Community
    June 25, 2017
     
      By Thubten Samphel, Published on Hindustan Times, 23 June 2017 Going through the pages of Exile, one is amazed by the generosity of India and how this generosity has enabled the Tibetan refugees to re-construct Tibet outside of Tibet. More
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    US senator slams Chinese paper for ‘threatening’ Indian-origin
    June 23, 2017
     
    By PTI, DNA, A top US senator has slammed a Chinese newspaper for "threatening" a University in California and its Indian-origin chancellor for hosting the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan spiritual leader delivered the commencement address at University California, San Diego on June 17. More
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    Trump urged to appoint special coordinator for Tibet
    June 23, 2017
     
    By PTI, DNA, More than 35 US Congressmen have urged President Donald Trump to appoint a special coordinator for Tibet, a post that has been laying vacant for long. More
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    In China’s far west the ‘perfect police state’ is emerging
    June 23, 2017
     
    Read the original story here. The Guardian, 23 June 2017 It was Friday, the Islamic day of assembly, but outside Kashgar’s Id Kah mosque on Liberation Avenue it was the growl of diesel engines that filled the air not a muezzin’s wistful cry. More
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    Dalai Lama on generating the mind for enlightenment
    June 21, 2017
     
    by TERRY REIS KENNEDY, Jun 21 2017 - Deccan Herald Spiritual teachers remind us that enlightenment is the goal of our journey, a state of irreversibility, once we achieve it. More
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    China: Tibet Propaganda Masks Repression
    June 21, 2017
     
    Human Rights Watch - 19 June 2017 (New York) – Chinese authorities are increasingly using opaque policy terms in official media to tighten repression in Tibet, Human Rights Watch said in an illustrated glossary released today. More
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    The Dalai Lama says we can use the same formula for inner peace and world peace
    June 20, 2017
     
    Read the original story here. On June 17, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, delivered the commencement speech at the University of California, San Diego. His central theme throughout the speech was the idea that world peace depends on inner peace - you can't solve global issues without first attending to your own emotional life. More
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    India, China need to set up new framework: Ex-NSA
    June 19, 2017
     
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    China is accused of ‘Highland Clearances’ with Tibet park bid
    June 16, 2017
     
    The Herald Scotland - 15 June 2017 CHINA has been accused of launching a campaign similar to the Highland Clearances, with plans to turn Tibet into one of the world’s biggest national parks. The plans, which have been submitted to UNESCO, would mean great swathes of the Tibetan plateau, known as “the roof of the world”, would be included in the site, dwarfing others around the globe. More
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    With This Move, India Jumped Onto China Bandwagon. Why?
    June 16, 2017
     
    By Nitin Pal, NDTV, Foreign policy continuity is often a good thing: it reassures both the international community and the domestic establishment that the ship of state will generally hold its course, despite the comings and goings of political leaders. More
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    For UC San Diego, the Dalai Lama’s visit has global impact — for better or worse
    June 16, 2017
     
    By Peter Rowe - San Diego Tribune - 15 June 2017 The 14th Dalai Lama is a Nobel laureate and the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. He's also a box office smash.   Within hours of offering tickets to the Dalai Lama’s two talks at UC San Diego — Friday’s address to the public and Saturday’s commencement speech — all 50,000 were snapped up. More
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    China deploys new tank in Tibet, near India border
    June 15, 2017
     
    By Elizabeth Shim, UPI - 12 June 2017 June 12 (UPI) -- China deployed its latest military tank, the Xinqingtan, in an area of Tibet near the Indian border. Chinese news site Guancha reported Monday Beijing is increasing military buildup in Tibet in a show of force designed to deter the Indian military. More
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    Why China Is No Climate Leader
    June 15, 2017
     
    By Elizabeth Economy, Politico Magazine - 12 June 2017 When President Donald Trump yanked America's support for the Paris Climate Accords, pundits were quick to hail China as the world's new environmental leader. Two veteran journalists wrote that the decision was “the greatest strategic gift to the Chinese, who are eager to fill the void that Washington is leaving around the world. More
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    Pink Hearts Can’t Conceal Repression in Tibet Propaganda
    June 14, 2017
     
    By Sophie Richardson, Human Rights Watch, New Campaign Aimed at Increasing Loyalty to Party, China To many people’s ears the phrase “Four Loves” probably invokes images of a pop music act or a self-help philosophy – not an authoritarian regime’s latest campaign for political loyalty. More
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    China’s dangerous ethnic policies in Xinjiang
    June 13, 2017
     
    By Ben Hillman, Asia Times, Short-term security solutions in ethnic minority regions may ripple through to Muslim neighbors, which could fan the flames of extremism targeting Belt and Road projects In the latest tightening of the screws on China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, authorities have banned the use of several baby names, including Muhammad, Haji, Islam and Imam. More
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    Modi’s China Policy Changes Quickly Between 2 Major Summits
    June 13, 2017
     
    By Sudheendra Kulkarni, NDTV, The distance between Beijing and Shanghai is 1318 kms, about the same as that between Delhi and Mumbai. Take the bullet train, and you will go from China's political capital to its commercial capital in five hours flat. The difference between the two cities is palpable. As the Chinese themselves say, Shanghai is less rigid than Beijing. More
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    Panama to Establish Ties With China in Latest Blow to Taiwan
    June 13, 2017
     
    by Michael D McDonald and Keith Zhai, Bloomberg news, Panama is opening diplomatic relations with China, the latest blow to Taiwan as Beijing’s leaders seek to isolate the self-governed island. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela announced the move in a national address Monday. More
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    Josephites’ short film on Tibetans goes big
    June 13, 2017
     
    New Indian Express - 11 June 2017 BENGALURU: How would you feel if you had a home but could never go back to it because it was occupied by a foreign power? Sandeep Chandrashekhar, one of the makers of Rangzen, a student documentary film on Tibetan exiles living in Bylakuppe in Karnataka, explores this particular aspect of Tibetans living in the settlement and throughout the country. More
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    Opinion: UCSD Chinese Should Welcome Dalai Lama—Not Parrot Party Line
    June 13, 2017
     
    By Yang Jianli, Times of San Diego What do Richard Spencer, Ann Coulter, and the Dalai Lama have in common? Each of them has been the target of college student protests opposing their speeches on campus. But unlike Mr. Spencer and Ms. More
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    How a monk brought children out of slums to schools
    June 12, 2017
     
    By Varinder Bhatia, Indian Express, Dharamshala, In 1997, when Lobsang Jamyang escaped from Tibet and arrived in Dharamsala, the 24-year-old had two “goals in life”: to meet the Dalai Lama, which he did soon after arriving; and study religion, which he went on to do at Sera Jey monastery in Mundgod, Karnataka. More