China Secures 6th Term on UNHRC Amid Criticisms: CTA and Rights Group Raise Concerns

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 12 Oct: The spokesperson of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Tenzin Lekshay, expressed dismay at China’s re-election as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during the UN General Assembly on 10 October. Lekshay, in a statement on X (formerly known as Twitter), questioned China’s suitability for the position, asking, “How can a Human Rights Violator be a Human Rights Defender?”

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Taiwan’s People’s Community Party Leaders Indicted for Alleged Collusion with China 

DHARAMSALA, 5 Oct: Two leaders of the Taiwan People’s Community Party have been indicted by prosecutors in Taiwan for alleged collusion with China in an effort to influence the January elections, as reported by The Hindu today.

According to the report from the Central News Agency (CNA), Chairman Lin Te-wang and Vice-Chairman Chen Chien-hsin were found accepting funds and other benefits from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), leading to charges of violating the Anti-Infiltration Act and the Civil Servants Election and Recall Act on 3 October.

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Paranoid CCP Deletes Photo of Winning Athletes over Tiananmen Square Allusion 

DHARAMSALA, 4 Oct: A photo of two Chinese athletes’ unintentional reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre has been censored on Chinese social media, as reported by the BBC today.

The two female athletes, assigned to lane numbers 6 and 4 during their 100m hurdles race at the Asian Games, accidentally formed the number ’64’ as they embraced.

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Tibetan Refugee Concerns Amidst Nepal-China Agreement

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 28 Sept: Nepal’s Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, and the Premier of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Li Qiang, signed 12 agreements covering various sectors, including trade, road connectivity, and information technology during their meeting in Beijing on Monday, as reported by The Kathmandu Post.

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India’s Union Sports Minister Boycott Asian Games Attendance in China Over Arunachali Athletes’ Visa Dispute with China

DHARAMSALA, 25 Sept: India’s Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur cancelled his trip to attend the 19th Asian Games opening ceremony in Hangzhou, China, in protest against Beijing’s refusal to grant accreditation cards to three Arunachali wushu martial athletes, as reported by Indian Express on Saturday.

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After Biden, German Foreign Minister Labels Xi Jinping a ‘Dictator,’ Drawing China’s Protest

By Tsering Choephel
DHARAMSALA, 20 Sept: German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock recently provoked CCP when she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “dictator.” This remark led to strong protests from Beijing, with Chinese officials labelling it an “open political provocation,” as reported by CNN Tuesday.

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General Naravane’s Bold Moves: India’s Shifting Stance on China

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 14 Sept: Former Indian Army Chief General Manoj Naravane (retired) made headlines on Tuesday when he shared a map on “X” (formerly Twitter), that depicted regions like Tibet, East Turkestan, South Mongolia, and Manchuria as separate and occupied territories of what is considered China today. In his post, General Naravane remarked, “Finally, someone got the map of China as it really is.”

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Chinese Ambassador’s Controversial Speech Sparks Protests in Nepal

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 6 Sept: The speech by the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Chen Song, at the “China in Global Economy and its Impact in Nepal” conference on Saturday in Nepal has provoked concerns and protests among Nepalis. According to a report in The Kathmandu Post today, the address has raised alarm due to what former Nepali Ambassador to Denmark, Bijay Kant Karna, describes as China’s “hawkish and aggressive behaviour in Nepal.”

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Beijing’s Cartographic Aggression: China Draws Ire with Inclusion of Indian Regions in Controversial Map

By Tsering Choephel

DHARAMSALA, 30 Aug: China’s Ministry of Natural Resources has released a new edition of the map on Monday that includes India’s state of Arunachal Pradesh and the Aksai Chin region as part of its territory, arousing strong protest and responses from Indian ministers and army veterans.

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