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Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

By Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee | February 17, 2017

SEOUL – Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the world’s biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips.

China ‘eliminating civil society’ by targeting human rights activists – report

Report details use of torture by Chinese security agencies – including beatings, stress positions and sleep deprivation – to force activists to confess ‘crimes’

Benjamin Haas, The Gaurdian | February 16, 2017

When will Beijing respect ‘One India’ policy?

The New Indian Express | February 15, 2017

Despite all his rhetoric and bluster, US President Donald Trump was forced to publicly reiterate America’s ‘One China’ policy during his first phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping February 9. This followed howls of protests from Beijing after President-elect Trump took a call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, and invited a delegation from the island nation to his swearing-in.

China curbs on free speech immoral, says Dalai Lama

China curbs on free speech immoral, says Dalai Lama

The Asian Age | February 9, 2017

New Delhi: Hitting out at the “totalitarian” government in China for “immoral” curbs on free speech and the press, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said people of the Communist nation will be able to tell right from wrong once they are aware of the “reality”. On radicalism, he also cautioned against stereotyping communities.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the inaugural Vidyaloke public talk at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, India on February 5, 2017. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Public Talk at the Talkatora Stadium

February 6th 2017

[dalailama.com] New Delhi, India, 5 February 2017 – The streets of New Delhi were quiet this Sunday morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove under misty skies to the Talkatora Stadium at the heart of the city, where Vidyaloke had arranged for him to give a public talk.

China warns Donald Trump not to push it for talks with Dalai Lama

PTI | Feb 4, 2017

BEIJING: Warning Trump administration of “endless trouble and burden” if it uses the Dalai Lama against it, China on Saturday sharply criticised the new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his “amateurish” suggestion that he would encourage talks between Beijing and Dharmsala-based Tibetan government in exile.

Tibet is Not an Internal Issue of China

By N.S.Venkataraman

( January 31, 2017, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) China has raised objections over the presence of Mr. Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of Tibetan government in exile, at a recent dinner hosted by the former US envoy to India in New Delhi.

Dalai Lama hopes President Trump, Putin will work for peace

[AP] NEW DELHI, Jan 22: The Dalai Lama said he hopes that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will work together for global peace. The exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists said the world needed leaders with compassion. He made the remarks Saturday at a program in New Delhi organized by the women’s chapter of an industry group, […]

India’s Diplomatic Moves on Tibet

As China ignores India’s security concerns, Modi embraces the Dalai Lama. HARSH V. PANT, The Wall Street Journal | Jan 16, 2017 India recently announced that it will welcome the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who has lived in exile in India since 1959, at an international conference on Buddhism in the state of Bihar in March. Ignoring protests […]

India’s NSG membership can’t be farewell gift: China to US

[PTI ] BEIJING, Jan 16: China on Monday said admission of non-NPT signatories in NSG cannot be a “farewell gift” for countries to give to each other, a day after the outgoing Obama administration asserted that Beijing was an “outlier” in the efforts to make India a member of the elite nuclear club.