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China’s Next President: Reading the Tea Leaves of Chinese Politics

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the 86th INTERPOL General Assembly at Beijing National Convention Center on September 26, 2017 in Beijing, China.Image Credit: REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/PoolRead original story here.
It’s time to push back against the “Xi Forever” narrative and take a deep dive into political maneuvering in China.
Over the past three years, a narrative about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s desire to remain at China’s helm for another five or ten years after 2022 has steadily taken hold.

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China Fears India May Be Edging It Out in Culture Battle

Chinese women posed in front of a poster for the Indian film “Dangal” at a Beijing theater in May. The movie was a big hit at the Chinese box office. Credit Andy Wong/APBeijing — One of the most popular movies in China over the summer ran 161 minutes, so long that it was sometimes shown with an intermission. Unlike Hollywood blockbusters, there were no special effects, speeding cars or epic battle scenes. Nor was the film a Chinese production with a Chinese cast.

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Where is human rights in Tibet?

Loudon Aukatsang, currently serving her second term as an elected member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile. Photo: FileWe celebrate December 10 as the Human Rights Day to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the UN General Assembly in 1948.

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Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Recent Criticism of Sogyal Rinpoche

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. From khyentsefoundation.orgDzongsar Jamyang Khyentse: "I have written the following in response to a number of requests, including some from the press, for my take on the present situation in the Rigpa Sangha over Sogyal Rinpoche’s behaviour."

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Eye on India, China raises Tibet military command rank

Military Occupation not Peaceful Liberation. Photo: fileBeijing, May 13, 2016: The move to raise the Tibet Military Command’s authority level would put it directly under the command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) ground forces.

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China Tears Down the Tibetan City in the Sky

Government-hired workers tasked to demolish Larung Gar's cabins seen at rest. Larung Gar's monks and nuns amble by, resigned against the larger forces affecting them. Image Credit: David ChanChina is demolishing homes and evicting thousands from Larung Gar, the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist institution.

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Asia’s next major conflict will be over fresh water

Water Across the Himalayas: Water war in future. Photo: FileNothing illustrates the emergence of fresh water as a key determinant of Asia’s future better than the drought that has parched lands from South East Asia to the Indian subcontinent.

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Liu Xiaobo - Nobel Lecture: I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement

I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement. Photo: Outlook TibetThis is an essay by Chinese Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo that was read out at the Nobel award ceremony in Oslo, Norway in 2010.

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China’s war on groups that help the powerless

China’s war on groups that help the powerless. Photo: FileIN CHINA’s drive to modernize over the past few decades — a period in which it became an economic superpower — civil society groups took root, helping fight poverty and environmental damage, offering legal services, aiding migrants, and improving health care and education, among many other worthy pursuits.

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Is China Trying to Turn the Tiananmen Square Massacre into Fake News?

A statue and a photo of Mao Zedong. Photo: PixabayBeijing has sought to use its leadership position in the UN system to obliterate the memory of Tank Man and Tiananmen Square.

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The print edition of The Economist: A crisis of faith

Mr Xi’s style of rule. Photo: Matt Herring

Published in the print edition of The Economist, 16 January 2016. In their response to wobbly markets, China’s leaders reveal their fears.

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Five reasons to stop Trump from cutting Tibet aid

 BBC Xi Jinping and Donald Trump This past week, the Tibetan community was sent into a state of shock after learning that Trump’s 2018 budget proposes cutting the United States government’s aid to Tibet.

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Saving Tibet from the Tibetans; saving Tibetans from Tibet

Map of Tibet. Photo: TPI/fileTibetans live in Tibet, to state the obvious
Non-Tibetans struggle with the altitude and extreme cold of the Tibetan Plateau, and a diet that has little to offer beyond fatty meat, dairy products and barley, surely conducive to heart disease

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Remembering Tiananmen Square - Including the Two 'Tank Men'

A day after the Tiananmen Square massacre, on the morning of June 5, 1989, photographer Jeff Widener witnessed Chinese troops attacking pro-democracy demonstrators. Photo: AP/Jeff WidenerTomorrow is the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre - the 28th. I'm not much for anniversaries, so I'm writing today.

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Chinese Scholar on “Pitfalls in the Next Stage of China’s Rise”

Silk Road Economic Belt and Tibet. Photo: Tibet Digital News This article is eighth in a series of commentaries on the “The Silk Road Economic Belt, the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road and the Transformation of China’s Foreign Policy”

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How China Wound up Outside the International Human Rights Debate

Image Credit: Flickr/ United Nations photoAs China’s global role grows, it’s increasingly important to speak out about the country’s human rights issues.

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China’s Great Game: New frontier, old foes

International Map of China without the separatist regions of Tibet, Xinjiang & Inner Mongolia. Photo: Outlook TibetFT series: Beijing’s attempts to tame energy-rich Xinjiang may be stoking unrest from its ethnic Uighurs

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China and the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Photo: Outlook TibetWhy Beijing’s attempt to control the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation will not work.

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Living in the past, hoping for the future

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking to science students at the inauguration of the new science study center at Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India on July 7, 2013. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDLIs it possible to preserve a way of life in a world that demands transformation?
National Highway 275 is a long ribbon of road running from Mysore to Mangalore.

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Need To Resist China’s Uncivilized Expansionist Policies

N. S. Venkataraman is a trustee with the After marching into the peaceful Tibet more than six decades back and occupying the country and suppressing freedom in Tibet and the world opinion against China’s aggressive move largely remaining impotent.

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Five Predictions for Chinese Censorship in the Year of the Sheep

The censor at the wheel. Photo: New York TimesBlocked websites, jailed journalists, and nationalist rhetoric have long been features of the Chinese Communist Party’s media control strategy.

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