Ethnic officials urged to master Mandarin Chinese in new policy guideline

December 28, 2014 1:12 pm0 comments
Ethnic officials urged to master Mandarin Chinese in new policy guideline

(TibetanReview.net, Dec 28, 2014) – China on Dec 22 issued a policy document, calling on ethnic minority officials to master Mandarin Chinese, while also urging Han officials, the dominant ethnic group in China, to learn the local dialects of the areas where they work. The document – “Opinions on Strengthening […]

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China’s minister for Tibet affairs under corruption investigation

December 24, 2014 1:42 pm0 comments
China’s minister for Tibet affairs under corruption investigation

(TibetanReview.net, Dec 24, 2014) – China’s minister for the United Front Work Department, which handles relations with non-party organizations and Tibet, is under investigation for corruption, reported Bloomberg News Dec 22. Ling Jihua, 58, a vice chairman of China’s top political advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, is […]

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China’s Xi dismisses open Hong Kong election as misguided demand

December 22, 2014 2:42 pm0 comments
China’s Xi dismisses open Hong Kong election as misguided demand

(TibetanReview.net, Dec 22, 2014) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has dismissed as “misguide approach” the demand by activists in the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Hong and Macao for open election to their Chief Executives’ post. Xi made the remark Dec 20 as he ended a two-day visit to Macao, […]

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China’s anti-minority minority boss attacks ‘last Dalai Lama’ remark

December 20, 2014 8:28 pm0 comments
China’s anti-minority minority boss attacks ‘last Dalai Lama’ remark

(TibetanReview.net, Dec 20, 2014) – Gloating over the fact that the Dalai Lama draws less and less attention in the West these days, apparently thanks to pressure from his government, Zhu Weiqun, chairman of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of the top advisory body to China’s parliament, has said […]

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Two reports say China is world’s top jailer of journalists

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Two reports say China is world’s top jailer of journalists

(TibetanReview.net, Dec 20, 2014) – China has the dubious distinction of being the world’s largest jailer of journalists in 2014, according to the latest annual survey of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) which published its report Dec 17. The same was the conclusion by the Paris-based Reporters […]

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Hong Kong democracy protest ends after 79 days

December 17, 2014 11:07 pm0 comments
Hong Kong democracy protest ends after 79 days

(TibetanReview.net, Dec17, 2014) – The democracy protest in China’s Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong has ended on Dec 15, 79 days after it began, with China gloating over its claimed success and the protesters insisting this was just the beginning of their fight for free elections. Whatever be the […]

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China’s rule of law not for Falun Gong and others?

December 15, 2014 1:48 pm0 comments
China’s rule of law not for Falun Gong and others?

(TibetanReview.net, Dec15, 2014) – China’s new official rhetoric about the rule of law has taken a knock within the very institution which is supposed to uphold and enforce this fundamental principle for dispensing justice: the country’s judiciary. On Dec 11, Zhang Keke, a lawyer in China’s northeastern province of Jilin, […]

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Former Chinese security Czar held, under multiple serious crimes investigation

December 7, 2014 2:56 pm0 comments
Former Chinese security Czar held, under multiple serious crimes investigation

(TibetanReview.net, Dec07, 2014) – A retired Chinese leader who until recently had the country’s judiciary, the police and paramilitary police, as well as the procuratorate and domestic intelligence services under his thumb is now a suspect under investigation for a range of serious criminal offences, including corruption and abuse of […]

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Over 500 Chinese lawyers decry new contempt crime plan

December 1, 2014 1:02 pm0 comments
Over 500 Chinese lawyers decry new contempt crime plan

(TibetanReview.net, Nov30, 2014) – Nearly 530 lawyers in China have signed an open letter, protesting against a proposal to punish those who “seriously disrupt the order of the court” with a minimum three years in prison, reported the AFP Nov 28. A proposal to revise the country’s criminal law to […]

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Professors in China warned against liberal discoursing

November 25, 2014 3:43 pm0 comments
Professors in China warned against liberal discoursing

(TibetanReview.net, Nov25, 2014) – Criticizing China’s top leaders – living or dead – or the party itself and praising liberal democratic values prevailing in the West are crimes and a state-owned Chinese newspaper has said such crimes are rampant in universities in the country, reported the AP Nov 22. The […]

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