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Il Kazakhstan in transizione

AUSTRALIA Ripensare la coesione sociale in Australia. Gill Savage, The Strategist: Agenda for change 2022: building resilience while celebrating diversity BLENHEIM REEF  Blenheim Reef, un puntino strategico. David Brewster, Samuel Bashfield, The Interpreter: The curious case of Blenheim Reef CINA I dati ufficiali rivelano l’aumento di buoni del tesoro cinesi nelle mani di investitori internazionali. […]

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China’s Next Generation Infrastructure Development in Tibet: Implications for India (Suyash Desai, The Jamestown Foundation)

It has been 71 years since the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the local government of Tibet signed a 17-point agreement on “the peaceful liberation of Tibet” (Central Tibetan Administration, May 23, 2019). Nevertheless, the region remains a major source of insecurity and vulnerability for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The PRC considers Tibet […]

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Chinese Authorities Double Down on Tibetan Reincarnations (Sophie Richardson, HRW)

In late November, a senior local Chinese Communist Party official toured three townships in Sog, a county in the Tibet Autonomous Region that has a history of resistance to state controls on religion. His goal: to ensure local Tibetan officials endorse government policies on the recognition of Tibetan Buddhist incarnations. Chinese Authorities Double Down on Tibetan Reincarnations | […]

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US Congress members urge Biden to meet Dalai Lama (Al Jazeera)

Democratic and Republican members of the US Congress have urged President Joe Biden to meet with the Dalai Lama in a bid to ensure that Tibetans’ rights remain high on the agenda, even as it carries more risks on the troubled ties between Washington and Beijing. Since George HW Bush in 1991, every sitting US president […]

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Is there hope for Taiwan–Tibet relations? (Dolma Tsering, East Asia Forum)

Taiwan and the exile Tibetan community share a unique relationship amalgamated by the nexus of China, historical baggage, the relationship between the United States, China and India, and the growing influence of Tibetan Buddhism. The recent high-level meeting between the new Sikyong (political leader) of the Tibetan exile government and Taiwan’s India representative for the first time […]

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Infrastructure Development in Tibet and its Implications for India (Suyash Desai, The Jamestown Foundation)

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) considers Tibet an intrinsic part of Chinese territory, which it has controlled since the early 1950s. When the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) entered the region in 1951, Tibet was sparsely connected, both internally and with China proper. Today, it is well connected by a comprehensive network of highways, railroads, […]

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China/Tibet. World’s highest expressway in China’s Tibet to boost regional economy, opening with S.Asia (Global Times)

The world’s highest expressway in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region went into operation on Saturday, in a major boost for the local economy and its plan to build a main channel of opening with South Asia. The expressway connects the city of Nagchu and Lhasa, the regional capital. The final 227-kilometer section between Nagqu and […]

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Tibet/China – Lhasa-Nyingchi railway records 106,000 visits in first-month operation (Global Times)

Global Times writes: Lhasa-Nyingchi railway recorded 106,000 visits, with an average daily patronage of 3,500 trips over its first month of operation, according to a statement sent by the China Railway to the Global Times on Monday. go to Global Times: Lhasa-Nyingchi railway records 106,000 visits in first-month operation – Global Times

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(China/Tibet) In China, Chinese Now Tops Tibetan (HRW)

Sophie Richardson writes for HRW: The Chinese government has long issued laws and statements declaring its respect for minority languages, including regulations requiring all public signs in minority areas to be bilingual. But the latest evidence from the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) indicates Chinese authorities’ real view of minority languages: they come second. Literally. go […]

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China/Tibet – China’s never-ending Tibet paranoia (The Interpreter)

Rahul Mishra China’s never-ending Tibet paranoia | The Interpreter (lowyinstitute.org)  

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(Tibet) Erasing memory in China’s Tibet (The Interpreter)

GRAEME SMITH The Chinese Communist Party is employing familiar tacticsto assert its rule. When co-opting fails, coerce or silence. https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/erasing-memory-china-s-tibet

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(Tibet) A Game Winning Piece? The Dalai Lama and Geopolitics of Tibet (CSIS)

Ellen Bork, Michael J. Green https://www.csis.org/node/59799