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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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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