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    Who Is China To Appoint The Next Dalai Lama – OpEd
    July 18, 2019
     
    By N. S. Venkataraman, Eurasia Review, 16 July 2019 Read article here Taking the world view for granted and with least regard for the views of the Buddhists across the world and with characteristic audacious and arrogant approach, Government of China has now said that the next the Dalai Lama must be approved by the Chinese government and selection should take place only from China. More
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    Google’s Project Dragonfly ‘terminated’ in China
    July 18, 2019
     
    Google's controversial plan to launch a censored search engine in China has been "terminated", a company executive has said. The project was reported to have ceased late last year but rumours that it remained active persisted. "We have terminated Project Dragonfly," Google executive Karan Bhatia told the US Senate Judiciary Committee. More
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    Dalai Lama Representative Dismisses Chinese Pressure on India Over Reincarnation
    July 17, 2019
     
    The Dalai Lama’s representative in North America has dismissed recent remarks by Chinese officials demanding that India support Beijing’s selection of the 84-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader’s successor. More
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    Dalai Lama says China will never have power to pick his successor
    July 17, 2019
     
    By Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Read article here TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 14th and current Dalai Lama, who celebrated his 84th birthday on July 6, announced on Monday (July 15) that he would decide whether or not to reincarnate once he turns 90 years old, which will be the summer of 2025. More
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    India, its people done a lot: Tibetans
    July 17, 2019
     
    Vishal Gulati, The Quint. Read the article here. Dharamsala, July 16 (IANS) For Tibetans in exile, the Indian government and people of India have done a lot for Tibet. Even Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama calls himself a "son of India". More
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    North Korea, Syria and Myanmar among countries defending China’s actions in Xinjiang
    July 16, 2019
     
    By Joshua Berlinger, CNN, 15 July 2019 Read article here (CNN)Ambassadors representing 37 countries praised China for its "remarkable achievements in the field of human rights," just a day after a group of 22 other countries formally condemned Beijing for the mass detention of ethnic and religious minorities in the country's Xinjiang region. More
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    Sinicization poses new threats to the survival of Tibetan Buddhist culture and values in Tibet
    July 16, 2019
     
    By International Campaign for Tibet|July 12, 2019 The second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, being hosted by the State Department in Washington, DC from July 16 to 18, 2019, comes at a time when the International Campaign for Tibet has obtained information from sources inside Tibet about threats to the survival of Tibetan Buddhist culture and values at a time the Dalai Lama has describe More
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    China slams UN letter on Xinjiang human rights as ‘slander’
    July 12, 2019
     
    Hong Kong Fress Press, Link to the article here. China on Thursday labeled as “slander” a letter sent to top United Nations officials by more than 20 countries condemning Beijing’s treatment of ethnic minorities. More
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    Tibetan Nuns Beaten by Chinese Guards For ‘Weeping’ in Detention
    July 12, 2019
     
    Reported by Sonam Lhamo for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Dorjee Damdul. Written in English by Richard Finney. Link to the article here. Tibetan nuns evicted by Chinese authorities from a Tibetan Buddhist study center in Sichuan have been singled out for harsh treatment by their guards after showing signs of distress during political re-education sessions, according to Tibetan sources. More
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    China Rebuked by 22 Nations Over Xinjiang Repression
    July 11, 2019
     
    Nick Cumming-Bruce, The New York Times. Link to the article here. GENEVA — A group of 22 countries has issued a statement urging China to stop the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims in its western Xinjiang region, the first concerted international challenge to a policy China has vigorously defended at the United Nations. More
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    UN: Unprecedented Joint Call for China to End Xinjiang Abuses
    July 11, 2019
     
    Human Rights Watch, 10 July 2019 Read the report here. 22 Countries Decry Mass Detention, Seek Monitoring China's Xinjiang region's Vice-Governor Erkin Tuniyaz attends the Human Rights Council meeting at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2019. More
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    The Extraordinary Power of Hong Kongers’ Solidarity
    July 10, 2019
     
    By Stéphanie Giry, New York Times, Read the article here. HONG KONG — The battle between the government and this city’s protest movement couldn’t have been on starker display last Monday, July 1 — a day that began with a closed-door official ceremony celebrating Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997 and ended with an hourslong break-in at the Legislative Council. More
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    Four Years on, China’s Crackdown Still Suppressing Human Rights Lawyers, Clients
    July 10, 2019
     
    Four years after the ruling Chinese Communist Party launched anationwide crackdown on the country's human rights lawyers, the country's rights attorneys say they are now being prevented from practicing law at all. More
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    US, EU Urge China to Release Rights Lawyers on Anniversary of Mass Arrests
    July 10, 2019
     
    U.S. and European Union (EU) officials on July 9 drew attention to the Chinese regime’s ongoing suppression of human rights defenders in the country, on the fourth anniversary of a sweeping crackdown against rights activists. The July 2015 campaign, known as “709,” saw hundreds of human rights lawyers and activists arrested and detained on charges such as “subversion of state power. More
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    Is China Undermining Human Rights at the United Nations?
    July 10, 2019
     
    Under President Xi Jinping, China is pressing the United Nations’ human rights body to favor national sovereignty and development over calling out domestic rights abuses. Experts are warning that China is quietly working to weaken the United Nations’ commitment to human rights. More
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    China Muslims: Xinjiang schools used to separate children from families
    July 10, 2019
     
    By John Sudworth, BBC News, Xinjiang Read article here.  China is deliberately separating Muslim children from their families, faith and language in its far western region of Xinjiang, according to new research. At the same time as hundreds of thousands of adults are being detained in giant camps, a rapid, large-scale campaign to build boarding schools is under way. More
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    Sri Lanka president vetoes military deal with the US
    July 10, 2019
     
    Agence France-Presse, July 6, 2019 Read original article here Sri Lanka's president on Saturday announced he will not allow his government to conclude a proposed military deal that would allow US troops free access to the island's ports. More
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    ‘The future Tibet should be a genuine democracy’
    July 9, 2019
     
    The 14th Dalai Lama, who turned 84 on 6 July, talks about his 60 years of exile in India, his commitment to the cause of Tibetan freedom and his vision for the future in these excerpts from interviews he did with Vijay Kranti over the last four decades. On 6 July, Tenzing Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet celebrated his 84th birthday. More
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    Tibet: Nepal Bans Celebrations of Dalai Lama’s Birthday
    July 9, 2019
     
    Celebrations on the 6th of July 2019 for the 84th birthday of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Buddhist Tibetans, have been banned for Tibetans living in Nepal. More
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    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: Extradition bill ‘is dead’
    July 9, 2019
     
    CNBC, 9 July 2019 Read article here Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the controversial extradition bill that has led to mass protests in the city is “dead.” Addressing the weeks-long drama during a news conference, she reiterated that there is no plan to restart the legislation. She described the work to amend the bill as a “total failure. More