User: norgay Topic: Tibet
Category: China
Last updated: Aug 08 2018 12:03 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Turbulent times ahead for Xi Jinping 8.8.2018 Rediff: News
'Does it mean that we are witnessing the end of an era?'
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Premier Li makes unannounced visit to Tibet, claims it as 'inalienable part' of China 29.7.2018 Zee News : World
Li Keqiang said China is committed to supporting education of skilled workers and train more talented workers in the disputed region the country claims as its own.
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Tibet inseparable part of China's 'sacred' territory, says Premier Li Keqiang during rare visit 29.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Tibet is an inseparable part of China's "sacred" territory, and religious figures should promote national unity and ethnic harmony, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said during a rare visit to a region that is a focus for international rights concerns. Chinese troops marched into Tibet in 1950 in what China officially terms a peaceful liberation, and has ruled it with an iron fist even since. It is one of Beijing's most sensitive territorial issues, and has been hit by repeated anti-Chinese protests, although the region has fairly been quiet since the last large-scale demonstrations in 2008. China routinely denies charges from rights groups and exiles of repression and says its rule ended serfdom and brought prosperity to what was a backward region, and that it fully respects the rights of the Tibetan people. Li, who visited Tibet from July 25 to July 27, went to two major sites connected to Tibetan Buddhism, state news agency Xinhua said late on Saturday. At the Jokhang Temple, which was damaged by a fire in ...
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China: Tibetan students banned from religious activities 24.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reported. The Global Times quoted an education official in the regional capital of Lhasa as saying that students were required to sign an agreement to "not take part in any form of religious activity" during the break. The policy appears to reflect increasingly harsh restrictions on the Himalayan region's traditional Buddhist culture, largely aimed at reducing the influence of the region's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India. "The students are following the regulation under the guidance of their parents and teachers," the paper said, quoting Choephel, the head of the political education department at Lhasa Middle School, who like many Tibetans uses just one name. No phone number was available for the department and Chinese authorities severely limit foreign journalists' access to Tibet. The report was ...
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Oli’s China visit to focus on connectivity 20.6.2018 Hindu: International
Nepal PM says the nations have common views on trans-Himalayan network
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China to build three more airports in TAR’s border region 12.6.2018 Phayul.com
China will begin building three more airports in occupied Tibet’s Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) near the border region neighboring India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2019, Chinese state media, Glob
Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Youth Activists Call for strong Global Action against Xi’s totalitarian rule 7.6.2018 Phayul.com
The 2nd Tibet, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Round Table conference concluded on Wednesday at George Washington University in Washington, DC. The conference brought together a select group of Tibetans, Hong Kongers, and Taiwanese frontline leaders and activist
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Over 600 rock paintings discovered in China 30.5.2018 General News
Over 600 rock paintings, some dating back 2,000 years, have been found in a Tibetan prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province, a media report said today. The paintings depicting animals, human figures, nature and constellations were discovered on May 5 by villagers who immediately reported the finding to the local authorities. The government of Chindu County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, confirmed that 609 rock paintings had been discovered, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Wei Jian, deputy director of Chinese Society of Rock Painting, said the paintings were created over a wide time span with the oldest dating back 2,000 years. One of the paintings is of a human figure waving something like a flag with left hand, and using the right hand in gesture like a salute, Wei said. The county is located near the source of the Yangtze River. Rock paintings by ancient Qiang people during a period from 1,000 BC to the late Tang Dynasty (618-907) have been found in the ...
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Tibet gets warmer, wetter 28.5.2018 General News
China's Tibet region is getting warmer and wetter due to global climate change, data from the regional climate centre has shown. Tibet's average temperature climbed 0.42 degrees Celsius per decade from 1981 to 2017, while average annual precipitation has increased by 11 millimetres every 10 years. The average temperature in 2017 was 5.7 degrees Celsius, the third-highest since 1981. Average annual rainfall last year was 492.4 millimetres, 32.2 millimetres more than average, state-run Xinhua news agency reported quoting the centre's data. Scientists believe the change in temperature and precipitation on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is the result of global climate change, which has expanded the temperate zone and forced the frigid and the sub frigid zones in Tibet to move westward and northward, it said. The overall environment in the highlands is good, scientists said, according to the report.
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Over 100 ancient tombs discovered in Lhasa 17.5.2018 General News
More than 100 ancient tombs have been discovered in Lhasa, capital of Tibet, according to the regional cultural protection institute. Archaeologists have found the tombs late last year during the excavation of a graveyard covering more than 200,000 square metres in Quxu County, said Norbu Tashi, a researcher at the institute. Due to centuries of erosion by rain and the impact of human activities, the tombs show signs of damage to various degrees, according to archaeologists. When excavating two of the tombs, archeologists found pieces of human bone and ceramic relics, which radiocarbon tests showed were 1,180 to 1,286 years old, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. "As the excavation continues, it will shed more light on how tombs were built in ancient times as well as the broader cultural landscape in the region," Tashi said.
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Chinese airliner makes emergency landing after cockpit window falls out: report 14.5.2018 General News
A Chinese plane with 128 people on board was forced to divert to another airport for an emergency landing today after a cockpit window broke, injuring a co-pilot and a crew member, officials said. The Flight 3U8633, operated by Sichuan Airlines, was en route from southwest China's Chongqing Municipality to Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It was forced to divert to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), part of the cockpit window broke as the Airbus A319 flew over Chengdu, the report said. Other media reports said part of the cockpit window fell out in mid-flight. The crew enacted emergency code 7700 and landed in Chengdu. All passengers are safe, although the co-pilot sustained injuries on the face and waist, and another crew member was slightly hurt during the emergency landing, according to the CAAC. Sichuan Airlines confirmed the diversion, and said that an investigation
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Digitization on to preserve ancient Tibetan literature 13.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Chinese researchers are digitizing ancient Tibetan manuscripts that were taken overseas from the famed Mogao Grottoes a century ago, amid efforts to study and preserve the distinctive Tibetan culture.
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China's heavy military transport aircraft conducts first airborne training 8.5.2018 General News
China's Y-20 heavy military transport aircraft has undergone its first airborne and air delivery training, the Chinese air force said today. It marked a leap in the air force's strategic delivery and long-distance airborne combat abilities, air force spokesperson Shen Jinke said. The air force is a strategic service, and its strategic capability should be in line with the constantly expanding national interests so it can carry out diverse military missions, he said. The strategic capability of the air force should be able to extend wherever China's national interests reach to provide reliable air security assurance for the country's development, he added. The Y-20, which joined the People's Liberation Army Air Force in July 2016 and has a maximum take-off weight of around 200 tonnes, is ideal for transporting cargo and people over long distances in diverse weather conditions, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
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U.S. condemns China for 'Orwellian nonsense' over airline websites 6.5.2018 General News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Saturday sharply criticized China's efforts to force foreign airlines to change how they refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, labeling China's latest effort to police language describing the politically sensitive territories as "Orwellian nonsense."
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White House calls China’s threats to airlines 'Orwellian nonsense' 6.5.2018 Washington Post
White House calls China’s threats to airlines 'Orwellian nonsense'
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China rebukes US Senate resolution on reincarnation of Tibetan spiritual figures 30.4.2018 Phayul.com
A Chinese government spokesperson has said that the United States is interfering with their internal affairs on Friday after the US Senate passed a resolution last week that rejected B
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China can't silence the call for Free Tibet 27.4.2018 Rediff: News
The people who know Tibet will continue to fight the good fight.
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Modi's China Visit: A Landmark Event 25.4.2018 Rediff: News
'An opportunity is at hand to think big and recast the India-China relationship on a new template, which would help the pursuit of our country's dream of major power status,' says Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.
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China's heavy-lift helicopter AC313 passes performance test 14.4.2018 General News
China's AC313, the heavy-lift helicopter for civilian purposes, has cleared the performance authentication test by aviation experts, the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics said today. The authentication committee, led by two Chinese academicians, believed the AC313's technology as well as its performance on the plateau have reached an advanced international level, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The helicopter was developed and manufactured by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China in Jingdezhen City, east China's Jiangxi Province. The AC313 had its maiden flight in Jingdezhen in March 2010. It completed two trial flights on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in 2010 and 2011. Mass production of the aircraft began in 2012. The aircraft is suitable for emergency rescue operations, forest fire response, transportation, offshore operations, medical aid, sightseeing and business trips, the report said.
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Six Sri Lankan ministers quit unity government 12.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Six Sri Lankan ministers resigned on Thursday, saying they were unable to continue work in the country's unity government.
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