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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Authoritarian China discussing rule of law reform

October 21, 2014 11:10 am0 comments
Authoritarian China discussing rule of law reform

(TibetanReview.net, Oct21, 2014) – The Fourth Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China opened in Beijing on Oct 20 with the key theme of discussion “rule of law”, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Oct 20. A Reuters commentary posted on China’s official Chinadaily.com.cn Oct […]

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Over 60 held in China for openly supporting Hong Kong democracy protest

October 20, 2014 11:48 am0 comments
Over 60 held in China for openly supporting Hong Kong democracy protest

(TibetanReview.net, Oct20, 2014) – Despite the government’s efforts to censor and distort news about the civil disobedience movement in Hong Kong, which had begun on Sep 28, the turbulence in the Special Administrative Region and its underlying cause has garnered support from people in China, leading to the detention of […]

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Nepal and China again pledge to strengthen Tibet border security

October 19, 2014 3:39 pm0 comments
Nepal and China again pledge to strengthen Tibet border security

(TibetanReview.net, Oct18, 2014) – Preventing Tibetans from fleeing their occupied homeland continues to be a major area of concern and security cooperation between China and Nepal, with the matter being again highlighted during a meeting between leaders of the two countries in Beijing on Oct 16. During the meeting between […]

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Tibet court judgments to be posted online

October 14, 2014 1:28 pm0 comments
Tibet court judgments to be posted online

(TibetanReview.net, Oct14, 2014) – China has said it will post judgments by courts in Tibet Autonomous Region too on the internet as a part of its ongoing drive to improve judicial transparency across the country, according to its official China Daily newspaper Oct 13. Chinese courts in Tibetan areas often […]

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China unhappy with Dalai Lama’s ‘noisy’ airing of Mt Wutai pilgrimage wish

October 10, 2014 11:17 am0 comments
China unhappy with Dalai Lama’s ‘noisy’ airing of Mt Wutai pilgrimage wish

(TibetanReview.net, Oct10, 2014) – China has responded to the Dalai Lama’s public airing of his hope to undertake a pilgrimage to the sacred Mount Wutai in Shanxi Province by telling him to “not noisily advocate a so-called ‘return to Tibet’,” reported its official Xinhua news agency Oct 8. This referred […]

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Confucius Institute removed from another US university

October 4, 2014 11:46 am0 comments
Confucius Institute removed from another US university

(TibetanReview.net, Oct04, 2014) – The agency driving China’s projection of soft power on the world stage, the Confucius Institute, has suffered another jolt in a week with the Pennsylvania State University, USA, saying Oct 1 that it would end its five-year relationship with the institute at the end of this […]

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