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World

Britons now back Remain over Leave by ten points in the biggest lead since the Brexit referendum, a new poll has found.

RSF opposes spread of China’s Internet surveillance model. Photo: AP

China

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the international community and the world’s Internet giants to resist China’s use of the concept of national “cyberspace sovereignty” as a pretext for exporting its Internet surveillance model.

MEPs have passed a resolution calling, inter alia, for the immediate release of the blogger Nguyen Van Hoa (right) (Photo: Frederick Florin/AFP - PLO/CVN).

World

In an emergency resolution approved today, the European Parliament has condemned the Vietnamese government's unprecedented crackdown on the freedom to inform and, inter alia, has called for the immediate release of a young blogger who was sentenced to seven years in prison last month.

Russia: Kremlin tightens grip on Internet in run-up to presidential election. Photo: RSF

World

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a new Russian offensive against the Internet in which the encrypted instant messaging app Telegram has been fined and threatened with blocking for not surrendering its decryption keys, the Open Russia news website has been blocked without any judicial proceedings, and Twitter and YouTube are again under threat.

Dr Lobsang Sangay, The President of The Central Tibetan Administration. Photo: File

Tibet

New Delhi — India should treat Tibet as a “core issue”, Tibetan government-in-exile’s President Lobsang Sangay said today, expressing concern over Beijing’s growing influence in India’s immediate neighbourhood.

Hundreds of Tibetans and Indian supporters protesting at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on the 55th Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, 2014. Photo: TPI/Yeshe Choesang

Tibet

Dharamshala — The largest group of youth activists among the exiled Tibetan population, has recently announced it will take out a nationwide campaign in India calling for independence for Tibet, highlighting the Tibetan people's vision for a free and democratic Tibet.

Pollution and global warming threaten Asia's most important freshwater source. Photo: TDT

Views & Analysis

Dharamshala — If you have watched “Game of Thrones”, hope you can read Game of One Year Gap. I am trying to find an answer to this hypothetical question, who will live longer, (Chinese Communist Party) CPC’s PRC centenary (in 2049) or H.H. the Dalai Lama’s long living of 113 year-old?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Photo: AFP)

Views & Analysis

Jetsun Jamphal Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, otherwise known as the 14th Dalai Lama, one of the world’s most respected spiritual leaders, visited the troubled-torn state of Manipur on 17 October. He came calling at the invitation of Manipur assembly speaker, Yumnam Khemchand who had met him in Dharamashala recently.

Diagram of Guo Wengui’s exposed connections. Photo: CDT

Interviews & Recap

Chinese oliroperty tycoon Guo Wengui, who has suspected ties to China’s intelligence apparatus and is currently living in New York, began releasing allegations of corruption and division among top levels of the CCP in March.

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Views & Analysis

When approaching digital security for human rights defenders in hostile environments, we need to think more about practical behavior. A contribution the openGlobalRights debate on data and human rights. Español. 简体中文.

Dictator Xi: Who’s Behind The Curtain?

Review

At this moment, Chinese President Xi Jinping has one overriding priority: a successful 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which is expected to be held later this year.

Images of His Holiness the Dalai Lama meeting with the Core Committee Working on the Curriculum for Universal Values in New Delhi, India on April 28, 2017. Photo: OHHDL

Views & Analysis

When the 2014 General Election was at its peak, I was in Chennai in the midst of the completion of my M.Phil dissertation.

'White Crane...' a poignant cry for Tibetan freedom

Books & Movies

New Delhi— He was the first Tibetan to be admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons but could re-visit his beloved "mystic" homeland only in 2007, four years before he died aged 79, to find it had "withered away not so much from Communist Chinese genocide as from geno-dilution" -- or inward mass migration.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting members of the public on his way to the Main Tibetan Temple on the second day of teachings in Dharamsala, HP, India on March 14, 2017. Photo by Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL

Education

Dharamsala, HP, India, 14 March 2017 — 'By serving others all the Buddhas fulfil their own purposes—because they have compassion,' His Holiness the Dalai Lama called for greater emphasis on moral principles in modern world, in order to produce warm hearted and compassionate humanity.

Caption: Six pairs of hand and footprints were discovered in 1998, including two that are small enough to have belonged to children. (Photo: Mark Aldenderfer)

Education

New age measurements of the footprints help pinpoint when humans first settled the highest region on Earth.

Human Rights Day Facts. Photo: TDT

Education

Human Rights Day: Human Rights Day is the day observed in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama releasing a new book from the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute before his talk in New Delhi, India on December 9, 2016.

Education

New Delhi — Speaking to the 5th convocation 549 graduate students, including the first PhD, at the Ambedkar University in Delhi, His Holiness the Dalai Lama recommended more attention being given to understanding the workings of the mind and emotions.

British actors Tilda Swinton and Benedict Cumberbatch pose during a promotion of film "Doctor Strange" in Hong Kong, China October 13, 2016. BOBBY YIP / Reuters

Books & Movies

A group of Tibetans and supporters of Tibet is planning a silent protest outside a Manhattan movie theater Thursday night to criticize a film studio's decision to have actress Tilda Swinton play a character in the movie "Doctor Strange," which opens in the U.S. this week.

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Climate Change

Global temperatures could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above their preindustrial levels within the next 15 years, according to a new scientific study, crossing the first threshold under the Paris climate agreement and placing the world at a potentially dangerous level of climate change.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaking at the inauguration of the Meditation & Science Center at Drepung Loseling Monastery, Mundgod, Karnataka, India on December 14, 2017. Photo by Lobsang Tsering

Buddhist Science

The Dalai Lama has launched a mobile app for followers to stay up to date with his travels and teachings. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, 82, already has a Twitter account with more than 16 million followers.

Refugees in Nepal Concerned About New Pro-Beijing Government

Politics in Focus

More than 20,000 Tibetans are currently living in Nepal as refugees, among them members of the Tibetan government-in-exile. China’s growing influence on Nepalese politics could make life for them increasingly difficult.

The Fall of Chamdo --- A Tibetan Account

Kham Province

the new Governor of Kham differed in their military and political strategies. After Lhalu left Chamdo, Ngabo stressed initiating peace negotiations with the Chinese, and ignored military preparations.