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Dalai Lama on generating the mind for enlightenment

His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the public address at RIMAC field of UC San Diego, 16 June 2017. by TERRY REIS KENNEDY, Jun 21 2017 – Deccan Herald Spiritual teachers remind us that enlightenment is the goal of our journey, a state of irreversibility, once we achieve it. But how do read more →

China: Tibet Propaganda Masks Repression

The Chinese term shehui zhili is normally translated into English as “social governance.” The term highlights the government’s role in providing services and welfare to citizens as well as controlling them, and its cooperation with other stakeholders in society such as nongovernmental organizations and social organizations. © 2017 Human Rights read more →

The Dalai Lama says we can use the same formula for inner peace and world peace

Read the original story here. On June 17, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, delivered the commencement speech at the University of California, San Diego. His central theme throughout the speech was the idea that world peace depends on inner peace – you can’t solve global issues without first attending to your own emotional read more →

India, China need to set up new framework: Ex-NSA

Former national security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon (C) — Geetanjali Dangwal, DNA correspondent, Beijing’s behaviour has changed over a period, says Shiv Shankar Menon Former national security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon has said that China’s quest for setting a new world order centred around it, has led behavioural changes over read more →

China is accused of ‘Highland Clearances’ with Tibet park bid

China is accused of ‘Highland Clearances’ with Tibet park bid The Herald Scotland – 15 June 2017 CHINA has been accused of launching a campaign similar to the Highland Clearances, with plans to turn Tibet into one of the world’s biggest national parks. The plans, which have been submitted to read more →

With This Move, India Jumped Onto China Bandwagon. Why?

By Nitin Pal, NDTV, Foreign policy continuity is often a good thing: it reassures both the international community and the domestic establishment that the ship of state will generally hold its course, despite the comings and goings of political leaders. If it were not so, and if every incoming government read more →

For UC San Diego, the Dalai Lama’s visit has global impact — for better or worse

By Peter Rowe – San Diego Tribune – 15 June 2017 The 14th Dalai Lama is a Nobel laureate and the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. He’s also a box office smash.   Within hours of offering tickets to the Dalai Lama’s two talks at UC San Diego — Friday’s read more →

Why China Is No Climate Leader

By Elizabeth Economy, Politico 12 June 2017 When President Donald Trump yanked America’s support for the Paris Climate Accords, pundits were quick to hail China as the world’s new environmental leader. Two veteran journalists wrote that the decision was “the greatest strategic gift to the Chinese, who are eager to read more →

China deploys new tank in Tibet, near India border

By Elizabeth Shim, UPI – 12 June 2017 June 12 (UPI) — China deployed its latest military tank, the Xinqingtan, in an area of Tibet near the Indian border. Chinese news site Guancha reported Monday Beijing is increasing military buildup in Tibet in a show of force designed to deter read more →

Why China Is No Climate Leader

Chinese President Xi Jinping By Elizabeth Economy, Politico Magazine – 12 June 2017 When President Donald Trump yanked America’s support for the Paris Climate Accords, pundits were quick to hail China as the world’s new environmental leader. Two veteran journalists wrote that the decision was “the greatest strategic gift to read more →

Pink Hearts Can’t Conceal Repression in Tibet Propaganda

By Sophie Richardson, Human Rights Watch, New Campaign Aimed at Increasing Loyalty to Party, China To many people’s ears the phrase “Four Loves” probably invokes images of a pop music act or a self-help philosophy – not an authoritarian regime’s latest campaign for political loyalty. But the Chinese Communist Party read more →

Slums to schools: How a Tibetan monk turned himself from a refugee to a guardian angel of 100 poor kids

The monk then set up the Tong-Len Charitable Trust, a residential establishment in Sarah village 15 km from Dharamshala. Now, 107 children, most of the ragpickers from neighbouring Kangra Valley stay at the trust. Tibetan monk Lobsang Jamyang was 24 when he escaped from Tibet in 1997. Jamyang had only read more →

China’s dangerous ethnic policies in Xinjiang

By Ben Hillman, Asia Times, Short-term security solutions in ethnic minority regions may ripple through to Muslim neighbors, which could fan the flames of extremism targeting Belt and Road projects In the latest tightening of the screws on China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region, authorities have banned the use of several read more →

Modi’s China Policy Changes Quickly Between 2 Major Summits

By Sudheendra Kulkarni, NDTV, The distance between Beijing and Shanghai is 1318 kms, about the same as that between Delhi and Mumbai. Take the bullet train, and you will go from China’s political capital to its commercial capital in five hours flat. The difference between the two cities is palpable. read more →

Panama to Establish Ties With China in Latest Blow to Taiwan

by Michael D McDonald and Keith Zhai, Bloomberg news, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela together in Panama City in June 2016. Photographer: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP via Getty Images Panama is opening diplomatic relations with China, the latest blow to Taiwan as Beijing’s leaders seek to isolate read more →

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