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[17 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Global Times, July 16, 2017 at 21:43:39
The government of Changsha, Central China’s Hunan Province, has announced it will give a one-off signing bonus of 20,000 yuan ($2,952) to each college graduate who serves a stint in the military in either Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region or Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
Previously, the bonus was 10,000 yuan in Changsha. The new standard will take effect on August 1 and will be distributed to students before they are sent for military training, news portal thepaper.cn reported Sunday, citing a …

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[18 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

PTI report in The Times of India, Jun 18, 2017
BEIJING: China has included the controversial $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor in its second scientific expedition to the 4,000-metre-high Qinghai-Tibet plateau to study changes in climate, biodiversity and environment over the past decades in the region.
The expedition will also take scientists to a pass linking to south Asia, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The CPEC passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), over which India has conveyed its protests to China. The area covers Karakoram mountain ranges, including the Siachen glacier.
The last expedition …

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[17 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua report Published: 2017/6/16 at 16:48:40
China will dispatch 10,000 teachers to Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions to support local education.
Currently, 1,500 teachers from other provinces are in Xinjiang and Tibet. They train local education staff and share resources. Another batch of 4,000 teachers will be selected and sent to the regions soon, according to a meeting held in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Thursday.
Recognizing the program as beneficial to local people, Minister of Education Chen Baosheng demanded strict standards in selection of teachers.
In recent …

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[12 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Xinhua in Global Times, May 11,2017 at 22:44
A Chinese couple suspected of illegally collecting public deposits has been extradited from Nepal, the Ministry of Public Security announced Thursday.
Chinese police brought the couple back to China Tuesday as part of Operation Fox Hunt, a campaign to catch economic fugitives hiding overseas.
The female suspect. surnamed Ding, and her husband, surnamed Dong, had allegedly illegally collected deposits from the public by promising high interest rates since January 2013, the ministry said, without disclosing the exact amount of money involved.
The …

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[18 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

South China Morning Post, , April 17, 2017 at 9:41pm
A Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire in western China in an apparent protest against Beijing’s rule, a monitoring group and a US government-backed radio station said.
The monk set himself ablaze in a public square on Saturday morning in Kardze, also known as Ganzi, in western Sichuan province, according to Radio Free Asia and Free Tibet, an advocacy group based in Britain.
The unidentified monk was taken away after the fire was extinguished by security forces, reports said. It was unclear …

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[7 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]

BEIJING: Chinese hardliners have parts of their brains missing, exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said in an interview aired this
week, comments likely to infuriate Beijing, which views the Nobel Peacelaureate as a dangerous separatist.
The Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India after a failed uprising against Chinese rule in 1959, denies espousing violence and says he only wants
genuine autonomy for Tibet.The animosity between the two sides, and their rivalry for control overTibetan Buddhism, is at the heart of the debate about reincarnation.
Speaking to US comedian John Oliver …

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[16 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

China’s first aircraft carrier the Liaoning recently left a shipyard in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province to start a new training mission, with the political commissar of the carrier saying it is constantly prepared for war.
Li Dongyou, the political commissar of the Liaoning, told the Global Times that “As a military force, we are always prepared for war and our combat capacity also needs to be tested by war. At this moment, we are doing our best to promote our strength and use it to prevent war, and are prepared …

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[28 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

LHASA, China — In the contest for Tibetan hearts and minds, a 26-year-old Buddhist monk is emerging into the spotlight. He is the Chinese-appointed Panchen Lama, and he is being groomed by the Communist Party to fill an important political and religious role in Tibet.
Obedient to the party and loyal to the Chinese state, the “Chinese Panchen” is being pushed forward as an alternative to the Dalai Lama, a man widely loved by Tibetans as their supreme religious leader but reviled by the Chinese Communist Party as a “wolf in …

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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

JIQIE NO. 2 VILLAGE, China — She was 27, a kind, hard-working woman who supported her family by herding yaks and harvesting caterpillar fungus, a prized health cure, on the high grasslands of Tibet. Last October, Tsering Tso was found hanged from a bridge in a small town near her home.
Her family and local villagers gathered outside the police station in Chalong township to demand answers: She had last been seen in the company of a local Buddhist priest and two policemen.
The authorities insisted it was suicide. Family and friends …

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[20 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

by Emily Rauhala in the Washington Post, Nov 19, 2015 at 10:35 PM
HONGYA, China — The first snow of the season lies light on the hills and the air smells of wood smoke; the police who guard this village on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau must be inside by the stove.
Beyond a solitary checkpoint, a paved road rises up and around and passes a high-walled courtyard with a richly painted gate. Nearby, a sheep picks through a pile of hay, unobserved except by security cameras.
It was here, in …