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The #Sapmi representative football team has travelled from Lapland to Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, #India, where they will play #Tibet on Friday!

Congratulations on both teams on making this happen - what an incredibly meaningful match! ❤️ ImageImage
To put this in perspective:
The only non-FIFA team that regularly fields a women's national team is probably @MatabelFootball (@QueenLozikeyiAc). They play at least annual matches, with trainings in between.
Sapmi's women only played a single match in the last decade.
Tibet has a very active women's football scene with an annual tournament between different Tibetan clubs from across India (which has just ended). But they didn't play with a national team since 2016.

So this is really HUGE for women's football of minorities.
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Participants at an international meeting on #Tibet called on governments to do more to advance the rights of Tibetans who face repression at the hands of the Chinese government.…
Attendees agreed to collaborate more fully on matters related to Tibet. They also declared that the International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet would be revived and to work to establish groups of lawmakers focused on Tibetan issues in countries where they do not yet exist.
“Substantively what the parliamentarians are willing to do now is a step up from the past,” said Michael van Walt van Praag, the executive president of Kreddha.
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Xinjiang re-education camps #China
Uyghur Muslims…
"I am here, and I hope we can gain freedom. I hope kind-hearted people in the world can pay attention to this persecution of Falun Gong." Gao Rongrong…
"I have been wrongly accused!"
Tenzin Delek #Tibet

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Participé junto a Cuerpo Diplomático en encuentro virtual con Alta Comisionada #ONU para #DDHH, Michelle Bachelet, quien se encuentra en #China. Bachelet ofreció detalles su visita, cual permitirá una coop. más amplia e/ China y ONU en DDHH @CubaMINREX @CUBAONU @MisionCubaONUG
En mi intervención, ratifiqué el apoyo de #Cuba a la postura china en asuntos relacionados con #Xinjiang, #HongKong y #Tíbet. Rechazamos los dobles raseros, la politización de los #DDHH y su uso para interferir en asuntos internos de otros países. @CubaMINREX @CUBAONU
Celebramos logros alcanzados por #China en la lucha contra la pobreza y sus avances económicos y sociales en las últimas décadas. Reconocimos su papel como actor protagónico y coordinador e/ países en desarrollo y en materia protección #DDHH. @CubaMINREX @CUBAONU @MisionCubaONUG
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1/32 This is a thread about the #Hyperborea-Mythos in the #Hellboy-Comics.
I'm posting this thread because I love the comics but am worried about the use of history and myths in them. Especialy the Hyperborea-Mythos was connectet with the place I'm living: Lower Saxony, Germany ImageImage
2/32 This thread contains more than 30 main-points plus sub-points (recognizable by the dots). The sub-points contain further information and explanations, plus source references. Hyperboreans are abbreviated with H.
3/32 In the context of remembering Nazi crimes, experts view comics like Hellboy with trepidation, fearing a dangerous misinterpretation of history for commercial motives. ImageImageImage
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#China today has city-wide #Covid lockdowns in place in #Shenzhen (12.5 million people), #Dongguan (10.5 million), #Langfang (5.5 million) + a province-wide lockdown in #Jilin (24 million residents). Also quasi-lockdown provisions, in #Shanghai (26 million) & #Xian (13 million).
In addition, there are #Covid restrictions in cities right across #China from localised housing community lockdowns to the closure of bars and restaurants, schools shifting to online classes etc. Many cities also carrying out mass testing.
As #China’s officials continue to pursue a “zero-#Covid” strategy aiming for elimination in each outbreak, there’re more than 50 million residents under strict, stay at home, lockdown today. Then add those under softer “quasi-lockdown” measures that’s more like 90 million people.
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1. No paradigm shift has yet happened in public German perceptions of the "#RussianWar:" For most politicians and commentators, #Ukraine keeps being far away. @UKRinDEU @GermanyinUA
2. Many #Germans subconsciously picture the war the following way. Of course, we are aware that formally #Ukraine is close. But, deep in our souls, we know that Ukraine lies between #Tibet and #Bhutan. Our #Germany, in contrast, is here, close, safe, and warm.
3. We want to keep it that way. Ukraine will have no choice but to stay behind the Himalayas while we will continue living in our old home, the #EU-#NATO continent. Such is life... Sure, we have lots of interest, empathy, and respect for #Ukrainians.
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This was me years ago when I was traveling in India, notice the "save Tibet" shirt with snow lion flag? I got it in Bylakuppe which is the second largest exile-Tibetan settlement in India. Yeah, I used to be a anti-CCP lib who stood up against CCP's "oppression" in #Tibet.😂 &1 ImageImage
In short, I was brainwashed by anti-#China media and "overseas #Chinese democracy activists". I had exposed to tons of videos, articles about Tiananmen square protests and "human rights abuses in Tibet". I had also read Dalai Lama's biographies and firmly believed that Tibet &2
should've been freed from the CCP. Although I had been to Tibet, I had seen people's living conditions were relatively well and I had seen the extraordinary Qinghai-Tibet railway. That said, another voice in mind constantly reminded me that "they need freedom and democracy". &3
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Which is the greater military power: #PRC with 60,000 troops massed on India’s border(for ~2 years) or #RF with 100,000 troops massed on Ukraine border(for ~ 2 months)?
2/rus #Russian massing of troops around Ukraine is not just a message to #USA and #Europe, but also to #China and #India, not to write off its Military power & ability to use it; even though Russia’s economic power is now much less than that of USA, EU, China, India.🧐🤔
3/rus The #Russian’s have learned from the #PRC aggression against India in 2020, which rapidly lost credibility after Galwan. They have done everything to ensure that the threat of invasion is credible enough to achieve their coercive objectives without fighting.
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#China continues unabated cultural genocide in #Tibet

China’s oppression in Tibet has gone on for decades and so has the Tibetan freedom struggle. Tibetans in Tibet have seen, witnessed, and experienced the first-hand oppressiveness of Chinese rule. Image
The communist party of China that has led the government for a centenary has opted for the most brutal ways to deal with Tibetans.
The Communists not only destroyed countless relics but also robbed the Tibetan people of their livestock, jewellery, their robes and tents also, reported Just Earth News.
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"Tuer l'Indien dans le cœur de l'enfant"*: comme au #Canada au XIXème siècle désormais considérée comme un "#génocide culturel", la #Chine pratique la politique d'assimilation des #enfants #Tibétains
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source du rapport @tibetaction
🔽Thread 🇫🇷 1⃣
2⃣ Séparés de leur Famille, cachés du monde
Le vaste système d'internats #colonial de la #Chine à l'intérieur du #Tibet
Rapport :…
3⃣ Le gouvernement #chinois a mis en place un vaste réseau de #pensionnats #coloniaux au #Tibet où les étudiants vivent séparés de leurs familles et sont soumis à l'éducation, principalement en chinois.
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🧵Four by @ChawlaSwati

1/ 🚨🚨Who is a #Tibetan?🚨🚨

❓Where is #Tibet?
❓Are all Tibetans #Buddhist?
❓Do all of them revere @DalaiLama?
❓Are there Tibetans (other than #exiled pop"n) outside Tibet?
❓Do all #Tibetans identify as... erm ..Tibetan?

2/ The 11th Zurmang Trungpa (1939-87) said #Tibetan 'insiders' (ནང་པ་) share these common features:

☑️speaking some variant of Tibetan lang
☑️following #Buddhist faith
☑️eating tsampa (roasted barley flour)

Who was he?…

A handy definition, but...

3/ Let's tackle the big one first: #Tibet has long been identified as a pristine Buddhist #Shangrila.

❌Not Tibetans are Buddhist.

❌Not all Tibetan Buddhists revere the @DalaiLama in the same way.

See #himalayanhistories 🧵on #Shangrila:

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🧵Three by @ChawlaSwati

1/ On Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Exile:

#OnThisDay @DalaiLama was awarded #NobelPeacePrize, the only #Buddhist religious leader thus honored (#MLK nominated @thichnhathanh in '67).

Many associate #Tibet w/ him+ other monks in red robes--

What about nuns? Celebrations at Majnu Ka Ti...
2/ "Some feminists from the West cud accuse me by saying, ‘The #DalaiLama is the authority but he doesn’t help the nuns.’"

Yes, @DalaiLama has often faced the accusation that the #TibetanBuddhist tradition doesn't give nuns the same rights as monks.…

3/ 🚨🚨🚨 Of the 8 reps of #TibetanBuddhism in the current Parliament in Exile– two each from Gelug, Kagyu, Sakya, Nyigma sects– **all** are monks; so are the two members from pre-Buddhist Bon religion.

(Though ~1/3 of MPs from provinces U-Tsang, Dhotoe+ Dhomey are women.)

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🧵Two by @ChawlaSwati

1/ On #Tibet in the Indian imagination:

Yesterday, we looked at how #Tibetans perceived India+ how the @DalaiLama walked in the path of many of his countrymen before him when he came into exile in India.

Let's turn the gaze in the other direction today.
2/ Indians have at least two vantage points from where to view #Tibet. Parts of #Himalayan India border Tibet👇. Thanks to older connections of religious patronage, pilgrimage, and trade, the perspective from these regions is often v. diff from the capital in New Delhi.
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3/ Indian cities of Gaya, Sanchi+ Sarnath were imp pilgrimage sites for Tibetan Buddhists; as was Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet for Hindu+ Buddhist pilgrims from India. The imagination of an “Akhand Bharat” (Undivided India) often included #Tibet.


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🧵One by @ChawlaSwati

On the @DalaiLama & India:
1/ Many of us know that the 14th @DalaiLama has been living in #exile in #Himalayan town of #Dharamsala in northern India since 31 Mar 1959.

Why India?
Was he blazing a trail w/ his escape?

Map from @TIME (1959)
2/ Second question first: No, he wasn't.

In coming to India, the @DalaiLama trod the path of many #Tibetans before him-- traders+ aristocrats, monastics+ laity, and his predecessor, the 13th #DalaiLama, Thupten Gyatso, who had lived in exile in British India from 1910-12.

3/ Aristocratic families in #Tibet were closely tied in networks of monastic patronage, intermarriage +trade w/ eastern #Himalayan kingdoms of #Bhutan+ #Sikkim. The British Political Officer in Sikkim kept close watch on these alliances. Here he is w/ the 13th #DalaiLama👇.

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🧵 What happened to #Amdo region of Tibet during its early phase of “liberation” by the #PRC?
How did the collapse of #Qing dynasty transform the legacy of #Buddhist tradition in #Mongolia?
What did they have in common?
1/ To answer these questions, this thread uses @BennoWeiner's THE CHINESE REVOLUTION ON THE TIBETAN FRONTIER and Matt King's OCEAN OF MILK, OCEAN OF BLOOD to analyze their key ideas and significance.
@DavidGAtwill @prchistory @PSUHistory @NewBooksEAsia
2/ With #CentralTibet & #Lhasa at the core of most mainstream Anglophone works of modern Tibetan history, #Amdo’s role is often overlooked & underemphasized. Weiner’s book is a long-overdue scholarship that amplifies the role of #Amdo
@CornellPress @CMUHistory @eandreweditor
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#Thread on #Tibet

1950, The peaceful Buddhist country TIBET was INVADED by newly established Chinese Communist.

From International legal point of view Tibet remains an INDEPENDENT country under ILLEGAL OCCUPATION of China.

Real face of China - Share this #Thread for FREE TIBET

TIBET remains at the CORE of the China-India divide.

China made itself India's neighbor by gobbling up Tibet.

India must refer to the Himalayan frontier by its correct historical term,
— The Indo-Tibetan border

Tibet shares border with India,Nepal, Myanmar(Burma) & Bhutan

Dharamshala — The Chinese government is guilty of mass GENOCIDE against the Tibetan people and we must urge the international community, governments and individuals to openly stand by Tibet and its people.…
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188/ns The urgent need for an Indian (conventionally armed) #Rocket #Force & associated #ISR to deter a decapitating strike by #PLARF 🧵
190/ns #National #Security #Strategy: #India's upcoming #Rocket #Force; Background, current state & future prospects 👍🏼…
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Oct 26, 2021. After more than 20 years of sutras study, the 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu attained the highest degree in exoteric teachings of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, equivalent to a doctoral degree in modern education.
#Tibet #China
The 11th Panchen Lama attends a debate at the Tashilhunpo Monastery in the city of Shigatse, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region.…
Following the traditional sutras learning system of Tibetan Buddhism, the Panchen Lama began studying the Five Major Treatises in 1996 and passed two related examinations in 2002 and 2020, respectively.
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Lmao my shih tzu Mr. Tao got jealous the one time someone was invited over (didn't really remember eating at all that day) that a friend who was 12 years old came over, he was Sri Lankan (Asian) and inspired me to run fast like him and he sniffed that person like a bloodhound /1
And sat behind us grinding his teeth with his cute big ass jaw and underbite lmao if that's not a toxic masculine human puppy (always called him that since 5) aka dog idk what is. #shihtzu #dog #buddism #reincarnation #tibet Just #asian things that's why he's like Sun Tzu/General
I think now sometimes his spirit went to the cat S'mores I was around cause I mentioned he acted like Mr. Tao, not cool bro, still love you doe like I did when you were alive <3 RIP Mr. Tao at 15 when I was 16.
Read 4 tweets… Uyghur Tribunal: Second Hearings start tomorrow. If you're in or near London, get yourself down there.
Geoffrey Nice QC, #UyghurTribunal: "It will become apparent that genocide does not necessarily involve mass killings ... yet genocide without mass killings has not previously been dealt with to conclusion anywhere in the world ... there is no precedent":
Geoffrey Nice QC: "The law comes from legal instruments that came into being after the 2nd World War. The purpose was to prevent suffering...the unbelivable consequences of those two wars...and to prevent ever happening again the annihilations that took place in Germany, Poland."
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-PLA exposed
-World only knows abt PLA what #CCP tells
-#USArmy releases ATP 7-100.3
-SWOT Analysis
-Older combat systems r expected beyond 2035
-Less important Cmds get discarded eqpt
-Recent upgraded eqpt for #Xinjiang Military District shows importance of region
-3 types of combined-arms brigades:motorized, mechanized, armored
-18 reserve & militia divs
-Most brigades eqpd with older systems
-Struggles with decentralizing planning & operations at lower tactical echelons,complexities of informationized battlefield & modern mech forces
-High #technical demands on informationized soldier
-Heavy logistics & maintenance demand on mechanized forces
-Limited combat power of expeditionary forces
-Marine Corps incapable of deploying heavy mechanized forces outside of shared land borders & territorial waters
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THREAD: @AmbZhengZeguang - welcome to UK

I have 10 questions for you

1. Millions of #Uyghurs are in prison camps, women forcibly sterilised, people used for slave labour, horrific torture & sexual violence reported /
The evidence is there, & increasingly experts recognise it as genocide. Why are you doing this to Uyghurs & why won't you allow international, independent monitors to visit unrestricted?/
2. Why have you torn up an international treaty, lodged at the UN, valid until 2047, in which you promised to protect #HongKong's autonomy, freedoms, rule of law and basic human rights? Why has your regime destroyed #HongKongers' freedoms?
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ICYMI here's a 🧵of titles on our Summer #TibetReadingList which we published last week - you can see the whole list on our website too!… Image
First in our broadly categorised #Buddhism section on #TibetReadingList is "Under the Shadow of White Tara: #Buriat Buddhists in Imperial #Russia" by Nikolay Tsyrempilov published in May 2021 by the @FSchoeningh Publishing House.

Available on Amazon here: Image
Published by @OxUniPress in April 2021, “The Dalai Lama and the #Nechung Oracle” by Christopher Bell offers the most sustained discussion and history of the Nechung Oracle to date #TibetReadingList

Available on Bookshop here:… Image
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