China’s hand seen in closure of Larung Gar abbot’s Buddhist centres worldwide

January 4, 2020 6:02 am0 comments
China’s hand seen in closure of Larung Gar abbot’s Buddhist centres worldwide

(TibetanReview.net, Jan03’20) – The Bodhi Institute of Compassion and Wisdom, a worldwide network of Buddhist centres set up by the Larung Gar abbot Khenpo Sodargye has been declared closed, with the abbot announcing Dec 30 that “illegal activities” were being carried out in its name. However, Washington-based International Campaign for […]

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Sichuan-Tibet Railway to be major Chinese project this year

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Sichuan-Tibet Railway to be major Chinese project this year

(TibetanReview.net, Jan03’20) – China plans to build at least 4,000 kilometres of new railway lines this year, including 2,000 km of high-speed lines, with the construction of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the second railway into the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) after the Qinghai-Tibet line, being a major project this year, reported […]

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China subjects religions to faith in communist party

January 2, 2020 11:34 pm0 comments
China subjects religions to faith in communist party

(TibetanReview.net, Jan01’20) – China is to implement new measures from Feb 1, 2020 under which religious organizations must “spread the principles and policies of the Chinese Communist Party” by educating “religious staff and religious citizens to support the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party,” reported asianews.it Dec 31,citing China’s official […]

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Baltistan’s Tibet link cited as China gifts 200 sets of Gesar epic to Pakistan

December 31, 2019 6:57 am0 comments
Baltistan’s Tibet link cited as China gifts 200 sets of Gesar epic to Pakistan

(TibetanReview.net, Dec29’19) – China has on Dec 26 presented to the National Library of Pakistan “the most complete versions of the Tibetan epic King Gesar as a present” during a ceremony held in Tsinghua University, reported the official Xinhua news agency Dec 26. Receiving the present, Ms Naghmana Alamgir Hashmi, […]

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Tibetan Buddhism being purged in China’s Hebei Province

December 29, 2019 4:33 am0 comments
Tibetan Buddhism being purged in China’s Hebei Province

(TibetanReview.net, Dec28’19) – Local authorities throughout China’s northern province of Hebei had stepped their purge of Tibetan Buddhism ahead of the upcoming visit by the central government’s religious work inspection team in the autumn, reported bitterwinter.org, which reports on religious liberty and human rights in China, Dec 27. It was […]

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China to rewrite the Bible and the Quran to further Sinicize religion

December 28, 2019 6:03 am0 comments
China to rewrite the Bible and the Quran to further Sinicize religion

(TibetanReview.net, Dec25’19) – China has called for a “comprehensive evaluation of the existing religious classics aiming at contents which do not conform to the progress of the times” and it has been understood to mean that the Bible and the Quran should be rewritten by “re-translation”. The order was issued […]

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