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Richard Gere urges US lawmakers to back Tibet
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Richard Gere urges US lawmakers to back Tibet

The 73-year-old accused Beijing of "cruelty, collective violence and persecution" of the Tibetan people, whom he said were repressed by a "pervasive surveillance system."

Tibet faces 'slow death' under China, exiled leader tells US Congress
World

Tibet faces 'slow death' under China, exiled leader tells US Congress

Some Tibetan activists lament what they see as a fading focus on alleged abuses in Tibet amid growing concerns in Washington and other Western capitals about China's expanding military, pressure on democratic Taiwan, and crackdowns in Hong Kong and on minority groups in China's Xinjiang region

Dalai Lama names Mongolian boy as new Buddhist spiritual leader
World

Dalai Lama names Mongolian boy as new Buddhist spiritual leader

The eight-year-old Mongolian boy born in US is one of a pair of twin boys named Aguidai and Achiltai Altannar. The news of the boy being named as the reincarnation brought contempt among secular nationalists and alarm among those who felt that it will provoke the rage of the country's neighbour

US balloons flew over Xinjiang, Tibet, says China; warns of counter action
World

US balloons flew over Xinjiang, Tibet, says China; warns of counter action

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin has said US balloons made round-the-world flights on at least 10 occasions. The ongoing dispute comes amid the US military’s shooting down of what it called a Chinese spy balloon suspecting it of espionage over US military bases

Why China’s plans of a new railway line through Aksai Chin is worrying news for India
World

Why China’s plans of a new railway line through Aksai Chin is worrying news for India

China is building a new railway route connecting Tibet and Xinjiang through Aksai Chin. This region, also termed as ‘no-man’s land’ has been a bone of contention between the two countries since the 1950s and was at the centre of the 1962 India-China war

China starts work on new rail link between Xinjiang and Tibet, to pass through disputed Aksai Chin along LAC
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China starts work on new rail link between Xinjiang and Tibet, to pass through disputed Aksai Chin along LAC

The proposed railway line – which is expected to enable faster deployment of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) – will run through the disputed Aksai Chin region close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China

China plans railway line to connect Tibet, Xinjiang 
World

China plans railway line to connect Tibet, Xinjiang 

The plan envisages expanding the TAR rail network from the current 1,400 km to 4,000 km by 2025, including new routes that will connect India and will walk to the borders of China with Nepal. 

Baimadajie Angwang: Arrested for being a Chinese spy, the New York cop wants his badge back
World

Baimadajie Angwang: Arrested for being a Chinese spy, the New York cop wants his badge back

Federal prosecutors dropped charges against Baimadajie Angwang, who authorities had initially accused of spying on independence-minded Tibetans on behalf of the Chinese consulate in New York

'Hands off Tibetan DNA': Students protest against US company for collecting 'pin-prick' blood samples in Tibet
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'Hands off Tibetan DNA': Students protest against US company for collecting 'pin-prick' blood samples in Tibet

Protesters alleged that the company’s products may have contributed to the Chinese government’s abuse of Tibetan people

China opposes Dalai Lama’s planned visit to crisis-ridden Sri Lanka
World

China opposes Dalai Lama’s planned visit to crisis-ridden Sri Lanka

The Chinese concerns followed a meeting by several Sri Lankan Buddhist monks who had met the Dalai Lama at Bodh Gaya in India earlier this month and invited the spiritual leader to visit the island country, a predominantly Buddhist nation

Bodh Gaya: Chinese woman suspected of spying on Dalai Lama detained by Bihar Police, will be deported
India

Bodh Gaya: Chinese woman suspected of spying on Dalai Lama detained by Bihar Police, will be deported

The woman identified as Song Xiaolan has been living in India since October 2019. Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama is currently in Bodh Gaya

WATCH: China's PLA will destroy IAF base before Indian jets can take off, claims Chinese channel
World

WATCH: China's PLA will destroy IAF base before Indian jets can take off, claims Chinese channel

The IAF has 25 airbases close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. But China's PLA has only 11 air bases near the LAC. Of these, four are in eastern Ladakh while around seven are in Tibet. This means that in case of a war, India will be able to launch a much larger number of missions

Days after de-escalation from fisticuffs in Tawang, China conducts war games near Arunachal border
World

Days after de-escalation from fisticuffs in Tawang, China conducts war games near Arunachal border

In the confrontation that had taken place in Tawang on December 9, Indian Army soldiers had thrashed a much larger PLA contingent of 300 Chinese personnel who were attempting to capture territory around a mountaintop held by India in the Yangtse sector

Global legislators call for sanctions on companies helping China harvest DNA of Uyghurs, Tibetans
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Global legislators call for sanctions on companies helping China harvest DNA of Uyghurs, Tibetans

Reports by Human Rights Watch and other groups have indicated that, since June 2016, the PRC authorities have conducted a mass DNA collection program in the Tibet Autonomous Region, reaching up to one-third of Tibet's total population, including many children

US sanctions Chinese officials for human rights violation in Tibet
Politics

US sanctions Chinese officials for human rights violation in Tibet

The United States (US) has imposed sanctions on two senior Chinese officials over "serious human rights abuse" in Tibet, including alleged torture and killings of prisoners and forced sterilization

US announce sanctions on two Chinese officials involved in serious human rights abuse in Tibet
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US announce sanctions on two Chinese officials involved in serious human rights abuse in Tibet

The Chinese officials, Wu Yingjie and Zhang Hongbo, have been named as those involved in rights violations by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which is a financial intelligence and enforcement agency of the US Treasury Department

How Donyi Polo Airport is going to be India's force multiplier against China
India

How Donyi Polo Airport is going to be India's force multiplier against China

India's ability to launch a military counter-offensive against China received yet anothet boost when Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Donyi Polo Airport in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. This will help the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force to operate along the border with Tibet

How China is surreptitiously poaching Brahmaputra waters to hurt India
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How China is surreptitiously poaching Brahmaputra waters to hurt India

The Chinese government is building a tunnel over 1,000 kilometers long to take water from the Brahmaputra to the arid regions in western China. Starting near Tsangmo in Tibet, the tunnel will stretch to the Taklamakan desert in Xinjiang

Tibet: Rare protest breaks out in Lhasa against China's strict Covid restrictions
World

Tibet: Rare protest breaks out in Lhasa against China's strict Covid restrictions

Lhasa has been locked down for nearly three months in accordance with China's zero-Covid strategy, which sees millions of residents across the country repeatedly restricted to their homes whenever cases rise

Dragon shadow in central Himalaya: Is China trying to open a new front against India?
India

Dragon shadow in central Himalaya: Is China trying to open a new front against India?

China is preparing the ground for creating problems for India in the central sector as Beijing’s options are very limited in the northern and eastern sectors of the LAC