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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.

China Takes Exception To India’s Stand On OBOR, Asks What Kind Of ‘Meaningful Dialogue’ It Wants

China Takes Exception To India’s Stand On OBOR, Asks What Kind Of ‘Meaningful Dialogue’ It Wants

Outlook | May 16, 2017

K.J.M. VARMA/ BEIJING

China today took strong exception to India’s stand on its Belt and Road initiative and asked New Delhi to explain what kind of “meaningful dialogue” it wants with Beijing on the multibillion-dollar venture.

Arunachal leaders slam China for renaming places in State

[PTI] ITANAGAR, April 23 – “Will naming Beijing as Mumbai make China’s capital an Indian territory,” asks the president of Arunachal Chamber of Commerce and Industries summing up the mood of locals on China renaming places in Arunachal Pradesh.

Dalai Lama factor in Sino-Indian relations

Shashi Tharoor, The Korean Herald | April 12, 2017

Relations between India and China haven’t been particularly warm in recent months.

China shouldn’t interfere in India’s internal affairs: Rijiju on Dalai Lama’s visit

PTI | April 4, 2017

NEW DELHI: Amid persistent Chinese objections to the Dalai Lama’s trip to Arunachal Pradesh, India said on that no “artificial controversy” should be created around the Tibetan spiritual leader’s visit.

As Scotland relaunches its independence bid, Catalonia has its own plan

As Scotland relaunches its independence bid, Catalonia has its own plan

Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post | March 29, 2017

The Scottish Parliament has backed a second bid for secession from Britain, approving a motion that supports making a formal request to Westminster for the powers to hold a new referendum on independence.