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Refugees in Nepal Concerned About New Pro-Beijing Government

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More than 20,000 Tibetans are currently living in Nepal as refugees, among them members of the Tibetan government-in-exile. China’s growing influence on Nepalese politics could make life for them increasingly difficult.

Panchen Lama during the struggle session (1964).

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 “Achievements are predominant, mistakes are secondary”:
the Panchen Lama’s meetings with Li Weihan and Zhou Enlai about his 70,000 character report on conditions in Tibet

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking on "Ethics and Happiness" at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India on April 9, 2016. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

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New Delhi —  Showing concern for others and conducting ourselves in an honest and truthful way, is cultivating warm-heartedness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said during his talk at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India on April 9, 2016.

Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was an Indian barrister and statesman, one of the leaders of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India.

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's letter to Jawaharlal Nehru on 7 November 1950 not only deploring Indian Ambassador KM Panikkar's action but also warning about dangers from China.

Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was an Indian barrister and statesman, one of the leaders of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India.

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I am posting today a letter from Sardar Patel to Sir Girja Shankar Bajpai, the Secretary-General of the External Affairs and Commonwealth Relations Ministry.
It is dated November 4, 1950, four weeks after the Chinese had entered Eastern Tibet.

S. Sinha, second from the left with Gyalo Thondup (the Dalai Lama's brother) on his right

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Developments have shown just how wrong Jawaharlal Nehru had been in handling the China-Tibet policy, not just ignoring the advice of a capable IFS officer but also brushing aside Sardar Patel’s warnings.

Have a look at these pictures of the Chinese border forces (PLA) exercising in the Kunlun Mountains, probably not far from Ladakh.

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According to The China Daily, many border areas in China have deployed “an integrated frontier monitoring system consisting of advanced radars and unmanned aircraft”.

Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. Photo: Gettyimages

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Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. When the Republican presidential field gathers for its third debate, the guiding topic will ostensibly be economic policy. That means the candidates should be talking about China.

Tunisian mediators of the socalled National Dialogue Quartet (LtoR) Houcine Abbassi, Ouided Bouchamaoui, Abdessattar ben Moussa and Tunisian lawyer Fadhel Mahfoudh. Photo: TDN

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World political and spiritual leaders and international organisations strongly hailed "Tunisia's national dialogue Quartet" as a example of hope for the better world after they won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping guide the country's transition to democracy.

Guard of Honour with Commandant, Assam Rifles, behind Har Mander Singh and PN Menon

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I am posting here a fascinating report sent Har Mander Singh, the Political Officer (PO) of the Kameng Frontier Division (FD) to K.L. Mehta, the Adviser to the Governor of Assam on April 16, 1959. Mehta, Har Mander's boss posted in Shillong, was looking over the entire NEFA.

The rise of evil in Aisa, from Mao to Deng, Jiang, Hu and Xi. Photo: Media file

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As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues a week-long official visit to the United States that began on 22 September, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns China’s policy of exporting its information control and censorship model to the four corners of the world.

Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, delivers a speech at a ceremony in Lhasa, September 8, 2015. (Xinhua/Li Tao)

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Dharamshala — China held a mass ceremony in occupied Tibet to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR)— in its latest politicized white paper, the communist regime said "Tibet is now in its golden age."