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    Railroaded: The Chinese High-Speed Train Network No One Else Really Wants
    May 20, 2018
     
    Wall Street Journal -18 May 2018 (Read Original Story Here) Terrain is easy, negotiations hard, as construction begins on politically fraught route through Southeast Asia PANG-ASOK, Thailand— Li Guanghe has built some of the most technically complex railroads in China. More
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    Former CIA officer accused of selling top secret information to China
    May 19, 2018
     
      By Rachel Weiner, The Washington Post - Read Original Story Here A former CIA officer sold top secret and other classified documents to Chinese intelligence officials, according to charges filed Thursday in Alexandria federal court. Kevin Patrick Mallory, 60, of Leesburg, Va. More
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    Release the young Lama, urge Tibetans
    May 18, 2018
     
    MYSURU: Demanding that China come clean on the whereabouts of the 11th Panchen Lama, members of the Tibetan Youth Congress and Regional Tibetan Women’s Association of Bylakuppe, Hunsur and Kollegal said that the Chinese authorities had abducted Gedhun Choekyi Nyima when he was just six years old, as he was declared the 11th Panchen Lama. More
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    China’s south-east Asia push threatened by new Malaysia regime
    May 17, 2018
     
    By Ben Bland - May 15, 2018 Financial Times (Read Original Story Here) Chinese president Xi Jinping and former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak thought they had devised the perfect “win-win” deal. More
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    Warning sounded over China’s ‘debtbook diplomacy’
    May 16, 2018
     
    The Guardian - 15 May 2018 Read original here China’s “debtbook diplomacy” uses strategic debts to gain political leverage with economically vulnerable countries across the Asia-Pacific region, the US state department has been warned in an independent report. More
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    China to bar India-educated Tibetan monks from teaching
    May 15, 2018
     
    India Today - Read original here A county in southwest China near Tibet has said it will ban India-trained Tibetan monks, who were "wrongly educated" from teaching in Tibetan monasteries in China because of the "severe separatist situation". More
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    Gap sorry for selling T-shirt with ‘incorrect’ map of China
    May 15, 2018
     
    The Guardian - 15 May 2018 Read original here US chain apologises for design that did not include Tibet or Taiwan, two territories that China claims as its own US retailer Gap has apologised for selling a T-shirt showing what it called an incorrect map of China, adding it would implement “rigorous reviews” to prevent it happening again. More
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    China: Visiting Officials Occupy Homes in Muslim Region
    May 14, 2018
     
    Human Right Watch - May 13, 2018 (Read original story here) ‘Becoming Family’ Campaign Intensifies Repression in Xinjiang During these visits, families are required to provide officials with information about their lives and political views, and are subjected to political indoctrination. More
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    PM’s Nepal visit a counter to China’s growing influence
    May 14, 2018
     
    The Sunday Guardian, Prof Satish Kumar, May 12 2018 This visit had twin purposes: one was to reassure Nepal that India is an all-weather friend and another that the development of Nepal is best achieved with India’s help. During his Nepal visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of Nepal. PM Modi and Nepal PM K.P. More
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    Students overstaying their tenure in US are not welcome
    May 13, 2018
     
    MUMBAI: US President Donald Trump's administration has issued a draft policy late on Friday, that seeks to crack down on students overstaying in the United States (US). This policy, will come into effect from August 9 and proposes to change the methodology of computing 'unlawful presence days' or in other words, stay in the US post their visa tenure. More
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    What Keeps Xi Jinping Awake at Night
    May 11, 2018
     
    A Chinese Navy display in the South China Sea in April. President Xi Jinping of China has warned military officials that they risk being eclipsed technologically by the United States. More
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    PM Modi 9th most powerful person in world, Xi Jinping tops: Forbes’ 2018 list
    May 10, 2018
     
    Times of India, 10 May 2018 NEW YORK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi figures among the 10 most powerful people in the world in US magazine Forbes' 2018 list that is topped by Chinese President Xi Jinping, while Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the only Indian businessman to feature in the list of 75. More
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    Hillary Clinton: Need to take reports of Chinese meddling seriously
    May 9, 2018
     
    By Joshua Berlinger, CNN (Read original story here) (CNN) China's attempts to influence national affairs in Australia and New Zealand have to be taken seriously, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned. "Experts are sounding the alarm about Chinese efforts to gain political power and influence policy decisions," she said during a speech in Auckland Monday night. More
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    Kim Jong-un travels to China in secretive visit for talks with Xi Jinping
    May 9, 2018
     
    Reuters, The Independent, 9 May 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited China and met President Xi Jinping in a secret trip this week revealed by the state media of both countries; their second encounter in two months amid warming ties between the Cold War allies. More
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    New ICT report reveals China’s strategies of weaponizing access to Tibet
    May 8, 2018
     
    International Campaign for Tibet - 8 May 2018 Access Denied: China’s enforced isolation of Tibet, and the case for reciprocity A new report by the International Campaign for Tibet calls for a more robust international approach on Tibet, based on the principle of reciprocity and an emerging awareness that China’s increasing authoritarian influence under Xi Jinping has extended beyond the border More
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    Thousand years of Tibetan masterpieces revealed for first time
    May 8, 2018
     
    The Guardian - 6 May 2018 (read original here) They are some of the greatest treasures of Tibetan Buddhist culture: ancient murals showing the life of the Buddha and the secrets of meditation. Many are hidden in remote monasteries or temples whose walls are crumbling, but a remarkable project has recorded the paintings before they disappear for ever. More
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    Xi Capitalizes on Marx’s Legacy to Rally China Around Communist Party
    May 8, 2018
     
    Chinese leader holds up German philosopher as inspiration for national prosperity By Chun Han Wong, May 7, 2018 11:33 a.m. ET BEIJING—Decades into China’s capitalism-fueled economic miracle, President Xi Jinping is promoting Karl Marx as a rallying symbol for the nation. To mark the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth this month, Mr. More
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    Opinion: Maybe it’s time to quit negotiating with China
    May 8, 2018
     
    By Peter Morici, Columnist, 7 May 2018 The battle lines are drawn in the trade war with China, and President Donald Trump can expect little support from the high tech and financial sectors or the economics profession. They argue the U.S. is doing quite well. Donald Trump has lifted growth to 2. More
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    U.S. condemns China for ‘Orwellian nonsense’ over airline websites
    May 7, 2018
     
    By David Shepardson, Reuters May 06, 2018 00:06:27 IST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Saturday sharply criticized China's efforts to force foreign airlines to change how they refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, labeling China's latest effort to police language describing the politically sensitive territories as "Orwellian nonsense." Amid a growing fight over U.S. More
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    White House calls China’s warning to airlines ‘Orwellian nonsense’
    May 6, 2018
     
    by Daniel Shane   @CNNMoney The White House is publicly admonishing China for warning foreign airlines to change how they identify Taiwan and other areas on their websites. More than 30 airlines — including some US carriers — were recently told by the Civil Aviation Administration of China to remove any information suggesting Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau are not part of China. More