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Tibetan Monk Facing Two Years in Jail Over Dalai Lama Photo

Tibetan Monk Facing Two Years in Jail Over Dalai Lama Photo

A Tibetan monk has been sentenced to two years in jail for sharing a photo of the exiled Dalai Lama, according to sources who spoke with Radio Free Asia.org. Gomar Choephel, 47, was sentenced on Feb. 17 by the People’s Intermediate Court in the Malho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, a local source told RFA. The source, […]

First Registered Resident of Spratlys Denounces China’s Claims

First Registered Resident of Spratlys Denounces China’s Claims

The first person to register her residence in the Spratly islands has denounced Beijing’s claim to the South China Sea. Chi Mei-ling of Taiwan is now an official resident of Kaohisung Cijin District’s Nansha No.1 – the sole address on the island. “I want to declare Taiwan’s sovereignty,” Chi said. “Taping Island belongs to Taiwan.” Chi […]

Bill Gates Sells Image Bank with Controversial Tank Man Pictures to Chinese Firm

Bill Gates Sells Image Bank with Controversial Tank Man Pictures to Chinese Firm

Thanks to Bill gates, a treasure chest of more than 200 million historic and artistic images are under control of a Chinese firm. The Microsoft founder announced Friday the sale of Corbis images assets to Unity Glory, a division of Visual China Group. Among the trove are images sensitive to the ruling Communist Party’s view […]

Retired PLA General Says War with Taiwan is Likely if it Keeps Seeking Independence

Retired PLA General Says War with Taiwan is Likely if it Keeps Seeking Independence

A retired general for the People’s Liberation Army of China has warned Taiwan that war with Beijing is imminent if the island nation continues seeking independence. “We have promised that Chinese people never fight against Chinese people, but if the pro-independence forces continue to press us, we will have no other chance but [to seek] […]

Chinese Media Warns Tsai Over Independence

Chinese Media Warns Tsai Over Independence

Chinese state-run media on Monday warned Taiwan’s president elect to not take a pro-independence approach toward Chinese relations. Tsai Ing-wen, of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), won a landslide victory on Saturday sending shockwaves throughout Chinese leadership. However, Tsai has in recent months sanitized the position of the DPP toward independence and has vowed […]

China Launches “Official” Living Buddha Database and Leaves Out Key Figure

China Launches “Official” Living Buddha Database and Leaves Out Key Figure

The Dalai Lama never made it to the Chinese government’s official public database of “verified” living Buddhas, which it launched on Saturday. Among the ranks are 870 state-approved members. According to a statement by China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs, anyone who claims the holy title and is not on the list should be considered […]

Taiwan’s Cabinet Resigns in Aftermath of Presidential Election

Taiwan’s Cabinet Resigns in Aftermath of Presidential Election

Taiwan’s entire 44-member cabinet resigned on Monday risking a shut-down of the island nation’s government and giving the new president elect her first major challenge just days after her landslide victory. Tsai Ing-wen, who won presidential elections on Saturday, also helped her independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) score a majority in parliament. Monday’s mass exodus […]

Army Unit of Tiananmen Square Massacre Disbanded under Xi’s Military Reorganization

Army Unit of Tiananmen Square Massacre Disbanded under Xi’s Military Reorganization

The 27th Army Group of the People’s Liberation Army leaves behind a bloody legacy. During the Tiananmen Square Massacre of June 4, 1989, it became notorious for the atrocities it committed on the streets of Beijing. According to eye-witness accounts, its soldiers and armored carriers were the most active in shooting students and residents. Its […]

Indian Police Accuse China of Assassination Plot on the Dalai Lama

Indian Police Accuse China of Assassination Plot on the Dalai Lama

China deployed “well-trained female agents” to assassinate the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, according Indian police cited by the state’s media. The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday rejected these claims and Beijing has accused police in India of “framing” China. The official website of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) also denied the allegations. Nonetheless, India is […]

Taiwan’s Independence-Leaning Party Dominating the Polls

Taiwan’s Independence-Leaning Party Dominating the Polls

The leader of Taiwan’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DDP) dominated Tuesday’s final poll ahead of the Jan.16 presidential election. Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Policy Association Poll showed Tsai Ing-wen won the support from 45.2 percent of 1,052 people surveyed. Her main opponent Eric Chu, chairman and candidate for the Nationalists KMT party, received 16.3 percent. These figures […]

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