China spies to control its students, monitor others in Australia

May 20, 2014 1:31 pm0 comments

(, Apr22, 2014) – Through student bodies set up and funded by it, China has established a vast network of spies in Australia’s leading universities to monitor and restrict the activities of the more than 90,000 students there who are from the mainland, reported Apr 21. The country’s autocratic […]

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China warns SCO partners against democratic forces

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(, Apr20, 2014) – Seeing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as a fraternity of anti-democratic forces, China on Apr 17 urged Russia and Central Asian partners in their six-nation security alliance to tighten control over the Internet and take other steps to prevent “external forces” from fomenting revolutions. The call […]

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Miffed by criticism, China cancels rights dialogue with Britain

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(, Apr16, 2014) – China has cancelled on Apr 14 a scheduled human rights dialogue with Britain, apparently angered by the latter’s comments on its rights record in its annual human rights report released the week before. China’s nod to resume the dialogue, to be held in London on Apr […]

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China jails man for seeking protest permit

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(, Mar25, 2014) – For only seeking a permit to hold a protest, rather than actually carrying out one, as well as posting photos of the 1989 Tiananmen Square killing of protesters by the army, a court in China has on Mar 24 jailed a man for 18 months for […]

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On a goodwill visit, US First Lady urges China to respect universal rights

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(, Mar23, 2014) – In a weeklong visit seen as a goodwill call and designed to avoid sensitive subjects, US First Lady Michelle Obama on Mar 22 could not resist taking a dig at the Chinese government for its cruel and repressive ways of putting down the country’s civil rights-starved […]

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China acknowledges more than 100 Tibetans had self-immolated

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(, Mar15, 2014) – A commentary carried by China’s official Xinhua news agency Mar 14 acknowledged that more that 100 Tibetans had self-immolated in Tibet recently and that most of them had died. The commentary, by Xinhua writer Chen Shilei, was a criticism of the West for its support for […]

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China warns against Dalai Lama’s ‘middle way’ as dangerous

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(, Mar12, 2014) – While the exile Tibetan administration at Dharamsala, India, has made the middle way policy the mainstay of its campaign, China has declared an all-out fight against this policy. Efforts should be made to help local officials and people get a clear understanding of the nature and […]

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China seeks Dalai Lama apology to reopen talks the latter rejects

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(, Mar11, 2014) – Zhu Weiqun, the director of the Committee for Ethnic and Religious Affairs of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and China’s point man for past contacts with the Dalai Lama’s envoys, has said talks between the two sides had remained halted but […]

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Exile Tibetan educationists meet to discuss progress

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(, Jan10, 2014) Some 236 principals, directors, teachers and counselors from 76 Tibetan schools in Nepal and India participated in the Sixth Tibetan General Conference on Education at the Lower TCV school, Dharamsala, from Jan 7 to 9. The conference’s agenda included professional development of teachers; emphasis on primary education, […]

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China drills 7-km deep borehole in Tibet in bid for oil and gas

April 20, 2014 2:01 pm0 comments

(, Apr08, 2014) Having found it to contain “enormous oil and natural gas potential”, China has now punched a seven-kilometre borehole into the Tibetan Plateau in a bid to extract these globally scarce resources, reported Apr 7. But, like in the case of all other efforts at the exploration […]

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