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SYDNEY — Win Htet Oo has dreamed about competing in the Olympics since he was 6 years old. Instead, he’s hoping to help keep the world’s attention on the country and put pressure on what he calls the “hypocritical” International Olympic Committee. Win Htet Oo now works as a lifeguard at the pool where he trains in Melbourne, Australia. He wrote to the International Olympic Committee and asked if he could come to Tokyo as an independent athlete. “People need to know that the Myanmar military isn’t just another military that has taken power in some backwater, developing country,” he said.
Persons: “ It’s, , , he’s, Oo, Kyi, Win Htet, Htet Oo, Htet, Sandra Sanders, Manny Maung, , Tom Heenan, NBCUniversal, Aung, Heenan, Thomas Bach, Win Organizations: SYDNEY, Games, NBC News, Olympic, NBC, Tokyo, Reuters, Human Rights, IOC, Myanmar Olympic, International Olympic Committee, Myanmar, isn’t, , Olympic Committee, Myanmar Olympic Committee, Olympics, Melbourne’s Monash University, Getty Locations: Tokyo, Myanmar, Australia, Malaysia, New York, Melbourne, United States, Rakhine, Rio de Janeiro, Aung Thu, AFP, Paris, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tibet, China
Blinken starts India meetings with address to civil society group
  + stars: | 2021-07-28 | by ( Simon Lewis | ) + 1.00   time to read: +2 min
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Ambassador to India Atul Keshap deliver remarks to civil society organization representatives in a meeting room at the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India, July 28, 2021. read moreSpeaking to a group of civil society leaders at a New Delhi hotel, Blinken said that the relationship between the United States and India was "one of the most important in the world". Attendees included religious leaders such as Geshe Dorji Damdul of New Delhi's Tibet House, a cultural centre of the Dalai Lama. read moreBlinken arrived in India on Tuesday night and leaves for Kuwait later on Wednesday.
Persons: Antony Blinken, India Atul Keshap, Jonathan Ernst NEW, Narendra Modi, Joe Biden's, Blinken, Geshe Dorji, Krishna N, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: REUTERS, Jonathan Ernst NEW DELHI, U.S, Thomson Locations: India, Leela, New Delhi, China, COVID, Afghanistan, United States, New, Tibet, Dalai, Kuwait
China blames U.S. for 'stalemate' in two-way ties as talks begin
  + stars: | 2021-07-26 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
China blamed the United States on Monday for a "stalemate" in two-way ties, accusing it of creating an "imaginary enemy", and setting a confrontational tone during a meeting with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. "The United States wants to reignite the sense of national purpose by establishing China as an 'imaginary enemy.'" Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi sit together in Tianjin, China. At the Alaska meeting, Chinese officials, including Wang, railed against the state of U.S. democracy, while U.S. officials accused the Chinese side of grandstanding. Monday's talks were held amid stringent Chinese COVID-19 measures, which have meant that visiting foreign officials have met Chinese counterparts outside Beijing, the capital.
Persons: Wendy Sherman, Sherman, Xie Feng, Wang Yi, Wang, Wilbur Ross, Joe Biden's, Monday's Organizations: Foreign, AP, South China, State Department, NBC, U.S . Commerce, Senior U.S, U.S, Senate Locations: China, United States, Tianjin, U.S, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet, Taiwan, East, South, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Beijing, Washington, States, Anchorage, Alaska, grandstanding
But Wang insisted in a statement that the ball was in the United States' court. "When it comes to respecting international rules, it is the United States that must think again," he said, demanding that Washington remove all unilateral sanctions and tariffs on China. Bonnie Glaser, an Asia expert at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, said it was important for the two sides to maintain some form of engagement. At the same time, there appeared to be no agreement in Tianjin for follow-up meetings or mechanisms for ongoing dialogue. Reporting by Michael Martina and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Mary Milliken and Dan GreblerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Yuri Gripas, Wendy Sherman's, Wang Yi, Joe Biden, Sherman, Washington, Wang, Bonnie Glaser, Glaser, Biden, Xi Jinping, Jen Psaki, Xi, Trump, John Kerry, Eric Sayers, Scott Kennedy, Michael Martina, David Brunnstrom, Mary Milliken, Dan Grebler Organizations: Pentagon, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Washington, Ministry, German Marshall Fund of, U.S ., Biden, World Health Organization, American Enterprise Institute, Washington's Center, Strategic, International Studies, Thomson Locations: Arlington , Virginia, U.S, China, Beijing, Washington, Tianjin, Alaska, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tibet, United States, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Asia, Italy, Japan, Australia, India
China's Xi visits Tibet for first time as president
  + stars: | 2021-07-23 | by ( ) + 0.60   time to read: +1 min
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a welcoming ceremony for Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jason LeeBEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping visited the Tibet Autonomous Region on July 21-22, according to the official Xinhua news agency, in his first recorded visit as leader of the nation. In Lhasa, Xi visited a monastery and the Potala Palace Square, and "inspected ethnic religion" and Tibetan cultural heritage protection, according to Xinhua. Tibet, on China's border with India, is seen as having critical strategic importance to Beijing. Xi was last in Tibet in 2011, when he was vice president.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Jason Lee BEIJING, Xi, Dalai Lama, Zhang Youxia, Gabriel Crossley, Sam Holmes Organizations: of, REUTERS, Tibet Autonomous, Xinhua, China's, Military Commission, People's Liberation Army, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, Tibet, Tibet Autonomous Region, Nyingchi, Lhasa, Sichuan, Potala, Xinhua, Dalai, India
China's first fully electrified bullet train is now on the tracks in the remote Himalayan region of TibetThe first Fuxing bullet train leaves the Lhasa railway station. Jiao Hongtao/VCG via Getty ImagesThe new railroad connects Tibet's capital, Lhasa, to the city of Nyingchi, about 423 kilometres away, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. The "Fuxing" electric bullet trains are manufactured and operated by the state-owned China State Railway Group. It took around six years to construct, the report said.
Persons: China's, Jiao Hongtao Organizations: Getty, Xinhua, China State Railway Group Locations: Tibet, Lhasa, Nyingchi, China
MAQEN, China—A quiet state-run campaign is ramping up the assimilation of one of China’s most recognizable minorities. To the north, monks at the 127-year-old Xin Monastery say new restrictions on youth participation are making it hard to bring in recruits. Across the region, schools are slashing recruitment of teachers who give classes in Tibetan and replacing traditional artwork with posters of Chinese leaders. The government’s campaign is known in the West primarily through its efforts to assimilate Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim minority groups in the northwest region of Xinjiang. Beijing has placed new restrictions on Tibetan religion, education and language, while increasing its ability to keep constant watch over individuals.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Xi Organizations: Communist Party Locations: MAQEN, China, Lari, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Beijing
Unsurprisingly, direct Chinese investment into foreign media companies has proved effective at silencing criticism of the PRC. "Hollywood's groveling worked," The Wall Street Journal reported, and "Sony and Disney movies were soon flowing into China again." Another target is the American vlogger Matt Tye, whose discerning criticism of the WHO in China we have noted previously. Tye's experience shows just how granular and far-reaching the CCP's influence on American corporations already is. Our country has become largely desensitized to its largest conglomerates habitually selling out to a brutal dictatorship.
Persons: Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin, Lenin, Michael Eisner, Hollywood's groveling, Hollywood hasn't, Vicky Xu, Matt Tye, Xu, Tye, China's wumao, Tye's, Paul Wolfowitz, Bill Drexel Organizations: Paramilitary, Soviet Union, Communist Party, America's, Multilateral, Controls, Sony, Disney, Street Journal, Hollywood, The New York Times, Chinese Communist Party, Party, WHO, CCP, China, American Enterprise Institute, East, AEI, Tsinghua University Locations: Tiananmen, Beijing, China, Soviet, USSR, People's Republic of China, Tibet, Australian, Hong, American, America, East Asia, U.S, Indonesia
Scattered Among the Himalaya, Glimpses of a Changing Tibet
  + stars: | 2021-07-12 | by ( Stuart Butler | Photographs | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
I was sitting inside the dark, yak-hair tent of a nomad family in Ladakh, in the Indian Himalaya. Outside, some scruffy sheep searched for greenery among the cold and barren moonscape, and large raptors circled in the thermals. As we huddled around the hearth, the old man handed me a small glass of salty, yak-butter tea. “There were wolves here two nights ago,” he told me through a translator. “This time I chased them away, but they will come back again and try and get at my sheep.
Persons: , herder Locations: Ladakh
It's undeniable that "Hollywood" — defined here as the movie and television entertainment industry — has been brought to heel by the CCP. It was 1998, when Disney boss Michael Eisner apologized to his "friends" in the Chinese Communist Party. Disney's release of the 1997 film "Kundun," a meditative biopic of the 14th Dalai Lama, directed by one of the most revered filmmakers of all time, Martin Scorsese. By the mid-'90s, the CCP cautiously allowed some Hollywood films to screen within its borders, and the response was immediate: The people loved it. The move "earned Eisner plaudits in Hollywood for standing up for freedom of expression," James B. Stewart writes in "Disney War."
Persons: Martin, Brad Pitt, , It's, supplicance, Michael Eisner, Dalai Lama, Martin Scorsese, China's, Mao Scorsese's, Dalai, Mao Zedong, Mao, Eisner —, Eisner, James B, Stewart, MATT CAMPBELL, Eisner wasn't, Henry Kissinger —, Henry Kissinger, Kissinger, Scorsese, Disney, Zhu Rongji, PEN America —, John Cena's, isn't, Lebron James —, Daryl Morey's retweet Organizations: Chinese Communist Party, Hollywood, Communist Party, CCP, Disney, wouldn't, Getty, UK's Radio, East, PEN America, Publicity Department, Central Propaganda Department, Hong, North, NBA, Houston Rockets, PEN Locations: China, Tibet, India, Hollywood, AFP, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, America, Beijing, North Korean, North American
“How come it’s 2021 and it’s only now that people are centering Asian American Buddhists?” she said. “The seeds for these current conversations around Asian American Buddhists and our position in American Buddhism were planted in the 19th century when the first Chinese immigrants came and brought Buddhism,” she said. For nearly a decade starting in 2007, the blog documented the erasure of Asian American Buddhists, in part by tallying the number of Asian American bylines in major Buddhist publications, to put a number on the community’s marginalization. “He was one of the first explicitly Asian American Buddhist voices,” she said. “It can be hard for Asian American Buddhists to find each other,” Han said.
Persons: Mihiri Tillakaratne, Tillakaratne, ” Tillakaratne, , , Tauran Woo, Richard Gere, Brad Pitt, it’s, George Floyd, Chenxing Han, , Han, Devon Matsumoto, Gen, Gen Zers, Matsumoto, Z, “ We’re, ’ ”, that’d, Funie Hsu, they’ve, Phil Yu’s, Hsu, Aaron Lee, they’re, Lee, Yong Ae Yue, Sia Bun Ning, Kanesaburo Oshima, Vicha Ratanapakdee, Duncan Ryuken Williams, Williams, ” Han Organizations: Sri, Sri Lankan American, Lion’s Roar, American, Young, San Jose State University, Asian, University of Southern Locations: Sri Lankan, Los Angeles, Southern California, U.S, North America, America, Atlanta, Tibet, Asia, San Francisco Bay Area, Hollywood, American, Buddhist America, Springs, Wyoming, Fort Sill , Oklahoma, San Francisco, Hongwanji, University of Southern California
Indian PM Modi greets Dalai Lama on birthday in rare phone call
  + stars: | 2021-07-06 | by ( Sanjeev Miglani | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama addresses a gathering at the Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery in Dirang, in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, India April 6, 2017. Beijing regards the Dalai Lama, who has lived in exile in northern India for more than six decades, as a dangerous "splittist", or separatist, and frowns on any engagement with him. Several Indian state leaders subsequently greeted the Dalai Lama saying his values, teachings and way of life is an inspiration to humanity. Chinese troops seized Tibet in 1950 in what Beijing calls a "peaceful liberation", and the Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959, following a failed uprising against Chinese rule. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen also wished the Dalai Lama a happy birthday, tweeting: “Thank you for teaching us the importance of coming together to help one another through this pandemic."
Persons: Dalai, Narendra Modi, Dalai Lama, Modi, Lama, Xi Jinping, Tsai Ing, Sanjeev Miglani, Ben Blanchard, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: Dalai Lama, REUTERS, Indian, Relations, Thomson Locations: Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, India, DELHI, China, Beijing, Tibet, Delhi, India's Ladakh, Taiwan, Taipei
French prosecutors are investigating Zara, Sketchers, and Uniqlo, amid claims that the retailers used forced Uyghur labor. Legal complaints were filed in France by an exiled Uyghur worker and various human rights groups. The Chinese government has denied any claims of forced labor in Xinjiang. "There has been no evidence of forced labor or any other human rights violation at any of our suppliers. Skechers said earlier this year that regular audits of its facilities in China have found no sign of forced labor.
Persons: Zara, Skechers, Uniqlo, hadn't, Inditex, Wang Wenbin Organizations: Service, Uyghur Institute of Europe Locations: Sketchers, France, Xinjiang, China's Xinjiang, U.S, Zara, China, Tibet, Hong Kong
NEW DELHI—China and India have sent tens of thousands of soldiers and advanced military equipment to their disputed border, as troop deployments in the region reach the highest level in decades. Those moves have been matched by India, which has sent tens of thousands of its own troops and advanced artillery to the region, the officials said. Both countries have built up infrastructure at the border in recent months, including insulated cabins and huts to keep troops stationed there through the frigid Himalayan winters. Much of the military buildup has occurred in eastern Ladakh, a region that overlaps with Kashmir and Tibet. Indian officials said they fear that China is using the drills this year as cover to move more troops to the region permanently.
Organizations: People’s Liberation Army, Tibet Autonomous Locations: DELHI, China, India, Ladakh, Kashmir, Tibet, Galwan, Tibet Autonomous Region
Chinese communist leader and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at the celebration for the 100th founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party on July 1, 2021 in Beijing, China. By 2007, Xi was a member of China's top leadership group and president of the central school for training Communist party leaders. In consolidating his power, Xi abolished term limits in 2018, while stepping up the party's role in private business. Privately run businesses contribute to most of China's growth and jobs, while the financial system is dominated by state-owned banks that prefer to lend to state-owned enterprises. It's common for official documents to start with the line: "Under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core."
Persons: Xi Jinping, Lintao Zhang, Xi, Hu Jintao, Lee Kuan Yew, Graham Allison, Robert D, Mao Zedong, Mao, Deng Xiaoping, Tony Saich, Dmitri V, Trenin, Saich, Yuen Yuen Ang, Bonnie Glaser, Ann Lee, Rana Mitter, Joe Biden's Organizations: Chinese Communist Party, Getty, China's Communist Party, Tsinghua, U.S, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Carnegie Moscow Center, Communist, Privately, University of Michigan, German Marshall Fund of, University of Oxford, Communist Party of China Central Committee, National Party Congress, Peking University Locations: Beijing, China, BEIJING, Communist, Singapore, Fujian province, Shanghai, U.S, Asia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, Taiwan
BEIJING — From rockets to rappers, Beijing is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday. People stand in front of a large Communist Party logo at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party on Thursday, 2021 at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Thursday. “This is not revising party history, but continuously improving our understanding of the past, which includes our mistakes and how we correct them,” party history scholar Zhang Shiyi recently told a group of foreign reporters. But after all its successes, he believes, the Communist Party is still grasping for an elusive goal: legitimacy.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Xi, Mao Zedong, Kevin Frayer, , Wang Zhao, ” Xi, ” Nie Haisheng, Noel Celis, Joe Biden’s, Victor Gao, laud, Dai Jincun, Dai, Luo Xinghan, William Kirby, ” Kirby, , Thomas Peter, Deng Xiaoping, Deng, Mao, that’s, Zhang Shiyi, Xi’s, Teng Biao Organizations: Chinese Communist Party, Communist, Communist Party, Party, Communist Party of China, NATO, Getty, Center for, University of California’s, Ash, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Army, Harvard University, University of Chicago Locations: BEIJING, Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Xinjiang, Tiananmen, AFP, Wuhan, United States, Tibet, Center for China, Sichuan, University of California’s China, Sha’anxi, U.S
Tesla opens solar charging station in Tibet, its first in China
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( ) + 0.98   time to read: +1 min
Visitors wearing face masks check a China-made Tesla Model Y sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the electric vehicle maker's showroom in Beijing, China January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File PhotoBEIJING, June 23 (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has opened a solar-powered charging station with on-site power storage in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, the company said in a Weibo post on Wednesday, its first such facility in China. China is Tesla's second-biggest market, but the charging site is its first in the country with dedicated solar power and on-site power storage. The company's solar services include Solar Roof, a power generating system meant to look like normal roof tiles, and Powerwall, which can store power generated by solar panels. Last year, Tesla, which makes electric vehicles in Shanghai, put out job advertisements for solar and energy storage project managers in China.
Persons: Tingshu Wang, Tesla, Yilei Sun, Tony Munroe, Shounak Dasgupta Organizations: REUTERS, Tesla Inc, Weibo, Thomson Locations: China, Beijing, BEIJING, Tibetan, Lhasa, Tibet, California, Shanghai
Canada leads call on China to allow Xinjiang access - statement
  + stars: | 2021-06-22 | by ( Stephanie Nebehay | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
The joint statement on China was read out by Canadian Ambassador Leslie Norton on behalf of countries including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan and the United States to the U.N. Human Rights Council. "We urge China to allow immediate, meaningful and unfettered access to Xinjiang for independent observers, including the High Commissioner," it added, referring to Michelle Bachelet. Bachelet told the council on Monday that she hoped to agree on terms for a visit this year to China, including Xinjiang, to examine reports of serious violations against Muslim Uyghurs. The Canadian-led statement cited reports of torture, forced sterilisation, sexual violence and forced separation of children from their parents by authorities. "We continue to be deeply concerned about the deterioration of fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong under the National Security Law and about the human rights situation in Tibet," it said.
Persons: Leslie Norton, Michelle Bachelet, Bachelet, Liu Yuyin, sterilisation, Stephanie Nebehay, William Maclean Organizations: Canadian, Human Rights Council, Beijing, High, Muslim, National Security Law, Thomson Locations: GENEVA, China, Xinjiang, Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, United States, Geneva, Hong Kong, Tibet
Now as democratic world faces a renewed assault, it's Biden's turn to be Dr. Save-Democracy. Having repeatedly provided his diagnosis of the cancers endangering global democracies, Biden this past week accelerated the course of treatment. Like any good physician, he understands cure and recovery remain uncertain after so many years of invasive and metastasizing disease. Behind all that rests an overriding Biden administration focus on China as the challenge of our time. With the post-war liberal order threatened, the New Atlantic Charter could serve as a clarion call of a renewed international commitment to the revival of democracy.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Franklin Roosevelt, it's, Biden, Boris Johnson, Vladimir Putin, Trump, Biden's, Angela Merkel's, Macron, Johnson, Winston Churchill, Roosevelt, Churchill, Joe Biden, Frederick Kempe, Kennedy, Khrushchev Organizations: Win, NATO, British, Union, European Union, China, Boeing, Airbus, Stability, Biden, New Atlantic Charter, Atlantic, U.S, Atlantic Charter, New Atlantic, Atlantic Council, Wall Street, New York Times, Twitter Locations: Joe Biden's Europe, U.S, Brussels, Geneva, China, Europe, European, Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, Russia, Moscow, Beijing, States, United States
Chinese, Indian workers among 11 killed in Nepal floods, 25 missing
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( Gopal Sharma | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
A Nepali army helicopter flies above the swollen Melamchi river during a rescue mission in Sindhupalchok, Nepal, June 16, 2021. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/File PhotoKATHMANDU, June 18 (Reuters) - Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain across Nepal this week killed 11 people including one Indian and two Chinese workers at a development project, while 25 people were missing elsewhere, officials said on Friday. "The foreign nationals were working for a Chinese company that is building a drinking water project," district official Baburam Khanal told Reuters. The Home Ministry said late on Thursday that 25 people were missing in floods in Sindhupalchowk, a mountainous district bordering the Tibet region of China, and other parts of the country. The monsoon rains, which normally begin in June and last until September, kill hundreds of people in mostly mountainous Nepal every year.
Persons: Navesh, Baburam Khanal, John Jordan, Gopal Sharma, Devjyot Ghoshal, Robert Birsel Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, The, Ministry, Thomson Locations: Sindhupalchok, Nepal, KATHMANDU, Melamchi, Sindhupalchowk district, Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Tibet, China, U.S, COVID
The find indicates giant rhinos migrated south, then back north via Tibet, as the climate changed. A batch of newly discovered fossils come from prehistoric giant rhinos — the largest known land mammal in the history of the Earth. Genetic analysis revealed that the fossils belonged to a species of giant rhino that scientists had never seen before. A clue to the giant rhinos' mysterious migrationsScientists already knew about giant rhinos, or Paraceratherium, which have been found across Asia — mainly in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and China. In the early Oligocene era, 31 million years ago, giant rhinos moved out of the northern Tibetan plateau.
Persons: Deng Tao, Deng Organizations: CNN, Vertebrate Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Communications Locations: China, Tibet, Gansu Province, Asia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia
Fossils from two giant rhinos dating back about 22 million years have been unearthed in China, according to a study published Thursday. Much larger than modern rhinos, giant rhinos often stood more than 20 feet tall at the shoulder and weighed more than 20 tons, making them bigger than mammoths and the largest land mammal that ever lived. A huge axis of the giant rhino Paraceratherium linxiaense compared to the technician. But they’d only found fragments of giant rhinoceros fossils before now, although more complete fossils have been found elsewhere in China. None of the giant rhinos had horns on their noses, however, although they’re the ancestors of modern rhinos: the horns they’re named after are a much later adaptation.
Persons: They’ve, Tao Deng, Tao Deng Deng’s, Deng, Roy Chapman Andrews, Andrews, Chris Manias, Donald Prothero, , ” Deng Organizations: Communications, Vertebrate Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hollywood, American Museum of, King's College London, of Los Locations: China, Linxia, Gansu, Beijing, what’s, Pakistan, Mongolia, American, New York, of Los Angeles County, Gansu Province, Tibet
Caterpillar fungus is a hybrid of a fungus that kills and lives in caterpillars. But this rare hybrid, the caterpillar fungus, isn't just totally fascinating, it's also expensive. Caterpillar fungus grows in the remote Tibetan Plateau and Himalayan Mountains but that's not the only place you can find it. In fact, experts say that up to 80% of household income in the Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas can come from selling caterpillar fungus. One district in Nepal reported collecting $4.7 million worth of caterpillar fungus in 2016.
Persons: that's, it's, Kelly, Daniel Winkler Organizations: eBay, Tibet Autonomous Locations: New York, Nepal, Tibet, India, Bhutan, Tibetan
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
The Information viewed jobs listings from Apple suppliers in China explicitly saying Uyghurs are excluded. The outlet previously reported some Apple suppliers were linked to suspected forced labor of the minority group. Some Apple suppliers in China aren't accepting minority job applicants and are explicitly saying members of marginalized groups should not apply, according to a Tuesday report by The Information. A March 2020 report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute also found connections between Apple suppliers and forced Uyghur labor. The ruling party has called Uyghur Muslims terrorists and religious extremists.
Persons: Hui, Yi, Apple, Katie Paul, Joe Biden Organizations: Apple, Crystal, Cathay, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Tech, Rights, Rights Watch Locations: China, iPhones, Tibet, Xinjiang
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