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Journalism is under tremendous economic pressure in the Baltics. This opens the door to political influence and PR. The governments of Estonia and Lithuania answer this with very different approaches.

Guy, a Chinese-born Swedish publisher and bookseller. Photo: File

China

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Chinese government’s continuing persecution of Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish publisher and bookseller who was arrested again last weekend while on his way to Beijing for medical treatment, and urges democratic countries to take strong action to obtain his release.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama conducting preliminary procedures for an empowerment in Bodhgaya, Bihar State of India on January 23, 2018. Photo: Lobsang Tsering

China

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India — “China has a special connection with Manjushri, and Wu Tai Shan—the Five Peaked Mountain is the sacred place associated with him,” His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tuesday told thousands of devotees in Bodhgaya, specially Buddhists from China, adding: “Meanwhile, I pray that one day I may visit Wu Tai Shan to receive Manjushri’s blessings—and you can pray for that too. To make your having come to Bodhgaya worthwhile, try to develop an understanding of emptiness and cultivate a good heart.”

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

Tibet

“As far as the historical status is concerned, Tibet was an independent country. Any country including India or whoever says Tibet was historically a part of China is wrong, and we cannot accept that," Tibetan President said during a press conference in New Delhi, the capital of India on Thursday.

Two bombs found in Bodh Gaya, Bihar State of India amid tight-security for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Photo: File

World

After detecting two bombs in Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre where His Holiness the Dalai Lama is currently giving teachings, the Secretary of Department of Security of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) appealed the thousands of devotees to remain calm but cautioned them against touching any unidentifiable and suspicious objects.

Two Koreas Exchange Lists of Participants for Working-Level Talks. Photo: Yonhap News

World

South and North Korea are holding a string of talks ahead of the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games which kick off on February ninth.

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.

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