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Chinese poet detained by police for trying to commemorate Lui Xiaobo

Chinese poet detained by police for trying to commemorate Lui Xiaobo

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Sep 7: Chinese police have detained a celebrated poet from the southern province of Guangdong for aiding to produce an anthology of poems commemorating Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died in Chinese custody.

Cambridge University reinstates blocked China articles after protest

Cambridge University reinstates blocked China articles after protest

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 22: Cambridge University Press (CUP) has reverted its decision and will now reinstate the articles and book reviews it has earlier censored from its China Quarterly publication on Beijing’s behest.

Scholars urge Cambridge University Press to revert decision or face boycott

Scholars urge Cambridge University Press to revert decision or face boycott

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 21: Scholars and China focused academics across the world have launched an online petition urging the Cambridge University Press (CUP) to revert its decision or face a potential boycott of its publications.

Taiwan’s Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission to be disbanded

Taiwan’s Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission to be disbanded

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 16: The Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission (MTAC) of the government of Taiwan is set to be disbanded by the end of this month, Minister without Portfolio, Hsu Jan-yau told Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CAN) on August 14.

More crack down on social media sites in China

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 11: Chinese cyber-security regulators have placed China’s major social networking sites under investigation for potential violations.

Beijing will stay neutral if North Korea attacks US first, not the other way round: Global Times

Beijing will stay neutral if North Korea attacks US first, not the other way round: Global Times

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, August 11: China will stay neutral if North Korea launches an attack on the United States but will stop United States if it attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea’s regime, says Chinese state-run media.

Indian magazine cover receives flak from china but applause from global design society

Indian magazine cover receives flak from china but applause from global design society

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, July 29: The cover of the latest edition of India Today magazine has infuriated Chinese social media users, garnering thick and fast backlash.

Chelsea FC player sent home from China tour over social media post

Chelsea FC player sent home from China tour over social media post

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, JULY 25: English football club Chelsea FC has sent home its player, Robert Kenedy Nunes Nascimento from the club’s tour of China after the player’s messages on social media received backlash from Chinese people and netizens.

India should support Tibet’s independence, says former Indian Defense Minister

India should support Tibet’s independence, says former Indian Defense Minister

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, July 19: Former defense minister of India has called on the Indian government to reverse its stand on the Tibet issue and support its independence.

UK and EU urges China to allow Liu Xiaobo to travel for medical treatment

UK and EU urges China to allow Liu Xiaobo to travel for medical treatment

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, July 10: Britain and the European Union has joined the growing call for China to release dying dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.