Teargas, pepper spray used against Hong Kong democracy protesters

September 30, 2014 11:23 am0 comments
Teargas, pepper spray used against Hong Kong democracy protesters

(TibetanReview.net, Sep30, 2014) – Making good on their promise to launch a civil disobedience movement in case China denies them the promised full democracy in the election of their next Chief Executive due in 2017, tens of thousands of protesters brought a central area of Hong Kong to a standstill […]

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China jails Uygur scholar for life for alleged separatism

September 24, 2014 3:27 pm0 comments
China jails Uygur scholar for life for alleged separatism

(TibetanReview.net, Sep24, 2014) – Following a globally condemned two-day trial, China on Sep 23 sentenced prominent Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti to life in jail for alleged separatism. The Intermediate People’s Court of Urumqi gave the verdict, also depriving Tohti of his political rights for life and confiscating his personal property, […]

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Hong Kong Students to launch week-long class boycott in democracy struggle

September 22, 2014 1:34 pm0 comments
Hong Kong Students to launch week-long class boycott in democracy struggle

(TibetanReview.net, Sep22, 2014) – Ahead of the launch of the “Occupy Central” shutdown expected next month, students from 24 universities and colleges in Hong Kong plan to hold a weeklong citywide campaign of civil disobedience, including classroom strikes, mass gatherings and downtown protests, beginning Sep 22, reported Reuters and the […]

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Foreign journalists in China decry worsening reporting conditions

September 17, 2014 5:29 pm0 comments
Foreign journalists in China decry worsening reporting conditions

(TibetanReview.net, Sep17, 2014) – Reporting conditions for foreign journalists permitted to work in China had gone from bad to worse, with the restrictions being particularly severe in the case of sensitive regions like Tibet and Xinjiang, said the Foreign Correspondents Club of China (FCCC) in a report published Sep 12. […]

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China expects gratitude for not killing Hong Kong democracy protesters

September 13, 2014 7:19 pm0 comments
China expects gratitude for not killing Hong Kong democracy protesters

(TibetanReview.net, Sep13, 2014) – Democracy activists in Hong Kong have expressed shock and outrage over a comment by China’s top official in the Special Administrative Region that they should be grateful for not having been killed for campaigning for a fully democratic election for their head of government. “The fact […]

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China voices unease about UK’s Scottish referendum

September 11, 2014 3:07 pm0 comments
China voices unease about UK’s Scottish referendum

(TibetanReview.net, Sep11, 2014) – China’s official media as poured bitter scorn on Scotland’s upcoming Sep 18 referendum for independence from Great Britain, severely criticizing the very idea of allowing a referendum and the prospect of secession actually happening there. Referring to a recent opinion poll, which for the first time […]

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China incentivizing inter-ethnic marriages in Xinjiang as well

September 4, 2014 12:58 pm0 comments
China incentivizing inter-ethnic marriages in Xinjiang as well

(TibetanReview.net, Sep04, 2014) – It is not just in Tibet but in Xinjiang (East Turkestan) as well that China is offering all kinds of incentives to entice local ethnic minorities to marry the dominant immigrant population, seeing this as a means to ensure a speedy homogenization of these territories. Xinjiang’s […]

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China to decide candidates in new Hong Kong election system

September 2, 2014 10:17 pm0 comments
China to decide candidates in new Hong Kong election system

(TibetanReview.net, Sep02, 2014) – China has decided to allow the people of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong to directly elect their leader in 2017 but only from amongst a list of candidates supported by it. This list will be determined by a committee most of whose members support […]

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Several provinces dithered on supporting Xi over Zhou investigation

August 20, 2014 2:59 pm0 comments
Several provinces dithered on supporting Xi over Zhou investigation

(TibetanReview.net, Aug20, 2014) –Party General Secretary and State President Mr Xi Jinping may have consolidated power at the centre with the announcement Jul 29 of corruption investigation against former Politburo Standing Committee member Mr Zhou Yongkang. However, the hidden force of Zhou is not weak, the power struggle is still […]

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Thousands rally for China against pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong

August 19, 2014 5:24 pm0 comments
Thousands rally for China against pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong

(TibetanReview.net, Aug19, 2014) – As pro-democracy advocates in Hong Kong prepared to carry out their Occupy Central business district campaign to press their demands ahead of the 2017 election, China on Aug 17 put up its own show of anti-democratic force to oppose that campaign. Under the banner of Alliance […]

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