The Quiet Diplomacy to Save the Olympics in a Nuclear Standoff

By Jane Perlez, Choe Sang-Huan and Rebecca R. Ruiz, The New York Times|Beijing | Feb 8, 2018

In late December, a group of teenagers from North Korea traveled to the Chinese city of Kunming to play in an obscure under-15 soccer tournament. On the field, under a wintry sun, they faced teams from China and South Korea. Off the field, there was an unusual spectator: Choi Moon-soon, the governor of the province in South Korea hosting the Winter Olympics.

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The deafening silence on China’s human rights abuses

Sophie Richardson, Aljazeera February 2, 2018

Where is China headed in 2018? President Xi Jinping promised “world peace” for the new year – but his 2017 track record suggests otherwise. Remember the singular stain of the July death of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, surrounded by state security? Many condemned China’s conduct, but such interventions are fewer and further between these days. Increasingly, abusive Chinese authorities are garnering international support for their principles and policies.

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Dalai Lama in Tawang

Salman Haidar, The Statesman | March 30, 2017

New Delhi – Tawang has a very particular place in India-China affairs. When in 1959 the Dalai Lama fled from Tibet and made his way to India the route he chose took him through Tawang where he and his small entourage of fugitives crossed into India, to be received and welcomed with befitting honour.

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