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The Dalai Lama turns 89; exiled Tibetans fear future without him

DHARAMSALA, India — In a monastery beneath snow-capped mountains in northern India, the Buddhist monk entrusted with protecting the Dalai Lama and foretelling his people's future is concerned. The Dalai Lama turns 89 on Saturday and China insists it will...

Cities, provinces across China join global propaganda push

WASHINGTON — Each year, China’s government spends billions on foreign propaganda and until recently those efforts were largely driven by departments in the central government and state media. Now, a growing number of cities are joining that effort, with the...

US lawmakers meet Dalai Lama as China slams visit  

New Delhi — A group of U.S. lawmakers met the Dalai Lama in India’s northern town of Dharamshala Wednesday, amid cheers from Tibetans in exile and an angry reaction from China, which calls the Tibetan spiritual leader a separatist and...

China's Digital Silk Road exports internet technology, controls

washington — China promotes its help to Southeast Asian countries in modernizing their digital landscapes through investments in infrastructure as part of its "Digital Silk Road." But rights groups say Beijing is also exporting its model of authoritarian governance of...

China accelerates forced relocation of rural Tibetans to urban areas, report says

Taipei, Taiwan — In a newly released report, Human Rights Watch says China has been accelerating the forced relocation of Tibetan villagers and herders in the name of “poverty alleviation” and environmental protection since 2016. While Chinese authorities describe the...

India gets new ambassador from China, but mistrust lingers

New Delhi — China’s appointment late last week of a new ambassador to India fills a seat that Beijing left vacant for 18 months. It’s a small step for two big Asian rivals but one that is unlikely to resolve...

Uyghur News Recap: May 6–13, 2024

Washington — Jailed Uyghur official highlights Chinese-Uyghur land disputes   A former Uyghur government official in Xinjiang, China, received a 10-year prison sentence for siding with local farmers who refused to surrender their farms to Chinese developers without adequate compensation,...

8 more Chinese cities join Hong Kong solo travel scheme

HONG KONG — Eight Chinese cities have joined a program allowing their residents to travel to Hong Kong on their own, rather than as part of a tour group, as part of efforts to boost Hong Kong's economy.  Hong Kong...

China's Xi courts European allies, seeks to exploit Western divisions, analysts say

london — Chinese President Xi Jinping departed Hungary on Friday after a five-day trip to Europe, his first visit to the continent in five years. Xi pledged to work with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in a new "multipolar world...

China's Xi arrives in France for state visit 

Paris — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday arrived in France on a state visit hosted by Emmanuel Macron where the French leader will seek to push his counterpart on issues ranging from Ukraine to trade.    Xi's arrival for...

Report: Government-linked hackers in China target exiled Tibetan leaders

Taipei, Taiwan — A new report by a team of Tibet-focused cybersecurity analysts details how hackers with links to the Chinese government are using cyber espionage tactics to target members of the Tibetan government-in-exile and the office of the Tibetan...

Covering China brings surveillance, harassment, report finds

Reporting conditions in China have improved since the global pandemic but foreign journalists still face obstacles including visa problems, surveillance and harassment, according to a new surv...

Sweden expels Chinese journalist, calling her threat to national security, report says

Copenhagen, Denmark — Sweden has expelled a Chinese journalist, saying the reporter was a threat to national security, Swedish media reported on Monday. The journalist, an unnamed, 57-year-old woman, was arrested by the Swedish security service in October and expelled...

Uyghur News Recap: Sept. 22-29, 2023

US Adds 3 Chinese Firms to Uyghur Forced Labor List in Crackdown The United States on Tuesday added three Chinese companies to its forced labor entity list regarding Uyghurs. These companies — Xinjiang Tianmian Foundation Textile Co, Ltd.; Xinjiang...