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    Tibetan Self-Immolator’s Family Are Held by Police For Questioning
    December 6, 2019
     
    Reported by Dorjee Tso for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Dorjee Damdul. Written in English by Richard Finney. Read the article here. Police in western China’s Sichuan province detained the family members of a young Tibetan who died in a self-immolation protest against Chinese rule last month and held them for questioning, a source close to the family says. More
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    US Senator Slams IOC for Sidelining Human Rights Ahead of 2022 Beijing Olympics
    December 6, 2019
     
    BY FRANK FANG, EPOCH TIMES, December 6, 2019. Read the original news here. More than 10 years after Beijing hosted the Olympics Games, China has continued to trample on human rights and press freedom. Now, with less than three years before China hosts the next games, the 2022 Winter Olympics, to be held in Beijing, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla. More
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    Why India-Japan ties matter more than ever | Opinion
    December 6, 2019
     
    Brahma Chellaney, Hindustan Times, Dec 04, 2019 Read original news here. More
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    We Need An Education Of The Heart
    December 5, 2019
     
    Editorial by The XIV Dalai Lama, Speaking Tree, Read original article here.  When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. Everything is interconnected today. The new reality is that everyone is interdependent with everyone else. More
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    U.S. House approves Uighur bill, demands sanctions on senior Chinese officials
    December 5, 2019
     
    Reuters, The Hindu. December 5, 2019. Read the original news here. The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Muslim minority, demanding sanctions on senior Chinese officials and export bans. More
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    Chen Quanguo: Official heading China’s Xinjiang crackdown
    December 5, 2019
     
    AFP, The Times of India. Read the article here. BEIJING: The Chinese Communist Party official facing possible US sanctions for allegedly overseeing the mass detention of Muslims in the Xinjiang region is a soldier-turned politician known as a security enforcer. More
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    China slams House’s passage of bill backing sanctions on Beijing over mass detention of Muslims
    December 5, 2019
     
    Gerry Shih, The Washington Post. Read the original news here. BEIJING — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill late Tuesday that would impose sanctions on ­senior Chinese officials involved in the country’s mass detention of its Muslim Uighur minority, ­setting up another clash between Washington and Beijing at a time of broadening disputes between the two powers. More
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    China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West
    December 4, 2019
     
    By Sui-Lee Wee and Paul Mozur for the New York Times. Read the article here. Beijing’s pursuit of control over a Muslim ethnic group pushes the rules of science and raises questions about consent. TUMXUK, China — In a dusty city in the Xinjiang region on China’s western frontier, the authorities are testing the rules of science. More
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    US House passes Uygur law demanding sanctions on China over Xinjiang camps
    December 4, 2019
     
    Owen Churchill and Kristin Huang, South China Morning Post, 4 December 2019. Read original news here. China has threatened to respond after the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a strongly worded bill paving the way for sanctions against Chinese officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang. More
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    Congress condemns China over brutal crackdown on the Muslim Minority
    December 4, 2019
     
    Times. December 4, 2019. Read the article here. (WASHINGTON) — Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday aimed at pressuring China over a brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the far west of the country, legislation that follows a similar measure over human rights abuses in Hong Kong that angered the Chinese government. More
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    Should India be bolder with China?
    December 3, 2019
     
    Suyash Desai, The Hindu. Read the article here. India could strengthen its diplomatic leverages against China by issuing statements on Xinjiang, Tibet, the South China Sea, and Hong Kong.  In my opinion, India’s response to China’s diplomatic offensive of recent years has been inconsistent and sporadic. More
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    Dalai Lama’s first children book to be published by Puffin
    December 3, 2019
     
    Heloise Wood, The Bookseller. December 3, 2019. Read article here. Puffin will publish the Dalai Lama’s first children’s book, The Seed of Compassion, in March 2020. “For the first time ever, His Holiness addresses children directly, sharing important lessons from his own childhood,” Puffin said. More
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    ICT calls on China to allow Tibetans to learn in their mother tongue at UN Forum on Minorities
    December 3, 2019
     
    International Campaign for Tibet. December 3, 2019. Read article here. More
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    China bans US military visits to Hong Kong over human rights act
    December 3, 2019
     
    Tsukasa Hadano, Nikkei Asian Review. December 3, 2019. Read article here. BEIJING -- China suspended visits by U.S. military vessels and aircraft to Hong Kong on Monday and hinted at further retaliatory steps against American legislation supporting anti-government protesters in the city. Beijing also will sanction some U.S. More
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    China accuses UN rights chief of emboldening Hong Kong protesters
    December 2, 2019
     
    Aljazeera News. Decemebr 2, 2019. Read article here. China has accused the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights of emboldening "radical violence" in Hong Kong by suggesting the city's leader conduct an investigation into reports of excessive use of force by police. More
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    China due to introduce face scans for mobile users
    December 2, 2019
     
    BBC News. December 2, 2019. Read article here. People in China are now required to have their faces scanned when registering new mobile phone services, as the authorities seek to verify the identities of the country's hundreds of millions of internet users. The regulation, announced in September, was due to come into effect on Sunday. More
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    It’s been a horrible week for China’s president Xi Jinping and the Communist Party
    December 2, 2019
     
    New Zealand Herald. Read the article here. It's been a rough week for Chinese leader Xi Jinping, with a series of events putting a dent in his strongman image and that of the Chinese Government. In Australia, one of Beijing's own purported spies who had allegedly been working to influence elections in Hong Kong and Taiwan has defected. More
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    China Has Lost Taiwan, and It Knows It
    December 1, 2019
     
    New York Times, 1 December 2019 Read original news here. “Not a chance,” the president’s tweet said, in Chinese characters. That was the message from Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of Taiwan, on Nov. 5, after the Chinese government announced a string of initiatives to lure Taiwanese companies and residents to the mainland. More
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    China Adopts Malicious “Cybersecurity” Rules
    November 30, 2019
     
    by Gordon G. Chang, Gatestone Institute, November 30, 2019, Read original news here. After all these "cybersecurity" rules are in place, no foreign company may encrypt data so that it cannot be read by the Chinese central government and the Communist Party of China. In other words, businesses will be required to turn over encryption keys. More
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    ‘Only Dalai Lama will decide his reincarnation; no govt has any right to interfere in his selection’
    November 29, 2019
     
     Varinder Bhatia,The Indian Express. November 29, 2019. Read article here.   The president of the Central Tibetan Administration (Sikyong) Dr Lobsang Sangay of the Tibetan parliament in exile tells The Indian Express that reincarnation is a matter of faith and no government has any right to interfere in the selection process of the Dalai Lama. More