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TIBET

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Oct 20, 2020
Tibetans' political leader sees growing U.S. support after meeting new envoy
The head of the Tibetan government in exile said he met the new U.S. special coordinator on Tibet, whose appointment last week angered China, at the State Department, the first political head of the Tibetans in exile to be hosted there in 60 years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 15, 2020
Trump administration ups Tibet scrutiny with new appointment
The Trump administration has appointed a senior official to oversee Tibetan issues after a vacancy for almost four years, as the U.S. increases pressure on China over its human rights record, including the use of forced labor among ethnic minorities.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 22, 2020
China sharply expands mass labor program in Tibet
The program mirrors the one in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Sep 16, 2020
Secret Tibetan military force raises stakes in India-China clash
The rare recognition of a secretive Indian military unit with Tibetan soldiers threatened to escalate a border dispute that has killed dozens since May.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 30, 2020
Xi says China to step up efforts to fight 'splittism' in Tibet
Advocacy group the International Campaign for Tibet said Xi's remarks showed Chinese rule still needed to be imposed with an 'iron fist.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 22, 2020
Beijing's five-finger punch
China's territorial claims in the Himalayan region leave none of its neighbors safe.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 18, 2019
Veteran climbers skeptical proposed rules for Mount Everest will stop deaths
Veteran climbers of Mount Everest are skeptical that proposed new regulations by the Nepalese government to tighten the permit process for adventurers will address the root causes of this year's heavy death toll on the world's tallest peak.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 28, 2019
Tibetans say the Dalai Lama should choose his successor
Senior religious figures representing four schools of Tibetan Buddhism on Wednesday unanimously endorsed the Dalai Lama's sole authority to choose his successor, guaranteeing legitimacy that a possible Chinese appointee would lack.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Oct 11, 2019
To decrease its dependence on India, Nepal eagerly awaits China rail plan
At the international border point of Rasuwagadhi (Rasuwa Fort), where Nepal fought two wars in the late 18th century with Tibetan forces and Chinese reinforcements, people now impatiently await the Qinghai-Tibet railway, which many believe will conquer the constraints posed by the Himalayas on Nepal-China...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 25, 2019
Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans, researchers says
Sophisticated Chinese hackers who used a previously unknown iPhone security flaw to target ethnic minority Uighurs also went after Tibetans in exile, according to a report published on Tuesday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 28, 2019
American climber dies on descent from summit of Mount Everest
An American climber died on the descent from the summit of Mount Everest on Monday, a Nepalese official said, taking the number of dead or missing mountaineers on the world's highest mountain to nine on the Nepali side during the current climbing season.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 26, 2019
U.S. ambassador urges China to talk to the Dalai Lama during Tibet trip
China should hold talks with Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad told Chinese officials during a trip to the Himalayan region where he criticized Beijing for interfering in religious freedom.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 15, 2019
After 60 years in exile, Dalai Lama is still an inspiration back home in Tibet and a concern for China
It has been six decades since the Dalai Lama fled into exile, but in the isolated mountain hamlet where he was born, he remains very much on the minds of devotees and Chinese authorities alike.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
May 23, 2018
China jails Tibetan language promoter Tashi Wangchuk for 'inciting separatism'
China jailed a Tibetan businessman for five years on Tuesday for "inciting separatism," his lawyer said, after he advocated the use of Tibetan in schools and was featured in international media reports.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 28, 2018
In Tokyo, Tibetan leader urges pressure on China to free his homeland
Japan and the international community should pressure China to find a peaceful solution to its long-standing conflict with Tibet, the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile told The Japan Times in a recent interview in Tokyo.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jan 13, 2018
China steps up policing of multinationals over sovereignty, territorial claims
China is stepping up its policing of international companies such as Inditex SA-owned Zara and Delta Air Lines Inc. and demanding they respect the government's position on long-standing territorial disputes from Taiwan to Tibet.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 18, 2017
Strong 6.3 earthquake rattles remote part of Tibet
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 4, 2017
Grammys boss knuckles under China censors as show readies tour
The Grammys is looking to break into China, but it will have to do so without the help of some of its top stars — Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, among others — after it pledged to bring only well-behaved artists to meet Chinese censors' demands.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 4, 2017
Asia's colossus threatens a tiny state
By waging stealth wars to accomplish political and military objectives, China is turning into a principle source of strategic instability in Asia.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 5, 2017
As Trump cozies up to China's Xi, Dalai Lama has to wait on the sidelines
When Donald Trump was elected in November, the Dalai Lama said he was keen to meet the incoming U.S. president, but since then Trump has cozied up to China's leader Xi Jinping, making it less likely the man Beijing deems a separatist will get an invite to the White House anytime soon.

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