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    Beijing’s Great Leap Backward
    February 21, 2020
     
    By Bret Stephens| New York Times| 20 February 2020| Read original article here. Several years ago, in an overheated room in Beijing, I was forced to endure a stern lecture from a Chinese foreign ministry official. More
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    Tibet activists protest Chinese consulate exhibit at Queens Public Library’s Elmhurst branch
    February 21, 2020
     
    By Bill Parry| QNS.com| 19 February 2020| Read original news here. More than 150 Students for a Free Tibet and their allies rallied outside the Elmhurst Library Saturday one day after they met with representatives of Queens Public Library and were told they would not shut down or suspend the Chinese Consulate’s Tibet art exhibit. More
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    Climate change could trigger more landslides in High Mountain Asia
    February 20, 2020
     
    Jessica Merzdorfjessica Merzdorf| NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center| Read original news here. More frequent and intense rainfall events due to climate change could cause more landslides in the High Mountain Asia region of China, Tibet and Nepal, according to the first quantitative study of the link between precipitation and landslides in the region. More
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    State Department designates 5 Chinese media outlets ‘foreign missions’
    February 20, 2020
     
    Lucas Tomlinson for the Fox News. Read the original article here. The State Department is designating five Chinese media outlets “foreign missions,” calling them, in essence, state-sponsored propaganda and agents of the Communist Party of China, officials announced Tuesday. More
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    State Department hosts reception to celebrate Tibetan New Year
    February 20, 2020
     
    International Campaign for Tibet| February 19, 2020| Read the original report here. In a sign of the US government’s continuing embrace of the Tibetan people and promotion of Tibetan culture and identity, the State Department hosted a reception this week to mark “Losar,” the Tibetan New Year. The actual Losar begins on Feb. 24 and the new year will be the Iron-Mouse year. More
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    The Dalai Lama’s succession rests with Tibet, not China
    February 19, 2020
     
    JIANLI YANG AND LIANCHAO HAN for The Hill. Read the original article here. There are many things most 85-year-olds cannot do — run, climb mountains, stay awake the whole day long — and no one begrudges them for that. There are things they do well — provide sane advice, take care of the grandchildren — and everyone thanks them for that. More
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    Preventing the Death of the World’s Rivers
    February 18, 2020
     
     BRAHMA CHELLANEY| Project Syndicate| Read original article here. The world’s rivers are under unprecedented pressure from contamination, damming, and diversion, which are straining water resources, destroying ecosystems, jeopardizing livelihoods, and damaging human health. International cooperation can save riparian systems, but first we must recognize the consequences of doing nothing. More
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    Coronavirus outbreak: senior US official accuses China of lack of transparency
    February 17, 2020
     
    Lily Kuo and agencies, Additional reporting by Pei Wu Lin, The Guardian. 17 Feb 2020. Read the original article here. More
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    China’s Leader, Under Fire, Says He Led Coronavirus Fight Early On
    February 16, 2020
     
    By Amy Qin| New York Times| Feb. 15, 2020| Read original news here. Under fire for its response to the coronavirus epidemic, China’s authoritarian government appears to be pushing a new account of events that presents President Xi Jinping as taking early action to fight the outbreak that has convulsed the country. But in doing so, the authorities have acknowledged for the first time that Mr. More
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    Coronavirus response in Tibet: arrests, crackdown, religious repression
    February 14, 2020
     
    International Campaign for Tibet. February 14, 2020. Read the original article here. China has responded to the spread of coronavirus to Tibet by cracking down on people who post information online about the deadly illness, including one man who was detained by police simply for encouraging his contacts to recite prayers to ward off infection. More
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    China’s new Hong Kong chief a hardliner known for crusade against Christian churches
    February 14, 2020
     
    Verna Yu| The Guardian| 13 Feb 2020| Read original news here. More
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    Why didn’t the UN blacklist Chinese companies if China occupies Tibet?
    February 13, 2020
     
    Ezequiel Doiny for Arutz Sheva| Read the original article here. On February 12, 2020 Arutz 7 reported "Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley criticized the UN Human Rights Council after the council released a blacklist of over 100 companies which do business in Judea and Samaria Wednesday. More
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    New China-Nepal agreements could deny Tibetans freedom
    February 12, 2020
     
    International Campaign for Tibet. February 11, 2020. Read the original article here. Two agreements signed by Nepal and China during President Xi Jinping’s October 2019 visit and obtained by the International Campaign for Tibet could seriously endanger Tibetans, including those residing in Nepal and those fleeing there from Tibet. More
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    Tibetan monk released after 2 years of imprisonment
    February 11, 2020
     
    FreeTibet.org News. 10 February 2020. Read the original article here. Chochok was arrested by the Chinese authorities in connection with a social media post. Free Tibet has learned of the release of a Tibetan monk who was arrested in late December 2017. The monk, Chochok, is from Zamey Wonpo, Serchul County, Kardze, eastern Tibet. He is a monk in the village monastery. More
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    Safer Internet Day: we’ve joined the campaign for a safer, better Internet
    February 11, 2020
     
    Council of Europe| Strasbourg| 10 February 2020| Read original news here Imagine you find yourself in a world of infinite possibilities, a world with new friends to be found, new games to play and new ideas to explore. More
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    If China valued free speech, there would be no coronavirus crisis
    February 10, 2020
     
    Verna Yu|The Guardian|8 Feb 2020|Read original news here.  People pay their respects to Chinese doctor and whistleblower Li Wenliang in Hong Kong. Photograph: Jérôme Favre/EPA The death of the whistleblower Chinese doctor Li Wenliang has aroused strong emotions across China. More
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    Authorities plan to build 624 “well off” Border villages in Tibet
    February 10, 2020
     
     FreeTibet.org News|February 7, 2020|Read the original article here.   China plans to spend 21 billion yuan on Tibet border villages. The government in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) has promised to build 624 new “well off” villages and farms on Tibet’s borders, Chinese state media and Tibet Watch have reported. More
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    Pelosi, Trump pray for Tibetans, other religious prisoners, at Prayer Breakfast
    February 9, 2020
     
    By International Campaign for Tibet|February 6, 2020, Read original news here. Top US leaders prayed for religious prisoners in Tibet this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast while a Tibetan monk who escaped torture and imprisonment raised awareness of China’s ruthless oppression of Tibetan Buddhists. With President Trump sitting nearby, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. More
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    A Rare Online Revolt Emerges in China Over Death of Coronavirus Whistle-Blower
    February 7, 2020
     
    By Li Yuan, New York Times, Feb. 7, 2020, Read original news here. The doctor, Li Wenliang, had been silenced by the police after warning about the new coronavirus that has killed hundreds in China and sickened thousands. A makeshift memorial for Dr. Li Wenliang at Wuhan City Central Hospital on Friday.Credit... More
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    China Is Under Lockdown
    February 6, 2020
     
    James Palmer for Foreign Policy. Read the article here. Is China’s Virus Lockdown Working? The toll of the new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan keeps rising, with Chinese officials reporting nearly 500 fatalities and 24,447 confirmed cases as of Wednesday. More