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China ranked 5th from the bottom again on this year’s World Press Freedom Index

26 April 2017, Shanghaiist For yet another year, China has managed to hold onto its traditional spot at 176 on the annual World Press Freedom Index, besting only the states of Syria, Turkmenistan, Eritrea and North Korea. Released each year by the international organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the index read more →

Ted 2017: The woman who wants China to eat insects

BBC China A Chinese entrepreneur is promoting edible insects and online farmers’ markets in a campaign to improve eating habits in the country. Matilda Ho spoke at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference about the need to spread the message about healthy eating. She is backing a range of read more →

China convicts US woman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying

BBC China A Chinese court has convicted American businesswoman Sandy Phan-Gillis for spying and ordered her deportation. Phan-Gillis was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by a court in Nanning, but it is unclear if she will have to serve the time. She was arrested in March read more →

Video: Politicians wish missing Tibetan spiritual leader Panchen Lama a happy 28th birthday

26 April 2017, Hong Kong Free Press The Exiled Tibetan government on Tuesday released a video of politicians around the world wishing Tibet’s Panchen Lama – who has been missing since he was a boy – a happy 28th birthday. The Panchen Lama is the second highest Tibetan spiritual leader, read more →

China Ups ‘Stability Maintenance’ Alert As PLA Veterans Head to Beijing

By RFA   Authorities in China have issued an emergency security alert as thousands of military veterans were expected to converge on Beijing ahead of a key conference in May in a bid to highlight grievances like unpaid pensions, campaigners told RFA on Tuesday. People’s Liberation Army (PLA) veterans have read more →

China says detained Taiwan activist in good health

By Reuters, DNA The Chinese government said on Wednesday that a Taiwan rights activist detained on suspicion of endangering national security was in good health, and had reassured his family in a letter. The detention has put a strain on ties between Taiwan and China, which have cooled since Taiwan read more →

China launches first domestically-built aircraft carrier

By Reuters, 8:21 am, DNA China on Wednesday launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought second-hand from the Ukraine, amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea. State media said the carrier, designed in China read more →

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, The Panchen Lama Recognised By Dalai Lama, Turns 28

NDTV, 25 April 2017 Dharamsala:  Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, recognised by the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibetan Buddhism and missing for over 22 years, today turned 28. On the occasion, the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamshala has released read more →

China is selling flights to North Korea again

By Jethro Mullen Well, that didn’t last long. Air China is offering flights between Beijing and North Korea again after a brief halt. The state-owned carrier said April 14 that it was suspending flights to North Korea’s capital Pyongyang because of poor sales. Less than two weeks later, Air China’s read more →

Chinese media warn N. Korea against nuke test

By Yahoo News, PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A ruling Chinese Communist Party newspaper is warning North Korea against conducting another nuclear test, saying that would likely propel events past the “point of no return.” In an read more →

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 →

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