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  • China’s Ban on Reincarnation | China Uncensored

    04/17/2017 11:57:11 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 16 replies
    China Uncensored ^ | April 17, 2017 | China Uncensored
    Video at link.
  • The Chinese Concentration Camps No One is Talking About

    03/02/2017 7:33:47 AM PST · by fella · 16 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 1 March 2017 | Antonella Marty
    Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a talk sponsored by the Falun Dafa Association in Argentina, titled “An Evil Never Before Seen on This Planet”, which addressed a dark secret in today’s China: the forced removal of organs of people living in China, with Yu Zhenjie and Dong Yuhua. Both are survivors of forced labor camps and torture in that nation. The statements of Yu Zhenjie and Dong Yuhua yesterday had me in tears. For those who do not know, Falun Dafa is not a political doctrine, nor an economic theory, nor a militant protest movement. Falun Dafa, also...
  • US denies visa to Tibetan women’s soccer team

    03/01/2017 4:34:53 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 26 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/27/17 | Naresh Thakur
    Having made its mark in the tournaments held across the Indian sub-continent, the Tibetan Women’s soccer team had heartbreak as the United States (US) embassy denied a visa to the team members to travel to the country where they were to take part in the Dallas Cup. The Tibetan women’s football team was invited by former English football player and manager Gordon Harold Jago to the Dallas Cup, a famous friendly youth tournament having soccer stars like David Beckham and Wayne Rooney in the alumni list. Trained by Cassie Childers, a US woman footballer from New Jersey, under the aegis...
  • UC San Diego Students Protest Visit by ‘Oppressive and Offensive’ Dalai Lama

    02/16/2017 9:45:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Heat Street ^ | February 16, 2017 | Kieran Corcoran
    Students at the University of California, San Diego are protesting an upcoming visit by the Dalai Lama – claiming the Tibetan leader is “oppressive”. Chinese students are leading objections to the event, which will see the Dalai Lama give a commencement speech on graduation day. They have claimed that his presence is offensive because of his campaign to make Tibet more independent – contrary to the Communist government’s position that Tibet is a region of China under their control.
  • Trump Should Read India’s Playbook for Taunting China

    12/20/2016 10:02:08 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2016 | JEFF M. SMITH
    Donald Trump’s decision to break protocol and become the first president-elect in decades to speak by phone with a Taiwanese president was either a colossal blunder or a shrewd strategic coup, depending on which Beltway insider you ask. At the least, Trump’s divisive exchange with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has sparked a substantive debate about the nature of U.S.-China-Taiwan relations and the sanctity of Beijing’s version of the “One-China” policy, which codifies China’s inalienable sovereignty over Taiwan and Tibet. Yet, as Washington braces for potential blowback from Beijing, both critics and supporters of the Trump-Tsai exchange have overlooked one key...
  • ALERT! The Chinese are wiping out Tibet

    10/13/2016 5:17:57 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    rediff.com ^ | October 13, 2016 | Major General Mrinal Suman (retd)
    IMAGE: Activists dressed as Chinese soldiers and a Tibetan monk perform a street drama depicting the Tibetan uprising 52 years ago against Chinese rule. Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters Tibet continues to be an enigma to all visitors. My two visits have been no different. One sees massive Chinese investment in road and railway infrastructure. Modern skyscrapers are coming up at a frenetic pace to house migrants from the mainland. Yet, Tibet presents a sight of a state under foreign siege. A deceptive calm hides the underlying tension. There is no cheer in the air. The story of Tibet is a saga...
  • China's Top Secret Stealth Fighter Spotted In Tibet Days After It Warned India

    09/02/2016 4:23:27 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    NDTV ^ | September 02, 2016 | Vishnu Som
    China's stealth figher J-20 spotted at world's highest civilian airport at 14,000 feet NEW DELHI: Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to China for the G-20 summit, an image has appeared of China's first stealth fighter, the J-20, reportedly at the Daocheng Yading airport in the high-altitude Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture which lies to the east of Arunachal Pradesh. The image of the stealth fighter, one of Beijing's most closely guarded military projects, appeared on Twitter and on two defence websites www.abovetopsecret.com and www.alert5.com, days after China warned India against deploying the supersonic BrahMos missile along the Himalayas. The Indian...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Group Demands John Kerry Stop Profiting On Tibet Exploitation

    06/01/2016 7:55:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    International human rights organization Free Tibet is urging Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz to end their financial investment in a Chinese-owned company that operates in Tibet. In a May 17 letter to Kerry, Free Tibet Director Eleanor Byrne-Rosengren called the Kerry family investment in a Chinese company, called Tibet Water Resources, Ltd. “inappropriate” and encouraged Kerry to “ensure that this investment comes to an end.” The company bottles and sells premium “luxury water” in competition with brands like Evian and Fuji.
  • Bhutan's dark secret to happiness (contemplating death)

    05/26/2016 9:36:43 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2015 | Eric Weiner
    ..I was having a panic attack.What I wanted to know was: why now – my life was going uncharacteristically well – and what could I do about it? “You need to think about death for five minutes every day,” Ura replied. “It will cure you.” “How?” I said, dumbfounded. “It is this thing, this fear of death, this fear of dying before we have accomplished what we want or seen our children grow. This is what is troubling you.” “But why would I want to think about something so depressing?” “Rich people in the West, they have not touched dead...
  • missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalanche

    05/03/2016 10:15:45 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/2/16 | Ben Guarino
    Discovery of missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalancheOn the slopes of Tibet’s Shishapangma — the world’s 14th-tallest peak, a glacial mountain that rises some 26,000 feet above sea level — a pair of European climbers stumbled upon the remains of a disaster that struck 16 years earlier. Locked under a layer of blue ice for more than a decade, but exposed in an early melt brought about by hotter than average weather, was another pair of climbers. Hikers David Goettler and Ueli Steck have, in all likelihood, found the resting place of...
  • Terrified Man Sets Himself on Fire After a 'Yeti Said He Would Die Soon'

    10/12/2015 5:25:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2nd October 2015 | Rory McKeown
    A TERRIFIED man set himself on fire after claiming he came face-to-face with a Yeti – who told him he would die soon. The disturbed man was so scared by the "meeting" that he doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. The incident happened in the village of Malyy Manok, in the Republic of Khakassia, in south-central Russia. He said he came face to face with the mythical creature – also known as the Abominbal Snowman – in the Taiga forest. The man died from his injuries. Yetis are claimed to be large, ape-like beasts living in the Himalayan...
  • China uses intimidation tactics at U.N. to silence critics

    10/08/2015 2:36:30 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | Sui-lee Wee, Reuters
    GENEVA – In a cafe lounge at the United Nations complex in Geneva, a Tibetan fugitive was waiting his turn earlier this year to tell diplomats his story of being imprisoned and tortured back home in China. The 43-year-old Buddhist monk, Golog Jigme, had broken out of a Chinese detention center in 2012, eventually fleeing to Switzerland. But his Chinese government pursuers had not given up.
  • Obama’s ‘very usual’ welcome for Saudi Arabia’s King to White House causes a buzz

    09/06/2015 7:04:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/5/2015 | Tom Tillison
    When Saudi Arabia’s King Salman visited the White House on Friday, President Barack Obama did something that at least one news reporter characterized as “very unusual.” No, he did not bow again. After all, there’d be nothing unusual in that for Obama. But CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller took to social media to say the president appeared at the West Wing portico to personally welcome Salman: Obama’s behavior Friday was a far cry from how the Dali Lama was treated when visiting the White House in 2010, when the spiritual leader of Tibet was forced to exit through...
  • China says missing Panchen Lama is 'living a normal life'

    09/05/2015 10:18:56 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Channel News Asia / Reuters ^ | 5-6-2015 | Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Himani Sarkar
    <p>BEIJING: A young Tibetan who vanished two decades ago after he was chosen by the Dalai Lama as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism is "living a normal life" and does not want to be disturbed, a senior Chinese official said on Sunday.</p>
  • Colonization and Cultural Genocide—and They Call it “Immigration”

    06/15/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Millions of Chinese flooding into Tibet? Have you heard about the millions of Chinese flooding into Tibet? With their displacement of the native peoples and the supplanting of Tibetan with Chinese culture, anthropologists and human rights activists have labeled the colonization “cultural genocide.” (See here, here, here, here, and here, for example.) It is a cause célèbre with its own popular bumper sticker. Interestingly, this situation corresponds precisely to what’s happening in most Western countries—most notably the United States—except for one minor detail: No compassionate liberal activists call it cultural and demographic genocide. They call it “diversity.” Everything else reflects...
  • Communist Party of China Embraces Virtues of Religion in Diplomacy

    05/04/2015 8:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-5-4 | Chen Lijun
    Even though the Communist Party of China is officially atheist, and the central government was once wary of religion, subtle signs and increasing activities show there is a changing attitude towards religion in order to unite China and its neighbors. In March last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood in the offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, and extolled the profound impact Buddhism has had on China. "Buddhism originated in ancient India," said Xi, the leader of the officially atheist Communist Party of China. "After it was introduced into China, the religion went...
  • Earthquake Triggers ‘Avalanche’ On Mount Everest, Base Camps Destroyed

    04/25/2015 2:48:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Focus News ^ | 4/25/15 | Focus News
    Saturday’s earthquake has triggered avalanches in Mount Everest according to a Tweet posted by Alex Gavan, a mountaineer. He claims, “running for life from my tent” and further says there were “many, many” people up the mountain at the time. Alex Gavan, who describes himself as a mountaineer, said a “huge avalanche” had hit from Pumori, a mountain lying close to Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border.
  • Obama hails Dalai Lama as ‘good friend,’ despite China warning

    02/05/2015 7:54:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.05.2015 | [rc/kms (AFP, Reuters, AP)]
    US President Barack Obama has had a first public meeting with the Dalai Lama, hailing the Tibetan religious leader as a “good friend.” Even before the encounter took place, Beijing had expressed its disquiet. Obama greeted the Dalai Lama at a National Prayer Breakfast in the US capital on Thursday, marking the pair’s first ever public encounter. As the Tibetan spiritual leader was formally introduced to the audience, the US president smiled and clasped his hands together in a bow-like gesture, before offering a more informal wave to the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama gave a wave of...
  • Distancing the Dalai Lama: Is Vatican playing into Beijing's hands?

    12/19/2014 1:10:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Nerve.in ^ | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Amit Dasgupta
    " It was his efforts at peace that brought him the Nobel Peace Prize. Despite the huge popularity and respect he enjoys, he is not unaware of his increasing isolation by global leaders since being in Beijing's good books appears to be the global fascination. It remains to be seen how India reacts. It would be a sad day, indeed, if New Delhi also lacks the moral fibre and toes Beijing's line." Nobel laureates gathered in Rome last week were dismayed that Pope Francis had surprisingly refused to grant an audience to the Dalai Lama so as to not incur...
  • Yak Dung Is Making Climate Change Worse ... And there’s no easy solution.

    12/15/2014 10:35:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | December 4, 2014 | Eric Holthaus
    It gets pretty cold this time of year in Tibet. For centuries, the solution to this problem was a win-win: just burn that huge pile of yak dung that’s been accumulating all summer. For millions of nomadic Tibetans, it’s a system that works. But that system comes at a hefty cost. Tibetan homes have some of the worst indoor air pollution in the world, and the soot the dung fires release is a big contributor to climate change. Yak dung, when used as fuel, is arguably dirtier than coal but is definitely much cheaper. Particulate pollution from burning animal dung...