Over 10 trucks needed to haul top former China military officer’s ill-gotten hoard

November 21, 2014 1:52 pm0 comments
Over 10 trucks needed to haul top former China military officer’s ill-gotten hoard

(TibetanReview.net, Nov21, 2014) – More than 10 military trucks were needed to haul away huge piles of ill-gotten cash and treasure stashed by Xu Caihou, a former vice chairman of China’s powerful Central Military Commission, in the basement of his luxury home in Beijing, reported Reuters Nov 20, citing a […]

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China blocks Beijing flight for Hong Kong democracy activists

November 17, 2014 1:50 pm0 comments
China blocks Beijing flight for Hong Kong democracy activists

(TibetanReview.net, Nov17, 2014) – With President Xi Jinping having declared the ongoing student-led Hong Kong democracy movement illegal and one supported by the West, it was only to be expected that Beijing would be in no mood to discuss the issue with the protesters. And so it was that on […]

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China’s apex court launches website to track cases in 20 provinces

November 16, 2014 12:46 am0 comments
China’s apex court launches website to track cases in 20 provinces

(TibetanReview.net, Nov15, 2014) – China said Nov 13 that in an effort to boost judicial transparency, its Supreme People’s Court (SPC) had officially launched that day a website for parties to track the progress of their court cases. The website is also said to provide to the general public access […]

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President Obama declares himself pro-China on Tibet, Taiwan, but urges respect for rights

November 14, 2014 9:28 pm0 comments
President Obama declares himself pro-China on Tibet, Taiwan, but urges respect for rights

(TibetanReview.net, Nov14, 2014) – US President Barack Obama has assured Chinese President Xi Jinping during their Nov 12 meeting in Beijing that his government did not support the “independence” of Taiwan and Tibet, or the ongoing democracy movement in Hong Kong as alleged by China and its official media. The […]

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China-sponsored online hackers targeting rights groups

November 13, 2014 1:40 pm0 comments
China-sponsored online hackers targeting rights groups

(TibetanReview.net, Nov13, 2014) – A powerful hacking team known to cybersecurity experts as “APT1” – short for Advanced Persistent Threat 1 – and believed to be run by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has been persistently targeting China-focused rights groups as well as international rights groups, reported theglobeandmail.com Nov 11, […]

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China makes it easier for citizens to sue government officials

November 4, 2014 4:51 pm0 comments
China makes it easier for citizens to sue government officials

(TibetanReview.net, Nov04, 2014) – China said Nov 1 that it had made it easier for citizens to sue the government by amending the country’s Administrative Procedure Law. The amendment, passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress during its week-long, bi-monthly legislative session, allows courts to launch proceedings […]

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China’s Confucius Institute rejected by Canada’s largest school district

November 1, 2014 3:51 am0 comments
China’s Confucius Institute rejected by Canada’s largest school district

(TibetanReview.net, Oct31, 2014) – In yet another setback for China’s soft power instrumentality, The Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the largest school district in Canada, has on Oct 29 voted 20-2 to cancel a deal with the Chinese-government controlled Confucius Institute, following sustained local opposition to the proposed partnership. The […]

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Czech President accused of abandoning moral advantage over China on Tibet issue

October 29, 2014 12:59 pm0 comments
Czech President accused of abandoning moral advantage over China on Tibet issue

(TibetanReview.net, Oct29, 2014) – Czech President Miloš Zeman has been accused of having tried hard to please China by expressing submission to its will on the issues of Tibet and Taiwan without any guarantee that this will yield appreciable economic benefits for his country. Concluding his official visit on Oct […]

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China projects its chosen Tibetan lama at int’l Buddhist meet

October 27, 2014 3:01 pm0 comments
China projects its chosen Tibetan lama at int’l Buddhist meet

(TibetanReview.net, Oct27, 2014) – China sought to assert its role as a leader of the Buddhist world by hosting over Oct 16-18 the 27th General Conference of Thailand-based World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB). It also sought to legitimize and project the 11th Panchen Lama chosen by it in 1995 over […]

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Graft crackdown reduces civil service aspirants in China

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Graft crackdown reduces civil service aspirants in China

(TibetanReview.net, Oct27, 2014) – Without the opportunity to enrich oneself through corruption, civil service in China seems to lack attraction for today youngsters, going by a report by China’s official China Daily newspaper Oct 25. It said China’s once popular civil service exam saw fewer applicants this year and that […]

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