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    University rejects Chinese Communist Party-linked influence efforts on campus
    January 16, 2018
     
    By Josh Rogin - The Washington Post - Read original Story here As part of a broad effort to interfere in U.S. institutions, China tries to shape the discussion at American universities, stifle criticism and influence academic activity by offering funding, often through front organizations closely linked to Beijing. More
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    China’s Strategy to Psych Out the West Is Paying Off
    January 12, 2018
     
    Wall Street Journal, 9 January 2018 Read original story here SHANGHAI—To those it seeks to influence, the Chinese Communist Party can be an intimidating presence. The China scholar Perry Link once called the party it “the anaconda in the chandelier.” Just by hovering, it induces self-censorship and subtle behavioral changes. This has long been the case within China. More
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    China shuts Marriott’s website over Tibet and Taiwan error
    January 12, 2018
     
    BBC, 11 January 2018 Read original story here China has shut down the Chinese websites of Marriott International for a week, after the firm listed Tibet and others as separate countries. The hotel group has apologised for the error and said it did not support separatist movements in China. Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau were listed as individual nations in an online survey sent to customers. More
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    Tibetan PM-in-exile cautions India against China
    January 11, 2018
     
    The Tribune - 11 January 2018 Tibetan "Prime Minister-in-exile" Lobsang Sangay on Thursday cautioned New Delhi against China's deceptive policies, warning that what happened to Tibet could happen to India as well. "The Doklam stand-off and the repeated cross-border incursion of Chinese soldiers into Indian territories is a sign of China's expansionist mindset," he told reporters here. More
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    China opposes U.S. pro-Taiwan bills welcomed by Taipei
    January 11, 2018
     
    Reuters, 11 January 2018 Read original story here BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday expressed firm opposition to a decision by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass two pieces of pro-Taiwan legislation, but Taipei welcomed them as helping to strengthen ties with Washington. More
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    How China Used a Times Documentary as Evidence Against Its Subject
    January 11, 2018
     
    During the eight years I lived in China, people would often say they felt as if they had no voice under Communist Party rule. This was especially true for minorities. So when Tashi Wangchuk, a Tibetan herder turned shopkeeper, showed up at my apartment in Beijing in the spring of 2015, I of course wanted to listen to his story. More
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    21st century should be for dialogue: Dalai Lama
    January 11, 2018
     
    IANS, 10 January 2018 Read original story here Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Wednesday said the 21st century should be one of dialogue and all human beings must think about humanity at the global level. "For building a better world, one needs to think about the oneness of all human beings. More
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    China’s new ‘Silk Road’ cannot be one-way, France’s Macron says
    January 10, 2018
     
    Reuters, 10 January 2018 XIAN, China (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday China and Europe should work together on Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative, a project aiming to build a modern-day “Silk Road” he said could not be “one-way”. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech at the Daming Palace in Xian, Shaanxi province, China, January 8, 2018. More
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    China shuts 128,000 ‘harmful’ websites in 2017 – Xinhua
    January 9, 2018
     
    Reuters, 8 January 2018 Read original story here SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China shut as many as 128,000 websites that contained obscene and other “harmful” information in 2017, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Monday, citing government data. Computer code is seen on a screen above a Chinese flag in this July 12, 2017 illustration photo. More
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    China’s Expansion Will Lift Three Countries In 2018 And Anger One
    January 9, 2018
     
    The Forbes, 8 January 2018 Read original story here Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a New Year’s Day address December 31 that 2018 would be a big deal for ever-expanding economic ties with other countries. More
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    China’s Communist party raises army of nationalist trolls
    January 8, 2018
     
    Yuan Yang, Financial Times, Beijing Read original story here Growing band of online patriots prowls the internet to promote their homeland Dark Sunshine is proud of his country — and keen to take on its detractors. More
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    A Chinese Empire Reborn
    January 6, 2018
     
    By Edward wong, New York Times - Read Original Story here The Communist Party’s emerging empire is more the result of force than a gravitational pull of Chinese ideas. I am the son of two empires, the United States and China. I was born in and raised around Washington in the Nixon-to-Reagan era, but my parents grew up in villages in southern China. More
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    Can China really take over Taiwan?
    January 6, 2018
     
    The Washington Post, By John Pomfret January 5 2018 Read original story here Chinese air force fighters have begun escorting bombers around Taiwan in “encirclement drills” and spokesmen for the Communist government have warned Taiwan to get used to it . More
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    Don’t Be Alarmed But China Could Be Building A Military Base In Pakistan
    January 5, 2018
     
    OpEd, Lawrence Sellin, Daily Caller, 1 January 2018 Read original story here In a mid-December op-ed at The Daily Caller, I questioned what appeared to be signs of Chinese militarization of Pakistan, in particular, and in the Indian Ocean, in general. More
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    Tibetan Businessman Battles Separatism Charges in Chinese Court
    January 5, 2018
     
    By CHRIS BUCKLEY JAN. 4, 2018 - New York Times Read original story YUSHU, China — A Tibetan businessman who tried to protect his native language, and spoke to The New York Times about his efforts, defended himself in a Chinese court on Thursday against a criminal charge that his one-man campaign had fanned resistance to Chinese rule. More
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    Trial of Education Advocate Tashi Wangchuk on Separatism Charges an Attack on Tibetan Linguistic and Cultural Rights
    January 4, 2018
     
    PEN AMERICA - 3 January 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2018 The trial of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk for “inciting separatism” is an outrageous attempt to treat peaceful advocacy for linguistic and cultural rights as a dangerous crime, PEN America said today. More
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    China softens tone in drive for Asia influence
    January 4, 2018
     
    By Tom Mitchell in Beijing and John Reed in Manila - Financial Times - Read original story here Diplomatic and economic charm offensive exploits regional doubts over US under Trump Before his appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos last January, Xi Jinping’s advisers presented him with four drafts of a speech for the annual gathering of global elites. More
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    WeChat denies ‘storing’ chat histories
    January 3, 2018
     
    BBC, 3 January 2018 Read original story here In a carefully worded riposte, China's most popular messaging app WeChat, has denied "storing chat histories". It follows criticism from Chinese businessman Li Shufu, who recently said the firm "must be watching all our WeChats every day". In response the Tencent-owned firm said suggestions that it was watching users was "pure misunderstanding". More
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    China to Try Tibetan Education Advocate Detained for 2 Years
    January 2, 2018
     
    The New York Times, 30 December 2017 Read original story here Chinese officials are planning to put Tashi Wangchuk, who advocates broader Tibetan language education, on trial next week for “inciting separatism,” a charge that could result in a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, according to his lawyers. Mr. More
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    Dalai Lama for a world sans military
    January 1, 2018
     
    TNN, 31 December 2017 Read original story here VARANASI: Dalai Lama advocated for a demilitarized world and revival of ancient Indian knowledge for global peace. "In all my life I have noticed too many killings. Human beings killing thousands of human beings has become normal. It is really terrible. We must change it. More