Sino-Vatican ties seen broadening

April 19, 2019 4:58 am0 comments
Sino-Vatican ties seen broadening

(TibetanReview.net, Apr18’19) – In a sign of the broadening of the improving ties between the two sides, China has invited the Vatican to participate in the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition to be held in late Apr 2019. This is despite the fact that repression of Christianity, like in the […]

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Nepal-China BRI projects a non-starter?

April 16, 2019 3:51 am0 comments
Nepal-China BRI projects a non-starter?

(TibetanReview.net, Apr15’19) – China’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative (BRI) with Nepal may be a non-starter due to enormous technical as well as economic challenges that beset it unless Kathmandu is prepared to sacrifice strategic national interests to follow the well-trodden doomed path towards debt trap taken by Sri Lanka […]

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China criminalizes criticism of its army

April 8, 2019 11:08 pm0 comments
China criminalizes criticism of its army

(TibetanReview.net, Apr08’19) – China has made any criticism of its army a criminal offence. So anyone who tweets that the Chinese military is corrupt, or that Chinese weapons don’t work, or, say anything else online that makes the People’s Liberation Army look bad may land one in jail, reported nationalinterest.org […]

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China got Australian city council to ban its own media

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China got Australian city council to ban its own media

(TibetanReview.net, Apr08’19) – Does the government of China have an extra-constitutional authority over at least one local council in Australia? It would seem so, given the fact that it had bullied the Georges River Council in south of Sydney into black banning an Australian-owned media company because they believed it […]

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China subverted top UN rights body, arm-twisting client-states into praising it

April 4, 2019 11:50 pm0 comments
China subverted top UN rights body, arm-twisting client-states into praising it

(TibetanReview.net, Apr04’19) – China has been denounced by diplomats and activists alike on Apr 1 for its brazen move to subvert the work of the UN’s top human rights body during its Mar 2019 session in Geneva, reported the AFP Apr 2. This included intense lobbying, pressure and even threats […]

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2002-2010 China-Dalai Lama-envoy talks reportedly failed due to raising of Tibet issue

March 31, 2019 1:48 am0 comments
2002-2010 China-Dalai Lama-envoy talks reportedly failed due to raising of Tibet issue

(TibetanReview.net, Mar30’19) – The main reason for the failure of the 2002-2010 talks between envoys of the Dalai Lama and officials from the Communist Party of China’s United Front Work Department was “the deliberate misinterpretation of the Dalai clique of the preconditions of the central government about the subject and […]

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China launches propaganda blitz on 60th Tibet ‘democratic reform’ anniversary

March 29, 2019 3:28 am0 comments
China launches propaganda blitz on 60th Tibet ‘democratic reform’ anniversary

(TibetanReview.net, Mar28’19) – China has marked the 60th anniversary of its full annexation of Tibet, with which it had previously signed a so-called peaceful liberation agreement, by releasing on Mar 27 a white paper on what it calls democratic reform and the leap of development in Tibet. Besides, a series […]

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China denies Dalai Lama has right to reincarnate in India

March 21, 2019 4:24 am0 comments
China denies Dalai Lama has right to reincarnate in India

(TibetanReview.net, Mar20’19) – China presumably accepts that the next Dalai Lama can only be the reincarnation of the current one, the 14th, but has made it clear that he cannot choose to reincarnate in a place outside its jurisdiction. What it does not explain, however, is whether and if so […]

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Amid Sinicization of religion drive, Vatican seeks to reassure Beijing, seeks a Xi meeting

March 19, 2019 11:43 pm0 comments
Amid Sinicization of religion drive, Vatican seeks to reassure Beijing, seeks a Xi meeting

(TibetanReview.net, Mar19’19) – As Christians in China fear for their faith and their right to practice it as it is meant to be, given the current highly intrusive Sinicization drive, the Vatican has sought to reassure Beijing that it should not fear “distrust or hostility” from the Roman Catholic Church. […]

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China insists Tibetans love Beijing, not Dalai Lama

March 9, 2019 1:48 am0 comments
China insists Tibetans love Beijing, not Dalai Lama

(TibetanReview.net, Mar08’19) – China has on Mar 6 expressed as real what it only wishes for, namely that the Tibetan people feel more affection towards Beijing than for the region’s traditional Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, on the sideline of a meeting of China’s ceremonial legislature. But of course it […]

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