Liu Xia’s Escape from China Hints at a China Germany Deal

Liu Xia, widow of Chinese activist and 2010 Nobel Award winner Liu Xiabao has left China a year after her husband’s death. She has been under house arrest to varying degree since 2010. This development came along with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Germany. Liu Xia, a poet for whom Xiabao expressed his profound love many times during his ordeal in jail, left China for Helsinki on Tuesday. 

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United States Taking Action to Ensure Reciprocal Access to Tibet

Trump Administration is taking actions to ensure access of Americans to Tibet on a reciprocal basis. Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State, said that he is taking action to ‘guarantee’ reciprocal access to Tibet based on principles on reciprocity. Reciprocity is the one of the foundations of International diplomacy. In crude terms it means you will get what you give.

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Narendra Modi, World Leaders Must Increase Engagements with Dalai Lama

Rise of China and its rather aggressive approach in its pursuance of ‘One China’ policy has forced a rethink on Tibet in many capitals
around the world including New Delhi. Indian government has also been distancing itself from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Silence of top government officials on Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration also hints the same. It has been learnt that Delhi has urged the Tibetan leadership to restrain itself to spiritual activities.

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China Extending Tibet Policy of Inciting Sectarianism in Ladakh

Ladakh shares landscape and culture with Tibet. Potala Palace in Lhasa and Leh Palace share a striking resemblance. The former is a splendid structure and a treasure of world civilization. But China has been using its policy of promoting sectarianism in Tibet to its cultural extension Ladakh.

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Kashmiri Tibetans Dream to Return to Tibet from Kashmir

Nothing could have prepared Andrew Whitehead, a British traveler to Kashmir for the unprecedented change that he witnessed in Hawal neighborhood of Sri Nagar near Hari Parbat. Nestled in the shadow of Hari Parbat is a settlement of Tibetans Muslims, Kashmiri by citizenship still yearn to return to Tibet one day.

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China Conducts Military Drill in Tibet to Test ‘Civil-Military’ Integration

Alarmed by the Doklam standoff and subsequent exposure of its military’s weakness in logistics and support, China’s People’s Liberation Army conducted a military drill in Tibet on Tuesday. As per credible reports in Chinese media, PLA conducted this exercise to test its logistics and armament support capabilities as well as exploring the possibilities of “civilian-military” integration drills. This drill was first since August after the Doklam Standoff.

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Dalai Lama Will Return to Tibet Very Soon, Dr. Sangay Says He Believes in Israel

The head of Tibetan Government-In-Exile, President Sangay’s visit to Israel is likely to ruffle feathers in China.  While seeking support for Tibet in Israel, he also expressed his belief that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will return back to Tibet, where he belongs and the Tibetans inside and outside Tibet will be reunited with basic freedom.

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Tibet Urgently Need to be Made Accessible to World Media

As China continues to gain in stature and power the world seems to accept its narrative more and more no matter how much it continues to suppress the ethnic minorities living within its vast borders. The world media should understand that the very ‘Peaceful Rise’ of China which is anything but ‘peaceful’ threatens the Tibetan culture and its distinct identity.

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Tibet-Nepal Railway Link will Serve Chinese Interests not Tibet’s

After successfully building railway line through Tibet another ambitious project is going to become a reality. This is bound to have enormous impact on Tibet as well as the region. The Chinese premier and Nepalese Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli signed many important agreements ranging from infrastructure, technology, transportation and political cooperation. The Chinese have said that this ‘joint project’ holds a special importance for Tibet, its development and ‘stability’.

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China Cancels Foreign Ministers Meet In New Delhi

The Chinese government has said that they are not responsible for the cancellation of the Foreign Ministers meet which was scheduled to take place in India. China did not send its foreign minister to India to attend a tri-partite meeting of Foreign Ministers of India, Russia and China in New Delhi. They did insinuate that they are not happy about the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh.

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