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Tweets, Phone Call Shake China's View of Trump Presidency
Many in China initially welcomed the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, viewing it as a win for Beijing and believing that as a businessman his approach would be more straightforward than that of his opponent. But a phone call and a few tweets later, that view is starting to change as many realize Trump's presidency may not be as predictable as some originally hoped. And talk about possible diplomatic and economic blowback from Beijing is...
China’s Xi Promises New Measures to Fight Pollution
China will increase environmental inspections and punish polluters, President Xi Jinping said, vowing more effort to tackle the pollution that blights the lives of millions of Chinese. In a bid to defuse potential sources of unrest, China’s leaders have been desperate to show they are firmly on the side of the public in the battle against pollution, setting up hotlines, task forces and rapid response teams, and encouraging the public to participate in campaigns against violators. “The...
Headline News Dec 5, 2016
དྲ་བརྙན་གསར་འགྱུར། ༢༠༡༦ ཟླ་ ༡༢ ཚེས་༥
Reaching Out To Chinese Intellectuals, Activists, and Officials
Kunleng discusses the official and grass roots efforts by exile Tibetans to create greater understanding and common ground between the Tibetan and Chinese people towards finding a more peaceful and mutually beneficial future.
Journal of the Missing Peace Marcher
Kunleng discusses Lingtsa Tseten Dorjee’s newly released book, Tibet’s Peaceful Struggle, written a year before he disappeared while carrying out a march from Dharamsala to Tibet in 2013.
Kunleng News Dec 2, 2016
བོད་ནས་རྒྱ་གར་ལ་ཕེབས་པ་ཚོར་ཆོས་འབྲེལ་དང་བཀའ་སློབ། མོན་ལ་ཆིབས་སྒྱུར་ཐེངས་དང་པོ། བཙུན་མའི་འཁྲབ་སྟོན། རྒྱ་གར་དུ་དངུལ་ལོར་དཀོན་པོ།
Pelosi Retains Democratic House Leadership Post
House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi has retained her post as the chamber's top Democrat, following a challenge from Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan. The 76-year-old California Democrat, known as a master vote counter, had been widely beat back the challenge. But she was forced to promise changes to the caucus to answer complaints from lawmakers fed up with being shut out of the upper ranks of leadership, especially in the wake of a devastating election that installed a Republican ...
Fidel Castro Leaves Complicated Legacy in Africa
In Africa, as in Cuba, the late Fidel Castro was both loved and despised. Yibrah Mehari thinks of Castro as a benefactor. After his father, an Ethiopian soldier, died in 1971, Mehari was sent to Cuba at age 14 and educated there through his post-graduate years, becoming a successful architect. Mehari says he and thousands of other Ethiopians educated in Cuba have "tremendous love" for Castro. "Like a father, he used to come to visit our school and encourage us to do...
The Tibet Mirror: Tharchin Bapu’s Pioneer Tibetan Newspaper
Kunleng discusses the first Tibetan language newspaper that ran between 1925 and 1963, the most tumultuous period in Tibetan history, its far sighted founder and editor Tharchin Bapu, and the paper’s impact on Tibetan journalism and polity. .
Kunleng News Nov 30, 2016
ཀུན་གླེང་གསར་འགྱུར། ༢༠༡༦ཟླ་ ༡༡ ཚེས་༣༠
Yeshi Choedon: Professor in International Organization, JNU, New Delhi
Teaching International Organization and related subjects at one of India’s most prestigious universities, Dr. Yeshi Choedon is the author of three books on China and the United Nations. She is a winner of the UGC Career Award, a DAAD Fellow at Berlin’s Free University, and an awardee of the Nehru-Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship. Professor Choedon tells VOA that resolving the Tibetan issue will require major shifts among the super powers
Headline News Nov 28 , 2016
༧གོང་ས་མཆོག་བཞུགས་སྒར་དུ་ཞབས་སོར། ཧྥི་ཌེལ་ཀ་སི་ཊི་རོ་འདས་གྲོངས། བལ་ཡུལ་དུ་ས་ཡོམ། འཇིགས་སྐུལ་བའི་རྫས་འགྱུར་མཚོན་ཆ། “ཞི་བའི་འཐབ་རྩོད།”དེབ་འགྲེམས་སྤེལ།
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