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Five years of Crimea with Russia

“To understand why such a choice was made, it is enough to know the history of Crimea, to know what Russia meant and means for Crimea and Crimea for Russia” – Vladimir Putin March 18 is the Day of the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in the Republic of …

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Young politicians ignore socialism’s grim history

By Tom Velk “What fools these mortals be!” It applies today as much as in Shakespeare’s Puck’s time. After a century and a quarter’s time, despite examples from Russia’s communist empire, to Germany’s awful experiment with National Socialism, Cambodia’s skull piles, China’s Red Guard, just as the utter failure of …

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Trees record glacier changes on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) — After using satellites and cameras, Chinese researchers have managed to use tree ages to accurately record glacier changes that happened centuries ago in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the world’s Third Pole. The plateau, with tens of thousands of glaciers, is at the headwaters of multiple rivers …

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Modi’s Hindutva card and electoral politics

By C KIREN The February 14, 2019 attack on the convoy of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Pulwama taking a toll of 45 lives was a false flag operation with multiple aims. At the drop of a hat, before any investigation into the heinous act could be commenced, Pakistan …

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U.N. rights chief warns India over divisive policies, harassment of Muslims

By Tom Miles U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned India on Wednesday that its “divisive policies” could undermine …

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Tibet experiences coldest winter in 19 years

LHASA, March 11 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has just experienced its coldest winter in 19 years, with seasonal average precipitation hitting record nearly four-decade highs, according to local climate authorities. Data from this year’s Winter Climate Bulletin of Tibet show that the average temperature of Tibet between …

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Industrial projects help 210,000 shake off poverty in Tibet

LHASA, March 12 (Xinhua) — A total of 210,000 people have been lifted out of poverty through industrial development projects in the past three years in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The regional poverty alleviation and development office said from 2016 to 2018 Tibet has poured nearly 29 billion yuan …

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Tibet sees small-scale border trade growth in 2018

LHASA, March 11 (Xinhua) — The volume of small-scale trade in border areas of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region topped 2.4 billion yuan (358 million U.S. dollars) last year, up by 4 percent year on year, according to local customs Monday. Small-scale border trade accounted for 50.8 percent of the …

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Political advisor calls for improved ecology observation on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) — A national political advisor Saturday called on authorities to improve the ecology and environment observation system of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Jiang Zuojun, vice chairperson of the Zhigong Party Central Committee, proposed to build a large ecological observation system and a national laboratory on environment and climate …

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Western media reporting on Tibet full of bias

BY XU HAILIN Tibet has been an inalienable part of China since ancient times. This is the precondition for anyone to talk about the Tibet question. Without it, any criticism is self-serving entertainment that can never have a correct and comprehensive understanding of what has been happening in Tibet. Some …

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