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Congressional committee moves to restore US aid for Tibet

[PTI] WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017: Reversing the Trump administration’s move to slash aid to Tibetans to zero, a key congressional committee has approved a bill to maintain the US policy of providing funds for Tibet and support “democracy and human rights programmes” in the Chinese-ruled region.

China lodges protest with India over Sikkim ‘incursion’, hints Mansarovar yatra off till troops are withdrawn

China lodges protest with India over Sikkim ‘incursion’, hints Mansarovar yatra off till troops are withdrawn

Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times | Beijing |June 27, 2017

Beijing indicated that Kailash Mansarovar yatra, one of the major confidence-building measures between India and China, will be used as a lever in the incident.

Guided White House tour, dinner symbolise Modi-Trump bonhomie

Guided White House tour, dinner symbolise Modi-Trump bonhomie

PTI | June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON: A guided White House tour by President Donald Trump, a few laughs and a working dinner – the first for a foreign dignitary at the White House under the current administration – was how Prime Minister Narendra Modi rounded off his US visit.

Liu Xiaobo, Jailed Chinese Nobel Laureate, Is Moved From Prison for Cancer Treatment

Liu Xiaobo, Jailed Chinese Nobel Laureate, Is Moved From Prison for Cancer Treatment

Chris Buckley and Austin Ramzy, The New York Times | June 26, 2017

BEIJING — Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Chinese dissident who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his writings promoting democracy, has been moved from prison to be treated for late-stage cancer, one of his lawyers said on Monday.

China: Tibet Propaganda Masks Repression

China: Tibet Propaganda Masks Repression

New York – Chinese authorities are increasingly using opaque policy terms in official media to tighten repression in Tibet, Human Rights Watch said in an illustrated glossary released today.

China-India border tension remains despite growing economic

By Lalit K Jha

Washington, Jun 7 (PTI) The Pentagon has said that tension continues to exist along the disputed portions of India-China border even though the economic relationship between the two Asian giants have expanded in recent years.

China did not succeed in destroying Buddhism in Tibet: Lobsang Sangay

PTI | Washington | May 25, 2017

Sangay said the Tibetan government in exile discourages self-immolation and also noted that not a single Chinese person has been harmed by Tibetans.

President Trump, meet the Dalai Lama

President Trump, meet the Dalai Lama

LOBSANG SANGAY, The Hill | May 23, 2017

On his first foreign trip, President Trump has met with King Salman in Saudi Arabia, the home of Mecca and Medina, the holiest shrines of Islam. He met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel and visited the Western Wall, all that remains of the Jewish Temple Mount. And he then met with Pope Francis in the Vatican.

Lie detector test used to evaluate government officials in Tibetan area of China

Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times |May 17, 2017

Beijing – Local government officials from a Tibetan region of Sichuan province have had to undergo a polygraph or “lie detector” test to prove their loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC), a rights organisation has said.

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India and Japan plan Asia-Africa connectivity project after giving Chia’s BRI a miss

By Lobsang Tenchoe

DHARAMSALA, May 17: India and Japan, the two Asian giants having stayed away from China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), are now set to launch their own Asia-Africa connectivity project.