First Ever Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Conference Criticised For ‘Lack of Women’ 

When CTA organised the “first-ever” ‘Tibetan Women’s Empowerment Conference’ at Dharamsala, the general consensus was that women would take helm of the discussion – at least partially. However, when the panel table was thronged with men ranging from the Tibetan Prime Minister to members of the kashag, the disparity was obvious.

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Chinese Student Who Called Xi Jinping ‘Xitler’, Wrote ‘Free Tibet’ May Face Prison Time

Mr Kwon Pong, an ethnic Korean student who studied in America, was taken to Chinese police custody in September last year, reports the New York Times. Mr Kwon shared a selfie on Twitter where he wore a T-shirt which had the word ‘Xitler’ emblazoned on it. Mr Kwon now faces trial for “inciting subversion” and may even face prison time since the Chinese government dismissed his lawyers days before the trial began.

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China Fumes As Taiwanese Delegation Visits India, Not Worthy Of So Called ‘Super Power’

China has lodged a diplomatic protest with India after the latter hosted a Taiwanese parliamentary delegation earlier this month. China urged India to show its ‘commitment’ to its widely criticized “One China Policy”. Chinese state media said “India has long wanted to use the Taiwan question, The South China Sea and The Dalai Lama as bargaining chips in dealing with China”

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Iris Mittenaere Of France Wins Miss Universe 2016, Europe Wins Crown After 25 Years

Iris Mittenaere of France, a dental surgery student from North France emerged victorious at the recently concluded Miss Universe 2016 event. Final of Miss Universe 2016 was held at Manila, Philippines. It was a sort of reunion of former winners. India’s Sushmita Sen, Miss Universe 1994 also sat as one of judges of this year’s edition.

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China’s Worrying Single Males Number Might Cross 30 Million By 2030 

China is slowly becoming apprehensive about the number of single males which might hit an astounding 30 million by the year 203o. In a rapidly developing economy where culture stolidly assimilates with modernisation, Chinese men are finding it hard to meet marriage with its many demands.

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Trump Administration Includes Social Media Checks For Chinese Visitors

Trump administration includes social media checks for Chinese visitors. The policy is asking the Chinese visitors to the United States to disclose their social media handles such as that of the Facebook or Twitter. This check will be covering the Chinese citizens hold long term business and visitor visas.

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New York Times Mocks India’s Record Setting 104 Satellites Launch And Gets Befitting Reply 

It seems that New York Times cannot appreciate any positive news from India. Two years after it apologized for mocking India’s Mars Mission, the American tabloid has yet again tried to question India’s recent record breaking satellite launch of 104 satellites using PSLV37. In a thinly veiled insult it tried to point that majority of these satellites were light weight and hence the record was shallow in nature inasmuch as it comprised small satellites.

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US University Stands By Dalai Lama As Commencement Speaker Despite Chinese Protests

A US university announced on February 2 that their all campus commencement event coming up later this year would have the Dalai Lama of Tibet as its keynote speaker. The decision was received as a backlash to the sentiments of the Chinese students of the university. However, the University stands by and does not look at undoing the decision!

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Tibet Was Inhabited More Than 50,000 Years Ago: Scientific Report

A new scientific analysis of the Tibetan Plateau has challenged the notion of Tibet being inhabited by humans 15,000 years ago. A deeper archaeological survey of the ‘Roof of the World’ has led scientists to believe that human migration in one of the most environmentally hostile places in the world might have occurred more than 62,000 years ago.

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