Tibet

Climate Change Could Trigger More Landslides In High Mountain Asia

More frequent and intense rainfall events due to climate change could cause more landslides in the High Mountain Asia region of China, Tibet and Nepal, according to the first quantitative study of the link between precipitation and landslides in the...
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Exiled Tibetans Alarmed By China’s 'unity Law'

New legislation by the Chinese government to introduce mandatory "ethnic unity" in Tibet has raised concern among the Tibetan diaspora, with Tibetan leaders warning of demographic change in the autonomous region.  “The ethnic unity law passed...
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Southern Arizona Once Looked Like Tibet

A University of Wyoming researcher and his colleagues have shown that much of the southwestern United States was once a vast high-elevation plateau, similar to Tibet today. This work has implications for the distribution of natural resources, such...

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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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Nba China Woes Refuse To Die, As Tibet Protesters Demonstrate At Brooklyn Nets Game

Tibetan rights activists protested tonight alongside Hong Kong democracy activists at the Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors game at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. The protesters said their aim was to draw attention to the issue of China’s...
Related topics: China, Protests, Activism, Hong Kong, Canada, Toronto

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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.
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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...
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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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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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