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China is broadening a political education campaign as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of its control over Tibet. Asked who his spiritual leader was, a monk at Lhasa's historic Jokhang temple named Xi. "The posters coincide with a massive political education programme which is called 'feeling gratitude to the party' education," said Robert Barnett, a Tibetan studies veteran scholar at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. Photos of the spiritual leader are now strictly banned, according to rights groups and Tibetans who have since left the region. The foreign ministry repeated China's position that the Dalai Lama was "attempting to separate Tibet from China."
Persons: Xi Jinping, Communist Party and Xi, Xi, Robert Barnett, Martin Pollard Read, Dalai Lama, Dalai, Chunwen, Kelsang Wandui, Wandui, Wang Zhen Organizations: Communist Party and, Reuters, University of London's School of Oriental, Studies, Tibet Autonomous, REUTERS, Tibet’s Department of Education, Tibet's College of Buddhism, Communist Party, Tibetan Administration, Department of Education, Thomson Locations: Lhasa, China, Tibet, Beijing, Potala, Tibet Autonomous Region, Dalai, Dharamsala, India
China says to uphold leadership of Communist Party in Tibet
  + stars: | 2021-05-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Thomas PeterChina will uphold the leadership of the Communist Party in Tibet to further its economic development, and guide Tibetan society in accordance to socialism, the region's top official said on Saturday. The Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959 following a failed uprising against Chinese rule. "First and foremost we must uphold the leadership of the Communist Party of China," said Tibet's Party Secretary Wu Yingjie at a news conference in Beijing. "Since the peaceful liberation of Tibet in 1951, everyone has discovered that only with party leadership can Tibet continue on this road of prosperous development," Wu said. China has rebuffed attempts by the CTA to reopen a dialogue since 2010, and Beijing maintains that the Dalai Lama is a separatist.
Persons: Thomas Peter China, Dalai Lama, Wu Yingjie, Wu, Dalai, Penpa Tsering Organizations: Tibet Autonomous, REUTERS, Communist Party, Communist Party of China, Tibet's, Central Tibetan Administration, CTA, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Lhasa, Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, Beijing, United States, Tibetan
Tibetan leader welcomes U.S. bill that reaffirms rights
  + stars: | 2020-12-22 | by ( Neha Arora | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The political head of Tibetans in exile welcomed on Tuesday the passing of legislation by the U.S. Congress that reaffirms the rights of Tibetans to choose a successor to their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. FILE PHOTO: Paramilitary police officers swap positions during a change of guard in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa, during a government-organised tour of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, October 15, 2020. Environmental groups and Tibetan rights activists have expressed concern about China’s hydropower ambitions in the region, saying they could affect downstream water supplies. The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule. The U.S. bill also proposes dialogue between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama.
Persons: Thomas Peter, Dalai Lama, , Lobsang Sangay, ” Sangay, Dalai Organizations: U.S . Congress, Tibet Autonomous, REUTERS, U.S, Tibetan Central Administration, Reuters, U.S . House, Dalai, CTA Locations: DELHI, Dalai, Lhasa, Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, U.S, Tibet’s, Republic of China, India, United States, Taiwan, South
FILE PHOTO: Paramilitary police officers swap positions during a change of guard in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa, during a government-organised tour of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China, October 15, 2020. China seized control of Tibet after its troops entered the region in 1950 in what it calls a “peaceful liberation”. The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule. Environmental groups and Tibetan rights activists have expressed concern about China’s hydropower ambitions in the region, saying they could affect downstream water supplies. The U.S. bill also proposes dialogue between the Chinese government and the Dalai Lama.
Persons: Dalai Lama, Thomas Peter, Lobsang Sangay, Wang Wenbin, , ” Wang, ” Sangay, Dalai Organizations: NEW, U.S . Congress, Tibet Autonomous, REUTERS, U.S, Tibetan Central Administration, Reuters, U.S . House, Dalai, CTA Locations: NEW DELHI, BEIJING, Dalai, China, Lhasa, Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, U.S, India, Tibet’s, Republic of China, United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South
Tibetan political leader visits White House for first time in six decades
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.62   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Thomas PeterSHANGHAI (Reuters) - The head of the Tibetan government in exile has visited the U.S. White House for the first time in six decades, a move that could further infuriate Beijing, which has accused the United States of trying to destabilise the region. Lobsan Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), was invited to the White House to meet the newly appointed U.S. Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues, Robert Destro, on Friday, the CTA said in a press release. Tibet has become one of the areas of dispute between the United States and China, with relations between the world’s two biggest economies at their lowest point in decades. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Beijing in July of violating Tibetan human rights and said Washington supported “meaningful autonomy” for the region. Beijing officials have since accused the United States of using Tibet to try to promote “splittism” in China.
Persons: Thomas Peter SHANGHAI, Sangay, Robert Destro, , Mike Pompeo, Destro, Xi Jinping Organizations: Tibet Autonomous, REUTERS, . White, Central Tibetan Administration, Tibetan, CTA, U.S, Beijing, Washington Locations: Lhasa, Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, Beijing, United States, India’s Dharamshalah, China . China
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