Hong Kong bans political party for alleged crime of urging independence

September 26, 2018 6:06 am0 comments
Hong Kong bans political party for alleged crime of urging independence

(TibetanReview.net, Sep25, 2018) – Acting under apparent pressure from Beijing, the supposedly autonomous government of Hong Kong special administrative region has banned a pro-independence political party under a colonial-era legislation previously used to target “triad” criminal gangs. The move has been strongly criticized by rights groups and pro-democracy politicians as […]

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Beijing-Vatican deal on Bishops seen as all but done

September 22, 2018 4:58 am0 comments
Beijing-Vatican deal on Bishops seen as all but done

(TibetanReview.net, Sep21, 2018) – A deal between China and the Vatican over the issue of appointment of bishops is all but imminent, according to China’s official globaltimes.cn Sep 19. If it materializes, the pact will mean substantial progress in China-Vatican relations, the report said. Such a deal is seen as […]

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China denies Dalai Lama-link to severe protest over alleged ill-treatment of Chinese tourists in Sweden

September 19, 2018 11:42 pm0 comments
China denies Dalai Lama-link to severe protest over alleged ill-treatment of Chinese tourists in Sweden

(TibetanReview.net, Sep19, 2018) – China’s official media has claimed Sep 17 that Beijing’s severe criticism of the Swedish police and demand for apology for the latter’s allegedly brutal treatment of three Chinese tourists was not linked to the recent visit of the Dalai Lama to Sweden. But it did strongly […]

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China puts up sovereignty claim to snub new UN rights chief

September 12, 2018 10:38 pm0 comments
China puts up sovereignty claim to snub new UN rights chief

(TibetanReview.net, Sep12, 2018) – China has ‘welcomed’ the UN’s new human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, by telling her to respect its sovereignty after she urged it to allow monitors into the restive far western region of Xinjiang and expressed concern about the situation there. Last month, a United Nations rights […]

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China vandalizing churches in ongoing sinicization move

September 11, 2018 4:59 pm0 comments
China vandalizing churches in ongoing sinicization move

(TibetanReview.net, Sep11, 2018) – China is persecuting not just Muslims in Xinjiang and Buddhists in Tibet with an emergency-like urgency but also Christians on the mainland who do not subscribe to the government-approved church body. Ratcheting up a crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, the government of […]

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With transit protocol, China helps reduce Nepal’s dependence on India

September 10, 2018 10:41 pm0 comments
With transit protocol, China helps reduce Nepal’s dependence on India

(TibetanReview.net, Sep09, 2018) – China has helped Nepal to reduce its heavy dependence on India for foreign trade and commerce by granting it access to three dry ports or land ports. These are located in Lanzhou, capital of China’s Gansu Province; Lhasa, capital of Tibet; and Xigatse (Shigatse), located in […]

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China embarrassed as scandal forces its top Buddhist leader to step down

September 3, 2018 12:18 am0 comments
China embarrassed as scandal forces its top Buddhist leader to step down

(TibetanReview.net, Sep02, 2018) – China is said to be desperately looking for a new face of Buddhism after its incumbent, Master Xuecheng, lost his face and position amid allegations of sexual harassment of two nuns as it prepares to host its 5th World Buddhist Forum (WBF) in Oct 2018. Xuecheng […]

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China withdraws from MoU-commitment to build Nepal’s first reservoir project

September 1, 2018 10:13 pm0 comments
China withdraws from MoU-commitment to build Nepal’s first reservoir project

(TibetanReview.net, Sep01, 2018) – China has made it clear that it is, in the end, all about money, not charity as it pulled out of a commitment to build a 750-MW hydropower project in Nepal, citing adverse profitability concerns. The first reservoir project in Nepal was to be completed by […]

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China bans minors from religious activities

August 31, 2018 1:34 am0 comments
China bans minors from religious activities

(TibetanReview.net, Aug30, 2018) – A ban on children from engaging in religious activities is being enforced throughout mainland China, including especially at Tibetan Buddhist temples, Christian churches, and Islamic mosques in Xinjiang and elsewhere, reported mainichi.jp/English Aug 29. A revised government rules on religion issued in February this year placed […]

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Police intimidate two Hong Kong democracy activists during mainland visit

August 29, 2018 11:42 pm0 comments
Police intimidate two Hong Kong democracy activists during mainland visit

(TibetanReview.net, Aug29, 2018) – Two members of a democracy party in Hong Kong were detained and subjected to hours of intimidating questioning during their separate visits to China in March and August this year, with the latter one having been asked whether he or she supported the Tibetan independence movement, […]

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