Tibet

China Accuses Us Of Using Un To ‘meddle’ In Tibet

China accused the US on Monday of using the United Nations to “meddle” in Tibet, as Washington intensifies its bid to prevent Beijing from handpicking the Dalai Lama’s successor. Last week, Sam Brownback, the United States’...
Related topics: China, Beijing, Religion

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2:00pm Water Cooler 11/7/2019

Today's Water Cooler: US/China to reverse tariffs in "phases," theories of change, Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders, Warren, Weld, employment, impeachment for "quid pro quo" to extortion/bribery, CA methane super-emitters, rivers in Tibet, Russia, Mexico,...
Related topics: China, Joe Biden, Russia, Mexico

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India Sets Up Military Landing Ground For Fighter Jets Near Chinese Border

New Delhi (Sputnik):  Despite China’s objection to the Indian stance on Arunachal Pradesh, which China refers to as “South Tibet”, the Indian Air Force activated a crucial advanced landing ground in the State on Wednesday.
Related topics: India, Military, New Delhi, China

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How Tibet Has Successfully Reduced Poverty

By Crystal OrdersonLHASA, Aug 22 2019 (IPS) According to the Tibet’s Social Science Academy’s Institute of Rural Economic Studies, the number of Tibetans still living in poverty has been brought down from 850,000 a few years ago to...

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How Tibet Doubled Its Life Expectancy

By Crystal OrdersonLHASA, Aug 19 2019 (IPS) Tibet’s complicated typography means that the terrain is not easy for its people. Whilst the country is breathtaking, one incredible story about Tibet is that of the dramatic socio-economic changes...

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Dalai Lama Says That Europe Should Send Migrants Back In Controversial Remarks

The Dalai Lama is known throughout the world not only as the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet but also as a moral authority. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by George W. Bush, and Barack Obama met with the Buddhist monk on several...
Related topics: Religion, George W. Bush, Barack Obama

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Tsampa: The Tibetan Cereal That Helped Spark An Uprising

This roasted barley flour has been a Tibetan staple for centuries. When China annexed Tibet in the 1950s, tsampa became a rallying point for the resistance. But will it catch on in America?(Image credit: Courtesy of Tsering Shakya)
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Us Envoy Makes Rare Visit To Tibet

In a rare visit to Tibet, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama, a spokesperson to the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Branstad also “expressed...
Related topics: China, Beijing, Religion

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One Of The Biggest Champions Of D.c. Statehood Is A Woman From Iowa

In the second-to-last episode of Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer makes a deal with the Chinese president. Though freeing Tibet is, literally, the only admirable victory of her entire political career, Selina is willing to give Tibet...

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Streptoc*cksucker! The Best Lines From This Week's 'veep'

As we head into next week's series finale (*weeps*), the race for President is heating up. Selina manages to get the Chinese to back her, but only if she gives Tibet back (an agreement she makes on the same day she won a Nobel (Summit Award) for...

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Jawbone Of Prehistoric Human 'cousin' Denisovan Discovered In Tibet

The jawbone the monk discovered decades ago wasn't from a donkey. Instead, the 160,000-year-old fossil was from a Denisovan, a long-extinct, sister group of Neandertals        

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160,000-year-old Jawbone Found In Tibet Cave, Sheds Light On Mysterious Ancient Humans

An ancient human jawbone discovered by a Buddhist monk in a Tibetan cave was found to belong to 160,000-year-old member of the extinct Denisovan people, a mysterious sister group of Neanderthals that disappeared […] The post 160,000-Year-Old...

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Observers Warn The Future Prospects Of Two Dalai Lamas

Beijing has reacted strongly to recent remarks from Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who in late March suggested that his successor may come from India.  Chinese authorities have insisted that the selection of the next Tibetan...
Related topics: Religion, China, Beijing, India

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Folding Faults And Seismic Risk In The Kunlun Range, Northwest Tibet

The tectonic deformation and growth pattern of the western Kunlun, which is the northwestern margin of the Tibetan Plateau, are not currently well understood. The surface rupture caused by an earthquake can provide a unique opportunity to...
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Tibet Dissident's Long Jail Sentence Called 'state Secret' 

VOA bureau chief Bill Ide in Beijing contributed to this report.    Chinese authorities are refusing to discuss the sentencing of a dissident who stands to become the longest-serving Tibetan political prisoner, maintaining that details of his...
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Why It’s So Hard To Keep The World Focused On Tibet

March is a sensitive month in Tibet. In 1959, an uprising led to a bloody crackdown by Chinese forces, culminating in the 23-year-old Dalai Lama’s escape to India on March 17, where he arrived after two weeks of apprehension over his fate....
Related topics: Religion, India, Protests

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Us Seeks Open Access To Tibet From China - State Department

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States is pursuing free and open access to Tibetan areas after a US government report concluded that China systematically restricts Americans form accessing the region, US Department of States deputy spokesperson...
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Western Media Reporting On Tibet Full Of Bias

Tibet has been an inalienable part of China since ancient times. This is the precondition for anyone to talk about the Tibet question. Without it, any criticism is self-serving entertainment that can never have a correct and comprehensive...
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From Tibet To The ‘nine Dragons’, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Is Losing Sand And Houses Are...

In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh’s house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes for one half of everything she owned to plunge into its murky depths. “Our...
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Analysts: Mobile Howitzers Help Tibet Border Defence

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) stationed in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has been equipped with new vehicle-mounted howitzers, which aims to boost their high-altitude combat capability to improve border security.
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