» 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.
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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.
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": A Christmas gift to survive winter
As Iraqi troops advance in the Nineveh Plain and Mosul, a new wave of refugees could overshadow the fate of other refugees who found hospitality in Kurdistan. People need kerosene, winter clothes, aid for children, and money for rent. The campaign AsiaNews launched two years ago is more urgent than ever. Give up a superfluous gift to offer refugees an essential gift for life.
Pastor of Amadiya: Mosul’s Christian refugees, torn between emergency aid and the longing to return home
P. Samir Youssef
In a letter Fr. Samir Youssef describes the situation of refugees, exiled from their home for more than two years. They are closely following the offensive to retake Mosul, although their homes and churches "are for the most part" burned or destroyed. With the arrival of winter there is a serve lack of heating oil, clothes, food and money to pay for their children’s school bus. An appeal to continue to support the AsiaNews campaign.
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