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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, March 15, 2016


China is cracking down! All enemies are in the crosshairs: Facebook pages, SCMP news articles, terrorists, religions, demonstrators, “separatists”, “hostile forces”, the Dalai Lama… the usual suspects. Northern Korea has the sky in its crosshairs, and it doesn’t miss. Now, Kim wants to aim at Manhattan. China didn’t talk about that, specifically, but, Japan isn’t … Continue reading

Cadence of Conflict: Asia, October 5, 2015


A report came in: Taiwan is tied with Israel for the world’s 13th most powerful military. It will be interesting to see whether China discusses this over tea with the Britons next week. Bon Jovi had been booted from China for paying homage to the Dalai Lama when they added Taiwan to their itinerary, only … Continue reading

While Beijing repeatedly rejects Japan’s apologies, China has its own horrors to atone for


Japan’s less-than-wholehearted remorse for its World War II-era atrocities has long been an unhealed wound in its relations with neighbours. The bruise is throbbing anew with the approach of August 15, the 70th anniversary of the announcement of Japan’s surrender. China’s ambassador to Tokyo revived the topic July 23, when he pointedly advised Japanese Prime … Continue reading

When will enmity between India and China end?


Since Mao’s foolish military attack of India, there has been tension between China and India along their disputed border for half a century. Now China is giving Nepal substantial aid in order to prevent the Dalai Lama’s followers from crossing the Chinese-Nepalese border to go to the Dalai Lama. It seems to have nothing to … Continue reading

China wants to isolate the Dalai Lama – and it’s working


If the Pope had met the Dalai Lama, Chinese Catholics would have been made to suffer. What a pity the Pope did not be meet the Dalai Lama when the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism was in Rome for a gathering of Nobel Laureates this past weekend. The meeting took place in Rome because the … Continue reading

Observations from Tibet: Part 2 Chinese rule


The Chinese invaded Tibet in 1950 with the Dali Lama fleeing in 1959: I am not going to go into the rights and wrongs of China‘s involvement in Tibet other than to state the Chinese have had cultural and political links with the area for centuries. As the post implies these are observations from my recent trip. … Continue reading

China deserves Nobel Peace Prize for lifting its population out of poverty, Norway’s richest man says


Media censorship, journalist detention, and a host of other human-rights problems aside, China deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for lifting one-fifth of the world’s population out of poverty, said Norway’s richest man on Wednesday. Stein Erik Hagen, chairman of Norwegian conglomerate Orkla Asa, told Norwegian newspaper VG that China should qualify for the Nobel Peace … Continue reading

China claims “terrorism” threats in apparent bid to get tougher on ethnic minorities


Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that China faces increasing threats to national security and warned of the dangers of terrorism in a speech indicating that Beijing could impose tougher controls on its ethnic minorities. Xi told a study session of the party’s decision-making Politburo “to resolutely stamp out the brazenness of the terrorists,” … Continue reading

Norway’s shame: Shuns Dalai Lama, bows to China’s bullying


Norway’s ruling politicians may refuse to meet with the Dalai Lama when he visits Oslo next month to avoid angering China. The hesitation is part of an effort to ease tensions with the world’s second-largest economy that have festered since Norway’s Nobel committee awarded jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the Peace Prize in 2010. “We … Continue reading

China’s first lady attacks US because Michelle Obama ate Tibetan food


The following is a translation from Chinese media: It has been stressed that there was no politics in US first lady Michelle Obama’s China visit, but the arrangement of her last meal at a Tibetan restaurant gave China the message of US support for the Dalai Lama. In return, Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan wrote … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, March 9


EDITORIAL – China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently… China Fields New Intermediate-Range Nuclear Missile Russia And China ‘In Agreement’ Over Ukraine Up to 1,000 illegal Chinese in Taiwan: immigration Audaciously shouldering Taiwan’s national defense … Continue reading

Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama irks China


The US leader vowed “strong support” for the protection of Tibetans’ human rights in China during the encounter. China had urged the US to cancel the meeting, saying it would “seriously impair China-US relations“. Beijing described the Dalai Lama as a separatist, while the spiritual leader said he only advocates greater autonomy for Tibet, not … Continue reading

Prelude to Conflict: Asia, February 23


EDITORIAL – China and the West want China and the West to know that they are in a prelude to war. Here are a few reasons why from recently… China and the US: Its good to talk …Lots of talk about not much. Majority reject unification: TISR poll This is not what leaders are doing. … Continue reading

China says it will win West over to its view on Tibet, Xinjiang


China has “time on its side” to win over Western opinion to its point of view on the restive regions of Tibet and Xinjiang, a senior official wrote on Wednesday, vowing with unusually strong language to ignore foreign pressure on human rights. Zhu Weiqun, chairman of the ethnic and religious affairs committee of the top … Continue reading

eChinacities expat website now a propaganda machine


Expat websites have recently been targetted by the CCP as propaganda machines aimed at expats in China. An example is eChinacities. Once an invaluable source of information for expats, the site is now mostly Chinese propaganda, trolls seeking to entrap expats and advertisements for illegal employment. I started working for eChinacities a few years back … Continue reading

China declares Lunar Defence Obliteration Zone


Following the successful launch of its first lunar rover, the Chinese government has declared a defensive zone extending vertically from China into space and encompassing the moon. The Lunar Defense Obliteration Zone, according to newly appointed space minister Wu Houyi, “will protect China’s core interests and interplanetary sovereignty.” All foreign spacecraft, satellites, comets and space debris … Continue reading

China rights scenario deteriorating says US


The United States got few answers to questions about detained activists during its annual rights dialogue with China, and believes the situation in the country continues to deteriorate, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Uzra Zeya, Acting Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, said she raised specific cases during … Continue reading

China: Li Keqiang greets ‘key partner and friend’ India in New Delhi


Premier Li Keqiang arrived in New Delhi yesterday afternoon on the first leg of his maiden diplomatic trip, calling for deepening mutual trust and co-operation between the two Asian powers, which had a tense border stand-off last month. In prepared written remarks delivered on arrival, Li said China regarded India as a “key partner and … Continue reading

China aims to banish superstition, promote knowledge


China is struggling to get its estimated 100 million religious believers to banish superstitious beliefs about things like sickness and death, the country’s top religious affairs official told a state-run newspaper. Wang Zuoan, head of the State Administration of Religious Affairs, said there had been an explosion of religious belief in China along with the … Continue reading

First arrests for inciting Tibetan self-immolations since crime ruled murder


Police detained a monk and his nephew in Sichuan province and accused them of instigating the self-immolations of eight ethnic Tibetans on the instructions of the Dalai Lama and his followers, state media reported yesterday. Xinhua did not detail what evidence police had of the exiled spiritual leader’s involvement – which was denied by the … Continue reading

Tibetan leader holds hope China can learn from Canada


China should look at Canada’s example to allay its fears of Tibetan aspirations for freedom, the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile says. In an exclusive interview with The Globe and Mail, Lobsang Sangay, a Tibetan refugee and legal scholar, expressed cautious hope that the change of leadership in China next spring will start to reverse … Continue reading

Chinese leadership transition; don’t hold your hopes too high


“Inside the party, there are many problems that need be addressed, especially the problems among party members and officials of corruption and taking bribes, being out of touch with the people, undue emphasis on formalities and bureaucracy and other issues,” said Mr. Xi, the new Chinese leader who will be ruling China for another ten … Continue reading

China says no to foreign rights monitors for Tibet


China will not allow foreign observers into restive Tibet to probe human rights abuses, an official said on Friday, dismissing mounting international pressure for an independent investigation in the troubled mountainous region. Some 68 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since March 2011 in protest against Chinese rule over Tibetan regions. At least 56 have … Continue reading

57th Tibetan sets himself on fire to fight for a free Tibet, that is less and less likely


Another Tibetan Monk set himself on fire on the morning of October 22. It is the second self-immolation of Tibetan monks in 48 hours, third in ten days and the 57th since 2009, said Free Tibet. The 50-year-old monk named Dhondup finished his morning meditation as usual, walked to the side of the Serkhang temple (meaning … Continue reading

October 5 1989 Dalai Lama wins Nobel Peace Prize


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
On October 5th 1989, the Dalai Lama, the exiled religious and political leader of Tibet, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet. The 14th Dalai Lama was born as Tenzin Gyatso in Tsinghai Province, China, in…

China’s Xinhua denies asking Canadian journalist to spy on Dalai Lama


A Canadian journalist says he quit working for China’s news agency because it wanted him to spy on the Dalai Lama in Ottawa. But the Ottawa bureau chief of China’s Xinhua news agency dismissed that claim as “Cold War” ideology. Ottawa-based freelance journalist and author Mark Bourrie makes the allegation against the Xinhua news service … Continue reading

China suffers from “moral crisis”, Dalai Lama says


China is beset by a moral crisis, widespread corruption and lawlessness, leading millions of Chinese to seek solace in Buddhism, Tibet’s exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, said on Monday. The Dalai Lama was in London to receive the $1.7 million Templeton prize for his work affirming the spiritual dimension of life. Speaking to reporters … Continue reading

Dalai Lama reveals warning of Chinese plot to kill him


In an interview with this week’s Sunday Telegraph, the 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winning Dalai Lama revealed he had been passed reports from inside Tibet, warning that Chinese agents had trained Tibetan women for a mission to poison him while posing as devotees seeking his blessings. The Tibetan Buddhist leader said he lives within a … Continue reading

Prominent China dissident Hu Jia freed from jail


One of China’s most prominent dissidents, Hu Jia, was reunited with his family in the early hours of Sunday after serving three-and-a-half-years in jail on subversion charges, but he was not ready to speak in public, his wife said. Hu was convicted in 2008 for “inciting subversion of state power” for criticizing human rights restrictions … Continue reading

China shows off its own Panchen Lama on trip outside mainland


A Tibetan youth named by Beijing as the 11th Panchen Lama, but reviled by many Tibetans as a fake, made his first trip outside mainland China on Thursday as he is groomed to become the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama dies. Gyaltsen Norbu, 22, was selected as a boy by officially … Continue reading

March 31 1959 Dalai Lama Exile Begins


On March 31st 1959, the Dalai Lama fled the Chinese suppression of a national uprising in Tibet, and crossed the border into India, where he was granted political asylum. Born as Tensin Gyatso on 6th July 1935 in Taktser, China, he was designated the 14th Dalai Lama in 1940, a position that eventually made him … Continue reading

March 10 1959 Tibetans Revolt Against China


On March 10th 1959, Tibetans banded together in revolt, surrounding the summer palace of the Dalai Lama in defiance of Chinese occupation forces. China’s occupation of Tibet began nearly a decade before, in October 1950, when troops from its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) invaded the country, barely one year after the Communists gained full control … Continue reading

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