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China’s Leader Urges Restraint on North Korea in Call With Trump

By Chris Buckley, NY Times President Trump with President Xi Jinping of China at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., this month. The latest call between the leaders came during warnings that North Korea may be preparing a nuclear test. BEIJING — China’s president, Xi Jinping, has urged President read more →

In Arunachal Pradesh, Students Lead Protests Against China For Renaming 6 Places

Guwahati: The sheets of rain in Arunachal Pradesh this morning didn’t dissuade hundreds of young protestors, many of them students, from marching in protest against China’s recent move to rename six places in the state as an assertion of its claim to the border state. The protest was led by read more →

In Arunachal Pradesh, Students Lead Protests Against China For Renaming 6 Places

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Shuchi Shukla, NDTV| Updated: April 24, 2017 14:43 IST   Guwahati: The sheets of rain in Arunachal Pradesh this morning didn’t dissuade hundreds of young protestors, many of them students, from marching in protest against China’s recent move to rename six places in the read more →

Most places renamed by China have Dalai Lama, Tibet links: Expert

Times of India – 24 April 2017 NEW DELHI: Most of the six places in Arunachal Pradesh that China renamed recently have some significance related to the Dalai Lama or Tibet, a China expert said today. “This is only an attempt to show its severe displeasure to India for allowing read more →

We need an ‘innernet’ along with the internet, says Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa

IANS, 24 April 2017 New Delhi: The internet has brought people closer to each other but also needed is an “innernet” to make us feel our inter-connectedness inwardly too, Tibetan spiritual leader, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, said on Sunday. “The information age makes us highly aware of our interconnectedness and read more →

Arunachal leaders slam China for renaming places in state

DNA, 23 April 2017 “Will naming Beijing as Mumbai make China’s capital an Indian territory,” asks the president of the Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries summing up the mood of locals on China renaming places in Arunachal Pradesh. People and political leaders cutting across party lines here have strongly read more →

China plans world’s biggest national park on Tibetan plateau

South China Morning Post China is considering turning the entire Tibetan plateau and surrounding mountains into a huge national park to protect “the last piece of pure land”, according to scientists briefed on the project. Dubbed the Third Pole National Park because the plateau and mountains, including the Himalayas, have read more →

Chinese Media blames India for Nepal’s scaling down military drills

by PTI, 21 April, 2017, 1:59 pm Since the 1990s, balanced diplomacy has become the basic principle of Nepal’s foreign strategy.   Beijing: Nepal has scaled down the size of its first-ever military exercise with China after facing strong opposition from India, state-run Chinese media claimed on Friday. The 10-day read more →

China limits travel to both Koreas as conflict heats up

By Daniel Meesak, publisher of Jing Travel After deciding to crack down on travel by its citizens to South Korea from March 15, China is now expanding those restrictions to include North Korea as well, with Chinese tour operators suspending sales of tours in the isolated country. Chinese tourists have long made read more →

China and India renew war of words over Tibet

The Dalai Lama waves to supporters at a Buddhist monastery in the Himalayan Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh this month © AP By Lucy Hornby in beijing, Aliya Ram in New Delhi – Financial Times, 20 April 2017 India calls Arunachal an ‘integral’ part of its country after Beijing adjusts read more →

Chinese influence in Hollywood has cost me film roles

by Ben Hoyle, Los Angeles, April 20, 2017, The Times In 1993 Richard Gere, a friend of the Dalai Lama, denounced Tibet’s “horrendous human rights situation”MANDEL NGAN/ GETTY IMAGES   Richard Gere has spent decades criticizing China’s occupation of Tibet in interviews, at street protests and even from the Oscar read more →

China to host biggest summit of the year on New Silk Road

by Reuters, April 20, 2017 9:01 AM (UTC+8), China will gather its friends and allies together for its biggest diplomatic event of the year in May, a summit on its New Silk Road plan, with most Asian leaders due to attend but only one from a G7 nation, the Italian read more →

The night my father escaped Tibet

  By Rignam Wangkhang My father, Tsering Dorjee Wangkhang, was one of the first two Tibetan refugees to come to Canada in 1970. His long journey from Tibet to Canada was full of hardship, suffering, and hope. Tsering was only 13 years old when his entire family uprooted their lives and read more →

Does Tibet connection exist in top-level leadership promotion in China?

Will he be the next to be promoted? Guizhou Communist Party boss Chen Miner at a meeting in Beijing. Photo: Reuters/Stringer By Tenzin Tseten, originally published on Asia Times – April 3, 2017 Leaders connected to Tibet at some stage in their careers get fast-tracked to the Politburo or its read more →

The Brahmaputra River and Sino-Indian Relations

By Asma-Khan Lone The present controversy surrounding the Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, especially to the Tawang Monastery, a revered symbol of Tibetan Buddhist tradition, is not a stand-alone episode of bilateral bickering between antagonist neighbors India and China, but part of a larger strand of strategic powerplay underscored read more →

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