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On 2 March in Asian history

Combat de Lang-Kep.jpg

ON MARCH 2 IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 2, 2017

641: Chinese princess Wencheng marries Tibetan king Songtsan Gambo to seal the alliance between the two countries. She will contribute to the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/silk-road-05.html
http://www.tibettravel.org/tibet-history/princess-wencheng.html
http://books.google.fr/books?id=Cw0pAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA204&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

641-03-02 songtsan bambo and Wencheng princess

1074: Death of the Japanese regent Yorimichi Fujiwara, born in 992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_no_Yorimichi

Fujiwara Yorimichi

1660: In now India, Siddi Jauhar’s army besieged Panhala, cutting off supply routes to the fort. Netaji Palkar, the Commander of the Maratha forces was on a mission away from Panhala harassing and attacking Adilshahi
http://www.indianetzone.com/48/seige_panhala_fort.htm
http://odetohistory.blogspot.fr/2012/04/city-fort-of-panhala.html

1815: Signature of the Kandyan Convention by British invaders and the king Sri Wichrema Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom
http://sundaytimes.lk/080302/KandyTimes/kandytimes_0025.html

1820: Birth of Multatuli (Eduar Douwers Dekkers) who denounced the abuse of colonialism in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), who died on February 19, 1887
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multatuli

1885: Battle of Hoa Moc, the most fiercely-fought action of the Sino-French War (August 1884–April 1885). At heavy cost, 1st Brigade of the Tonkin Expeditionary Corps defeat forces of the Black Flag and Yunnan Armies blocking the way to the besieged French post of Tuyen Quang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hoa_Moc

Combat de Lang-Kep.jpg

1901: The United States Congress enacted the Army Appropriations Act thereby ceasing the existence of the military government of the Philippines.

1919: Death of Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero, born on January 6, 1812
http://www.historyking.com/Biography/Biography-Melchora-Aquino.html

1925: Japan’s House of Representatives recognizes universal adult male suffrage for those over 25 (law will be promulgated on May 5). Universal adult suffrage for both sexes over 20 will be introduced in 1946
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7155340

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 1932: Ananda Mahidol becomes king of Siam Rama VIII (Officially from March 1935 through his assassination on June 9, 1946)
http://www.soravij.com/royalty/rama8/rama8.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananda_Mahidol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dszztPAciF8

1933: Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan in Sanriku aera
https://www.tumblr.com/search/1933%20sanriku%20earthquake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933_Sanriku_earthquake

1933-03-02 Sanriku earthquake

1940: Birth of Mamnoon Hussain, Pakistani businessman and politician, 12th President of Pakistan since September 2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamnoon_Hussain

1943: U.S. and Australian land-based planes begin an offensive against a convoy of Japanese ships in the Bismarck Sea, in the western Pacific
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/battle-of-the-bismarck-sea.htm
http://ww2today.com/4th-march-1943-japanese-force-destroyed-in-the-bismarck-sea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVLV67xILI4

1946: The first session of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam National Assembly elects Ho Chi Minh as President and asks him to form a government
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2250.html

Ho Chi Minh 1946

1949: Death of Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and freedom fighter, born on February 13, 1879
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/government-politics/sarojini-naidu.html
http://www.edurite.com/blog/sarojini-naidu-the-nightingale-of-india-2/3158/

Sarojini Naidu

1950: Rosli Dhobi, Malay Sarawakian, born in 1932, is executed for the killing of the British governor of Sarawak
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosli_Dhobi

1955: King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, prince Norodom Suramarit, in order to really participate in the political arena

1955: Birth of Shoko Asahara, Japanese cult leader, condemned to death in 2004, but not yet executed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3504237.stm

1961: In Pakistan adoption of the Muslim Family Law under which unmitigated polygamy is abolished and consent of the current wife is made mandatory for a second marriage

1962: beginning of The Voice of Thailand People, a communist radio station based in China

1962: Birth of Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morioka_Hiroyuki

1962: In a coup d’état, Burmese general Ne Win seizes the power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ne_Win
http://www.oxfordburmaalliance.org/1962-coup–ne-win-regime.html

1962-03-02 coup Ne Win

1963: Border treaty between China and Pakistan
http://historypak.com/pakistan-china-boundary-agreement-1962/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Pakistan_Agreement

1963 : Birth of idyasagar, South Indian film composer, musician and singer
http://www.vidyasagarmusic.com/flash.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidyasagar_(composer)

1965: Following an attack on a US Marine barrack at Pleiku (South Vietnam) the USA launched the Rolling Thunder operation by bombing North Vietnam
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/vietnam-war/operation-rolling-thunder/
http://thevietnamwar.info/operation-rolling-thunder/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTxrq_Erw-k

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UioXpOevRZg

1969: Soviet Union and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River (Around 70 die)
http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/aureview/1971/jul-aug/marks.html
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB49/index2.html

1969-03-02 clash

 1972: Death of Japanese painter Kaburaki Kiyokata, born on August 31, 1878
http://www.ohmigallery.com/DB/ItemDetail.asp?item=8749
http://www.jstor.org/pss/2385418
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Kaburaki+Kiyokata&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=8tdPT-2jEKWi0QXq1tTWCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

1974: The new constitution of Burma is proclaimed and the official name of the state is the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma. It ends the twelve-year rule of the Revolutionary Council which had been formed by the army after the March 2 coup of 1962
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/Constitution%20of%201974.htm

1981: Al-Zulfikar organization, led by Murtaza, son of Ali Bhutto, hidjacks a Pakistani airplane. One dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Pakistan_International_Airlines_hijacking

1981-03-02 hijacking

1990: Birth of Lee Hongki, Korean singer (F.T. Island)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Hongki
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Lee_Hong_Ki

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9zoCSeBc0Q&feature=related

1991: Ranjan Wijeratne, Deputy Defense Minister, is assassinated by Tamil rebels
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/2/newsid_4201000/4201675.stm

1997: Deng Xiaoping ashes thrown into the sea
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2056.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/03/world/deng-s-ashes-cast-to-sea.html

1997-03-02 Deng ashes in sea

1999: Death of Chinese film director and writer Ling Zifeng, born on March 10, 1917
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/224History13462.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0512757/

2001: The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?

2002: US intervention in Afghanistan: operation Anaconda begins in Eastern Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anaconda
http://www.historyanswers.co.uk/history-of-war/day-operation-anaconda-begins/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/oef-anaconda.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5mQtfv-oC8

2003: Four North Korean fighters surround an US spy plane, during 23 minutes,  240 km far from Japanese coasts in Yellow sea. First such incident since 1963
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread5538/pg1

2005: Indonesian Abu Bakar Bashir, suspected to be the spiritual leader of Islamist movement  Jamah Islamiya, is condemned to 2 years and half in jail for having approved the Bali attack (202 dead)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2339693.stm

2007: In reply to a US congress resolution asking to the Japanese government to solve the problem of the « comfort women », Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that nothing prove that they were forced in prostitution
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/jul/31/usa.japan

2009: Military officials from North Korea and the U.S.-led U.N. Command held their first high-level talks in nearly seven years
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/03/02/nkorea.talks/index.html

2011: Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti is shot dead by gunmen who ambushed his car in broad daylight in the capital, Islamabad. Mr Bhatti, the cabinet’s only Christian minister, had received death threats for urging reform to blasphemy laws
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12617562
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12622080
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12620506

2011: Bangladesh’s central bank says it has removed Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel economics laureate, from the post of managing director of Grameen Bank, the micro-lender founded by him. The decision, followed allegations of irregularities in the bank’s operations
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/03/20113211448924394.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/world/asia/03yunus.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: Pakistan President Zardari party ‘makes gains’ in Senatorial elections. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 19 seats, becoming the largest party with a total of 41 seats.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17225502

2013: Death of Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author, born on March 12, 1942
http://www.dawn.com/news/789936/shabnam-shakeel-passes-away
https://www.facebook.com/ShabnamShakeelOfficial/info/?tab=page_info

China home affairs

2 MARCH 2017

Is Xi Jinping’s political ambition bad for China?

It is an important year for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is consolidating his influence for long-term control of the Communist Party. But China expert Willy Lam explains why Xi’s ambition may be bad for the country
http://www.dw.com/en/is-xi-jinpings-political-ambition-bad-for-china/a-37785583

18 NOVEMBER 2016

Touchdown for Chinese astronauts after record space mission

Two mainland astronauts touched down safely on the grasslands of Ulanqab, in Inner Mongolia, on Friday, ending a month-long mission in China’s bigger quest to establish a permanent space station
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2047229/two-chinese-astronauts-safely-back-earth-after-nations
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-11/18/content_15528179.html

7 NOVEMBER 2016

China’s finance minister Lou Jiwei steps down, former tax chief to take role

Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, who has been struggling in recent years to tackle the country’s huge debt problems, is stepping down as he approaches retirement age
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2043588/chinas-finance-minister-lou-jiwei-steps-down-former-tax-chief
http://www.atimes.com/article/finance-minister-lou-jiwei-among-three-replaced-reshuffle/

3 NOVEMBER 2016

Long March 5 rocket makes maiden flight

The arrival of the CZ-5 means the gap between China and the US in space has narrowed from decades to years and the game will change profoundly from now on, according to several space analysts
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2042760/chinas-most-powerful-rocket-lifts-island-launch-centre
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/news/2016-11/03/content_15520812.html

2 NOVEMBER 2016

China’s Xi condemns ‘cliques’ and ‘conspiracies’ within party

China’s President Xi Jinping condemned « cliques », « conspiracies » and « fraud » within upper echelons of the Communist Party and said there were urgent problems to be addressed, state media reported on Wednesday
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-xi-condemns-cliques-and-conspiracies-within-party/3256568.html

27 OCTOBER 2016

President Xi Jinping named as Chinese Communist Party’s ‘core’ leader

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has formally named President Xi Jinping as the “core” of the party leadership, a title that carries deep political meaning and is set to shape the power play in the run-up to a leadership reshuffle next year
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2040675/chinese-communist-party-expands-xi-jinpings-political
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-10/27/content_15517241.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161027_36/

17 OCTOBER 2016

China successfully launches manned spacecraft Shenzhou-11 to orbiting laboratory

China has launched two astronauts into space on a mission to dock with an experimental space station. The launch marks the latest stage in the country’s developing space program
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37670842
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2028653/china-launches-manned-mission-orbiting-space-laboratory
http://www.dw.com/en/china-launches-shenzhou-11-two-man-space-mission/a-36056920

4 OCTOBER 2016

Xi Jinping may delay picking China’s next leader, stoking speculation

The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, appears prepared to defy the Communist Party’s established script for transferring power and delay the designation of his successor until after a party congress next year, unsettling the party elite and stirring speculation that he wants to prolong his tenure
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/05/world/asia/china-president-xi-jinping-successor.html?smid=li-share

15 SEPTEMBER 2016

China launches second trial space station

China has moved a step forward in its ambitious pursuit of building a permanent space station, with the successful launch of its Tiangong 2 experimental space lab into orbit on Thursday night
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-37370278
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160916_02/

24 JULY 2016

China unveils world’s largest amphibious Aircraft

China has completed production of the world’s largest amphibian aircraft, AG600, that it plans to use to fight forest fires and perform marine rescue operations
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/246105739
http://english.chinamil.com.cn/news-channels/today-headlines/2016-07/24/content_7171059.htm

30 JUNE 2016

CPC has nearly 89 million members

The Communist Party of China (CPC) had 88.758 million members at the end of 2015, according to figures revealed by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee on Thursday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-06/30/content_15456545.html

25 JUNE 2016

China inaugurates new spaceport as it continues aggressive quest for the stars

China blasted off its Long March-7 new generation carrier rocket on a successful inaugural voyage on Saturday from a new launch centre, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/25/china-inaugurates-new-spaceport-as-it-continues-aggressive-quest/
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1981496/sleepy-longlou-countdown-becoming-cape-kennedy-hainan
http://www.ecns.cn/2016/06-25/215688.shtml

18 JUNE 2016

‘Rebel’ China village chief arrested for corruption

The chief of a village that became a symbol of resistance against corruption has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes, Chinese authorities said Saturday, as a large police operation moved in to head off dissent
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/rebel-china-village-chief-arrested-corruption#sthash.7CMUpKsE.dpuf
http://www.dw.com/en/chinese-police-block-wukan-village-ahead-of-anti-corruption-protests/a-19340037
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160618_24/

16 MAY 2016

Beijing carefully ignores anniversary of violent Cultural Revolution

It has been 50 years since the spark that touched off China’s volatile period of mass collectives and student uprising. Beijing did not mark the occasion, and clamped down on social media discussions of the event
http://www.dw.com/en/beijing-carefully-ignores-anniversary-of-violent-cultural-revolution/a-19260230
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36299692
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/china-cultural-revolution-50-media-blackout-160516050538313.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36284297

22 APRIL 2016

China approves Mars probe program

China’s Mars exploration program has been formally approved by the central authorities, Xu Dazhe, director of China National Space Administration, announced on Friday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-04/22/content_15421324.html

21 APRIL 2016

 China’s Xi moves to take more direct command over military

Chinese President Xi Jinping has assumed a more direct role over the country’s powerful armed forces as head of its increasingly important joint operations, displaying both his strong personal authority and China’s determination to defend its interests.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinas-xi-moves-more-direct-command-over-military-034110933.html?nhp=1
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/chinas-xi-jinping-takes-commander-chief-military-title

25 MARCH 2016

20 arrested over letter asking for resignation of « Comrade Xi Jinping »

Chinese authorities have arrested 19 other people on charges of having participated in the publication of the open letter calling on President Xi Jinping to resign. The total number of detentions now stands at 20: Jia Jia the reporter, the first to be detained, appears less and less involved in the matter and his release is expected
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-35897905
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Open-letter-to-Xi-Jinping-reveals-divided-Party:-Resign,-for-your-own-good-and-the-good-of-the-nation-37011.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/china-widens-crackdown-xi-resignation-letter-160325182008794.html

14 DECEMBER 2015

China rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang’s trial ends amid scuffles

One of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, goes on trial over online comments critical of the ruling Communist Party, as police scuffled with supporters gathered outside the courthouse
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35089858
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1891126/chinese-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-rejects-charges

20 NOVEMBER 2015

Communist Party of China holds event to commemorate Hu Yaobang

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a symposium to commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of its former general secretary Hu Yaobang on Friday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
http://atimes.com/2015/11/communist-party-of-china-holds-event-to-commemorate-hu-yaobang/
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/china-issues-book-commemorating-reformist-leader-hu-yaobang-062837877.html

26 OCTOBER 2015

Xi Jinping on What’s Wrong with Contemporary Chinese Culture

At the Beijing Forum on Literature and Art, President Xi Jinping spoke to a high-level audience of arts professionals about the role of arts and culture in China. The speech was given in Beijing and titled “Talks at the Forum on Literature and Art Work,”
http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/culture/xi-jinping-whats-wrong-contemporary-chinese-culture

23 OCTOBER 2015

Xi relies on ‘second red generation’ generals to maintain grip

Generals belonging to the so-called second red generation are increasingly dominant in the Chinese military, riding their parents’ coattails to power, following the purge of two top uniformed officers in President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign
http://asia.nikkei.com/Features/China-up-close/Xi-relies-on-second-red-generation-generals-to-maintain-grip

20 SEPTEMBER 2015

China launches new workhorse ‘Long March’ rocket with 20 ‘micro satellites’ aboard

China on Sunday launched a new, smaller type of rocket from its « Long March » family which will be primarily used for carrying satellites aloft, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ambitious space programme
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1859957/china-launches-new-workhorse-long-march-rocket-20-micro
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2015-09/20/c_134641510.htm

3 SEPTEMBER 2015

China military parade commemorates WW2 victory over Japan

With swarms of fighter jets and helicopters flying overhead, some 12,000 troops marched through the center of Beijing as China marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with its biggest ever display of military might
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/02/asia/china-world-war-ii-military-parade/index.html
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/chinas-xi-jinpings-speech-commemoration-70th-anniversary-japanese-wwii-surrender
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34125418

3 JULY 2015

Why the Communist Party’s new security law is bad news for China

From « social contradictions » to food safety, from environmental crisis to foreign religions, from the Internet to outer space, there is hardly any realm of the country’s activity that doesn’t fall under the rubric of national security risk in the new law
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/02/opinions/china-security-law-nicholas-bequelin/index.html

1 JULY 2015

China adopts new law on national security

China’s top legislature on Wednesday adopted a new national security law highlighting cyber security and demanding the establishment of a coordinated, efficient crisis management system.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-07/01/c_134372812.htm

11 JUNE 2015

China jails former security chief Zhou Yongkang for life for bribery, corruption

China’s ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang has been jailed for life – the most senior politician to face corruption charges under Communist rule
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-ex-security-chief/1908474.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/11/china-s-crackdown-on-corruption-ex-security-chief-handed-life-sentence/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-33095453

5 APRIL 2015

Late Chinese leader Zhao Ziyang can be laid to rest – a decade after death

The family of late liberal Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang said on Sunday they had finally received approval for the burial of his ashes, a decade after his death
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1757115/late-chinese-leader-zhao-ziyang-can-be-laid-rest-decade-after-death

6 MARCH 2015

A Modern Cult of Personality? Xi Jinping Aspires To Be The Equal of Mao and Deng

Having been in office for just over two years, President Xi Jinping has already laid claim to being the third most powerful politician of post-liberation China, just after Chairman Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping
http://www.jamestown.org/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=43626&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=7&cHash=943c3fb1d23aefca0021f99432e34917#.VQH5Iu9_nmS

10 FEBRUARY 2015

Former Chinese propaganda chief Deng Liqun dies at 100

Former Chinese propaganda chief and communist hardliner Deng Liqun, a fierce critic of the economic reforms championed by late leader Deng Xiaoping, died Tuesday at the age of 100, state media reported.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/471418/former-chinese-propaganda-chief-deng-liqun-dies-at-100

30 JANUARY 2015

Chinese government attacks textbooks that promote Western values

For Education Minister Yuan Guiren, high schools and universities should shun or ban textbooks that promote « non-Chinese » values. Previously, President Xi Jinping had also attacked freedom of thought. Teachers who speak out are hounded, fired and even jailed
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Chinese-government-attacks-textbooks-that-promote-Western-values-33337.html
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/china-warns-against-western-values-in-imported-textbooks/?ref=asia&_r=0

26 JANUARY 2015

China: The Eclipse of the Politburo

Evidence suggests the Politburo Standing Committee is in decline, while the central party bureaucracy gains more clout.
http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/china-the-eclipse-of-the-politburo/

17 DECEMBER 2014

Mourners mark China leader Zhao Ziyang’s 10th death anniversary

Mourners have gathered to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of China’s purged former leader, Zhao Ziyang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30863571

29 DECEMBER 2014

China’s Xi calls for tighter ideological control in universities

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater « ideological guidance » in China’s universities and urged the study of Marxism, state media reported on Monday, as the country tightens control on Western ideology
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinas-xi-calls-tighter-ideological-control-universities

8 DECEMBER 2014

Xi Jinping: the growing cult of China’s ‘Big Daddy Xi’

Xi Jinping completes two years as president in January and as he enters his third year in office a growing cult of personality is being built around the 61-year-old as he fights to stamp his authority onto the Chinese Communist Party.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11279204/Xi-Jinping-the-growing-cult-of-Chinas-Big-Daddy-Xi.html

Zhou’s arrest affirms Xi’s grip on power: Experts

The arrest of former public security czar Zhou Yongkang and his expulsion from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) underscore President Xi Jinping’s tightening grip on power. It is also the Chinese leader’s biggest and boldest move yet in his two-year campaign to root out corruption across all ranks, experts said.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/zhous-arrest-affirms-xis-grip-power-experts

5 DECEMBER 2014

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

Ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, the most senior Chinese official to be investigated for corruption, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-30352458
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11276723/China-arrests-former-security-chief-Zhou-Yongkang.html

3 NOVEMBER 2014

China stresses Communist party’s control over military

Anyone calling for China’s People’s Liberation Army to be loyal to the state rather than the Communist party has a « very black heart », military media said Monday, after President Xi Jinping stressed: « The party commands the gun »
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/441148/china-stresses-communist-party-control-over-military
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2014/11/xi-emphasizes-partys-command-army/

24 OCTOBER 2014

China launches orbiter for lunar mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft early Friday to test technologies to be used in the Chang’e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country’s first moon mission with a return to Earth.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-10/24/content_15182263.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/439382/china-launches-first-mission-to-moon-and-back

23 OCTOBER 2014

Beijing embraces ‘rule of law with Chinese characteristics’

China’s Communist rulers declared Thursday that the country would embrace the « rule of law with Chinese characteristics », official media reported after a key party meeting touted as heralding legal reform.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/439164/beijing-embraces-rule-of-law-with-chinese-characteristics
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-10/23/content_15181985.html
http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/1023/c90785-8799088.html

10 SEPTEMBER 2014

China to launch second space lab in 2016, official says

China will launch its second orbiting space laboratory in two years’ time, a top official said Wednesday, the latest step in an ambitious space programme Beijing says will one day land a Chinese man on the moon.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/431538/china-to-launch-second-space-lab-in-2016-official-says
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-eyes-first-space-station-around-2022

9 SEPTEMBER 2014

China’s ex-president drops down rankings: paper

Former Chinese leader Hu Jintao has slipped further down the Communist Party rankings, state-run media said Tuesday, as his successor Xi Jinping consolidates his authority in the one-party state
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/chinas-ex-president-drops-down-rankings-paper

25 AUGUST 2014

The Red Beatification of Xi Jinping

He is not yet one of the “saints” of the Chinese Communist Party along with Mao and Deng. But already, after less than two years in office, Xi Jinping is, to borrow a phrase from the Catholic Church, being “beatified” – given pre-sainthood status.
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/red-beatification-xi-jinping/

1 AUGUST 2014

Xi Jinping wants to be Mao but will not learn from the latter’s mistakes

Concentrating power in top leader of party, state and army has unleashed a flood of flattery and brought back the cult of personality that had been « abolished » after the death of the Great Helmsman. However, the new leader’s style and way of exercising power fails to heed the fact that when one rises above all others, one feels free to make blunders
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Xi-Jinping-wants-to-be-Mao-but-will-not-learn-from-the-latter’s-mistakes-31787.html

28 JULY 2014

Probes and propaganda: Xi’s double strategy to consolidate power

Under Xi Jinping, China’s government formed after the Communist Party’s 18th National Congress at the end of 2012 has adopted a double strategy to bring its control to the country’s 31 province-level governments. On the one hand, Beijing plays tough through the party’s inspection system; on the other hand, it exerts soft power softly through propaganda
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140728000004&cid=1101

1 JULY 2014

Xu Caihou’s Family Arrested: Was He Involved in Military Coup?

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) finally announced on June 30th that Xu caihou was expelled from the Communist Party for alleged corruption and his case handed to prosecutors for investigation. Following is earlier report on his case by http://www.ntd.tv/en/programs/news-politics/china-forbidden-news/20140630/117427-xu-caihous-family-arrested-was-he-involved-in-military-coup.html

30 JUNE 2014

Top China military official Gen Xu Caihou accused

One of China’s most senior military officials has been accused of accepting bribes and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28084886
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/418185/china-communist-party-expels-four-top-officials-over-graft

14 JUNE 2014

China official probed for ‘disciplinary violations’

Su Rong, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), is the highest-ranking official to come under investigation under President Xi Jinping, who has vowed to fight corruption
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/china-probes-top-politician-graft-2014614142225515823.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-official-probed-disciplinary-violations-media

4 JUNE 2014

China’s Tiananmen Square locked down by security forces on 25th anniversary

Authorities blanketed central Beijing with heavy security today on the 25th anniversary of the bloody military suppression of pro-democracy protests centred on Tiananmen Square, pre-empting any attempts to publicly commemorate one of the darkest chapters in recent Chinese history
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10873978/Chinas-Tiananmen-Square-locked-down-by-security-forces-on-25th-anniversary.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/413526/beijing-tightens-security-for-25th-anniversary-of-tiananmen-crackdown

3 JUNE 2014

China Defends Crackdown Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

China on Tuesday defended as « lawful » its detention of government critics ahead of this week’s 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-cracks-down-on-critics-ahead-of-tiananmen-anniversary/1928154.html

6 MAY 2014

China detains series of dissidents ahead of 25th anniversary of Tiananmen massacre

Several dissidents disappear in Beijing and Guangzhou and a well-known lawyer is arrested on charges of « causing unrest » ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10809825/China-detains-series-of-dissidents-ahead-of-25th-anniversary-of-Tiananmen-massacre.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/china-detains-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-2014569270309666.html

Six injured in knife attack at Chinese train station

At least six people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, Chinese officials say
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27289398
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/06/china-knife-attack-wounds-six-in-guangzhou/

17 APRIL 2014

Xi Jinping ‘using purge of Chinese officials to fill key positions with allies’

Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10772555/Xi-Jinping-using-purge-of-Chinese-officials-to-fill-key-positions-with-allies.html

14 APRIL 2014

Beijing: two more Zhou Yongkang cronies arrested

For experts and analysts, the government is trying to rid itself of former powerful « national security czar. » Zhao Miao and Yan Cunzhang, two of his associates, are the latest victims, both accused of corruption. For one observer, a « power struggle » is underway

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing:-two-more-Zhou-Yongkang-cronies-arrested-30830.html

3 MARCH 2014

China Captures Remaining Suspects in Train Station Attack

China says it has captured the final three suspects in the stabbing rampage at a train station that killed 29 people and injured 143 others. Citing the Ministry for Public Security Monday, the official Xinhua news agency says the suspects who carried out the attack are part of a terrorist gang led by Abdurehim Kurban.
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-captures-remaining-suspects-in-train-station-attack/1862890.html
http://www.euronews.com/2014/03/03/china-ethnic-uighurs-say-they-are-being-harassed-after-train-station-knife-/

2 MARCH 2014

Xinjiang separatists behind deadly China rail attack: Xinhua

More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern China, drawing police fire, in what authorities called a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists based in the far west, state media said Sunday. Thirty-three people were killed and 130 wounded
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2014/03/02/401858/China-blames.htm
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/02/world/asia/china-railway-attack/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2 JANUARY 2014

Communist leaders battle to regain ‘street cred’

China’s normally reclusive leaders have been flocking onto the streets to court the masses after Xi Jinping, their commander-in-chief, scored a major propaganda coup by popping out for a bun lunch at a working man’s diner.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10546660/Communist-leaders-battle-to-regain-street-cred.html

28 DECEMBER 2013

In China, One-child policy eased as laojiao centres close

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Assembly today adopted a resolution loosening the country’s one-child policy. It also formally abolished Re-education through labour camps, also known as laojiao centres.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/One-child-policy-eased-as-laojiao-centres-close-29912.html

26 DECEMBER 2013

China marks Mao Zedong’s 120th birthday anniversary

Chairman Mao should not be worshipped as a god, but was a man who made “mistakes”, says Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, on the 120th anniversary of the Great Helmsman’s birth
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25518017
http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/26/muted-celebrations-as-china-remembers-chairman-mao/
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-12/26/c_132998764.htm

19 DECEMBER 2013

Chinese journalists face Marxist ideology exam

Chinese journalists will have to pass a new ideology exam early next year to keep their press cards, in what reporters say is another example of the ruling Communist party’s increasing control over the media under President Xi Jinping http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/19/chinese-journalists-ideology-exam-media

14 DECEMBER 2013

Chinese lunar rover lands on moon

A spacecraft carrying China’s first lunar  rover landed has on the moon, state television showed, a major step for the emerging superpower’s ambitious space programme.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/12/china-first-lunar-rover-set-touchdown-2013121454636469941.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25356603

11 DECEMBER 2013

China puts former security chief under house arrest-sources

China has put Zhou Yongkang, one of the most powerful politicians of the last decade, under virtual house arrest while the ruling Communist Party investigates accusations of corruption against him, several sources said on Wednesday.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest-sources
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-puts-former-security-chief-under-house-arrest/1807918.html

2 DECEMBER 2013

China launches its first unmanned moon probe

China launched its first rover mission to the moon Monday, sending a robotic craft named Jade Rabbit to trundle across the lunar landscape, examine its geology and beam images back to Earth.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10487670/China-launches-its-first-unmanned-moon-probe.html

12 NOVEMBER 2013

Chinese Party Meeting Calls for Establishing ‘National Security Council’

The leaders of the Chinese Communist Party have resolved to establish a national security council (guojia anquan weiyuanhui) in order to “perfect the national security system and strategy, and guarantee national security” http://www.jamestown.org/regions/chinaasiapacific/single/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=41616&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=52&cHash=effae2bbb02addd05e33b2cfed2bc216#.UoQBP8vLTIU

9 NOVEMBER 2013

Pivotal CPC Third Plenary Session opens in Beijing

The four-day Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee will deliberate on a draft decision of the CPC Central Committee on « major issues concerning comprehensively deepening reforms. »
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20131109000103&cid=1101
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/09/china-leaders-meeting-economy-beijing-reforms
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/09/21366218-chinas-communist-party-promises-unprecedented-reform-but-will-it-deliver?lite

Supporters of China’s disgraced Bo Xilai set up political party

Supporters of China’s disgraced senior politician Bo Xilai, who has been jailed for corruption, have set up a political party, two separate sources said, in defiance of a decades-old de facto ban on new political parties.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/supporters-chinas-disgraced-bo-xilai-set-political-party

8 NOVEMBER 2013

China party says no to political reform on eve of key meet

China’s Communist Party gave an emphatic no to any political reform that may threaten its rule in a lengthy document published on Friday, the day before it starts a key meeting to set the economic agenda for the next decade.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-party-says-no-political-reform-eve-key-meet?page=0%2C0

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10435245/Communist-Party-rejects-hostile-calls-for-political-opening.html

6 NOVEMBER 2013

Explosions Near Communist Party Building in China

A series of small blasts have killed at least one person outside a provincial office of the ruling Communist Party. The blasts in Taiyuan in Shanxi province appeared to have been caused by home-made bombs
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/06/explosions-china-communit-party-office
http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/06/china-blasts-in-taiyuan-kill-at-least-one-person-close-to-communist-party-/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24830724

1 NOVEMBER 2013

Chinese vote no on democracy

A rising proportion of China’s middle class believes the country does not need to become a democracy or introduce elections, despite its increasingly important role in the world. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/chinese-vote-no-on-democracy/story-e6frg6so-1226750801937?goback=%2Egde_2387236_member_5803285263811633152#sthash.f35iZhCm.dpuf

25 OCTOBER 2013

China court upholds Bo Xilai’s life sentence

A Chinese court has dismissed ousted politician Bo Xilai’s appeal against his conviction and life sentence for corruption and abuse of power in one of China’s most politically charged trials in decades.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/10/china-court-upholds-bo-xilai-life-sentence-2013102551029229115.html
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/25/china-bo-xilai-s-appeal-rejected-as-court-upholds-life-sentence/

11 OCTOBER 2013

Beijing ‘Strikes Hard’ Prior to Major Political Meeting

Before a major political meeting to be held in Beijing next month, the Chinese Communist Party has launched a new campaign aimed at striking hard against those who might protest its rule, according to internal documents obtained by Epoch Times. The campaign, which is likely to be instituted in various ways across the country, will involve police mobilization, household visits, arrest quotas, ramped up surveillance measures, and strict adherence to Party ideology.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/314917-beijing-strikes-hard-prior-to-major-political-meeting/

1st OCTOBER 2013

Modern China celebrates 64th birthday

It is the People’s republic of China’s 64th birthday, and the middle kingdom has been celebrating its rebirth and rise under the Communist party’s rule.

http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/01/modern-china-celebrates-64th-birthday/

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Bo Xilai: Chinese ex-politician to appeal against life term

China’s disgraced former politician Bo Xilai is appealing against his sentence, reports say.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24203465

22 SEPTEMBER 2013

China’s disgraced Bo Xilai given life term for corruption

A Chinese court has found disgraced former top politician Bo Xilai guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.

http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/22/bo-xilai-speaks-in-chinese-court-after-being-given-life-sentence/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/09/201392215851545302.html

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hotel-style-prison-awaits-chinas-bo-xilai-inmates

21 SEPTEMBER 2013

Blog crackdown chills China’s political debate

A government-backed campaign to assert greater control over social media has lead to increased self-censorship by some of China’s most influential bloggers, chilling political discourse in the country.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/370867/blog-crackdown-chills-china-political-debate

24 AUGUST 2013

Chinese police arrest anti-corruption campaigner Xu Zhiyong

Police have arrested one of China’s most prominent rights activists who has called for officials to disclose their wealth, his lawyer said on Friday.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/112419/chinese-citizens-movement-leader-arrested/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10262461/Chinese-police-arrest-anti-corruption-campaigner-Xu-Zhiyong.html

23 AUGUST 2913

Chinese court releases video of Bo Xilai’s wife testifying against him

Video footage released by a court in east China shows Gu Kailai testifying against her husband, disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai, who is currently on the second day of his trial on Friday. The 64-year-old former Communist party chief of the southwestern city of Chongqing has been charged with illegally taking almost 27 million yuan (£2.8m), corruption and abuse of power

http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/aug/23/chinese-court-bo-xilai-wife-testifying-video

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/08/201382314854147169.html

22 AUGUST 2013

Bo Xilai: Disgraced politician goes on trial in China

The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23776348
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-bo-xilai-denies-taking-bribes/1734705.html

3 AUGUST 2013

Xi consolidates control over the military

With the promotion of a number of PLA officer to general, Xi Jinping appears to be seeking to consolidate his control over the military.

http://thediplomat.com/china-power/xi-consolidates-control-over-the-military/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+the-diplomat+%28The+Diplomat+RSS%29

1 JULY 2013

China’s Communist Party membership exceeds 85 million

The number of Communist Party of China members has surpassed 85 million, according to latest figures from the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.

http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130701000090&cid=1101

18 JUNE 2013

Religion is out for Communist Party members: official

Zhu Weiqun, director of the national ethnic and religion commission of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee, the nation’s political advisory body, recently declared that the party needs to maintain the principle that its members cannot practice religion, or else it will « tear the party apart » and cause religious activities to « fundamentally collapse. » If party members want to practice a religion, they should first leave the party, he added. http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130618000127&cid=1101

14 JUNE 2013

Government for the people in China ?

An apparent contradiction exists at the heart of political commentary on China. On the one hand, some foreign China watchers frequently discuss how ordinary Chinese citizens are growing increasingly dissatisfied with their government and communist party rule. On the other hand, public opinion polls have shown a high level of popular support for the ruling Chinese Communist Party.                                                                                                      http://thediplomat.com/2013/06/14/government-for-the-people-in-china/

11 JUNE 2013

China Launches 15-day Manned Space Mission

China launched a manned space mission Tuesday, continuing its ambitious goal of building its own space station. Among the many tasks to be undertaken during the 15-day flight, the astronauts will lead lectures from space to educate Chinese students. China launched the manned Shenzhou-10 spacecraft from a satellite launch center in the Gobi desert. The space craft is carrying two men and one woman and will travel through space for 15 days.           http://www.voanews.com/content/china-launches-15day-manned-space-mission/1679276.html                                                                   http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/11/china-launches-sacred-space-mission/          http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/video/2013-06/11/c_132447869.htm

8 JUNE 2013

China’s Xi Jinping appears more Maoist than reformer so far

The president and Communist Party leader looks the part of an American politician, but in his first months in power he has proved to be more hard-line than his recent predecessors.                                                                                                                                    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-xi-20130608,0,2308743.story?page=1

6 JUNE 2013

Xi Jinping’s schizophrenia: no political reform some (minimal) economic reform

The « dream » of reforms seems gone, and Xi is increasingly using Maoists tones: gagging the press, eliminating dissidents, rewriting the Party’s history to clear the slate of its errors, and God. Minimum changes made to economy to avoid damaging the interests of princes and senior cadres of the Party. Six months after the takeover of Xi, the analysis of an expert. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Xi-Jinping’s-schizophrenia:-no-political-reform-some-(minimal)-economic-reform-28132.html

31 MAY 2013

Tiananmen Mothers condemn China’s President Xi Jinping

More than 100 people whose relatives were killed during China’s 1989 crackdown on protestors in Tiananmen Square have lashed out at Xi Jinping, accusing the country’s new president of taking “giant steps backwards”. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10091067/Tiananmen-Mothers-condemn-Chinas-President-Xi-Jinping.html                                                                                                                                                         http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-22727940

24 MAY 2013

China’s reform hands fail to clap

On the one hand, the preserving stability (weiwen) apparatus has pulled out all the stops to shackle dissidents and stymie other « destabilizing elements » in society. With the same strong-armed efficacy with which he has consolidated his hold over the military and police forces, supremo Xi is imposing a quasi-Maoist straitjacket on the ideological arena. On the other hand, more signs have appeared that the Xi-Li leadership is mapping out a package of economic and financial http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-02-240513.html

26 APRIL 2013

Chinese People Lack Faith in Communist Party, Survey Finds

Close to 80 percent of respondents in a state online survey said they have no confidence in the Chinese regime’s leadership or reform policies. The survey was deleted within one day.                                                                                                                                http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/26365-chinese-people-lack-faith-in-ruling-party-survey-finds/

17 APRIL 2013

The Rise of China’s Reformers?

With China’s political transition now complete, the country — and the world economy — is left with a pressing question: Does the new team in Beijing have the vision and the political will to revive stalled yet crucial economic reforms? Few observers are optimistic about the answer. http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139295/evan-a-feigenbaum-and-damien-ma/the-rise-of-chinas-reformers?page=show

16 MARCH 2013

China People’s Congress approves new cabinet

China’s parliament has approved a new cabinet, completing the leadership transition that saw Xi Jinping confirmed as president on Thursday.                                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21812057                                                                              http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-03/16/c_132238467.htm                                                   http://asiancorrespondent.com/102318/china-installs-cabinet-of-party-vets-technocrats/  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/att/2013npc/site1/20130317/002170196e1c12af4a8810.pdf

15 MARCH 2013

Li Keqiang named as China’s prime minister

He replaces Wen Jiabao, and for the next 10 years will be responsible for the day-to-day guiding of government policy, and overseeing the economy                                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/15/li-keqiang-becomes-china-s-prime-minister/                                                                                                              http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/20133152423533287.html                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21796641

14 MARCH 2013

Xi Jinping named as China’s president

China’s parliament formally elected Xi Jinping as the country’s new president, completing the country’s second orderly political succession since the Communist Party took power in 1949                                                                                                                                    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/2013314590447477.html                                                                 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21766622

China’s parliament elects new state leadership

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, was elected president of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and chairman of the PRC Central Military Commission (CMC) on Thursday.                           http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-03/14/c_132233769.htm

Li Yuanchao elected Chinese vice president                                                                                           http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-03/14/c_132233077.htm

10 MARCH 2013

China unveils cabinet reshuffle plan

The number of ministries under the State Council will reduce from 27 to 25 while several departments and agencies are reorganized, according to a plan of institutional restructuring and functional transformation of the State Council, submitted to the national legislative session Sunday. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/766982.shtml

27 FEBRUARY 2013

China: 100+ leading intellectuals sign human rights petition

More than a hundred leading intellectuals have signed an open letter calling for China’s national legislature to ratify a major human rights treaty as lawmakers are preparing to convene in Beijing next week to attend the inaugural session of the 12th National People’s Congress.                                                                                                                                                                           http://asiancorrespondent.com/99497/china-100-leading-intellectuals-sign-human-rights-petition/                http://cmp.hku.hk/2013/02/26/31531/                                                                                                                                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21597752

19 FEBRUARY 2013

Xi Jinping’s imperfect inner circle

Barely three months after assuming the posts of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) general secretary and Central Military Commission (CMC) chairman, Xi Jinping has done well in buttressing his authority within the party’s upper echelons. Xi’s remarkable consolidation comes in spite of the fact that he is not associated with any comparably powerful clique within the party apparatus – unlike predecessors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, who are heads of the Shanghai Faction and the Communist Youth League (CYL) Faction, respectively http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-190213.html

13 FEBRUARY 2013

5 ways China could become a democracy

Few have seriously thought about the probability and the various plausible scenarios of a regime transition in China — until now. http://thediplomat.com/2013/02/13/5-ways-china-could-become-a-democracy/

7 FEBRUARY 2013

Chinese Communist Party must tolerate ‘sharp criticism’, says Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping, who will formally assume China’s presidency at next month’s National People’s Congress, made the comments on Wednesday during an event commemorating the Lunar New Year although state media only reported the speech on Thursday evening. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9855279/Chinese-Communist-Party-must-tolerate-sharp-criticism-says-Xi-Jinping.html

14 JANUARY 2013

Is Xi Jinping a Reformer? It’s Much Too Early to Tell (A Response to Nicholas Kristof)                                                                                              http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/xi-jinping-reformer-its-much-too-early-tell-response-nicholas-kristof                                                                 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/opinion/sunday/kristof-looking-for-a-jump-start-in-china.html?_r=0

7 JANUARY 2013

Beijing prizes loyalty over skill in reshuffle

China has reshuffled the party and administrative leaderships of a dozen-odd provinces and directly-administered cities in the wake of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress. The traits and political orientations of the new regional chiefs reflect the authorities’ priorities about seeking gradual change while guaranteeing stability. At the same time, ample opportunities have been afforded to a handful of sixth-generation leaders – a reference to rising stars born in the 1960s – to build up their national stature and reformist credentials http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/OA08Ad02.html

18 DECEMBER 2012

Xi Jinping reignites reform promise

General Secretary Xi Jinping has lost no time in reassuring the world that his Chinese Communist Party (CCP) administration will not only persevere with reforms championed by late patriarch Deng Xiaoping but also « initiate new paths ». Shenzhen, the special economic zone (SEZ) that is synonymous with the country’s 34-year-old era of reform and the « open door » policy, was the first city that Xi inspected after becoming party chief and chairman of the Central Military Commission on November 15
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NL18Ad02.html

26 NOVEMBER 2012

China’s Leadership Change Puts Pair Ahead of Their Peers for 2017

When American diplomats in China scanned the political landscape this year for officials on a fast track to the Communist Party’s top ranks, one name jumped out: Hu Chunhua.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/world/asia/new-generation-of-communist-party-leaders-prepare-for-next-round.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&smid=li-share&pagewanted=1&adxnnlx=1354114824-tB3pCofuglWy49JzROhv6A

24 NOVEMBER 2012

Wen Jiabao’s legacy and Chinese politics today

Wen Jiabao stepped down from the powerful Communist Party of China (CPC) Standing Politburo at the 18th Congress of the CPC last week. But he will not hand over the premiership to his successor until the National Congress elections next year. After ten years in power, Mr Wen will be remembered by the Chinese people for three things: as a people’s prime minister, as a political reformist, and as a corruption fighter.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/11/24/wen-jiabaos-legacy-and-chinese-politics-today/

20 NOVEMBER 2012

China names new Communist Party chief in Chongqing

Sun Zhengcai, 49, will take over from outgoing chief Zhang Dejiang, who was promoted to the Politburo Standing Committee, Xinhua news agency said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20405494

18 NOVEMBER 2012

China 2022 leadership clues already on show

Analysts say the front runners for 2022 are Hu Chunhua, a literature graduate who cracked down on protestors in Tibet, and Sun Zhengcai, who spent time as an agricultural researcher in the British countryside.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121118-384150.html

16 NOVEMBER

Jiang Zemin faction wins in China’s game of thrones

Former president outmanoeuvred his successor Hu Jintao, who only got one man from his faction into the Politburo Standing Committee
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1083371/jiang-zemin-faction-wins-chinas-game-thrones

15 NOVEMBER 2012

Xi Jinping elected general secretary of CPC Central Committee

Xi Jinping was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee at the first plenary session of the 18th CPC Central Committee on Thursday morning.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK16Ad02.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20322288
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9681336/Communist-Party-Congress-leadership-change-a-disappointment-for-liberals.html

Who’s Who in the new Politburo Standing Committee

http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121115-383560.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-new-members-of-the-CPC-politburo-(An-overview)-26366.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20321603
http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2012/11/world/china-new-leadership/
http://thediplomat.com/2012/11/16/chinas-new-leadership-unveiled/?all=true

List of Political Bureau members of 18th CPC Central Committee

The following is the list of the Political Bureau members of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee (listed in the order of the number of strokes in their surnames)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/special/18cpcnc/2012-11/15/c_131976432.htm

List of members of the 18th CPC Central Committee

The following is a list of the 205 members of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) elected at the 18th CPC National Congress here Wednesday (listed in the order of the number of strokes in their surnames): http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/special/18cpcnc/2012-11/14/c_131974817.htm

8 NOVEMBER 2012

China’s ruling Communist Party has launched its national congress, a pivotal event that ushers in a new set of top leaders for the next decade.

Chinese President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress that begins a once-in-a-decade power transfer with a stark warning on corruption
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20233101 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/11/2012118175880705.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/07/world/asia/china-party-congress/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

6 NOVEMBER 2012

Battle for China’s Top Party Posts Intensifies

The showdown between rival factions in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has become fiercer as the 18th Party Congress draws near, when a new leadership will be sworn in for another decade. Members loyal to former Party head Jiang Zemin are said to be fighting a desperate battle with the incumbent leaders and their plan for a measure of democracy inside the Party, in order to save themselves from being eliminated.
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/china-news/battle-for-china-s-top-party-posts-intensifies-311265.html

5 NOVEMBER 2012

Wen Jiabao counterattacks, calls for inquiry into leak about his family

The prime minister is caught up in a political scandal that has tarnished his image following a report by the New York Times that reveals his family’s huge fortune. However, a fierce power struggle before the upcoming party congress appears to be the reason for the leak. Party elders, who have always disliked Wen, want his « explanations » (and perhaps his head
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Wen-Jiabao-counterattacks,-calls-for-inquiry-into-leak-about-his-family-26264.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9655112/Wen-Jiabao-requests-probe-into-family-fortune.html

4 NOVEMBER 2012

China puts controversial reformists’ pic on display

A picture showing Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang, the late Chinese leaders who fell from power after their reformist drive in the 1980s, is on display in the press center for the upcoming Communist Party of China Congress.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/world/T121103002210.htm

China’s Bo Xilai expelled from Communist Party

Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been formally expelled from the ruling Communist party, state media said Sunday, in a decision made at a meeting of top party officials that ended just days ahead of a broader once- a-decade power handover
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121104-381358.html http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1235218/1/.html

2 NOVEMBER 2012

Speculation mounts over China’s new leaders

Hong Kong-based Mirror Books website, which has accurately predicted China’s incoming leaders in the past, said it believed the new line-up would be dominated by party conservatives unlikely to make major reforms. The South China Morning Post newspaper made the same prediction on Friday, citing sources close to the inner workings of the power transition.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1234959/1/.html

Hu Jintao : still commander in chief

The sun may be setting on Hu Jintao’s reign as the leader of Communist Party, but his career as commander-in-chief still has legs.
http://thediplomat.com/flashpoints-blog/2012/11/02/hu-jintao-still-commander-in-chief/?goback=%2Egde_3681308_member_181638567

1 NOVEMBER 2012

China’s New Leaders Face Economic Challenges

It remains unclear what plans China’s new leaders have for the state-owned enterprises, but the stakes are high. Maintaining a stable economy is a key reason why Chinese remain willing to accept the party’s continued monopoly on political power.
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinas-new-leaders-face-economic-challenges/1537322.html

26 OCTOBER 2012

Bo Xilai formally placed under investigation

Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician, has been formally placed under investigation « for alleged criminal offences », after he was stripped of his legal immunity and expelled from the country’s parliament. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9637320/Bo-Xilai-formally-placed-under-investigation.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/201210264539475684.html

NYT report: China leader Wen Jiabao’s family has amassed billions in assets since ’98

The family of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, a leader known for his humble roots and compassion for ordinary Chinese, has accumulated massive wealth during his time in power, the New York Times reported on Friday.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/business/global/family-of-wen-jiabao-holds-a-hidden-fortune-in-china.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/26/14713898-nyt-report-china-leader-wen-jiabaos-family-has-amassed-billions-in-assets-since-98?lite#__utma=238145375.1358836827.1333475157.1351196354.1351290085.194&__utmb=238145375.1.10.1351290085&__utmc=238145375&__utmx=-&__utmz=238145375.1350751488.187.6.utmcsr=asiaobserver.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/category/china-hongkong-taiwan/china/china-territorial-claims&__utmv=238145375.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Cworld%20news%7Casia-pacific=1^12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=www.msnbc.msn.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=266488141

25 OCTOBER 2012

China names new military chief of staff

China has appointed a new army chief of staff and other top officers in the run-up to next month’s national leadership transition, amid efforts to further professionalize the world’s largest standing military and ensure its loyalty to the ruling Communist Part
http://asiancorrespondent.com/91187/china-names-new-military-chief-of-staff-officers/

23 OCTOBER 2012

China announces major reshuffle of People’s Liberation Army

China reshuffled its top military ranks on Tuesday, weeks before a once-in-a-decade generational leadership change which sources said would see the outgoing air force commander promoted to vice-chairman of the military’s top decision-making body
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121023-379341.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9627671/China-announces-major-reshuffle-of-Peoples-Liberation-Army.html

22 OCTOBER 2012

China open letter opposes Bo Xilai parliament expulsion

A group of Chinese leftists have written an open letter asking parliament not to expel disgraced Communist party official Bo Xilai.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20024880

20 OCTOBER 2012

How to get to the top of China’s Communist Party

China’s Communist Party is about to unveil the country’s next generation of leaders. Almost all will be career politicians who have risen through the ranks. But what are the secrets of success in one of the world’s most rigid authoritarian systems?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19876372

28 SEPTEMBER 2012

Bo Xilai case: sex, bribes and murder – China throws the book at former hero

China’s ruling Communist Party accused disgraced politician Bo Xilai of abusing power, taking huge bribes and other crimes on Friday, sealing the fate of controversial leader whose fall shook a leadership succession due at a congress from Nov. 8
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/28/top-chinese-politician-faces-corruption-trial/ http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120928-374380.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19755035

24 SEPTEMBER 2012

Police chief at heart of Bo Xilai, Wang Lijun, scandal jailed for 15 years

The former Chinese police chief who attempted to defect to the U.S. triggering one of China’s biggest political scandals has been jailed for 15 years.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9562219/Neil-Heywood-murder-police-chief-was-collaborator-and-whistleblower.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9562219/Neil-Heywood-murder-police-chief-was-collaborator-and-whistleblower.html

20 AUGUST 2012

The next Politburo – top future leaders to watch

Right now the Chinese political elite are jockeying for positions in anticipation of the once a decade leadership transition within the highest ranks of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
http://gbtimes.com/focus/politics/next-politburo-top-future-leaders-watch-0

18 SEPTEMBER 2012

Beijing faces protests dilemma

Large anti-Japanese street protests took place in dozens of Chinese cities over the weekend after Tokyo’s purchase of the disputed Diaoyu Islands (called Senkaku Islands in Japan) from their private Japanese owners in order to nationalize them. Japanese media described these as the largest scale anti-Japanese demonstrations since the two countries normalized their relations four decades ago http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NI19Ad02.html

18 SEPTEMBER 2012

Court: Ex-police chief at center of China scandal admits he tried to defect to US

A former police chief at the center of China’s biggest political scandal in decades admitted attempting to defect to the United States, and did not contest charges of bribery and illegal surveillance at his trial on Tuesday, a court official said http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/18/13936147-court-ex-police-chief-at-center-of-china-scandal-admits-he-tried-to-defect-to-us?lite#__utma=238145375.1358836827.1333475157.1347900312.1347983763.162&__utmb=238145375.1.10.1347983763&__utmc=238145375&__utmx=-&__utmz=238145375.1343667468.113.5.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=238145375.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Cworld%20news%7Casia-pacific=1^12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=www.msnbc.msn.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=256467272

15 SEPTEMBER 2012

China’s leader-in-waiting resurfaces after two week absence

China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping has appeared in public for the first time in more than two weeks, visiting a Beijing university in an apparent effort to dispel rumours of serious illness and a troubled succession
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/9545180/Chinas-leader-in-waiting-resurfaces-after-two-week-absence.html

12 SEPTEMBER 2012

Personnel changes in China’s Politics and Law Committees

Recent personnel shifts in local- and provincial-level Politics and Law Committees (PLCs), the entities responsible for administering China’s legal system, have been attracting attention http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/09/12/personnel-changes-in-chinas-politics-and-law-committees/

10 SEPTEMBER 2012

Mystery over whereabouts of China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping, 59, has not been seen in public since September 1, setting off rumours that he may be seriously ill or worse ahead of his unveiling at the Communist party’s 18th Congress
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9533556/Mystery-over-whereabouts-of-Chinas-leader-in-waiting-Xi-Jinping.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rumors-09102012103441.html

5 SEPTEMBER 2012

Wang Lijun, key figure in Bo Xilai scandal, charged in China

Chinese state media say a former police chief who revealed details of a major Communist Party scandal has been charged with attempted defection, abuse of power, and taking bribes http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/wang-lijun-key-figure-in-bo-xilai-scandal-charged-in-china/2012/09/05/73c3767e-f75d-11e1-8398-0327ab83ab91_story.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9523208/Neil-Heywood-murder-Bo-Xilai-police-chief-charged-with-defection.
html
http://www.france24.com/en/20120905-police-chief-charged-bribery-defecting-bo-xilai-wang-lijun-chongqing-chengdu-china-gu-scandal-heywood http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/wang-lijun-09052012152659.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2012

Top China official Ling Jihua in surprise demotion

A close ally of China’s president has been demoted, according to state media, in what is seen as a surprise move.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19467312
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129423749192486.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/world/asia/after-ling-jihuas-demotion-news-of-sons-crash-in-ferrari.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2 SEPTEMBER 2012

China starts reshuffle ahead of leadership change

China’s ruling Communist Party has announced a reshuffle to a key post, state press said Sunday, a move widely seen as ushering in a once-a-decade leadership transition later this year.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120902-369119.html

28 AUGUST 2012

Beijing lines up new leaders

Recent signs strongly indicate that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is ready to convene the national congress that will select the country’s top leaders for the next decade
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NH29Ad01.html

21 AUGUST 2012

Politicking could get Bo Xilai off the hook

Backroom deals for much-desired positions in the fifth generation leadership could ease the punishment for suspended Politburo member Bo Xilai
http://gbtimes.com/focus/politics/politicking-could-get-bo-xilai-hook

20 AUGUST 2012

Bo Xilai scandal: Gu Kailai jailed over Heywood murder

The wife of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has been given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19312232

With wife’s conviction, what is next for China’s Bo Xilai?

Murder conviction for the wife of Bo Xilai, once one of China’s most powerful men, may have brought to an end the investigation into the death of British businessman Neil Heywood but it left in question the fate of her husband, who is being pursued for party « disciplinary violations. »
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/20/13371562-with-wifes-conviction-what-is-next-for-chinas-bo-xilai?lite

25 JULY 2012

Beijing installs acting mayor as city recovers from floods

Wang Anshun was appointed vice mayor and acting mayor of Beijing on Wednesday following a decision by the standing committee of Beijing’s Municipal People’s Congress. The local legislative body also accepted the resignation of Guo Jinlong as mayor of Beijing. Guo had only been named as head of Beijing’s Communist Party branch on July 3.
http://gbtimes.com/news/beijing-installs-acting-mayor-city-recovers-floods
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9426121/Beijing-mayor-promoted-in-midst-of-flood-chaos.html

22 JULY 2012

Former Chinese propaganda chief Ding Guangen dies

Ding Guangen, a former chief of propaganda for the ruling Communist Party who oversaw party control of media and the arts in the 1990s, has died at age 83.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/86309/former-chinese-propaganda-chief-ding-guangen-dies/

4 JULY 2012

China’s top official urges resistance against Western forces

China’s top security official has urged the ruling Communist Party to resist Western « attacks » on the country’s political and legal systems, in comments timed ahead of a 10-yearly leadership change. Zhou Yongkang, who is ranked ninth in the party hierarchy and reputedly one of the most hardline, said the Communist Party must repel the « mistaken views » of Western political theorists http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1211705/1/.html

 

Hu Jintao’s ally promoted to key Beijing party secretary post

The Chinese capital has a new Communist Party boss, Guo Jinlong, whose appointment makes him one of the first to be assured of a seat in the powerful Politburo at the party’s major leadership transition later this year. http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=32868&sec=1

29 JUNE 2012

China’s incoming president Xi Jinping’s family ‘has wealth of hundreds of millions’

The family of China’s next president has amassed a fortune running into hundreds of millions of pounds, according to a hugely damaging new report.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9365099/Chinas-incoming-president-Xi-Jinpings-family-has-wealth-of-hundreds-of-millions.
html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Xi-Jinping’s-family-is-into-rare-earths,-real-estate-and-public-contracts-for-a-billion-dollars-25173.html

18 JUNE 2012

Top chief says Bo Xilai scandal ‘damaged’ China’s image

The new leader of China’s city of Chongqing has said that the Bo Xilai scandal « gravely damaged » the image of the country and the Communist Party. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18483210

16 JUNE 2012

China sends its first woman into space

China has launched its first female space traveller aboard a rocket that blasted off from the Gobi Desert on one of the country’s most ambitious space missions yet.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/06/2012616104437633910.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18458544

25 MAY 2012

Wang Yang: The Future Torchbearer of Reform?

With the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress a mere six months or so away, the identity of senior cadres who will make the Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) has pretty much been settled. Apart from Vice President Xi Jinping and Executive Vice Premier Li Keqiang—who are deemed shoo-ins for the posts of general secretary and premier, respectively—seven of the following eight current ordinary Politburo members are tipped for elevation to the inner sanctum of power: Vice Premiers Wang Qishan and Zhang Dejiang; Director of the Organization Department Li Yuanchao; the Guangdong, Tianjin and Shanghai Party Secretaries, respectively, Wang Yang, Zhang Gaoli and Yu Zhengsheng; Director of the Propaganda Department Liu Yushan; and State Councilor Liu Yandong Of these ten cadres, Wang Yang, age 57, is the only one who the past few years has consistently spoken out in favor of reform—including some degree of political liberalization
http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=39421&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=381&cHash=29f969b80549d96e4ef6ced4e9e3d2a5

16 MAY 2012

16 Retired Chinese Aides Call for 2 Top Officials to Quit

In a rare sign of open opposition against two of China’s most powerful leaders, a group of retired Communist Party members have called for the resignation of the country’s security boss, Zhou Yongkang, and a top propaganda official, Liu Yunshan
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/world/asia/retired-communist-party-members-call-for-2-top-chinese-officials-to-resign.html?_r=1&ref=asia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18091298

14 MAY 2012

Chen Guangcheng and Beijing’s failure to reform

Individuals activists are not China’s real challenge, social stability and keeping the Communist Party in power are. Chinese leaders run the risk however of losing control of the huge, expensive and ever-expanding security apparatus they are building. As illustrated by the Bo Xilai case, this could lead to unexpected and disastrous consequences. Here is the analysis of one of the foremost experts of modern China
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Chen-Guangcheng-and-Beijing’s-failure-to-reform-24747.html

5 MAY 2012

Hu’s sixth-generation proteges play it safe

Apart from pulling out all the stops to ensure that more of his Communist Youth League (CYL) faction affiliates from the Fifth Generation – a reference to cadres born in the 1950s – will be inducted into the Politburo Standing Committee (PBSC) at the 18th Party Congress this autumn, the supremo is boosting the political standing of a few key members of the Sixth Generation leadership
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NE05Ad02.html

20 APRIL 2012

Bo fallout threatens China’s security chief

Mr Zhou Yongkang, one of the nine members of the Communist party Politburo standing committee that rules over the world’s most populous nation, was Mr Bo’s closest ally and argued strongly against excising him from the party, according to people familiar with the matter
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f978ce9c-8ae6-11e1-b855-00144feab49a.html#axzz1shMqhIxe

12 APRIL 2012

Zhou Yongkang Next « Target » in Bo Xilai Saga: Report

Was China’s security chief Zhou Yongkang planning a conspiracy to overthrow Chinese leader-to-be Xi Jinping, and install disgraced Party official Bo Xilai in his place? That is what a new report is claiming
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-04-12/zhou-yongkang-next-target-in-bo-xilai-saga-report-.html#video_section

10 APRIL 2012

Bo Xilai suspended from Communist Party politburo

Chinese politician Bo Xilai, once a rising star, has been stripped of his elite Communist Party post while his wife is being investigated for the murder of a British national, state media said.  Xinhua first issued a short dispatch announcing Bo had been suspended from the party’s powerful 25-member Politburo and from the wider Central Committee, which consists of more than 300 top officials
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1194324/1/.
html
http://behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/11/11141788-hollywood-style-drama-in-chinese-political-murder-mystery

Wife of Bo Xilai suspect over ‘murder’ of Briton

The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician once tipped as a future leader has been detained over the suspected murder of a British national
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17668376

6 APRIL 2012

Beijing Daily Rebukes Hu Jintao, as CCP Media Betrays Evidence of Power Struggle

It is now widely acknowledged among Chinese and Western observers that a struggle is raging over the future of the Chinese Communist Party. Ever since the high profile expulsion of leading Party figure Bo Xilai on March 15th, it’s been clear that at least two factions have been vying for prominence. The latest example of this rift comes in Beijing, where the Party’s official Beijing Daily newspaper posted an outright attack on Party Chairman Hu Jintao this week
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-04-06/Beijing-Daily-Rebukes-Hu-Jintao-as-CCP-Media-Betrays-Evidence-of-Power-Struggle.html#video_section

27 MARCH 2012

Crisis closes in on China’s inner circle

Zhou Yongkang, a member of China’s ruling Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) and head of the country’s 1.5 million-strong police force, is the latest and most senior leader to fall in the battle for control of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) if rumors of his downfall have any substance. It was certainly a fall foretold
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NC27Ad04.html
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-03-22/china-s-state-media-report-hints-at-trouble-for-zhou-yongkang.html#video_section
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-03-23/china-says-will-end-organ-harvesting-of-prison-inmates.html#video_section

21 MARCH 2012

Bo Xilai’s downfall a blow for China’s leftists

Their spiritual godfather Bo Xilai has fallen from favour, their websites blocked and some microblog accounts have even been unplugged
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=28819&sec=1
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-maoists-20120320,0,7022815.story

15 MARCH 2012

Bo Xilai removed by China from Chongqing leader post

Bo Xilai, once seen as one of the rising stars of Chinese politics, has been removed from his prominent provincial post after a scandal involving one of his key deputies
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/201231575116285496.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17377445

14 MARCH 2012

China’s Wen Jiabao says ‘reforms urgent’

China’s Premier Wen Jiabao has delivered a strong warning about the  »urgent » need for reforms, without which, he said, tragedies such as the Cultural Revolution could still happen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17362644 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/20123145268387804.html

2 MARCH 2012

Bo Xilai and the rumors surrounding the Wang Lijun scandal

The Wang Lijun-Bo Xilai incident has been interpreted as one of the rare occasions that outsiders get a glimpse of the struggle for position and influence within the Communist Party of China (CPC)
http://radio86.com/focus/bo-xilai-and-rumors-surrounding-wang-lijun-scandal

17 FEBRUARY 2012

Manned mission to test docking of spacecraft

China plans to send three astronauts into space sometime between June and August this year to further test technology to be used in rendezvous and docking missions, a spokesman for China’s manned space program said on Friday
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-02/18/content_14637546.htm

15 FEBRUARY 2012

China launches propaganda drive against « extremism » in far west

China launched a propaganda campaign against illegal religious activities and ‘religious extremism’ in the restive far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, state media said http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1691268.php/China-launches-propaganda-drive-against-extremism-in-far-west

9 FEBRUARY 2012

China’s liberals keep the flame alive

China seems to have entered deep winter as far as political reform and human rights are concerned. While the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership seems to have pulled out all the stops to stifle dissent, intellectuals both inside and outside the party still are pushing the ideal of liberalization http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NB10Ad01.html

4 JANUARY 2012

China pushes minimum wage rises

Two of China’s leading cities are raising their minimum wages despite the prospect of slower economic growth this year, a move that owners of smaller businesses warn could result in widespread closures given the sharp fall in demand from western economies
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/847b0990-36a2-11e1-9ca3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1iWVTrgSL

30 DECEMBER 2011

Two Chinese bishop martyrs recognised as ‘Illustrious Unknown’ for 2011

Mgr James Su Zhimin, 80, has done 40 years in prison; Mgr Cosma Shi Enxiang, 90, has spent 50 years. No one talks about them whilst the Chinese government says it “does not know where they are”. Many fear they might die under torture as other bishops have done before. The Vatican should demand their release as a condition for dialogue. A campaign is launched on their behalf in 2012
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Two-Chinese-bishop-martyrs-recognised-as-‘Illustrious-Unknown’-for-2011-23568.html

Former Insider Indicted in Chinese Corruption Scandal

A former fugitive accused by the Chinese authorities of being responsible for one of the nation’s biggest corruption scandals was indicted on Friday after he was said to confess to bribery and smuggling, according to state news organization
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/world/asia/lai-changxing-indicted-in-china.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45825335/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16366774

29 DECEMBER 2011

China push to put astronaut on the moon

While Chinese scientists have previously discussed the possibility of a manned lunar mission, a government white paper published on Thursday is the first public government document to enshrine it as a policy goal
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/313ff212-321b-11e1-9be2-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1hxkKsKJP

26 DECEMBER 2011

Bio-data proposal for foreign visitors

Foreign visitors may be fingerprinted under draft legislative proposals being considered by the top legislature on Monday 26. The draft law on entry and exit procedures, for the first time, allows the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to put in place a system to gather biological identification data, such as fingerprints, on foreign visitors
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-12/27/content_14331942.htm

20 DECEMBER 2011

Minister of (smaller) foreign affairs

China’s influence in international politics is increasing, but who is actually in charge of Chinese Foreign Policy. Here’s a hint: it’s not the foreign minister.
http://en.radio86.com/china-past-and-present/government-and-country/minister-smaller-foreign-affairs

5 NOVEMBER 2011

Elections in China: Authorities cite non-existent laws to exclude « uncomfortable » candidates

There are lots of independent candidates. The circumvent censorship by campaigning on the Internet. The authorities « invent » non-existent
laws to exclude them from election. But some people make it through
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Elections-in-China:-Authorities-cite-non-existent-laws-to-exclude-uncomfortable-candidates-23098.html

1 JULY 2011

The Chinese Communist Party’s 90th Birthday

http://behindthewall.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/01/6990753-communist-party-embraces-90th-birthday-but-not-all-chinese-do
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/07/01/6990568-chinas-communist-party-adaptation-survival

23 AUGUST 2010

China reviews law on death penalty

A draft amendment to the country’s criminal code proposes cutting 13 « economy-related, non-violent offenses » from the list of 68 crimes punishable by the death penalty.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/08/20108236424976275.html

22 AUGUST 2010

Who are members of the Communist Party of China

The CPC has 78 million members. Who are they ?
http://english.cpc.people.com.cn/66102/7045277.html

5 JULY 2010

China’s population set to reach 1.4 billion by 2015

China’s population is projected to reach 1.4 billion by the end of 2015, when the urban population will become the majority for the first time, officials said. Li Bin, director of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, said the population on the mainland will reach 1.39
billion by the end of 2015, among which as many as 700 million people will be living in urban areas .
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010census/2010-07/05/content_11178513.htm

31 MAY, 2010

China bans evidence from torture

Evidence obtained under torture cannot be used in China’s courts, the government has said, weeks after a convicted murderer was
set free because his victim turned out to be alive.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asia_pacific/10198592.stm

25 FEBRUARY 2010

Charter 08 and China’s troubled liberalism

By Feng Chongyi

The publication of Charter 08 in China at the end of 2008 was a major event generating headlines all over the world. It was widely recognized as the Chinese human-rights manifesto and a landmark document in China’s quest for democracy. However, if Charter 08 was a clarion call for the
new march to democracy in China, its political impact has been disappointing. Its primary drafter Liu Xiaobo, after being kept in police custody over one year, was sentenced on Christmas Day of 2009 to 11 years in prison for the « the crime of inciting subversion of state power », nor has the
Chinese communist party-state taken a single step toward democratization or improving human rights during the year. This article offers a preliminary assessment of Charter 08, with special attention to its connection with liberal forces in China.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/LB26Ad01.html

10 FEBRUARY 2010

China courts ‘to limit executions’

China’s top court has urged judges across the country to limit the use of the death penalty against convicted individuals. According to the official Xinhua news agency, guidelines have been sent out to courts across the country saying the penalty should only be handed to a « tiny minority »
of the most serious cases with sufficient evidence
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/02/2010210959496675.html

1 OCTOBER 2009

China Celebrates 60 Years of Communism

China’s leaders marked the 60th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Thursday with a precision display of military bravado and a confident prediction by President Hu Jintao that “infinitely bright prospects” lie ahead for the world’s most populous nation
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/world/asia/02china.html?_r=1&ref=global-home
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-10/01/content_12160199.htm
http://www.france24.com/en/20091001-china-gala-military-parade-spectacle-marks-60-anniversary-celebrations-communist
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8284087.stm

19 MARCH 2009

Charter 08, a plea for human rights in China

In last December, a group of 303 Chinese citizens signed ‘Charter 08’, a declaration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In it they call on the government of China to transform the country’s authoritarian and corrupt regime along democratic lines, respectful of human rights, including religious freedom

Below is the full text of the charter
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=14313&dos=126&size=A

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2 MARCH 2017

Tibet women’s football team ‘denied US visas’

A Tibetan women’s football team has claimed that they have been denied United States visas to take part in a tournament in Texas
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39137290

15 FEBRUARY 2017

Tibetan PM seeks Japan’s support for autonomy of Tibetan people

 Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan administration in India, on Wednesday urged Japanese lawmakers to back the ‘middle-way approach’ of autonomy for the Tibetan people
http://www.thestatesman.com/world/tibetan-pm-seeks-japan-s-support-1487147595.html

4 FEBRUARY 2017

Tibetan musician freed after four years in prison for his patriotic songs

Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province have freed a Tibetan singer jailed for four years for writing songs praising the Dalai Lama and highlighting the hardships of life under Beijing’s rule, according to a Tibetan source
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-musician-freed-after-four-years-in-prison-for-his-patriotic-songs-39848.html

3 JANUARY 2017

China tightens Tibetan border security to combat ‘separatism’

China has tightened security regulations in Tibet’s border region to battle the risks of terrorism and ‘separatism’, the state-owned Global Times said
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-tightens-tibetan-border-security-to-combat-separatism/3410352.html

26 DECEMBER 2016

Tibetans in anguish as Chinese mines pollute their sacred grasslands

China’s thirst for mineral ­resources — and its desire to exploit the rich deposits under the Tibetan plateau — have spread ­environmental pollution and ­anguish for many of the herders whose ancestors lived here for thousands of years
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/tibetans-in-anguish-as-chinese-mines-pollute-their-sacred-grasslands/2016/12/25/bb6aad06-63bc-11e6-b4d8-33e931b5a26d_story.html?utm_term=.6e567d7bda7b

20 NOVEMBER 2016

Dalai Lama visits Mongolia over China’s objections

The Dalai Lama met with Buddhist worshippers Saturday during a four-day visit to Mongolia, despite Beijing’s strident demand that he be barred from entering the country
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/dalai-lama-visits-mongolia-over-chinas-objections

30 SEPTEMBER 2016

Countering Dalai Lama influence is China’s top ethnic priority in Tibet

China will make countering the Dalai Lama’s influence the “highest priority” in its work on ethnic affairs in Tibet, the region’s Communist Party boss says while vowing to uproot the monk’s “separatist and subversive” activities.

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2023969/china-says-countering-dalai-lama-influence-top-ethnic
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-pushes-its-panchen-lama-into-spotlight-in-preparation-for-post-dalai-era/2016/09/25/7c28ac20-7f5e-11e6-ad0e-ab0d12c779b1_story.html

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

In Tibet, religious freedom comes with Chinese characteristics

Visitors say religion is flourishing under Beijing rule, but monks are closely watched, analysts say
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2021650/tibet-religious-freedom-comes-chinese-characteristics

28 AUGUST 2016

China names new chief for Tibet in party reshuffle

China’s ruling Communist Party appointed a new senior official on Sunday to run Tibet, considered one of the country’s most politically sensitive positions due to periodic anti-Chinese unrest in the devoutly Buddhist Himalayan region
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-names-new-chief-for/3080916.html

28 JULY 2016

Niece of Tibetan Priest Flees China, Says He Died of Torture

Nyima Lhamo told The Associated Press late Wednesday that her family believes Tenzin Delek Rinpoche died as a result of torture and not from a heart attack as Chinese officials said
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/niece-leading-tibetan-priest-flees-china-40950813
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/niece-07282016170353.html

21 JULY 2016

China’s Panchen Lama carries out religious rite in Tibet, first in 50 years

A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, began an important Buddhist rite on Thursday, the first time in 50 years it has happened in Tibet, state media said
http://in.reuters.com/article/us-china-tibet-idINKCN1010S5
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-07/22/content_15466707.html

16 JUNE 2016

Barack Obama angers China by meeting Dalai Lama at White House

The meeting between US ­President Barack Obama and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been condemned by China – leading Beijing to lodge diplomatic representations with Washington
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1975847/barack-obama-angers-china-meeting-dalai-lama-white-house
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-16/barack-obama-meets-dalai-lama-at-white-house-in-spite-of-china-protest/1590690

27 MAY 2016

Dalai Lama urges Tibetan unity as political leader sworn in

The Dalai Lama urged Tibetans to remain united on Friday, telling an audience gathered for the swearing-in of his exiled people’s new leader that they must avoid the schisms that had damaged other religions
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/dalai-lama-urges-tibetan-unity-political-leader-sworn#sthash.aKVD2mFx.dpuf

28 APRIL 2016

‘Little hope’ for exiled Tibetans’ autonomy push

With Chinese power growing and Western support fading, Tibet’s new government-in-exile may have its hands tied. DW spoke to activist Klemens Ludwig about the region’s prospects for gaining more political autonomy
http://www.dw.com/en/little-hope-for-exiled-tibetans-autonomy-push/a-19222129
http://eurasiadiary.com/news/geopolitics/24939-tibetans-in-exile-re-elect-lobsang-sangay-as-prime-minister

20 MARCH 2016

Tibetans worldwide vote for government-in-exile

Tens of thousands of Tibetan exiles are voting around the world to elect a new prime minister and parliament for a second time since the Dalai Lama had stepped down as head of the government to focus on his role as a spiritual leader.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/03/tibetans-vote-for-government-in-exile/
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/242394547

4 MARCH 2016

Tibetan in India Dies Days After Setting Himself on Fire to Protest China

A 16-year-old Tibetan student living in India has died three days after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in Tibet, a hospital official said on Friday
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/world/asia/india-tibet-dorjee-tsering-immolation.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://news.yahoo.com/tibetan-india-immolates-protest-against-chinese-rule-055157052.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolations.html?ref=asia&_r=0

4 FEBRUARY 2016

Foreigners Banned from Tibet in March

All travel to the Tibet Autonomous Region by foreign visitors will be suspended from February 25 to March 30 due to the annual Tibetan Uprising Day, which happens on March 10
https://thenanfang.com/373402-2/

9 JANUARY 2016

Tibet PM calls for dialogue with China

Visiting Japan, the prime minister of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, has called on China to resume dialogue with envoys of Tibetian spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160109_27.html

1 DECEMBER 2015

The Last Dalai Lama?

At 80, Tenzin Gyatso is still an international icon, but the future of his office — and of the Tibetan people — has never been more in doubt.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/magazine/the-last-dalai-lama.html?ref=asia&_r=0

14 OCTOBER 2015

Tibetan writer released by China after 10 years in jail

A Tibetan author jailed by China for writing a book about the Himalayan region has been released after a decade in prison, a US-based rights group said
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/tibetan-writer-released-china-after-10-years-jail-group

8 SEPTEMBER 2015

China celebrates 50th anniversary of Tibet’s autonomy

A grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region is held at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/941206.shtml
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/beijing-holds-ceremony-marking-50-years-tibet-government-030814291.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34183481

6 SEPTEMBER 2015

China says missing Panchen Lama is ‘living a normal life’

A young Tibetan who vanished two decades ago after he was chosen by the Dalai Lama as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism is « living a normal life » and does not want to be disturbed, a senior Chinese official said on Sunday.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-says-missing-panche/2105970.html

26 AUGUST 2015

Xi vows to end Tibetan separatism push

China will wage an unceasing fight against separatism in its restive mountainous region of Tibet, President Xi Jinping said, as the government repeated it would never accept exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s genuine autonomy proposals
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002382183

16 JULY 2015

Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s Body is Cremated in Prison against family’s wishes

Chinese authorities cremated the body of a prominent Tibetan monk on Thursday, his sister said, denying family members custody of his remains amid suspicions over the cause of his death. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/detentions-protests-china-revered-monk-dies-groups-074450568.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/cremated-07162015121248.html

13 JULY 2015

High-profile Tibetan monk Tenzin Delek Rinpoche dies in prison in China

The Buddhist lama was serving a 13-year sentence for a crime that did not commit. His condition had been serious for some time, but he was never treated. Worldwide condolences are made for the « revered Tibetan teacher » who died « in suspicious circumstances »
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/“Tibetan-hero”-Tenzin-Delek-Rinpoche-dies-in-prison-34754.html
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-07-14/highprofile-tibetan-monk-tenzin-delek-rinpoche-dies-in-prison-in-china-relative-says/1469490

19 APRIL 2015

Making progress on Tibet

The reason for the failure to resolve the issue is not because of tensions on the ground. It’s because of the inability of the two leaderships to agree on what the issue is
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/04/19/making-progress-on-tibet/

15 APRIL 2015

China issues white paper on Tibet, denouncing Dalai Lama’s ‘middle way’

The Chinese government on Wednesday issued a white paper on southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, applauding its development path and denouncing the « middle way » advocated by the Dalai Lama
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/04-15/161786.shtml

11 APRIL 2015

Tibetan nun burns herself to death in China: reports

A Tibetan nun is believed to have died after setting herself on fire to protest China’s rule over the Himalayan region and to voice support for the Dalai Lama, rights groups and media said
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2015/04/11/tibetan-nun-burns-herself-to-death-in-china-reports/

9 MARCH 2015

China Says Dalai Lama ‘Profanes’ Buddhism by Doubting his Reincarnation

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is profaning Buddhism by suggesting that he will not being reincarnated when he dies, the Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said in some of China’s strongest comments to date on the subject
http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/international/china-says-dalai-lama-profanes-buddhism-doubting-reincarnation/

28 JANUARY 2015

Communist Officials in Tibetan Region Punished for Separatism, China Says

Fifteen Communist Party officials in central Tibet who were accused of taking part in separatist activities last year have been punished for violating party discipline
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/world/asia/communist-officials-in-tibetan-region-punished-for-separatism-china-says.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1694153/communist-cadres-tibet-punished-helping-dalai-lama

6 DECEMBER 2014

Tibetan political prisoner dies from torture inflicted by Chinese police

Tenzin Choedak, 33, had served nearly six years of a 15-year prison sentence. He was in bad physical conditions because of abuse suffered during interrogation and never treated. Before his arrest, he cooperated with the Red Cross.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-political-prisoner-dies-from-torture-inflicted-by-Chinese-police-32897.html

1 DECEMBER 2014 

China jails Tibetan singer over political lyrics

Kalsang Yarphel, 39, was convicted by a court in the south-western province of Sichuan after taking part in concerts encouraging people to speak and learn Tibetan, India-based news website Phayul.com reported
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/01/china-jails-tibetan-singer-kalsang-yarphel-political-lyrics
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/12/china-jails-tibet-singer-political-tone-201412162214535267.html

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Tibetans sentenced to 13 years for protesting against police role in Drango massacre

A group of ten people was recently convicted on charges of « subverting state power » for demanding justice in connection with an incident during the Chinese New Year in 2012, when police fired on Tibetan protesters, killing at least five people.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetans-sentenced-to-13-years-for-protesting-against-police-role-in-Drango-massacre-32824.html

5 NOVEMBER 2014

China to punish Tibet officials who support Dalai Lama

China will severely punish officials in Tibet who support the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader and Nobel laureate, the region’s top Communist leader said according to state media reports Wednesday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/441621/china-to-punish-tibet-officials-who-support-dalai-lama

29 OCTOBER 2014

Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet

In response to pressure from the Chinese government, Kathmandu has decided to no longer provide the necessary documents to Tibetan refugees to reach India, the residence of the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepalese-government:-No-more-refugees-from-Tibet-32555.html

2 OCTOBER 2014

Dalai Lama visa row halts Nobel forum in South Africa

A meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates, due to be held in Cape Town, has been cancelled after South Africa refused the Dalai Lama a visa.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29467665
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/11136795/Nobel-Peace-Summit-cancelled-after-Dalai-Lama-refused-visa.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2014

Cracks Show in Tibetan Buddhism

Some followers in the west march to a different drummer
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/cracks-show-tibetan-buddhism/

7 SEPTEMBER 2014

Dalai Lama says no need for successor: German paper

The Dalai Lama has told a German newspaper that he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, ending a centuries-old religious tradition from his Himalayan homeland.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/09/08/world/dalai-lama-says-need-successor-german-paper/#.VAzQRb1OLmI

4 SEPTEMBER 2014

Tibet, living Buddha left « unrecognizable » from torture after arrest during 2008 protests

Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche, a much loved and highly respected lama from the Tibetan Buddhist community, is in serious condition, weak and emaciated. The first religious leader to go to jail after the riots of March 2008, he was sentenced to eight years in prison thanks to a confession extorted by violence.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-living-Buddha-left-unrecognizable-from-torture-after-arrest-during-2008-protests-32058.html

Dalai Lama denied South Africa visa for Nobel summit

The Dalai Lama has again been refused entry to South Africa, where he was scheduled to attend the 14th world summit of Nobel peace laureates, his representative has said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/04/dalai-lama-denied-south-africa-visa-nobel-summit

16 AUGUST 2014

China promotes mixed marriages in Tibet as way to achieve ‘unity’

In recent weeks, Chinese officials in charge of the Tibetan Autonomous Region have ordered a run of stories in local newspapers promoting mixed marriages. And according to newly published government reports, the government has adopted a series of policies in recent years favorable to interracial couples
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-promotes-mixed-marriages-in-tibet-as-way-to-achieve-unity/2014/08/16/94409ca6-238e-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html

15 AUGUST 2014

New Zealand politician rejects pro-China Tibet document

The former mayor of Christchurch, New Zealand, Sir Bob Parker, says he is not happy to be associated with the document which China is calling the ‘Lhasa Consensus.’
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-28804216
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-08/14/c_126868303.htm

8 AUGUST 2014-08-12

Tibetans in Exile Reach Out to Chinese Citizens in Renewed Push for Autonomy

Good video

http://www.voanews.com/media/video/2407407.html

4 AUGUST 2014

Tibet, thousands celebrate enthronement of new Penor Rinpoche

The small Pema Dorjee, recognized in 2009 as a reincarnation of the head of the Nyingma lineage, took possession of the Palyul monastery in Tibet. His school is the oldest of all the Buddhist world, and presents the ancestral religion of Bon. Beijing did not intervene
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-thousands-celebrate-enthronement-of-new-Penor-Rinpoche-31805.html

15 JULY 2014

Dalai Lama Calls for a ‘Realistic’ Approach to Break Tibet Impasse

Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday called for a “realistic” approach to resolving the Tibet question, warning that viewing the dispute merely through the prism of history would only aggravate the situation
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/autonomy-07152014203916.html

9 JULY 2014

Tibet writer detained as Kerry visits China

A well-known Tibetan writer has said that she and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing, as China plays host to US State Secretary John Kerry for the latest round of US-China talks.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/07/writer-house-arrest-with-kerry-china-20147964830932364.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-28231216

23 MAY 2014

Historial texts reveal Tibetan solution

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-01-230514.html

9 MAY 2014

Dalai Lama snub a ‘sacrifice’ for better China ties: Norway

Norway’s government said Friday that its decision not to meet the Dalai Lama during a three-day trip to Oslo was a « necessary sacrifice » to normalise its relations with China

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/408982/dalai-lama-snub-a-acrifice-for-better-china-ties-norway

11 FEBRUARY 2014

Spain court signs ex-Chinese leaders’ arrest warrants

A Spanish court has issued international arrest warrants for several former Chinese leaders, including retired President Jiang Zemin, as part of an investigation into alleged genocide in Tibet.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/119450/spain-court-signs-ex-chinese-leaders-arrest-warrants/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/394489/china-anger-over-spanish-arrest-warrant-for-jiang-zemin

16 JANUARY 2014

Residents rally for detained Tibetan monk in China

Hundreds of residents and monks in western China’s Qinghai province gathered in front of a jail this week in a rare rally to demand the release of a highly respected Tibetan monk, a Tibetan writer and a local person said Thursday.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/118492/residents-rally-for-detained-tibetan-monk-in-china/

28 DECEMBER 2013

Writer: China detains Tibetan monk and supporters

Chinese authorities have detained a highly regarded Tibetan monk and 16 of his supporters, a Tibetan writer said Friday, as Beijing tightens its grip over the region.

http://asiancorrespondent.com/117717/writer-china-detains-tibetan-monk-and-supporters/

10 DECEMBER 2013

Exile Leader Reassures Beijing Tibetans Not Seeking Separation

Tibetan exile political leader Lobsang Sangay reassured the Chinese leadership on Tuesday that Tibetans do not seek separation from China, but only a “genuine autonomy” under guarantees already provided under China’s constitution

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/reassures-12102013140921.html

30 NOVEMBER 2013

David Cameron to distance Britain from Dalai Lama during China visit

David Cameron will distance Britain from the Dalai Lama during a trip to China next week as the price for restoring full business and diplomatic relations with Beijing

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/nov/30/david-cameron-distance-britain-dalai-lama-china-visit

19 NOVEMBER 2013

Spain issues arrest order for China’s ex-leader

Spain’s National Court on Tuesday issued arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and four other officials as part of a probe into alleged genocide by China against Tibet.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/116095/spain-issues-arrest-order-for-chinas-ex-leader/

2 NOVEMBER 2013

China to stamp out Dalai Lama’s ‘propaganda’ in Tibet

China aims to stamp out the voice of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in his restive and remote homeland by ensuring that his « propaganda » is not received by anyone on the Internet, television or other means, a top official said.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/02/21285545-china-to-stamp-out-dalai-lamas-propaganda-in-tibet?lite

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/10422504/China-vows-to-silence-voice-of-Dalai-Lama-in-Tibet.html

30 OCTOBER 2013

China Patriotism Campaign Backfires in Tibet

A Chinese government campaign to build patriotism in Tibet appears to have backfired, leading to protests, mass shootings and detentions in a restive area 560 kilometers northeast of Lhasa.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-patriotism-campaign-backfires-in-tibet/1780131.html

The Immortal Bodhi Tree: Tibet and the Chinese Occupation

Meerten Ter Borg distinguishes between “power of religion” and “religious power.” The former refers to the institutional nature of power, whereas the latter is concerned with the source of power. This source of power may be transcendental, and hence, need not be materialistic in nature. In the case of Tibet, a combination of the two has taken place to set it apart from other Buddhist societies.

http://www.fairobserver.com/article/immortal-bodhi-tree-tibet-chinese-occupation

22 OCTOBER 2013

China issues white paper on Tibet’s development

The Chinese government on Tuesday issued a white paper on west China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, detailing its comprehensive development and rapid progress in the past 60-odd years.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-10/22/c_132819103.htm

http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/22/china-claims-tibet-is-flourishing-and-its-people-happy-and-healthy/

22 OCTOBER 2013

Tibetan activists held after scaling UN to protest China record

Activists protesting against China’s rule over Tibet were being held after scaling scaffolding on the UN European headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday and unfurling a banner before a session examining China’s human rights record.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/tibetan-activists-held-after-scaling-un-protest-china-record

17 OCTOBER 2013

Tibet self-immolations: Tsering Woeser and Ai Weiwei collaborate on book

Tibetan poet Tsering Woeser and dissident artist Ai Weiwei have collaborated on a book about Tibetan self-immolations, attempting to explain the suicidal protests that have gripped the Himalayan region since 2009.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/17/tibet-self-immolation-book-woeser-ai-weiwei

11 OCTOBER 2013

China criticises Spain lawsuit over former president

China on Friday criticised a lawsuit in Spain against former Chinese president Hu Jintao over allegations of human rights abuses in Tibet. http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-criticises-spain-lawsuit-over-former-president

10 OCTOBER 2013

Spanish court indicts China’s ex-president Hu Jintao on genocide charges

On Thursday, the court’s criminal division ruled in favour of an appeal by Tibetan exile groups allowing the indictment of Hu, a request which had been dismissed in June by the same court. http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1329293/spanish-court-indicts-former-president-hu-jintao-genocide-charges http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/374247/spain-probes-former-chinese-president-over-tibet-genocide

8 OCTOBER 2013

Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, famous lama, died in Chengdu after being stabbed to death, born 25 December 1939
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/20/choje-akong-tulku-rinpoche

4 OCTOBER 2013

Tibetan Students Denied Permission to Travel for Overseas Study

Chinese authorities are refusing to issue passports to a group of young Tibetans who have received approval for study in Japan and the U.S., leading some to stage protests outside provincial government offices to highlight the discrimination

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/travel-10042013153826.html

26 SEPTEMBER 2013

Missing for 16 months, Tibetan poet « reappears » in prison

Lobsang Namgyal wrote a volume of poetry critical of the way the Tibetan people lives under Chinese rule. Arrested a first time in 2008 after the riots in Lhasa, he went missing on 15 May 2012. The authorities failed to notify his family of his arrest.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Missing-for-16-months,-Tibetan-poet-reappears-in-prison-29115.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi meets Dalai Lama

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has risked prompting Chinese anger after it was confirmed she had a private meeting with the Dalai Lama on the sidelines of a Prague rights conference, its spokesman said Monday

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/370012/suu-kyi-meets-dalai-lama-risking-china-ire

21 AUGUST 2013

The “Patriotic education” of Tibet

If true, reports of an easing of China’s policies on Tibet would come as a welcome relief to a long-repressed people.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/08/21/the-patriotic-education-of-tibet/

13 AUGUST 2013

China ‘hacking websites in hunt for Tibetan dissidents’

Beijing has been accused of launching hacking attacks on popular India-based Tibetan websites to find and jail Tibetan dissidents living in China.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10240404/China-hacking-websites-in-hunt-for-Tibetan-dissidents.

html


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23680686

9 AUGUST 2013

Popular Tibetan Performer Detained for ‘Political’ Song

Chinese security officials have detained a popular Tibetan musician and singer for performing a song calling on Tibetans to ‘unite’ and to learn and speak their own language, as China continues to crack down on public assertions of Tibetan national and cultural identity. Kalsang Yarphel, 38, was taken into custody in Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa on July 14 and was flown under guard to Chengdu, in Sichuan province, former political prisoner Lhamo Kyab told

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/song-08092013153523.html

9 JULY 2013

China Vows to Step Up Fight Against Dalai Lama

China’s top official in charge of religious groups and ethnic minorities vowed on Tuesday to step up the fight against exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, as a rights group reported police shootings of monks marking his birthday                                                       http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/09/china-deepen-struggle-dalai-lama                http://www.voanews.com/content/china-to-step-up-fight-against-dalai-lama-shootings-reported/1697990.html                                                         http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/09/chinese-police-shot-tibetan-monks             http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23236996

27 JUNE 2013

China urged to stop ‘uprooting Tibetans’

The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report said that lives had been thrown into disarray after more than two million Tibetans were uprooted in the past seven years.       http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/06/20136279222729998.html             http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/10146867/Seven-years-in-Tibet-2-million-displaced-by-Chinese-relocation-policy.html

24 JUNE 2013

China May be Easing Up on Tibet

In an abrupt and unexpected reversal of policy, Chinese government officials have told monks in some Tibetan areas that they are now free to « worship » the Dalai Lama as a « religious leader. » The new policy document – prefixed with the word « experiment » – also asked that the monks now refrain from « criticizing the Dalai Lama, » and « stop using such labels as a wolf in a monk’s robe, » a common pejorative hurled against the Tibetan spiritual leader by Beijing.                                                                                                                                     http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5518&Itemid=206

23 JUNE 2013

Two distinct vews on Tibet ?

Thubten Samphel, who is Director of the Tibet Policy Institute in Dharamsala argues that there are different views on the role that the Dalai Lama could play in what Beijing calls ‘China’s Tibet’. http://claudearpi.blogspot.in/2013/06/two-distinct-views-on-tibet.html?goback=%2Egde_2387236_member_253040456

19 JUNE 2013

China completes monitoring scheme for Tibet

China has undertaken a monitoring scheme in Tibet asking all internet and phone users to register under their real names and addresses, to curb « social problems ».                                                                                               http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/06/2013619115455987467.html

13 JUNE 2013

Dalai Lama doubts effect of Tibetan self-immolations

The Dalai Lama said that the recent spate of Tibetan self-immolations in protest against Chinese rule was having little effect on Beijing’s policies, while urging China to look harder at the reasons behind the incidents. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/10117850/Dalai-Lama-doubts-effect-of-Tibetan-self-immolations.html

11 JUNE 2013

Chinese Diplomats Threaten French Journalist After Tibet Report

Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday it is outraged by the way Chinese diplomatic personnel have harassed and threatened Frenh journalist Cyril Payen, a reporter for the French TV news station France 24, since the station broadcast his documentary “Seven days in Tibet” on May 30.                                                                                               http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20130612-china-harasses-france-24-tv-over-tibet-documentary                                                                       http://www.eurasiareview.com/11062013-chinese-diplomats-threaten-french-journalist-after-tibet-report%e2%80%8f/                                                                                             http://www.france24.com/en/20130612-china-intimidates-france-24-reporter-over-tibet-film

28 MAY 2013

Thousands of Tibetans Protest Against Mine

As many as 5,000 Tibetans have protested against Chinese mining operations at a site considered sacred by local residents, drawing a large security force to the area and prompting fears of clashes, according to Tibetan sources this week.  http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/mine-05282013170400.html

28 MAY 2013

US Congress mulls Tibetan exile visas

US lawmakers debating a landmark immigration bill have agreed to provide 5,000 US visas for displaced Tibetans in Nepal and India over the next three years in an effort to support the refugee community and as a response to China’s suppression of the Tibetan people.                                                                                                                           http://asiancorrespondent.com/108256/us-congress-mulls-tibetan-exile-visas/

14 MAY 2013

Chinese Police Beat Monk to Death Over Banned Cassettes

A Tibetan monk found in possession of recordings of speeches by exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been beaten to death by Chinese police, according to Tibetan sources                                                                                                                        http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/cassettes-05142013132742.html

25 APRIL 2013

Two Tibetan monks and a woman set themselves on fire: 119 immolations

The two young monks belonged to the Ngaba monastery (Sichuan). Little information on the 23-year old woman. Beijing increases controls on monasteries, cuts communications with the outside world and imprisons the promoters of these desperate protests. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Two-Tibetan-monks-and-a-woman-set-themselves-on-fire:-119-immolations-27757.html

23 APRIL 2013

Nepal promises China to crack down on Tibetan refugees

On a visit to Beijing, the leader of the Maoist party in Nepal Prachanda promises Xi Jinping to repress any anti-Chinese protests. « The national stability and integrity of both countries will not be compromised in the name of religious freedom and human rights. » http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-promises-China-to-crack-down-on-Tibetan-refugees-27732.html

24 MARCH 2013

China’s new leadership should overhaul failed Tibet policies

The confirmation of China’s new leadership last week coincided with the fifth anniversary of violent protests across the Tibetan Plateau. In mid-March 2008, an estimated 30,000 Tibetans were involved in more than 100 ‘mass incidents’, ranging from peaceful demonstrations to violent attacks on people and property.                                                                                                                              http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/24/chinas-new-leadership-should-overhaul-failed-tibet-policies/

20 MARCH 2013

Surrender the best option for Tibet

Is there a future for the Tibetan cause? After two years of protests and more than 100 suicides across the historical region of Tibet, it is hard to see any real evolution in the cause of Tibetan independence or even autonomy.                                                http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/CHIN-02-200313.html

11 MARCH

Profile: Tibetan Buddhism’s Karmapa Lama

A religious figure comes into his own as artist and green activist                                                                                           http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5242&Itemid=206

7 MARCH 2013

Tighter Controls on Award Winning Tibetan Writer

Chinese authorities have further tightened restrictions on Beijing-based Tibetan poet and blogger Tsering Woeser, moving police guards to the floor of her apartment building a day ahead of a State Department ceremony honoring her for her courage in striving to uphold Tibetan rights.                                                                                         http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/award-03072013134618.html

14 FEBRUARY 2013

100th Tibetan self-immolates in China, advocacy groups say

The number of Tibetans in China who have set themselves on fire to protest Beijing’s rule has reached 100, according to Tibetan advocacy groups.                                                                                                                                                                http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/13/world/asia/china-tibet-self-immolation/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

7 FEBRUARY 2013

China detains 70 in bid to crack down on Tibet self-immolation protests

The operation, the largest of its kind yet reported by Beijing, is part of an intensifying effort to quell the fiery protests. It comes on the heels of a documentary released in China that blames Westerners, particularly Voice of America, for encouraging people to set themselves on fire and then treating those who do as heroes.                                                                                                       http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/07/16885142-china-detains-70-in-bid-to-crack-down-on-tibet-self-immolation-protests?lite

31 JANUARY 2013

China condemns Tibetan monk to death for « instigating » self immolations

Lorang Konchok, 40, has also lost his political rights. With him, his nephew also condemned to 10 years in prison. Sichuan court declares them guilty of murder in eight cases of self-immolation, three of them fatal.                                                                                   http://www.asianews.it/news-en/China-condemns-Tibetan-monk-to-death-for-instigating-self-immolations-27011.html                                             http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/31/chinese-court-tibetans-encouraging-immolation                                                                                                                                                                                   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-21271854

23 NOVEMBER 2012

Tibet, Beijing punishes the families of young people who set themselves on fire

By order of the central government, the authorities of Qinghai Province cancel aid to the victims’ relatives and suspend all development projects in villages and towns where self-immolations have occurred. In two weeks, nine Tibetans have set themselves on fire in the province. All those who have paid tribute, even with small messages of condolence, to the young people who committed suicide, will be punished. Severe penalties also for party officials who are too « soft » with the activists.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibet,-Beijing-punishes-the-families-of-young-people-who-set-themselves-on-fire-26433.html

20 NOVEMBER 2012

Self immolations of Tibetans 2009-2012

16 NOVEMBER 2012

British Buddhist monk self-immolates at French monastery

The 38-year-old Briton, who police did not name, had been living at Nalanda monastery near the southwestern village of Labastide-Saint-Georges for the past five years. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9682645/British-Buddhist-monk-self-immolates-at-French-monastery.html

9 NOVEMBER 2012

Despite deadly week, Communist Party says Tibetans ‘feel very happy’

China’s ruling Communist Party on Friday declared Tibetans were “very happy” even as six Tibetans reportedly self-immolated over two days this week to protest Chinese rule.
http://behindthewall.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/09/15047849-despite-deadly-week-communist-party-says-tibetans-feel-very-happy?lite#__utma=238145375.1358836827.1333475157.1352451044.1352503356.212&__utmb=238145375.1.10.1352503356&__utmc=238145375&__utmx=-&__utmz=238145375.1351843663.203.9.utmcsr=asiaobserver.org|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/category/south-east-asia/cambodia&__utmv=238145375.|8=Earned%20By=msnbc%7Cworld%20news%7Casia-pacific=1^12=Landing%20Content=Mixed=1^13=Landing%20Hostname=www.msnbc.msn.com=1^30=Visit%20Type%20to%20Content=Earned%20to%20Mixed=1&__utmk=165708285

6 NOVEMBER 2012

UN Tibet statement welcomed and rejected

Human rights workers and Tibet-focused activists are hailing a strongly worded statement by the United Nations’ top official on human rights, drawing attention to growing public discontent in Tibet just ahead of a major leadership shuffle that will reverberate throughout the Communist Party of China. The statement, released Friday November 2 was the first time that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights had publicly commented on the situation in Tibet, despite years of lobbying by activist support groups
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK07Ad01.html

4 NOVEMBER 2012

Mass Protest After Fatal Burning

Thousands of Tibetans staged protests against Chinese rule after another self-immolation death Sunday in a Tibetan-populated area in Qinghai province, triggering a massive security buildup, according to sources. http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/blaze-11042012105433.html

2 NOVEMBER 2012

UN Speaks Out on Tibet

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called on China on Friday to address the grievances of Tibetans amid reports of new security clampdowns, travel restrictions, and disruption of communication links in Tibetan areas as Beijing prepares for a major leadership transition next week.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/speaks-11022012141015.html

27 OCTOBER 2012

Tibet and China: History of a Complex Relationship

For at least 1500 years, the nation of Tibet has had a complex relationship with its large and powerful neighbor to the east, China. The political history of Tibet and China reveals that the relationship has not always been as one-sided as it now appears.
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/china/a/TibetandChina.htm

27 OCTOBER 2012

The massacre Tibetan continues, two other young men set themselves on fire

Within days, five self-immolations. The « worst » week in the fight against what they call the imperialism of Beijing and the cultural genocide. Denouncing the « failure » of Chinese politics, Free Tibet appeals for the future leadership that responds to the « quest for freedom »
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/The-massacre-Tibetan-continues,-two-other-young-men-set-themselves-on-fire-26206.html

22 OCTOBER 2012

Tibetan sets himself on fire inside the Labrang monastery

A Tibetan man in his 50s has set himself on fire inside the Labrang monastery, according to Free Tibet, the activist group.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9625517/Tibetan-sets-himself-on-fire-inside-the-Labrang-monastery.html

5 OCTOBER 2012

Tibetan PM-in-Exile ‘Ready to Engage’ in China Talks

Rising tensions, including an ongoing Chinese crackdown on dissent, will not stop Tibet’s government-in-exile from seeking talks with Beijing. « We are ready to engage in dialogue with the Chinese government anytime, anywhere, this is where we stand http://www.voanews.com/content/tibetan_pm_in_exile_ready_to_engage_in_china_talks/1521405.html

4 OCTOBER 2012

Tibetan Blogger Self-Immolates, Leaves Posts Behind 

Sources tell VOA’s Tibetan Service a 43-year-old poet and blogger named Gudrup engulfed himself in flames Thursday in Dreru, Tibet – part of the area China has designated the Tibet Autonomous Region. The authorities so far are refusing to release his body to his family
http://www.voanews.com/content/tibetan_blogger_self_immolates_and_leaves_posts_behind/1520543.html

2 OCTOBER 2012

More Tibetans convicted as Dharamsala calls for prudence


China seems unwilling to reach a deal with the people of Tibet. Instead, it continues to crack down hard on demonstrators and opponents. Meanwhile, Diaspora Tibetans end summit on self-immolations blaming Beijing for the current situation. Delegates urge Tibetans to follow the Dalai Lama’s « middle way ».
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-Tibetans-convicted-as-Dharamsala-calls-for-prudence-25974.html

27 AUGUST 2012

Two Tibetans Self-Immolate

Fifty-one Tibetans have now set themselves ablaze to protest Chinese rule. http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/immolate-08272012150023.html

24 AUGUST 2012

Tibet Battles Women Trafficking

Chinese authorities recorded a big jump in the trafficking of women and children from Tibet to Chinese provinces last year as an expert said that more than half of the 72 counties in the Tibet Autonomous Region have grappled with women-smuggling problems.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/trafficked-08242012150928.html

18 AUGUST 2012

Mystery surrounds the fate of five Tibetan monks arrested by Chinese police

Three young monks were detained on 12 August; two more were taken 16 August. All were arrested in their monastery. Police action stems from their alleged involvement in recent self-immolation. The TCHRD reports a situation of extreme tensions
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mystery-surrounds-the-fate-of-five-Tibetan-monks-arrested-by-Chinese-police-25579.html

16 AUGUST 2012

Tibetan Shot Dead in Protest

Chinese security forces shot dead a Tibetan and detained six others as they dispersed a crowd of 1,000 Tibetans protesting against the resumption of mining operations in a county in Tibet
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/mine-08162012000425.html

10 AUGUST 2012

Tibet’s political future lies in ‘Middle Way’
By Lobsang Sangay

August 2011 was a notable month for democracy for the peoples of Thailand and Tibet. On August 5, Thailand voted in its first female prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. On August 8 last year, I was inaugurated as the first Tibetan political leader to be democratically elected and took over the leadership under a new governing system in which the Dalai Lama ceased to have political authority.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NH11Ad01.html

8 AUGUST 2012

Tibetan woman dies after setting herself alight

A Tibetan woman died on Tuesday after setting herself alight in China’s north-west Gansu province, state-run Xinhua news agency reports.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19175384
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120807-364062.html

17 JULY 2012

Teenaged Tibetan monk ‘self-immolates’ in China

A teenaged Tibetan Buddhist monk has burned himself to death in south-west China, the latest in a series of such protests against Chinese rule, rights activists have said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18877394
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/clash-07182012161713.html

20 JUNE 2012

Two Young Tibetans Self-immolate

Two young Tibetans self-immolated in China’s Qinghai province on Wednesday as they protested against Beijing’s rule in Tibetan-populated areas and called for the return of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, sources said. http://www.voanews.com/content/anti-china-protest-leads-to-2-tibetan-immolations/1215885.html http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burn-06202012095119.html

19 JUNE 2012

Dalai Lama maintains ‘middle way’ for Tibet

Speaking at the University of Westminster on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama called for « realistic » expectations on Tibet’s future, reasserting his belief that « complete independence is … out of the question ». Such an approach paves the way for his potential return to Tibet after the Chinese government declared in April its « willingness for talks if the Dalai Lama truly gives up Tibetan independence ». http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9342293/Dalai-Lama-maintains-middle-way-for-Tibet.html

4 JUNE 2012

Dalai Lama Envoys Quit to Protest Chinese Posture on Tibet

The exile Central Tibetan Administration in northern India announced the resignations Monday, saying envoys Lodi Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen left their posts last week. The two diplomats held nine rounds of talks with Chinese officials in the past decade, without making notable progress
http://www.voanews.com/content/dalai_lama_envoys_quit_to_protest_chinese_posture_on_tibet/1147084.html

31 MAY 2012

Detentions reported in Tibet capital after immolations

Reports from Tibet say Chinese security forces have launched a wave of detentions in Lhasa following two self-immolations there on Sunday
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18275735

27 MAY 2012

Two Monks Burn Themselves in Lhasa

Two young Tibetan monks set themselves on fire in Lhasa Sunday in protest against Chinese rule—the first self-immolations reported in the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/burn-05272012123432.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9294332/Two-Tibetans-set-themselves-on-fire-in-Lhasa.html

13 MAY 2012

Dalai Lama reveals warning of Chinese plot to kill him

In an exclusive interview with this week’s Sunday Telegraph, the 76-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, revealed he had been passed reports from inside Tibet warning that Chinese agents had trained Tibetan women for a mission to poison him while posing as devotees seeking his blessings http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/tibet/9261729/Dalai-Lama-reveals-warning-of-Chinese-plot-to-kill-him.html

25 APRIL 2012

Charges against Karmapa Lama dropped

State officials found no evidence against the third highest-ranking Tibetan Buddhist leader who had been accused of being a Chinese mole. Exiled Tibetans are satisfied, convinced all along of his « innocence »
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Charges-against-Karmapa-Lama-dropped-24590.html

21 APRIL 2012

Sichuan, school that taught Tibetan forcibly closed

Authorities fear and prohibit all forms of autonomous education: in Tibet and Tibetan-majority provinces in China, one must speak and write in Mandarin. Headmaster and a teacher arrested: The school was open for over 20 years http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sichuan,-school-that-taught-Tibetan-forcibly-closed-24559.html

20 APRIL 2012

Two Tibetans ‘die after self-immolation in China’

Two Tibetan men have died after setting themselves on fire in front of a monastery in Sichuan province, south-west China, rights groups say
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17784446

29 MARCH 2012

Dalai Lama wins $1.7 million prize

The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, has won $1.7 million after being awarded the 2012 Templeton Prize for his work linking science and wider questions of faith and religion http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/29/10924441-dalai-lama-wins-17-million-prize#comments

26 MARCH 2012

Tibetan sets himself on fire before India’s parliament in New Delhi as more arrests occur in Tibet

The incident happened this morning during a protest against Hu Jintao’s visit to India. Police detains four monks from Bora Monastery in Sangchu County
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-sets-himself-on-fire-before-India’s-parliament-in-New-Delhi-as-more-arrests-occur-in-Tibet-24342.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17509024

23 MARCH 2012

Tibetan Self-Immolations Rise as China Tightens Grip

Beijing, alarmed about the threat to stability in a region seething with discontent over religious and cultural controls, has responded with an assortment of heavy-handed measures. Officials have described the self-immolators as outcasts and terrorists, blamed the pernicious influence of Tibetan exiles and flooded the region with checkpoints and paramilitary police officers in flak jackets
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/world/asia/in-self-immolations-signs-of-new-turmoil-in-tibet.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=asia

17 MARCH 2012

Thousands of Tibetans attend funeral of farmer who set himself afire in protest

A Tibetan farmer burned himself to death in southwestern China on Saturday 17, the latest in a wave of self-immolations protesting against Beijing’s control over Tibetan areas of the country, a rights group said. Several thousand Tibetans attended Sonam Thargyal’s funeral on the same day, many of them protesting against Chinese rule, UK-based Free Tibet said
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/17/10738954-reports-thousands-of-tibetans-attend-funeral-of-farmer-who-set-himself-afire-in-protest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17414494

17 MARCH 2012

Tibetan monk self immolates. Thousands on the streets demanding freedom

Lobsang Tsultrim, 20, set himself on fire yesterday in front of t Kirti Monastery in Sichuan, in protest against Chinese occupation. In the neighboring province of Qinghai at least a thousand Tibetans peacefully demonstrate for the release of 50 men who were arrested because they called for the return of the Dalai Lama.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-monk-self-immolates.-Thousands-on-the-streets-demanding-freedom-24263.html

10 MARCH 2012

China responsible for self-immolations, says Tibetan leader

The hardline policies of the Chinese government were responsible for the spate of self-immolations in Tibet, Lobsang Sangay, head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, said
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1694443.php/China-responsible-for-self-immolations-says-Tibetan-leader

9 MARCH 2012

Tibet is safe and stable: official

« I can tell you with full responsibility that currently the region is stable and safe. If not, how it could be possible for me to take a week-long vacation during the Tibetan New Year holiday last month and come to the annual National People’s Congress session in Beijing to perform my duty as a deputy with no worries? » said Padma Choling, an NPC deputy and chairman of the region
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-03/09/content_14793312.htm

4 MARCH 2012

Another self-immolation hits China: rights group

A mother of four died after setting herself on fire in a Tibetan-inhabited region of southwest China on Sunday, a rights group said, in the latest self-immolation to hit the country
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120304-331572.html

1 MARCH 2012

Mongolia’s ‘Dalai Lama’ dies, had fought Stalin and Mao

Ninth Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa (Lord of refuge of Khalkha) lived 57 years in exile because of Soviet domination in Mongolia and Chinese rule in Tibet. Despite difficulties, he fought to revive his faith among Mongols http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Mongolia’s-‘Dalai-Lama’-dies,-had-fought-Stalin-and-Mao-24127.html

China’s top Tibet official orders tighter control of Internet

China’s top official in Tibet has urged authorities to tighten their grip on the Internet and mobile phones, state media reported on Thursday, reflecting the government’s fears about unrest ahead of its annual parliamentary session. The move is the latest in a series of measures the government says are intended to maintain stability, and comes after a spate of self-immolations and protests against Chinese control in the country’s Tibetan-populated areas
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46588387/ns/technology_and_science-security/

22 FEBRUARY 2012

Lhasa « has become a hell for Tibetans. Here’s how they live « 

A rare eyewitness account of the life of the Tibetan capital, anonymous for security reasons, which tells the truth about Tibet: « The Tibetans are disappearing, the monasteries are barracks and the private apartments of the Dalai Lama have been sold to a Chinese businessman . Soldiers are everywhere and they do what they want. The monks are ready to fast unto death against this violence. « 
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Lhasa-has-become-a-hell-for-Tibetans.-Here’s-how-they-live-24044.html

Is China pushing Nepal to crack down on Tibetans?

For decades, Nepal has been a safe haven for Tibetans who escape China. But Tibetan activists say their people’s peaceful existence here is being disturbed because of China’s growing influence in Nepal
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/21/world/asia/china-tibet-nepal/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

Tibetan New Year’s Celebrations Muffled by Chinese Crackdown

Ethnic Tibetans in western China observed the beginning of the Tibetan New Year Wednesday with subdued ceremonies, following a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule
http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2012/02/22/tibetan-new-years-celebrations-muffled-by-chinese-crackdown/

17 FEBRUARY 2012

China detaining Tibetans returning from India

The Chinese government has detained several hundred Tibetans who returned from India after attending teaching sessions overseen by the Dalai Lama, and is forcing them to undergo political re-education, a human rights group said
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120217-328637.html

12 FEBRUARY 2012

Tibetan nun set herself on fire in protest against China

A Tibetan Buddhist nun set herself on fire in a protest against the government in eastern China, the Tibetan government-in-exile based in India said in a statement on Sunday
http://news.monstersandcritics.com/asiapacific/news/article_1690608.php/Tibetan-nun-reportedly-set-herself-on-fire-in-protest-against-China
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/11/world/asia/china-tibet-unrest/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17008732

7 FEBRUARY 2012

Chinese Regime Defends Shooting Unarmed Tibetan Protesters

On Tuesday 7 February, the Chinese regime defended its shooting of unarmed Tibetan protesters in China’s Sichuan Province on the first and second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Overseas Tibetan advocacy groups said at least seven Tibetans were killed and dozens were wounded during the two days of shooting.
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-02-08/chinese-regime-defends-shooting-unarmed-tibetan-protesters.html#video_section

5 FEBRUARY 2012

Three Tibetans self-immolate in western China: report

Three Tibetans have set fire to themselves in south-west China, reports say, in the latest apparent protest against rule from Beijing
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42109445/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16895812

2 FEBRUARY 2012

More than 100 people arrested in Draggo (Sichuan, China)

During a peaceful demonstration on 23 January, police and security forces opened fire against civilians demanding religious freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama. About six people were killed and 60 wounded. Now the authorities continue their search for other protesters in order to take them into custody
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-than-100-people-arrested-in-Draggo-23866.
html
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-02-02/12-tibetans-killed-chinese-regime-blocks-journalists.html#video_section
31 JANUARY 2012

China boosts security in Tibet following protests

A senior official in Chinese-ruled Tibet has ordered heightened security in Buddhist monasteries and along key roadways as the government tries to prevent protests that erupted in neighboring Tibetan communities from spreading
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46200211/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

30 JANUARY 2012

« Wukan model  » not self immolation can save Tibet

In 2011, according to even partial NGOs, about 70 people were killed by police in Tibet. Another 16, mostly monks set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese repression and to demanding religious freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama. The communist authorities have arrested and sentenced 230 Tibetans for protesting against the government, and the number of political prisoners has reached 830
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Wukan-model-not-self-immolation-can-save-Tibet-23831.html

26 JANUARY 2012

Tibetan Exile Leader Calls for International Probe

The elected leader of the Tibetan exile community based in India is calling for an international probe into this week’s killing of Tibetan protesters by Chinese security forces. Lobsang Sangay, the Tibetan Exile Kalon Tripa or Prime Minister, called for a worldwide vigil on Wednesday February 8 to condemn this week’s killings. He accused China of killing six Tibetans by « firing indiscriminately » into crowds of peaceful protesters in Tibetan areas under Chinese control
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/Tibetan-Exile-Leader-Calls-for-International-Probe-138116418.html

24 JANUARY 2012

Group: Tibetans killed as China forces fire on crowd

Two Tibetans were killed when security forces in China’s southwestern Sichuan province fired on demonstrators Tuesday, bringing the death toll in recent clashes to four, according to a Tibetan advocacy group.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46127806/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NA26Ad04.html

23 JANUARY 2012

Tibetan protester ‘killed by Chinese police gunfire’

Chinese security forces have opened fire on ethnic Tibetan protesters in the province of Sichuan, killing at least one man
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1178588/1/.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16690393


20 JANUARY 2012

Chinese Regime Closes Tibet to Foreign Travelers for 5th Year
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_china/2012-01-20/chinese-regime-closes-tibet-to-foreign-travelers-for-5th-year.html#video_section

14 JANUARY 2012

Tibetan self-immolation triggers clash in China

A Tibetan has set themselves on fire in south-western China, in the latest in a series of self-immolations, prompting clashes between police and locals, activists say
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/world/asia/chinese-forces-reportedly-open-fire-on-protesting-tibetans.html?ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16561227

6 JANUARY 2012

More Tibetan self-immolations in China

Two Buddhist Tibetans in southwest China have set themselves on fire in protest against perceived religious repression by the Chinese government, rights groups say. The incidents on Friday 6  brought the number of Tibetan self-immolations in the country to 14 since March
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201216164745327744.html

2 JANUARY 2012

Opinion: A Burning Nun Illuminates Tibet’s Agony

Chinese authorities ignore attempts to call attention to their despotism in Tibet
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4091&Itemid=206

8 DECEMBER 2011

Karmapa Tibetan Leader in India Faces Currency Charges

The 17th Karmapa, as he is known, is facing charges of illegal possession of foreign currency, forgery and conspiracy, according to a police official in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This week, the police filed the charges in a local court, which must now decide whether to move forward with the case
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/world/asia/17th-karmapa-charged-in-india-over-illegal-currency.html?_r=1&ref=asia

11 NOVEMBER 2011

Will Aba be the CCP’s Waterloo

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) setbacks in a remote corner of Sichuan province, Aba prefecture (more accurately, the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture), may in time be seen as the beginning of the end of its authoritarian reign.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/MK11Ad01.html

7 NOVEMBER 2011

Self-immolations caused by Tibetan “cultural genocide”, Dalai Lama says

The Dalai Lama delivers stinging attack against China for the rash of desperate suicides by Tibetan religious. In China itself, 10,000 Tibetans
challenge police and commemorate nun who died last week after setting herself on fire
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Self-immolations-caused-by-Tibetan-“cultural-genocide”,-Dalai-Lama-says-23107.htmlhttp://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20111107-309155.html

3 NOVEMBER 2011

11th Tibetan Buddhist Self-Immolates in Southwestern China

China says a Tibetan nun has died after setting herself on fire in southwestern China. It was the 11th such self-immolation protest this year involving Buddhist monks and nuns in the restive region.
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/11th-Tibetan-Buddhist-Self-Immolates-in-Southwestern-China-133146668.html

17 OCTOBER 2011

Ninth Tibetan, a Nun, Immolates Herself in Anti-China Protest
A Tibetan nun killed herself Monday 17 by setting herself on fire in a Tibetan town in western China while calling for religious freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, according to a statement by an advocacy group based in London

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/world/asia/ninth-tibetan-a-nun-immolates-herself-in-anti-china-protest.html?_r=1&ref=asia

8 OCTOBER 2011

Dalai Lama slams China’s ‘immoral censorship’

The Dalai Lama criticised the Chinese government during a live video chat with Desmond Tutu for the South African archbishop’s 80th birthday celebrations in Cape Town. The Tibetan exiled leader was unable to attend the festivities after the South African government refused
to grant him a visa
http://www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20111008-dalai-lama-slams-china-censorship-south-africa-video-chat
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/10/201110814556632352.html

4 OCTOBER 2011

Dalai Lama forced to cancel South Africa visit

The Dalai Lama has cancelled plans to visit South Africa to attend the birthday celebrations for Archbishop Desmond Tutu after failing to obtain a visa required to travel to the country
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/10/2011104132043255459.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15164383

3 OCTOBER 2011

A young Tibetan monk set himself on fire today at 2 pm
(local time), at the fruit and vegetable market in the town of Ngaba, Sichuan Province. As he burned, Kalsang, 17 or 18 years old, was holding a photograph of the Dalai Lama and calling for the rights and religious freedom in Tibet. The police put out the flames, but the conditions of the young monk from Kirti are still unknown
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Fifth-Tibetan-monk-sets-himself-on-fire-in-a-year-for-Dalai-Lama-and-religious-freedom.-22806.htmlhttp://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/10/03/tibetan-monk-self-immolates-in-anti-china-protest/

26 SEPTEMBER 2011

China Says Dalai Lama Cannot Choose Successor

China says Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, cannot legally choose who will succeed him when he dies, and that Beijing
will make the decision
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/China-Warns-Dalai-Lama-About-Choosing-Successor-130556513.htmlhttp://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/09/26/china-says-dalai-lama-cannot-choose-successor/

24 SEPTEMBER 2011

Dalai Lama says he will discuss successor when he is 90

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said that it was too early to talk about his reincarnation. However, a candidate chosen
for political ends by anyone, including the Chinese government, should not be recognized.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1664866.php/Dalai-Lama-says-he-will-discuss-successor-when-he-is-90

27 AUGUST 2011

Beijing fires « Tibetan bulldog », Zhang Qingli

The Central Committee of Communist Party of China has replaced Zhang Qingli, secretary of the CPC in Tibet considered the « bulldog » in the region. Known for his uncompromising position not only on the Dalai Lama, but right across the Tibetan ethnic group, Zhang is considered
responsible for the violent clashes that occurred in the region under his rule. He will replaced by Quanguo Chen, considered a man of dialogue
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-fires-Tibetan-bulldog,-Zhang-Qingli.-22478.html

15 AUGUST 2011

Tibetan monk burns himself to death in China

A Tibetan monk has burned himself to death in China’s Sichuan province, in an apparent anti-Beijing protest. Activists said the monk,
whom they named as Tsewang Norbu, had shouted slogans including « long live the Dalai Lama » before setting himself alight.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14531538

31 MAY 2011

Tibetan monk dies after 15 years in prison

Monk Jampa Pelsang aka Puloe died on 23 May. He had been released from Chushul prison on 6 May in very serious conditions. He had
spent 15 years in prison for opposing a “re-education campaign” launched by Chinese authorities in May 1996 against the monasteries of Sera, Gaden and Drepung in Lhasa, Tibet.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tibetan-monk-dies-after-15-years-in-prison-21710.html

25 MAY 2011

A Tibetan door opens for China?

The election of Lobsang Sangay, a scholar at Harvard Law School, as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile was followed
immediately by China’s rejection of any talks with him on the future of Tibet. However, this should not be taken as a rebuff from Beijing. Ironically, the retirement of the Dalai Lama from the government-in-exile while retaining his role as spiritual leader may open up an opportunity for talks between his representatives and the Chinese government.

For one thing, the Dalai Lama is no longer an official of a government that Beijing does not recognize.

Moreover, Beijing should appreciate the significance of his recent address to the Tibetan parliament-in-exile when he said that, as
a result of the proposed changes, “some of my political promulgations such as the Draft Constitution for a Future Tibet (1963) and Guidelines for Future Tibet’s Polity (1992) will become ineffective.”

This was in effect a disavowal of Tibetan independence. The 1963 document was explicitly committed to Tibetan independence. And while the 1992 Guidelines do not call for independence, there is a clear implication in that document that Tibet is not a part of China.

By saying that these previous documents are now “ineffective,” the Dalai Lama has opened a door for Beijing.

Besides, the newly drafted constitution encourages talks between the Dalai Lama and Beijing, asserting that “His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama” will “remain engaged in the efforts to reach a satisfactory solution to the question of Tibet and to accomplish the cherished
goals of the Tibetan people.

Although he is now limiting himself to a spiritual and not temporal role, the reverence that Tibetans have for him is evident. The new
constitution, for example, calls him “the guide illuminating the path, the supreme leader, the symbol of the Tibetan identity and unity, and the voice of the whole Tibetan people.”

He will certainly be difficult to replace, in more senses than one.

China has called the Dalai Lama’s retirement a “trick”to deceive the international community.

Professor Robert Barnett, a Tibet specialist at Columbia University, explained China’s suspicions in a recent article in the New York Review of Books. He wrote of a little-known seventeenth-century precedent in which the retirement of a Dalai Lama concealed a convoluted plot
to prevent China from choosing his successor.”

It turns out that in 1679, the fifth Dalai Lama, an extraordinarily capable man, announced that he had appointed a young Tibetan to act as regent
while he himself went into retirement. His intention was to prevent the Manchu court in Beijing from interfering in the choice of a successor after his death.

He gave instructions that his death was not to be made   and so it was that when he died in 1682, the regent announced that the Dalai Lama was in retreat.

For 14 years the Chinese emperor did not know of his death and, when he did, the next Dalai Lama had been identified and educated,
with Beijing prevented from having any say over his selection.

According to tradition, the next Dalai Lama will be the reincarnation of the current one and the boy can only be identified through
an elaborate process.

The Chinese government has already said that its endorsement is an indispensable step in the process. If, as is likely, Beijing and Tibetan exiles identify different boys as the next Dalai Lama, there may well be rival claimants to be the 15th Dalai Lama.

The current Dalai Lama disclosed recently that steps are being taken by the exile community to identify his successor while he is
still living.

He disclosed that leaders of the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism have met to discuss how his successor will be chosen and
“perhaps this year we will finalize our position.”

Surely, this is additional reason for Beijing to talk to the Dalai Lama, who enjoys such reverence among Tibetans and who is already
75 years old. A successor is unlikely to command such respect and support. More importantly, a successor may not be committed to maintaining Tibet as part of China while asking for autonomy and the preservation of Tibetan culture.

Time is running out, not only for the Dalai Lama but for Beijing to reach an accord with him while he is still in a position to secure the support of Tibetans for any agreement that may be reached.

By Frank Ching a Hong-Kong based commentator for OpinionAsia

27 APRIL 2011

Lobsang Sangay, new Tibetan prime minister-in-exile, an irritant for Beijing

Lobsang Sangay, 43, is the new Tibetan prime minister-in-exile. He will replace Samdhong Rinpoche as Kalon Tripa. The Election Commission made the announcement today after Sangay won the 20 March elections. A Harvard professor for the past 15 years, Lobsang Sangay is the
third democratically elected Tibetan prime minister. Almost 50 per cent of the 89,339 eligible voters in 30 countries cast their ballot. Sangay won 55 per cent of the vote.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Lobsang-Sangay,-new-Tibetan-prime-minister-in-exile,-an-irritant-for-Beijing-21402.html

17 MARCH 2011

A Tibetan Monk Dies After Self-Immolation

A young Tibetan monk who set himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in the vast Tibetan regions of western China died early on
Thursday. It was the first time that a monk protesting against China had killed himself through self-immolation, according to historians of modern Tibet.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/18/world/asia/18tibet.html?ref=asia
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Young-Tibetan-monk-sets-fire-to-himself-in-memory-of-the-dead-of-March-2008-21057.htmlhttp://www.savetibet.org/media-center/ict-news-reports/amidst-heavy-security-presence-thousands-tibetans-attend-funeral-monk-who-set-fire-himself

The Dalai Lama rejects pleas to reconsider retirement

The Dalai Lama rejected on Thursday calls from the Tibetan parliament in exile urging him to reconsider his decision to retire as political head of the movement. The overwhelming majority of members of the 43-seat assembly have called for the decision to be reconsidered, with many
arguing that the cause for greater freedom in Tibet will be undermined.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110317-268683.html

14 MARCH 2011

Testing times for Tibetans

Although the 75 year-old religious leader, born Tenzin Gyatso, believes his decision to resign is intended to strengthen the Tibetan
movement’s democratic structure, Tibetans in exile now find themselves in a difficult situation. It is the Dalai Lama’s global popularity that holds the key for the Tibetan cause. Considering anyone other than their temporal leader is not something the exiles have ever thought of. Without his presence in his political role, Tibetans are already questioning the legitimacy of the government in exile, which exists largely on his name and is not recognized by any country in the world
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3059&Itemid=171

10 MARCH 2011

In Nepal, soldier rapes Tibetan activist

The act of violence is the consequence of a government-orchestrated campaign against Tibetans as the authorities try to meet their obligations vis-à-vis China on the 60th anniversary of its invasion of Tibet. As part of this, the government deploys more than 1,500 soldiers and
police agents to stop demonstrations.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Soldier-rapes-Tibetan-activist-20993.html

Tibet’s exiled Dalai Lama to devolve political role

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has announced a long-awaited plan to devolve his political responsibilities to an
elected figure
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12689911
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1625058.php/Tibetan-movement-heads-for-a-major-shift

7 MARCH 2011

China says Dalai Lama has to reincarnate

Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not have a right to choose his successor any way he wants and must follow the
historical and religious tradition of reincarnation, a Chinese official said on Monday 7.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110307-266981.html
Dalai Lama’s 1959 Flight from Tibet

At 1 pm Beijing time on the afternoon of March 17, 1959, two meetings took place in Lhasa and Beijing that would change the
history of China.

In the Norbulingka palace, the summer residence of the  Dalai Lama, the 23-year-old leader and his advisors were debating whether to
leave Lhasa, minutes after two artillery shells had landed 200 meters away, causing a huge explosion. A monk entered into a trance, his body swelledand he  in a loud voice: « leave quickly, leave quickly, leave tonight. »
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2952&Itemid=171

24 NOVEMBER 2010

Tibet and China: History of a Complex Relationship

For at least 1500 years, the nation of Tibet has had a complex relationship with its large and powerful neighbor to the east, China.
The political history of Tibet and China reveals that the relationship has not always been as one-sided as it now appears.
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/china/a/TibetandChina.htm

1 SEPTEMBER 2010

An Interview with the Karmapa Lama

Many in Dharamsala, India, the home of Tibetan Buddhism in exile, believe the 17th Karmapa Lama, whose name is Ogyen Trinley Dorje, represents the future of Tibetan politics in exile as well. He is extremely popular among young Tibetans, partly because of his 1999 escape from Chinese hands, but also because he possesses rare charisma. The Karmapa passes much of his time in the protected top floor of Gyuto Monastery near Dharamsala, guarded by Indian policemen and intelligence officers who keep a constant watch on his activities. He has busied himself by becoming increasingly knowledgeable about environmentalism
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2672&Itemid=404

See also
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2451&Itemid=174

22 JULY 2010

Human Rights Watch report slams China’s 2008 crackdown in Tibet

Chinese security forces brutally beat and even shot dead some protesters during unrest in Tibet in 2008, and tortured many in the
subsequent crackdown, Human Rights Watch said in a report Thursday.
http://www.france24.com/en/20100722-china-tibet-crackdown-human-rights-watch-report

30 JUNE 2010

Chinese Officials Assert Role in Choosing Next Dalai Lama

Future Tibetan spiritual leaders, including the Dalai Lama, must be approved by the Chinese central government, a senior Communist
Party official said.  he remarks were among the clearest indications yet that China will appoint a reincarnation of the Dalai Lama after the current Dalai Lama dies, setting off a struggle with exiled Tibetan leaders over religious control of the Chinese territory
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/02/world/asia/02dalai.html?_r=1&ref=asia

7 MARCH 2010

China will take hard line on Dalai Lama succession

China indicated Sunday it would take a hard line on the selection of a successor to the ageing Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai
Lama in rare comments on the sensitive issue The final decision on the reincarnated successors to the Buddhist region’s top lamas lies with Beijing, said Qiangba Puncog, Tibet’s former governor and a delegate to the national parliament. [b]’It must get the approval of the central government otherwise the reincarnation will be illegitimate and invalid,'[/b] he told reporters on the sidelines of China’s National People’s Congress session.

Traditionally, the search for the figure’s reincarnated successor was conducted by the region’s high lamas. But China’s officially atheist Communist Party-ruled government has claimed the right to intervene, citing a precedent set by a past emperor
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1042111/1/.html

9 JANUARY 2010

China jails Tibetan film director for six years

Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan film-maker, has been sentenced to six years in prison by Chinese authorities. The director was arrested in March for a documentary about ordinary Tibetan’s grievances with China
http://www.france24.com/en/20100107-china-jails-tibetan-director-dhondup-wangchen-six-years-documentary-tibet

5 JULY 2009

The Tibetan uprising: 50 years of protest

A collection of 20 pictures from 1959 to 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2009/mar/09/tibet-dalailama?picture=344346967

28 MAY 2009

Autonomy Is Solution for Tibet, Dalai Lama Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/world/asia/29dalai.html?_r=1&ref=asia

MEMORANDUM ON GENUINE AUTONOMY FOR THE TIBETAN PEOPLE
http://www.tibet.net/en/index.php?id=78&articletype=press

4 APRIL 2009

Tale of two lamas: The battle for Tibet’s soul

By Kent Ewing in Asia Times

The Chinese leadership’s answer to the Dalai Lama, the 19-year-old Panchen Lama, has emerged after a prolonged childhood-to-adolescence
hibernation. He speaks Tibetan, Puthongua and – rev up the global PR machine -scripted English. Whatever language he chooses, however, he invariably uses it to back the central government. As Beijing last week marked the 50th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising that prompted the Dalai Lama’s flight into exile in India, the Panchen Lama had nothing but praise for Chinese rule of the troubled Himalayan region
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KD04Ad02.html

17 MARCH 2009

50 Years Ago, the Dalai Lama Fled Tibet to India where he will arrive on March 31

Here, the story of his escape into exile is told through archive images and audio.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7948547.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/31/newsid_2788000/2788343.stm
http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2009/03/12/tibetan_officer_remembers_1959_escape_with_dalai_lama/

And how it has been commemorate today
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101642032

The Dalai Lama escaping from Tibet, March 1959. He is third from right, on the white horse. (File Photo/Topfoto.co.uk/Tibet)

13 MARCH 2009

China ‘must approve’ new Dalai Lama

The Chinese government must approve the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, and will not
recognize any candidate that has not been endorsed by Beijing, a top official has said
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/03/20093133841803523.html

10 MARCH 2009

Profile: The Dalai Lama, a profile by Aljazeera
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/11/20081113561466961.html

14 MARCH 2008

On March 14, 2008, the unrest started in Tibet
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23629811/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23646881#23646881

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 2 March in Asian history

1969-03-02 clash

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON MARCH 2 IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 2, 2017

641: Chinese princess Wencheng marries Tibetan king Songtsan Gambo to seal the alliance between the two countries. She will contribute to the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/silk-road-05.html
http://www.tibettravel.org/tibet-history/princess-wencheng.html
http://books.google.fr/books?id=Cw0pAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA204&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

641-03-02 songtsan bambo and Wencheng princess

1660: In now India, Siddi Jauhar’s army besieged Panhala, cutting off supply routes to the fort. Netaji Palkar, the Commander of the Maratha forces was on a mission away from Panhala harassing and attacking Adilshahi
http://www.indianetzone.com/48/seige_panhala_fort.htm
http://odetohistory.blogspot.fr/2012/04/city-fort-of-panhala.html

1815: Signature of the Kandyan Convention by British invaders and the king Sri Wichrema Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom
http://sundaytimes.lk/080302/KandyTimes/kandytimes_0025.html

1885: Battle of Hoa Moc, the most fiercely-fought action of the Sino-French War (August 1884–April 1885). At heavy cost, 1st Brigade of the Tonkin Expeditionary Corps defeat forces of the Black Flag and Yunnan Armies blocking the way to the besieged French post of Tuyen Quang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hoa_Moc

Combat de Lang-Kep.jpg

1943: U.S. and Australian land-based planes begin an offensive against a convoy of Japanese ships in the Bismarck Sea, in the western Pacific
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/battle-of-the-bismarck-sea.htm
http://ww2today.com/4th-march-1943-japanese-force-destroyed-in-the-bismarck-sea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVLV67xILI4

1962: beginning of The Voice of Thailand People, a communist radio station based in China

1962: In a coup d’état, Burmese general Ne Win seizes the power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ne_Win
http://www.oxfordburmaalliance.org/1962-coup–ne-win-regime.html

1962-03-02 coup Ne Win

1963: Border treaty between China and Pakistan
http://historypak.com/pakistan-china-boundary-agreement-1962/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Pakistan_Agreement

1965: Following an attack on a US Marine barrack at Pleiku (South Vietnam) the USA launched the Rolling Thunder operation by bombing North Vietnam
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/vietnam-war/operation-rolling-thunder/
http://thevietnamwar.info/operation-rolling-thunder/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTxrq_Erw-k

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UioXpOevRZg

1969: Soviet Union and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River (Around 70 die)
http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/aureview/1971/jul-aug/marks.html
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB49/index2.html

1969-03-02 clash

 1991: Ranjan Wijeratne, Deputy Defense Minister, is assassinated by Tamil rebels
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/2/newsid_4201000/4201675.stm

2002: US intervention in Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in Eastern Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anaconda
http://www.historyanswers.co.uk/history-of-war/day-operation-anaconda-begins/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/oef-anaconda.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5mQtfv-oC8

2003: Four North Korean fighters surround an US spy plane, during 23 minutes,  240 km far from Japanese coasts in Yellow sea. First such incident since 1963
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread5538/pg1

2009: Military officials from North Korea and the U.S.-led U.N. Command held their first high-level talks in nearly seven years
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/03/02/nkorea.talks/index.html

 

On 2 March in South Asian history

ON MARCH 2 IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 2, 2017

1660: In now India, Siddi Jauhar’s army besieged Panhala, cutting off supply routes to the fort. Netaji Palkar, the Commander of the Maratha forces was on a mission away from Panhala harassing and attacking Adilshahi
http://www.indianetzone.com/48/seige_panhala_fort.htm
http://odetohistory.blogspot.fr/2012/04/city-fort-of-panhala.html

1815: Signature of the Kandyan Convention by British invaders and the king Sri Wichrema Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom
http://sundaytimes.lk/080302/KandyTimes/kandytimes_0025.html

1940: Birth of Mamnoon Hussain, Pakistani businessman and politician, 12th President of Pakistan since September 2013
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamnoon_Hussain

1949: Death of Sarojini Naidu, Indian poet and freedom fighter, born on February 13, 1879
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/government-politics/sarojini-naidu.html
http://www.edurite.com/blog/sarojini-naidu-the-nightingale-of-india-2/3158/

Sarojini Naidu

1961: In Pakistan adoption of the Muslim Family Law under which unmitigated polygamy is abolished and consent of the current wife is made mandatory for a second marriage

1963 : Birth of idyasagar, South Indian film composer, musician and singer
http://www.vidyasagarmusic.com/flash.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidyasagar_(composer)

1963: Border treaty between China and Pakistan
http://historypak.com/pakistan-china-boundary-agreement-1962/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Pakistan_Agreement

1981: Al-Zulfikar organization, led by Murtaza, son of Ali Bhutto, hidjacks a Pakistani airplane. One dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Pakistan_International_Airlines_hijacking

1981-03-02 hijacking

1991: Ranjan Wijeratne, Deputy Defense Minister, is assassinated by Tamil rebels
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/2/newsid_4201000/4201675.stm

2002: US intervention in Afghanistan: operation Anaconda begins in Eastern Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anaconda
http://www.historyanswers.co.uk/history-of-war/day-operation-anaconda-begins/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/oef-anaconda.htm

2011: Pakistani Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti is shot dead by gunmen who ambushed his car in broad daylight in the capital, Islamabad. Mr Bhatti, the cabinet’s only Christian minister, had received death threats for urging reform to blasphemy laws
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12617562
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12622080
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12620506

2011: Bangladesh’s central bank says it has removed Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel economics laureate, from the post of managing director of Grameen Bank, the micro-lender founded by him. The decision, followed allegations of irregularities in the bank’s operations
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/03/20113211448924394.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/03/world/asia/03yunus.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2012: Pakistan President Zardari party ‘makes gains’ in Senatorial elections. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won 19 seats, becoming the largest party with a total of 41 seats.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17225502

2013: Death of Shabnam Shakeel, Pakistani poet and author, born on March 12, 1942
http://www.dawn.com/news/789936/shabnam-shakeel-passes-away
https://www.facebook.com/ShabnamShakeelOfficial/info/?tab=page_info

On 2 March in Southeast Asian history

1962-03-02 coup Ne Win

ON MARCH 2 IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 2, 2017

1815: Signature of the Kandyan Convention by British invaders and the king Sri Wichrema Rajasinghe of Kandyan kingdom
http://sundaytimes.lk/080302/KandyTimes/kandytimes_0025.html

1820: Birth of Multatuli (Eduar Douwers Dekkers) who denounced the abuse of colonialism in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), who died on February 19, 1887
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multatuli

1885: Battle of Hoa Moc, the most fiercely-fought action of the Sino-French War (August 1884–April 1885). At heavy cost, 1st Brigade of the Tonkin Expeditionary Corps defeat forces of the Black Flag and Yunnan Armies blocking the way to the besieged French post of Tuyen Quang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hoa_Moc

1885-03-02 Bataille de Hoa Moc

1901: The United States Congress enacted the Army Appropriations Act thereby ceasing the existence of the military government of the Philippines

1919: Death of Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero, born on January 6, 1812
http://www.historyking.com/Biography/Biography-Melchora-Aquino.html

1932: Ananda Mahidol becomes king of Siam Rama VIII (Officially from March 1935 through his assassination on June 9, 1946)
http://www.soravij.com/royalty/rama8/rama8.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananda_Mahidol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dszztPAciF8

1946: The first session of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam National Assembly elects Ho Chi Minh as President and asks him to form a government
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2250.html

Ho Chi Minh 1946

1950: Rosli Dhobi, famous Malay Sarawakian, born in 1932, is executed by the British
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosli_Dhobi

1955: King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, prince Norodom Suramarit, in order to really participate in the political arena

1962: beginning of The Voice of Thailand People, a communist radio station based in China

1962: In a coup d’état, Burmese general Ne Win seizes the power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ne_Win
http://www.oxfordburmaalliance.org/1962-coup–ne-win-regime.html

1962-03-02 coup Ne Win

1965: Following an attack on a US Marine barrack at Pleiku (South Vietnam) the USA launched the Rolling Thunder operation by bombing North Vietnam
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/vietnam-war/operation-rolling-thunder/
http://thevietnamwar.info/operation-rolling-thunder/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTxrq_Erw-k

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UioXpOevRZg

1974: The new constitution of Burma is proclaimed and the official name of the state is the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma. It ends the twelve-year rule of the Revolutionary Council which had been formed by the army after the March 2 coup of 1962
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/Constitution%20of%201974.htm

1988: Birth of Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1717757/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadine_Samonte

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keILKwFeoEs

2005: Indonesian Abu Bakar Bashir, suspected to be the spiritual leader of Islamist movement  Jamah Islamiya, is condemned to 2 years and half in jail for having approved the Bali attack (202 dead)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2339693.stm

On 2 March in Japan’s history

ON MARCH 2 IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on March 2, 2017

1074: Death of the Japanese regent Yorimichi Fujiwara, born in 992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwara_no_Yorimichi

Fujiwara Yorimichi

1925: Japan’s House of Representatives recognizes universal adult male suffrage for those over 25 (law will be promulgated on May 5). Universal adult suffrage for both sexes over 20 will be introduced in 1946
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7155340

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1933: Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hit Japan in Sanriku aera
https://www.tumblr.com/search/1933%20sanriku%20earthquake
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933_Sanriku_earthquake

1933-03-02 Sanriku earthquake

1943: U.S. and Australian land-based planes begin an offensive against a convoy of Japanese ships in the Bismarck Sea, in the western Pacific
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/battle-of-the-bismarck-sea.htm
http://ww2today.com/4th-march-1943-japanese-force-destroyed-in-the-bismarck-sea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVLV67xILI4

1955: Birth of Shoko Asahara, Japanese cult leader, condemned to death in 2004, but not yet executed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3504237.stm

1962: Birth of Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morioka_Hiroyuki

 1972: Death of Japanese painter Kaburaki Kiyokata, born on August 31, 1878
http://www.ohmigallery.com/DB/ItemDetail.asp?item=8749
http://www.jstor.org/pss/2385418
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Kaburaki+Kiyokata&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=8tdPT-2jEKWi0QXq1tTWCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

2007: In reply to a US congress resolution asking to the Japanese government to solve the problem of the « comfort women », Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that nothing prove that they were forced in prostitution
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/jul/31/usa.japan

 

On 2 March in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1969-03-02 clash

ON MARCH 2 IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

To see another date, on Internet (Google…) type “On (date + month) in Chinese history”

Updated on March 2, 2017

641: Chinese princess Wencheng marries Tibetan king Songtsan Gambo to seal the alliance between the two countries. She will contribute to the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/silk-road-05.html
http://www.tibettravel.org/tibet-history/princess-wencheng.html
http://books.google.fr/books?id=Cw0pAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA204&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

641-03-02 songtsan bambo and Wencheng princess

1962: beginning of The Voice of Thailand People, a communist radio station based in China

1963: Border treaty between China and Pakistan
http://historypak.com/pakistan-china-boundary-agreement-1962/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Pakistan_Agreement

1969: Soviet Union and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River (Around 70 die)
http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/aureview/1971/jul-aug/marks.html
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB49/index2.html

1969-03-02 clash

 1997: Deng Xiaoping ashes thrown into the sea
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2056.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/03/world/deng-s-ashes-cast-to-sea.html

1997-03-02 Deng ashes in sea

1999: Death of Chinese film director and writer, born on March 10, 1917
http://history.cultural-china.com/en/224History13462.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0512757/