UMass Boston Urged to Shut Down China’s Confucius Institute

The University of Massachusetts Boston has been urged in a letter from students, professors and alumni, along with outside advocates to shut down the China’s Confucius Institute that operates on its campus. The center is openly known to be overseen by the Chinese government and it is accused of promoting censorship abroad and undermining human rights.

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Little ‘Ice Boy’ Highlights the Height of Rural Poor in China

The viral image of a little kid, called as Ice boy in China’s south-western province of Yunnan showing frost on his hair and eyebrows recently depicts the fact that not enough help is being met to help the poor children and the rural families in China. An eight year old child’s journey from his home to school captured in images just told the story as it went viral in the social media.

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Dalai Lama Takes Part in Prayers by Bodhi Tree in Gaya

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Wednesday took part in the Great Prayer Festival of the Nyingma Tradition by the Bodhi Tree, the very seat where lord Buddha attained his enlightenment. His Holiness made his third visit to the Mahabodhi stupa during his ongoing stay in Bodh Gaya, paid his respects to the statue of the Buddha by lighting a lamp.

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First Step to a Tibetan Commercial Bank Laid by CTA

Central Tibetan Administration on Wednesday launched Gangjong Development Finance Private ltd, a non-banking financial corporation, which is planned to be developed into a normal Tibetan commercial bank in the coming years. The president of CTA, Dr. Lobsang Sangay announced the initiative at a press conference held at Dharamsala on Wednesday.

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