» 04/23/2013, 00.00
NEPAL - CHINA - TIBET
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."
Kathmandu (AsiaNews) - Nepal will stop any anti-Chinese protests, even by "repressing"
Tibetan refugees in Kathmandu who continue to ask for a free Tibet. This
was the promise renewed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of the Maoist party of
Nepal (Unified Communist Party of Nepal, UCPN) nicknamed "Prachanda", to the
Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Beijing. The
two met on April 18, on the sidelines of a one-week visit to China by the
two leaders - reported Chudamani Khadka, Prachanda's personal assistant - talked about bilateral-interests and
importance of stable Nepal for stable and developed China. The UCPN-Maoist sticks
with the 'one-china policy' and we will support China to stop any anti-Chinese
activities in Nepali land. This was commitment by Dahal to new Chinese
is actually an old promise. Nepal
has 1,414 kilometers of common border with Tibet and 1990-2006 the parliamentary
monarchy, on the advice of India, allowed the free movement of Tibetan exiles into
the country. The
Dalai Lama and members of the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala (India)
visited the country several times, which is home to more than 20 thousand
the abolition of the monarchy in 2006 and the rise to power of communist and
Maoist formations Nepal has changed course, abandoning its historic ally India
and tying close relations with China. In
exchange for economic aid, Beijing has called for the closure of the borders
with Tibet and the repression of all anti-Chinese activities.
The two faces of Wen Jiabao and the Chinese Communist Party
A newspaper publishes confidential documents of leading Chinese political bodies. What emerges is a power that, in foreign policy, promotes an image of peaceful development and freedom. But in reality wants to stamp out any criticism and free voice and jail those who "disturb" over the Internet.
01/10/2009 TIBET – CHINA – INDIA
Tibetans and Indians rally against 60 years of Chinese violence
The heavy presence of China’s military in Tibet constitutes a threat to India’s sovereignty and economy. Beijing’s policies vis-à-vis minorities are “wrong and disastrous”.
04/08/2008 INDIA - TIBET - CHINA - NEPAL
Tibetan Olympic torch, sign of freedom and justice
In imitation of the Olympic torch, it has crossed five continents to recall the Tibetan question and Chinese repression against rights in the country, and call for Tibet's freedom. Meanwhile, yesterday in Nepal 253 pro-Tibet demonstrators were arrested.
21/09/2005 CHINA TIBET
Chinese security forces spirit away monk
Since August Human Rights Watch has denounced the disappearance of Sonam, a Potala Palace monk. Whilst lavish celebrations were underway to mark the 40 years of the Tibet Autonomous Region, individual Tibetans and entire Tibetan families were abducted and sent to the countryside on mere suspicions.
08/08/2008 NEPAL - TIBET - CHINA
8-8-2008: A "normal" day of arrests in Nepal and China
Thousands of Tibetans protest in Kathmandu: the police load them onto wagons "like cattle" and arrest hundreds of them. In Beijing, a human rights activist is in jail after asking for permission to conduct a public demonstration today.
Card. Tong’s article on China-Holy See dialogue, arouses joy and dismay
The Hong Kong bishop’s optimism over a change in the method of appointing bishops and the function of the Patriotic Association. But it is unclear whether it is real change or just nominal, in words. Underground bishops are patriotic and love their country, but the Party is suspicious of them. Freedom in episcopal appointments is “essential", but the bishops are not free to exercise their ministry. Patriotic bishops controlled in their visits with members of the universal Church. The "bugs" (hidden microphones) in a bishop’s office.
Card. Tong: The future of Sino-Vatican dialogue from an ecclesiological point of view
Card. John Tong
The Hong Kong Cardinal outlines the steps that hope to propel dialogue between China and the Holy See. Themes include the Pope's role in the appointment of bishops; A change of vision in the Patriotic Association; the possible integration of the underground bishops in the Episcopal Conference. A new article by card. John Tong, following a previous article published a few months ago on "Communion of the Church in China with the universal Church."
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