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Fair warning... Get ready for a thread celebrating H.H. the @DalaiLama's 84th birthday 🎂! Performances included! Honored to join @IRF_Ambassador, @AmbDMitchell, @USAID & @officeoftibet @NgodupTsering7 on the visit of the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts to the U.S. & Canada.
First, a #quote. Whether #HongKongProtests or #girlseducation in South Asia, or a myriad of issues in #America, don't forget:

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." ~H.H. the Dalai Lama

Next: Get ready for some video! ⬇️
A beautiful evening begins w/ the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), founded by the Dalai Lama in India, in exile from Tibet, in 1959. Then the Tibetan Music, Dance & Drama Society, it was established to preserve Tibetan artistic heritage, esp. opera, dance & music.
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(1/12) "Geben Sie uns Ihr Handy!" Mit diesem Satz begann vor Monaten unsere @SZ Recherche zur #OperationHonigbiene

Ein Informant hatte uns eine App zugespielt, die ihm an einer Landgrenze zu #China auf dem Handy installiert wurde.

#thread!
(2/12) Sieht eigentlich ganz harmlos aus. Die Beamten erklärten nicht, was die App kann oder warum sie installiert wird. Ohne Anfangsverdacht muss jeder Reisende seine Geräte aushändigen. Sie bekommen sie später kommentarlos zurück. Deshalb haben wir uns das genauer angeschaut.
(3/12) Wir ist untertrieben. Dabei waren von der @SZ @Remrow @cutterkom @femeb @n_richter @f_obermaier @Lea_Deuber Aber auch Experten von der @ruhrunibochum, dem @OpenTechFund und dem @citizenlab. Dazu die großartigen Kollegen @josephfcox @hilaryosborne @zhonggg @sveckert
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A thread 👇🏽.

Last week I travelled to Dharamsala to the residence of the #DalaiLama.

He’s lived in exile in India for more than 60 years, after China sent troops into #Tibet in 1959.

As he approaches his 84th birthday I asked him a range of questions.

#BBCDalaiLama
The interview was wide ranging.

The Dalai Lama was scathing about President Trump arguing he has “no moral principle”. He hit out at his America First policies.

Watch the clip here.

#BBCDalaiLama. #DalaiLama #Trump.
It’s significant that the @DalaiLama hasn’t met or talked to @realDonaldTrump because he had such a strong relationship with past US presidents. Barack Obama and George W Bush most recently. George W Bush even did a painting of the Dalai Lama. bbc.com/news/av/world-…
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I have received many new followers in recent days from the sovereign & independent lands of #EastTurkistan, #Tibet, #Manchuria, #SouthernMongolia, #Taiwan, #HongKong, #Canton, & even places that don’t quite exist (yet), like #Jinland, #Basuria, #Nguyuit, etc., which are all…
… currently wrongfully claimed as part of “#China” by China’s illegitimate, totalitarian regime. These people who are willing to assert their Independence from China’s Communist Party deserve to be celebrated, & I’m honored that they’re following me. I‘ll continue to support…
… their aspirations to be free from the #EvilEmpire currently enslaving them, and in time, I believe more Americans will join me. All people living under the #CCP deserve to be freed from their shackles.

#China” is not a nation; China is a prison for nations. Resist the CCP!
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"A team of scientists on Wednesday reported that the #fossil belonged to a 160,000-year-old #Denisovan, a member of a lineage of mysterious, #Neanderthal-like humans that disappeared about 50,000 years ago." nytimes.com/2019/05/01/sci… #Sapiens #Tibet
1. "The new fossil demonstrates that #Denisovans were remarkably hardy, able to endure harsh conditions on the Tibetan plateau, at an elevation of 10,700 feet, with only simple stone tools."
2. "The find also suggests that these #Denisovans may have evolved genetic adaptations to high altitudes, and that living #Tibetans may have inherited those genes thanks to interbreeding between Denisovans and modern humans in prehistoric times."
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China's positions on the 346 recommendations it received during last year's #ChinaUPR: 284 accepted and 62 not accepted "because they are inconsistent with China’s national conditions, contradictory with Chinese laws, politically biased or untruthful." lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/D…
China rejected the US's recommendation to stop interfering in the selection and education of religious leaders such as Tibetan lamas, saying the "reincarnation of Living Buddhas should be consistent with religious rituals, historical conventions and China’s laws and regulations."
#China refused to release and stop persecuting human rights defenders, saying "China is a country under the rule of law, and all its citizens are equal in front of law" and such requests are "an interference in China’s judicial sovereignty." #ChinaUPR
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Breaking: Large terrorist attack in #India. More than 40 Indian Reserve Police Force personnel were killed and many others injured when Pakistani backed terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir's today, ndtv.com/india-news/15-…
Reports suggested that the vehicle used by the terrorists was a Mahindra Scorpio carrying more than 350 kg of explosives in what is the worst attack ever on security personnel in the state.
Sources said that terrorists triggered the car bomb while 78 vehicles with over 2,500 reserve police men were on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The stretch on which the incident occurred had been sanitized in the morning & authorities called it a serious breach of security.
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#drucksache1304445-17.
"I. verurteilt die Politik der chinesischen Behörden, die im Ergebnis gerade auch in bezug auf Tibet zur Zerstörung der Identität führt, insbesondere mittels Ansiedlung und Zuwanderung von Chinesen in großer Zahl, Zwangssterilisierungen von Frauen und
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..Zwangsabtreibungen, politischer, religiöser und kultureller Verfolgung und der Unterstellung des Landes unter eine chinesisch kontrollierte Administration;" My tr.: 'I. condemns [The subject pertaining to this verb is "Der Deutsche Bundestag" on page 1. LG,I] the policies of
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.. the Chinese authorities, polices which effectively lead to a destruction of identity (in particular in the case of #Tibet), in particular by way of Chinese colonization and immigration in large numbers, by way of compulsory sterilization of women,
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#UN #NGO cmte mtg 1/24/19: PRC continues its scorched-earth attack on "incorrect" references to #Taiwan and #Tibet by NGOs seeking #UN consultative status. #China rep requested several orgs "correct" "erroneous" refs to "Taiwan as a country." 1/x un.org/press/en/2019/…
The @USUN continues to question PRC GONGOs attempts to get ECOSOC accreditation as civil society orgs.
China Charity Alliance app deferred b/c US "requested details on the process by which its general assembly decides to terminate what it terms “relevant matters." 2/x
China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Fdn app deferred b/c US asked the org "to explain how its leadership is determined or elected, and what activities it undertakes as an observer to the governing body of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)." 3/x
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1/N This year's US-China Forum @UChicago was hosted by @BeckerFriedman w/ theme "China's role in the global economy". I was glad to attend it at my alma mater, but am very disappointed by the glaring omission of human rights from the convo,& deeply troubled by CUSEF's role in it.
2/N CUSEF, China-US Exchange Foundation, is a registered foreign agent in US with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party's overseas influence operation i.e. the united front. In Jan 2018, UT-Austin rejected CUSEF funding over concerns of academic freedom insidehighered.com/news/2018/01/1…
3/N According to @BeckerFriedman leadership, CUSEF's role in #USChinaForum2018 was not only funding, but very much part of the intellectual process, incl. "suggesting and facilitating speakers from China". CUSEF spent over $1m lobbying Congress in '16&'17: foreignpolicy.com/2017/11/28/thi…
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