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    ICT Statement on 10th Anniversary of Congressional Gold Medal to the Dalai Lama
    October 18, 2017
     
    International Campaign for Tibet - 17 OCTOBER 2017 October 17, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the historic bestowal of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor of the United States, to the Dalai Lama. The award ceremony was participated by then President George W. More
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    Dalai Lama arrives in Manipur for three-day visit
    October 18, 2017
     
    PTI, 17 October 2017 Read original story here  Imphal, Oct 17: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived in Manipur's capital Imphal on his maiden visit to participate in an international peace conference. This is his second visit to the northeast this year - after Arunachal Pradesh in April - but the first to Manipur. More
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    China’s ‘stability maintenance’ agents move to silence critics before party congress
    October 17, 2017
     
    By Tom Philliop, The Guardian. Read original story here. As Xi Jinping prepares for major speech, security agents have fanned out across the country to quell any hint of dissent. They came for Yu Wensheng last Tuesday. Their message: stay silent and obey. “They told me not to give any interviews ... More
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    Dalai Lama’s sister, ‘Mother of Tibet,’ coming to Utah
    October 17, 2017
     
     By Bob Mims, The Salt Lake Tribune. Read original story here. The sister of the Dalai Lama will be the keynote speaker Friday at a ceremony marking the completion of the Utah Tibetan Community Center. Ama Jetsun Pema, 77, revered by the Dalai Lama’s followers as “The Mother of Tibet,” will speak about 5 p.m. at the center, 135 W.2950 South, South Salt Lake. More
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    Communist Party to add Xi philosophy to constitution
    October 17, 2017
     
    Nikkei Asian Review, 17 October 2017 Read original story here  BEIJING -- The Chinese Communist Party will amend its constitution to include the political thought and philosophy of President Xi Jinping in a move that further strengthens his hold on power. More
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    China expansionist, says Tibetan Govt-in-Exile leader
    October 17, 2017
     
    Deccan Herald, 16 October 2017 Read original story here  Beijing's recent muscle-flexing in Doklam Plateau in western Bhutan was "a manifestation” of its "expansionist” policy and decades-old strategy of "encircling” India, Lobsang Sangay, head of Tibetan Government-in-Exile, said. More
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    China congress: How authorities censor your thoughts
    October 16, 2017
     
    By Stephen McDonell, BBC. Read original story here, If you control public communication you can control the way people think and how they behave. That's what Xi Jinping's government is counting on. And it is never more true than at the time of major political gatherings. More
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    America Must Stand Up To China To Defend Human Rights In Tibet
    October 16, 2017
     
    By Congressman Jim McGovern and USCIRF Commissioner Tenzin Dorjee Read original story here  Imagine you are a 6-year-old. Your world is your family, friends and community. One day, people come to your home and reveal that you are very special, a venerable leader of your faith, and that you will serve as a spiritual guide for your people. Two days later, authorities appear. More
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    Chinese student furore reveals Australia’s poor integration strategy
    October 16, 2017
     
    East Asia Forum, 14 October 2017 Read the original story here Why does Australia encourage international — including Chinese — students to study within its borders? Australian universities are about teaching and learning, but they need to be properly resourced to do so, so one reason for encouraging foreign students is the funding they bring to Australian universities. More
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    China’s top paper warns party officials against ‘spiritual anesthesia’
    October 13, 2017
     
      Reuters, 12 October 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s top newspaper warned Communist Party officials on Thursday not to “pray to God and worship Buddha”, because communism is about atheism and superstition is at the root of many corrupt officials who fall from grace. More
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    The Dalai Lama speaks on Trump and ‘America first’
    October 12, 2017
     
    By Josh Rogin, Published in The Washington Post DHARAMSALA, India The Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of the Tibetan nation, is known worldwide for his advocacy of non-violence, peaceful coexistence, environmental protection and human rights. But the 82-year-old Buddhist monk is worried about the rise of nationalism and selfishness around the world and in the United States. More
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    Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension
    October 10, 2017
     
      Associated Press, News Observer. Read original story here. TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan's independence-leaning government will defend the self-governing island's freedoms and democratic system amid heightened tensions with rival China, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday. More
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    English Soccer Giants Liverpool in Hot Water Over Tibetan Glacier Deal
    October 10, 2017
     
    Alex Frew Mcmillan, Read original story here  English soccer team Liverpool FC has found itself in heated debate over a cold-water deal with a Hong Kong-listed sponsor. Its troubles are a reminder of the minefield that international companies carefully tread when finding partners in Asia -- particularly China. More
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    Time is running out for nonviolence — or Trump — to save Tibet
    October 9, 2017
     
    The Washington Post, Josh Rogin, 8 October 2017 Read original story here DHARAMSALA, India The Tibetan movement is at a crossroads, facing increasing Chinese oppression and a shortage of international attention and support. More
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    Friends in high places: Xi Jinping’s determined path to control
    October 9, 2017
     
    South China Morning Post, 9 October 2017 Read original story here Emerging from his first term as China’s most powerful leader in decades, President Xi Jinping will be looking to dominate personnel decisions at a five-yearly shake-up later this month. More
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    China’s 19th Party Congress: Projecting the Next Politburo Standing Committee
    October 7, 2017
     
    The Diplomat, Andrei Lungu, Read original story here  October 06, 2017 Analyzing the past 20 years of Chinese politics, we can identify eight precedents that seemed to have played a central role in the process of forming the Politburo Standing Committee, the apex of power in the Chinese Communist Party. More
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    While Persecution Spreads, So Does Hope: An Interview With Hang Tung Chow
    October 5, 2017
     
      By the Liberty Web. Read the Original Story here. Committed activist and freedom fighter, Hang Tung Chow, continues her inspiring, protest against anti-democratic Chinese Rule. Neither prison bars, or overwhelming odds, have stopped Ms. Chow from her relentless pursuit of civil and human rights in China. More
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    Review: Books by two men who have served Tibet
    October 4, 2017
     
    By Thubten Samphel, Published in the Hindustan Times - 29 September 2017 Shokdung is the pen name for Tra-gya. It means the “morning conch.” The translator, Matthew Akster, thinks it is meant as a wake-up call for Tibet, a call for a peaceful revolution against Beijing’s iron-fisted rule on the Tibetan Plateau. More
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    The Chinese World Order
    October 3, 2017
     
    By Andrew J. Nathann - (Published in the October issue of New York Review of Books) Ten years ago the journalist James Mann published a book called The China Fantasy, in which he criticized American policymakers for using something he called “the Soothing Scenario” to justify the policy of diplomatic and economic engagement with China. More
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    China’s Next President: Reading the Tea Leaves of Chinese Politics
    October 3, 2017
     
    By Andrei Lungu, the Diplomat. Read original story here. It’s time to push back against the “Xi Forever” narrative and take a deep dive into political maneuvering in China. Over the past three years, a narrative about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s desire to remain at China’s helm for another five or ten years after 2022 has steadily taken hold. More