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    Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers
    September 19, 2018
     
    The Intercept, Ryan Gallagher, September 15 2018 Read original news here GOOGLE BUILT A prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users’ searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people’s queries, The Intercept can reveal. More
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    Climate change, battery boom threatens life on the ‘roof of the world’ — the Tibetan Plateau
    September 19, 2018
     
    Climate change is sometimes discussed as a problem of the future, but on the "roof of the world", it has already arrived. The remote, icy plains of the Tibetan Plateau — the highest and largest plateau on the planet — cover a massive 25 per cent of China's landmass. More
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    Justice Department Has Ordered Key Chinese State Media Firms to Register as Foreign Agents
    September 19, 2018
     
    By Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha Updated Sept. 18, 2018 3:50 p.m. ET The Justice Department ordered two leading Chinese state-run media organizations to register as foreign agents, according to people familiar with the matter, as U.S. officials ramp up efforts to combat foreign influence operations and toughen their stance on a variety of China policies. More
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    China Is Buying African Media’s Silence
    September 18, 2018
     
    Azad Essa, Foreign Policy Read original news here I wrote about Chinese oppression in a South African paper. Hours later, they cancelled my column. It is official. After more than a decade of planning, setting up, and bankrolling African media, the Chinese are finally ready to cash in on their investment. More
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    The struggles of reporting on China’s secret Uighur ‘re-education camps’
    September 17, 2018
     
    It is probably the most difficult place to report from in China. In the far-western province of Xinjiang, the Chinese campaign to smash Islamic extremism and independence sentiments has been taken to new extreme level. The Chinese deny it's going on, and don't like foreign reporters going there to investigate. More
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    Censorship, Geopolitical Time Bombs, and China’s Islamophobia Problem
    September 17, 2018
     
    Matt Schrader, The Jamestown Foundation, Read original news here China has a serious and worsening Islamophobia problem. While relations between China’s Muslim minorities and its Han majority have been fraught since 2009’s deadly inter-ethnic riots in the far western city of Urumqi, recent years have seen the normalization of online hate speech directed at Muslims. More
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    “Eradicating Ideological Viruses”: China’s Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang’s Muslims
    September 17, 2018
     
    Human Riughts Watch, Setpember 2018 Read the original news here Summary The training has only one purpose: to learn laws and regulations…to eradicate from the mind thoughts about religious extremism and violent terrorism, and to cure ideological diseases. More
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    Trouble brewing in Communist China
    September 15, 2018
     
    The Northlines, 15 September 2018, G Ramachandram Read original news here All is not well with China. The Chinese Communist Party is the State and vice versa. What we see is absolute power exercised by President Xi Jinping, both as the Head of the State and the Party, ever since he got endorsed his term for life by the Chinese Parliament – National People’s Congress – in March 2018. More
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    One Nation Under Xi? This is why Christian Persecution in China is Escalating
    September 15, 2018
     
    Gary Lane, CBN news, 09-14-2018 Read original news here  This summer, Christians in China are experiencing an escalating wave of persecution unseen since Mao's Cultural Revolution. "We're seeing more persecution or a higher level of persecution," said The Voice of the Martyrs Radio host Todd Nettleton. More
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    His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet admires Sweden for its advocacy of democracy and liberty
    September 14, 2018
     
    Dharamshala, India — “I don’t admire the USA for its nuclear weapons but for its advocacy of democracy, freedom and liberty, I hope here in Sweden you can keep these values alive," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told members of the media before speaking at a conference called 'The Art of Happiness and Peace' in Sweden's third-largest city of Malmö on September 12, 2018. More
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    The Dalai Lama to visit Malmö University
    September 13, 2018
     
    Malmo University, 12 September 2018 Read original news here. On September 13, the Dalai Lama will visit Malmö University to present a conversation and lecture on secular ethics. The event is by invitation only but will be streamed online and on Facebook. More
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    Tibet Independence Campaigners claim Victory as Liverpool’s Controversial Water Partnership Ends
    September 13, 2018
     
    Unclear whether protests around Anfield and petition to club owner John Henry had any effect as year-long regional partnership is not renewed. English Premier League side Liverpool have ended their controversial partnership with Chinese company Tibet Water, and pro-Tibetan independence campaigners are claiming victory. More
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    Is the US Ready to Stand Up for Taiwan Against China?
    September 12, 2018
     
    By Charlotte Gao, The Diplomat, September 10, 2018 The People’s Republic of China (hereafter referred to as China) has increasingly intensified its diplomatic squeeze on the Republic of China (Taiwan) since Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen came into office in 2016. More
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    How far is Tibet from real human rights and rule of law?
    September 11, 2018
     
    The tragic case of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk highlights how Beijing 'games the system' on political disputes Tibet.net, the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration, calls for the immediate release of Tibetan language advocate Tashi Wangchuk from prison on June 6 after he was jailed for five years for inciting separatism. More
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    ‘Tibetan refugees down from 1.5 lakh to 85,000 in 7 years’
    September 11, 2018
     
    “Their numbers could be approximately 85,000, but we will get the exact figure once all of them are registered online. In the past two years, the government has simplified the process and made everything accessible on the internet,” government’s advisor on Tibet Affairs Amitabh Mathur said. A sharp decline has been recorded in the number of Tibetan refugees in India — from 1. More
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    China is Losing the New Cold War
    September 10, 2018
     
    Sep 5, 2018 MINXIN PEI In contrast to the Soviet Union, China's leaders recognize that strong economic performance is essential to political legitimacy. Like the Soviet Union, however, they are paying through the nose for a few friends, gaining only limited benefits while becoming increasingly entrenched in an unsustainable arms race with the US. More
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    No doubt on Karmapa’s commitment to Tibetan struggle: top MHA official
    September 10, 2018
     
    ‘Does not need prior permission (for travel), but prior intimation to ministry for security details’ INDICATING THAT New Delhi is willing to accept the leadership of the 33-year-old Karmapa Lama Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the adviser on Tibetan affairs in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Amitabh Mathur, told The Indian Express, “India doesn’t doubt 17th Karmapa’s commitment to Tibetan civilisatio More
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    China Is Detaining Muslims in Vast Numbers. The Goal: ‘Transformation.’
    September 10, 2018
     
    By Chris Buckley, New York Times, Read original story here.  HOTAN, China — On the edge of a desert in far western China, an imposing building sits behind a fence topped with barbed wire. Large red characters on the facade urge people to learn Chinese, study law and acquire job skills. Guards make clear that visitors are not welcome. More
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    China’s Little-Noticed ‘New Police Law’ Gives Vastly Expanded Legal Powers to Public Security Apparatus
    September 8, 2018
     
    A recent video clip showing police officers inspecting cell phones of subway passengers in an unidentified Chinese city.https://twitter.com/Sarah_chinaBJ/status/1026301663085117441 On August 17, 2018 at about 3:30 p.m. More
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    China bans minors in Tibet from religious events
    September 7, 2018
     
    Over the years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted various means to instill the idea in native Tibetans that their traditional culture and religion are backwards, barbaric and based on superstitious beliefs. More