China’s Xi looking to extend his tenure beyond two terms?

October 9, 2016 3:22 pm0 comments
China’s Xi looking to extend his tenure beyond two terms?

(TibetanReview.net, Oct07, 2016) – Is China’s new strongman Xi Jinping strong enough to defy the rules set by the last strongman Deng Xiaoping that the country’s top leader serve for no more than two successive five-yearly terms? According to a commentary by Chris Buckley in The New York Times Oct […]

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China declares being anti-Dalai Lama to be its ‘highest priority’ in Tibet work

October 3, 2016 12:27 pm0 comments
China declares being anti-Dalai Lama to be its ‘highest priority’ in Tibet work

(TibetanReview.net, Oct02, 2016) – China has made it clear that it continues to remain highly anti-Dalai Lama in its Tibet policy, rendering any prospect for the resolution of the Sino-Tibetan issue under the Xi Jinping leadership decade a distant dream. Countering the Dalai Lama’s influence is the “highest priority” in […]

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G-20 leaders criticized for silence over China’s crackdown on dissent during summit

September 11, 2016 5:11 pm0 comments
G-20 leaders criticized for silence over China’s crackdown on dissent during summit

(TibetanReview.net, Sep10, 2016) – Leaders of the world’s 20 richest countries, including many democracies, have been criticized for not raising any objection to China’s arrest or rounding up of journalists, activists and petitioners in the run up to the G-20 summit held Sep 4-5 in the southern city of Hangzhou. […]

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Despite assured majority, China angry with Hong Kong’s democratic electoral choices

September 9, 2016 5:40 pm0 comments
Despite assured majority, China angry with Hong Kong’s democratic electoral choices

(TibetanReview.net, Sep09, 2016) – Despite being assured of a majority support by a skewed electoral system, China has expressed bitter anger over the fact that young protest leaders opposed to its overly intrusive policies had won seats in Hong Kong’s Sep 4 Legislative Council elections. Pointing to seats won by […]

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Hong Kong election results give democrats power to veto bills, seats to protest leaders

September 8, 2016 12:40 pm0 comments
Hong Kong election results give democrats power to veto bills, seats to protest leaders

(TibetanReview.net, Sep08, 2016) – Pro-democracy candidates have won 30 of the 70 seats in Hong Kong’s Legislative Council for which election was held on Sep 4. Hong Kong’s election system is designed to ensure that pro-China special interest groups win the majority of the seats in the parliament. However, the […]

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There will be no winner in a South China Sea war, Vietnam warns

September 1, 2016 1:33 pm0 comments
There will be no winner in a South China Sea war, Vietnam warns

(TibetanReview.net, Sep01, 2016) – President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam has warned, without naming China while on a state visit to Singapore on Aug 30, that there would be no winners in any armed conflict sparked by territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Quang, speaking to diplomats, academics and […]

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Chinese deputy promoted as ‘Tibet’ party boss

August 31, 2016 12:50 pm0 comments
Chinese deputy promoted as ‘Tibet’ party boss

(TibetanReview.net, Aug30, 2016) – China has on Aug 28 announced the appointment of Mr Wu Yingjie as the new party secretary of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), replacing fellow Han-Chinese Chen Quanguo, who has ruled the region since 2011 and has been made the new party boss of Xinjiang’s. Wu, previously […]

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China grooming replacement Panchen for Dalai Lama role

August 26, 2016 11:38 am0 comments
China grooming replacement Panchen for Dalai Lama role

(TibetanReview.net, Aug26, 2016) – China has indicated that it is positioning Gyaltsen Norbu (Gyantsen Norpo), the 26-year-old replacement 11th Panchen Lama imposed by it on the Tibetan people, to take on the role of the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama had in 1995 formally recognized six-year-old […]

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China’s Tibetan search engine shows Nicolas Sarkozy with ‘Tibet is part of China’ result for ‘Dalai Lama’ query

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China’s Tibetan search engine shows Nicolas Sarkozy with ‘Tibet is part of China’ result for ‘Dalai Lama’ query

(TibetanReview.net, Aug26, 2016) – China’s first Tibetan-language search engine launched this week bears a striking resemblance to the Google search engine in the USA which is blocked locally and brings up considerably more limited results, revealing it to be nothing more than a tool of censorship and propaganda. The search […]

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UN expert slams China on rights, finds its ethnic minority policy assimilationist

August 25, 2016 11:13 am0 comments
UN expert slams China on rights, finds its ethnic minority policy assimilationist

(TibetanReview.net, Aug25, 2016) – A UN expert has on Aug 23 criticized China for severely undermining his work of investigating extreme poverty and human rights during his nine-day visit to the country, reported Reuters Aug 23. Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has said […]

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