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    China’s interference in the 2018 elections succeeded — in Taiwan
    December 19, 2018
     
    By Josh Rogin, Columnist, December 18 2018 Read original news here While Washington is focused on Russian election interference, China is rapidly advancing its own election-meddling capability using social media, illicit funding and false news. The Chinese government’s massive and successful interference in Taiwan’s elections last month shows Beijing is getting into the game in a major way. More
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    China’s pre-Christmas church crackdown raises alarm
    December 18, 2018
     
    BBC, 18 December 2018 Read original news here A recent surge of police action against churches in China has raised concerns the government is getting even tougher on unsanctioned Christian activity. Among those arrested are a prominent pastor and his wife, of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Sichuan. Both have been charged with state subversion. More
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    Too much centralisation of power in China is not good: Dalai Lama
    December 18, 2018
     
    The Dalai Lama said each person needed freedom for his creative pursuits. The Tibetan religious guru arrived in Bodhgaya on Sunday for his three-week to deliver sermons and take part in the scheduled year-end puja. By Express News Service, Patna,  December 17, 2018 “I prefer socialism rather than capitalism,” said the Dalai Lama. More
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    Beijing slams US legislation demanding easier access to Tibet for American journalists, tourists
    December 17, 2018
     
    By Edward Rupert on December 15, 2018 Beijing on Friday rebuked the US Congress over legislation seeking greater access to Tibet, saying American lawmakers had “grossly interfered” in China’s domestic affairs. More
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    Treat China like the bully it is
    December 15, 2018
     
    BY BRAHMA CHELLANEY, 14 December 2018, Read original news here NEW DELHI – In clear reprisal for Canada’s U.S.-sought arrest of the Huawei founder’s daughter, China has detained two Canadians on charges of undermining its national security but has shied away from taking any action against the United States. More
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    Religion is like medicine, one doesn’t suit all: Dalai Lama
    December 15, 2018
     
    Zubi Husain, The Hindu, 15 December 2018 Read original news here “Religion is like medicine, and there is no single medicine that suits all,” the 14th Dalai Lama said on Friday. The Dalai Lama was speaking at the Techfest organised by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay on Friday. “Fundamentally, all religions preach the same things. More
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    There Could Be A Female Dalai Lama In Future, Says Dalai Lama
    December 15, 2018
     
    NDTV, December 14, 2018, Read original news here MUMBAI: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Friday said Buddhist tradition is very liberal, having equal rights for both genders, and that there could be a "female Dalai Lama" in the future.The Dalai Lama was addressing an audience at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. More
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    Legislative landmark: US Congress passes Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act
    December 12, 2018
     
    International Campaign for Tibet, 11 December 2018 Read original news here In a triumph today for American citizens—including lawmakers, activists and human rights advocates concerned about the decades-long repression in Tibet—the United States Congress unanimously passed a bill that takes direct aim at the Chinese government’s unfair treatment of Americans and pushes back against its isolat More
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    University of Michigan to Close Confucius Institute
    December 12, 2018
     
    By Tanner Brown / Dec 11, 2018 / Society & Culture Read original news here The University of Michigan said Monday it will not renew its agreement with the Confucius Institute when the partnership expires in 2019. The university cast the reasoning as a desire to expand its own internal China-focused programs. More
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    Tibet gets a warmer reception as world wakes to Beijing’s methods
    December 11, 2018
     
    By Peter Hartcher, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 December 2018 Read original news here The leader of Tibet's government-in-exile has been telling his story about Bob Carr around the world for years and always gets a laugh. Last week he recounted it during a visit to Parliament House in Canberra. More
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    New Zealand China Scholar ‘Targeted’ by Beijing
    December 11, 2018
     
    LONDON — An academic who has been exposing the back-door methods of the Chinese seeking to influence New Zealand politics as well as the country's media and universities says she is being targeted and harassed by Beijing. More
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    China Watchers Demand Action on Harassment of New Zealand Professor
    December 7, 2018
     
    By Charlotte Graham-McLay, New York Times, Dec. 7, 2018 Read original news here WELLINGTON, New Zealand — More than 160 China experts from around the world have signed a letter urging New Zealand’s government to protect an academic who said she was the subject of harassment and intimidation for publishing research critical of the Chinese Communist Party. More
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    Inside China’s audacious plan for global media dominance
    December 7, 2018
     
    Beijing is buying up media outlets and training scores of foreign journalists to ‘tell China’s story well’ – as part of a worldwide propaganda campaign of astonishing scope and ambition. More
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    Human Rights Commissioner Bärbel Kofler visits China
    December 6, 2018
     
    04.12.2018 - Press release Read original report here Dr Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Federal Foreign Office, is visiting China from 4 to 10 December. Following talks in Beijing, she will chair the German-Chinese Human Rights Dialogue in Lhasa, Tibet on 6 and 7 December. This was last held in Germany in 2016. More
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    COP24: World can save 1 million lives by meeting Paris goals on air pollution
    December 6, 2018
     
    A WHO report released at the Katowice conference says health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals in India By DTE Staff, Wednesday 05 December 2018 Read original news here Air pollution alone kills 7 million people in the world every year and costs welfare losses worth $5.11 trillion, says the WHO report. More
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    A Top Huawei Executive Is Arrested in Canada for Extradition to the U.S.
    December 6, 2018
     
    By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Alan Rappeport, New York Times, Dec. 5, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — A top executive and daughter of the founder of the Chinese tech giant Huawei was arrested on Saturday in Canada at the request of the United States, in a move likely to escalate tensions between the two countries at a delicate moment. More
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    German Human Rights Commissioner to Visit Tibet
    December 5, 2018
     
    By The Associated Press, Dec. 5, 2018 Read original news here BEIJING — Germany's top official for human rights was due to visit Tibet Wednesday for a dialogue with Chinese counterparts after being denied permission to visit the heavily policed northwestern region of Xinjiang. More
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    Chinese President Xi arrives in Portugal to boost trade ties
    December 5, 2018
     
    News Asia, 05 Dec 2018 Read original news here LISBON: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Portugal on Tuesday (Dec 4) for a two-day visit to boost economic ties, despite concern in some EU capitals over China's growing influence across the continent. "Relations between China and Portugal are entering their best period... More
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    COP24: UN climate change conference 2018 begins
    December 4, 2018
     
    IndiaToday.in, New Delhi, December 3, 2018, Read original news here The annual UN climate change conference (COP24) opened in the Polish city of Katowice on December 3, with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. More
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    Can anything hold back China’s economy?
    December 4, 2018
     
    By Lawrence H. Summers December 3 2018  Read original news here Lawrence H. Summers is a professor at and past president of Harvard University. He was treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and an economic adviser to President Barack Obama from 2009 through 2010. More