Chinese President Xi raises grave concern with Trump over alleged US interferences ahead of signing key trade deal

December 23, 2019 1:18 am0 comments
Chinese President Xi raises grave concern with Trump over alleged US interferences ahead of signing key trade deal

(TibetanReview.net, Dec22’19) – US President Donald Trump did not say it but China made it clear that its President Xi Jining had conveyed deep concern over alleged US interference in China’s internal affairs, including Tibet, during their phone conversation a week after their envoys sealed a “Phase 1” agreement aimed […]

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Chinese universities replace academic freedom in charters with dicta to follow party leadership

December 20, 2019 5:49 am0 comments
Chinese universities replace academic freedom in charters with dicta to follow party leadership

(TibetanReview.net, Dec19’19) – The Chinese government has never been known for its respect for academic freedom in the country’s higher institutions of learning. But now even the farcical mention of that freedom has been removed from the university charters to be replaced by the imperative to uphold the communist party […]

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China pulled UK soccer match broadcast after a player criticized it online

December 18, 2019 6:06 am0 comments
China pulled UK soccer match broadcast after a player criticized it online

(TibetanReview.net, Dec16’19) – China pulled a scheduled broadcast of a soccer match being played in the UK because a player had made on online criticism of its widely reported repression of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, reported thehill.com Dec 15, citing Sky News. The game took place at 4 pm, which […]

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Atrocious, life-long penalties for quitting the Chinese military

December 17, 2019 1:16 pm0 comments
Atrocious, life-long penalties for quitting the Chinese military

(TibetanReview.net, Dec16’19) – Military service in China is compulsory although this is usually not enforced due to abundance of volunteers. However, for those who join it, especially as a graduate which a modernizing People’s Liberation Army (PLA) especially targets, quitting it prematurely is a serious crime and the penalties are […]

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UN rights office alleged to continue to inform China on dissidents

December 16, 2019 5:51 am0 comments
UN rights office alleged to continue to inform China on dissidents

(TibetanReview.net, Dec15’19) – The United Nations office in the Swiss city of Geneva, which houses the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been accused of continuing to provide the Chinese government with the names of activists critical of the latter’s rule and policies for the possibility […]

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China’s religious bodies tasked to spread party propaganda

December 14, 2019 4:28 am0 comments
China’s religious bodies tasked to spread party propaganda

(TibetanReview.net, Dec13’19) – China has tasked its state approved, national-level religious bodies, the only ones allowed to exist in the country, to rebut a groundswell of international criticisms of its repression of religious freedom by calling them to a meeting in Beijing on Dec 12. The groups gathered in Beijing […]

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China is world’s top jailor of journalists

December 12, 2019 11:37 pm0 comments
China is world’s top jailor of journalists

(TibetanReview.net, Dec12’19) – At 48, China holds the world record for jailing journalists in 2019, reported Reuters Dec 12, citing a new report by New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. The report was cited as saying the number of journalists jailed by China had steadily grown since President Xi Jinping […]

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Int’l bar urges end to China’s abuse of rights lawyers

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Int’l bar urges end to China’s abuse of rights lawyers

(TibetanReview.net, Dec12’19) – International Bar Association (IBA), a London- based association of international legal practitioners, bar associations, and law societies with a membership of more than 80,000 individual lawyers and 190 bar associations and law societies, has on Dec 11 denounced the abuse of human rights lawyers in China, citing torture, imprisonment, surveillance and harassment, reported lawgazette.co.uk. In a […]

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China moving towards outright assimilation of ethnic minorities?

December 6, 2019 7:00 am0 comments
China moving towards outright assimilation of ethnic minorities?

(TibetanReview.net, Dec05’19) – In the name of equality and the overriding importance of national unity, China is to scale back its affirmative action policies for ethnic minorities, which could result in curbs on education opportunities as well as removal of tax benefits and other subsidies for as many as 110 […]

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China loses soft-power bases in Prague university

November 16, 2019 2:00 am0 comments
China loses soft-power bases in Prague university

(TibetanReview.net, Nov15’19) – In yet another instance of Czech pushback against China, capital Prague’s Charles University has closed its Czech-Chinese Centre following local media reports that said some of its staff had failed to declare payments from the Chinese embassy intended to support its programmes. The news reports, published in […]

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