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China bans Katy Perry indefinitely over her 2015 Taiwan concert

China bans Katy Perry indefinitely over her 2015 Taiwan concert

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 17: American singer and song writer, Katy Perry has become the latest celebrity to be banned from China.

Another setback for China as Pakistan rejects Beijing’s $14 billion aid for dam in PoK

Another setback for China as Pakistan rejects Beijing’s $14 billion aid for dam in PoK

By Lobsang Tenchoe DHARAMSALA, Nov 17: Pakistan has rejected China’s aid of $14 billion for Diamer-Bhasha Dam to be build in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir citing undoable Chinese conditions against Pakistan’s interest. “Chinese conditions for financing the Diamer-Bhasha Dam were not doable and against our interests,” PTI quoted Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority Chairman Muzammil Hussain as saying in its report. According […]

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Nepal scraps $2.5 billion hydropower project deal with Chinese state-owned company

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Nov 14: In a huge blow to China, Nepal has cancelled a deal with a Chinese state-owned company to build its biggest hydropower project worth USD 2.5 billion.

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China unveils Politburo Standing Committee members minus Xi’s successor

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, Oct 25: China’s Communist Party (CCP) has unveiled its seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, the top leadership of the Communist Party of China, without naming a clear successor to XI Jinping.

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.