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    Let the Dalai Lama go Home
    July 14, 2018
     
    By: Nancy Pelosi and James McGovern, July 13, 2018, Boston Globe Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, celebrated his 83rd birthday last week. What a wonderful gift it would be if China would treat the Tibetan people with the dignity and respect they deserve, and let the Dalai Lama go home to Tibet, whether to visit or to stay. The Dalai Lama was born and educated in Tibet. More
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    Minister of Tibet’s exile government visits the Pioneer Valley
    July 13, 2018
     
    By LUIS FIELDMAN, Daily Hampshire Gazette, 12 July 2018 HADLEY — A Tibetan cabinet minister arrived Wednesday in the Pioneer Valley to meet with Tibetan refugees in the region, where he will provide a progress report on accomplishments and goals of their country’s exile government and to discuss how they can preserve their native language and culture. More
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    Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, ‘on flight to Berlin’ after years of de facto house arrest
    July 10, 2018
     
    Tom Grundy & Catherine Lai 10 July 2018 12:20 Liu Xia, widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China on a flight to Germany following years of de facto house arrest, according to her brother. The 57-year-old departed on a Finnair flight from Beijing on Tuesday at around 11am, BBC Chinese reported. Liu Xia. File photo: Factwire screenshot. More
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    Taiwan protests Air India’s decision to change the country’s name to Chinese Taipei on its website
    July 9, 2018
     
    Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Andrew Lee said his ministry would monitor developments to safeguard ‘the independent sovereignty’ of the country. Taiwan on Thursday protested against Air India’s decision to refer to the country as Chinese Taipei on the carrier’s website as demanded by Beijing, news channel Focus Taiwan reported. More
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    China looking to buy stake in UK nuclear plants, say reports
    July 9, 2018
     
    Chinese state-run firm eyeing up multibillion-pound deal for majority share in eight sites Zoe Wood @zoewoodguardian Sun 8 Jul 2018 17.26 BST Last modified on Mon 9 Jul 2018 12.26 BST Sizewell B nuclear power station in Suffolk is said to be one of the plants of interest to China. More
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    How a China-Nepal railway could fast-track change in the Himalayan nation and redraw relations with India
    July 9, 2018
     
    Lekhanath Pandey, South China Morning Post, 8 July 2018 Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli visited Beijing last month on a mission to secure Chinese cash and commitment for his key development priorities. He met President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang and was given generous assurances of support for Nepal’s development endeavours. More
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    Review: Blessings from Beijing: Inside China’s Soft-power War on Tibet by Greg Bruno
    July 7, 2018
     
    Thubten Samphel Hindustan Times, 6 July 2018 These days, some books on Tibet are hopeful. Others speak of doom and gloom for Tibetans against the background of China’s rise and its willingness to throw its economic muscle around the world. Blessings from Beijing, a combination of fine travel writing and great reporting, expresses both fear and hope. More
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    Prayers Mark Dalai Lama’s 83rd Birthday Celebrations
    July 6, 2018
     
    All India | Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: July 06, 2018 15:03 IST Leh: Special prayers were held in this mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir for the long life of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who turned 83 today. Large crowds donning traditional dresses began to assemble from morning at the Shewatsel Phodrang complex on the outskirts of Leh for the celebrations. More
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    Speaking Tree: Compassion as the source of happiness
    July 4, 2018
     
    The XIV Dalai Lama, Times of India, 4 July 2018 The purpose of life is to strive for happiness. We are here; we exist and we have the right to exist. Even non-sentient beings like flowers have the right to exist. And as sentient beings, we have even more mechanisms to help us survive. Pleasure and pain; happiness and unhappiness, are things that we need to examine in more depth. More
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    Dalai Lama to celebrate 83rd birthday in Ladakh
    July 4, 2018
     
    The Statesman News Service, 3 July 2018 Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama would celebrate his 83rd birthday in Ladakh in Jammu Kashmir, a spokesperson of Tibetan government-in-exile said on Tuesday. The spokesperson said on 6 July, a grand celebration in honour of the 83rd birthday of Dalai Lama will be held at Shiwatsel Phodrang. More
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    Dalai Lama, Arvind Kejriwal Launch Happiness Program For Delhi Schools
    July 3, 2018
     
    Press Trust of India, NDTV, July 2 2018 New Delhi: The Delhi government today launched 'Happiness Curriculum' for school students, with the Dalai Lama gracing the occasion and saying that India can help the world overcome "negative emotions" of the mankind. The curriculum is for students up to class 8. More
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    Manish Sisodia thanks Dalai Lama for accepting to launch ‘Happiness Curriculum’
    July 2, 2018
     
    Daily News & Analysis, 1 July 2018 Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met His Holiness The Dalai Lama on Saturday to express his gratitude for accepting the invite to launch the 'Happiness Curriculum' in the Delhi government schools on July 2. The Deputy chief minister took to Twitter on Saturday and posted a series of tweets about his meeting with the Dalai Lama. More
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    One in 10 Uyghur Residents of Xinjiang Township Jailed or Detained in ‘Re-Education Camp’
    July 1, 2018
     
    Radio Free Asia More than ten percent of the inhabitants of a mostly Uyghur-populated township in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have been jailed or are detained in “political re-education camps,” according to local officials. More
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    The great firewall of China: Xi Jinping’s internet shutdown
    June 30, 2018
     
    by Elizabeth C Economy, The Guardian, 29 June 2018  Before Xi Jinping, the internet was becoming a more vibrant political space for Chinese citizens. But today the country has the largest and most sophisticated online censorship operation in the world. By Elizabeth C Economy Fri 29 Jun 2018 06. More
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    Won’t surrender an inch of territory: Xi to Mattis
    June 29, 2018
     
    Times of India, 28 June 2018 BEIJING: President Xi Jinping told US defence secretary James Mattis he wouldn’t give up any territory that China considered its own, an unusually blunt warning as security disputes simmer below a fight over trade. Xi made his remarks while meeting Mattis on Wednesday in Beijing, the first such visit by a US defence chief in more than four years. More
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    The power of the peripheries: the need for solidarity in the face of China’s communist hegemony
    June 27, 2018
     
    Hong Kong Free Press, 24 June 2018 Everything is, as they say, a matter of perspective. And of relation, of one to another, to others. Hong Kong is a small place. As a city in its own right, its 7.3 million people make Hong Kong the 46th biggest city in the world by population, and the 104th biggest country in the world, bigger than 129 others. More
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    In 1st Israel visit, a Tibetan leader quietly seeks support, hails Jews’ return
    June 25, 2018
     
    By RAPHAEL AHREN - Times of Israel - 25 June 2018 Read original story here The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile quietly visited Israel over the last few days in a low-key bid to shore up support for his people’s campaign for more autonomy from China. More
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    China’s Epic Film Bubble Is About to Pop
    June 25, 2018
     
    Misguided policy and excess capital have created a monster. Adam Minter, June 22, 2018, 7:30 AM GMT+8 Photographer: Wang Zhao/AFP Four of China's leading film executives recently gathered on a Shanghai stage with a bleak message. "There are 20,000 film and television companies" in China, said Wang Changtian, president of Beijing Enlight Media Co. More
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    Why you can’t talk about John Oliver in China
    June 22, 2018
     
    BBC - Read Original Story Here If you're looking to post something about John Oliver on Chinese social media this week, chances are you can't. The British television host been censored on China's biggest social media site, just days after he criticised Chinese President Xi Jinping on his popular US show Last Week Tonight. More
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    Delhi govt’s ‘Happiness curriculum’ to be launched by Dalai Lama
    June 22, 2018
     
    ABP Live New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday announced that their ‘happiness curriculum’ will be taught from nursery to class 8th in all Delhi government schools. The big announcement of this came just a day after the end of CM Arvind Kejriwal’s dharna at Raj Niwas. More