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U.S. ambassador to China makes rare visit to Tibet

Asia Pacific / Politics May 20, 2019

U.S. ambassador to China makes rare visit to Tibet

The U.S. ambassador to China is making a rare visit to Tibet to meet local officials and raise concerns about restrictions on Buddhist practices and the preservation of the Himalayan region's unique culture and language. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing said Terry Branstad would visit ...

China using U.S.-made satellites for internal security, WSJ reports

Asia Pacific Apr 24, 2019

China using U.S.-made satellites for internal security, WSJ reports

A fleet of U.S.-made satellites helps China's government police its people and supports its military despite growing wariness in Washington over Beijing's power, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. While the United States will not let China buy U.S.-made satellites for national security reasons, it ...

China moves to woo Bhutan, to India's displeasure

Asia Pacific / Politics Oct 17, 2018

China moves to woo Bhutan, to India's displeasure

A peep into a Thimphu toy shop shows stacks of Pokemon, all made in China, a testimony to the quiet overtures Beijing is making in Bhutan at rival India's expense. China's annexation of Tibet in 1951 and an unresolved border dispute have long been irritants ...

Dalai Lama speaks of sex abuse by Buddhist teachers

Asia Pacific Sep 16, 2018

Dalai Lama speaks of sex abuse by Buddhist teachers

The Dalai Lama said Saturday that he has known about sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers since the 1990s and that such allegations are "nothing new." The Tibetan spiritual leader, revered by millions of Buddhists around the world, made the admission during a four-day visit to ...