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EDITORIAL: Preventing a water war in Asia


WASHINGTON TIMES:  China’s extensive dam-building would give it control of Southeast Asia’s rivers Just when Asia was getting accustomed to the Chinese threat to the oceans of Southeast Asia, there’s another water worry for Asians. The government in Beijing controls the health of six major South and Southeastern Asian rivers, …

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China: No End to Tibet Surveillance Program

A booth is seen in centre of the courtyard as a Tibetan women washes clothes in Bakhor, in the old part of Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China on November 16, 2015. In Bakhor, one of the hotbeds of dissent during the riots, the paramilitary presence has been replaced with booths, part of a "grid management" surveillance system aimed at managing society "without gaps, without blind spots, without blanks", according to state media.

SOURCE (Human Rights Watch): (New York) – Chinese authorities have indefinitely extended an intensive surveillance program in villages across the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) that was due to end in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today. There are indications that the “village-based cadre teams” (zhucun gongzuodui) scheme, which is unprecedented …

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US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Sarah Sewall Visits Dharamshala

US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Under Secretary Sarah Sewall being welcomed at the Kangra airport by Kashag Secretary Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, DIIR Secretary Tashi Phuntsok and SARD Secretary Ngodup Dorjee.

DHARAMSHALA: US Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Under Secretary Sarah Sewall, arrived in Dharamshala today for a two-day official visit to discuss issues of importance to the Tibetan refugee community. She is accompanied by an eight-member US delegation. “Under Secretary Sewall, in her role as Special Coordinator for Tibetan issues, travels …

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Here’s why the Chinese may never be able to fully populate Tibet

Tibet's landscape

Source Depending on who you ask, anywhere from a few hundred thousand to upwards of seven million Han (ethnically Chinese) have immigrated into Tibet Autonomous Region since it was invaded by China in 1950—but according to an international team of researchers, these Han are having a hard time reproducing in …

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Tibet Can’t Kick Its Subsidy Habit

Paramilitary policemen salute the Chinese flag during its raising ceremony to celebrate Tibet's second Serfs Emancipation Day in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet March 28, 2010. Reuters photo

Bloomberg News.  Dexter Roberts. As China’s economy settles into slower growth, President Xi Jinping has been touting the benefits of what he calls the “new normal,” including a more equitable distribution of income and less pollution. But one region isn’t ready to give up on double-digit growth. “We must grow …

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Central Tibetan Administration Applauds Climate Change Agreement 
But Says More Must Be Done to Protect the Tibetan Plateau


Immediate Press Release: December 15, 2015. The Central Tibetan Administration welcomes the commitment by the nearly 200 countries at the COP21 meeting to tackle climate change by setting the objective of keeping global temperatures “well below” 2.0C . But warns that a comprehensive understanding of global climate change is impossible without …

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Reception for Chinese Friends and Supporters

Chinese Reception Rep Kaydor

December 7, 2015 – The Office of Tibet hosted a reception for Chinese friends and supporters in the Washington, DC area at the Tabard Inn on December 4. The event brought together members of the Washington DC Chinese community working on Tibetan and Chinese issues. Representative Kaydor Aukatsang in his …

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