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Lithuania's defense ministry told people to throw away Chinese-made phones, claiming they can automatically censor people's texts

People ask past an ad for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G smartphone in Hong Kong. Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Lithuania told people to trash their Chinese-made phones "as fast as reasonably possible." It said some phones, like Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone, can censor terms like "democracy movement." The feature is turned off in the phones in the EU but can be turned back on remotely, it said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Lithuanian government h...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Tibet, China, Censorship, Trends, Eu, European Union, Taiwan, News UK, Xiaomi, Lithuania, Reuters, Tech Insider, National Cyber Security Centre, Xiaomi Corp


Lithuania tells citizens to throw out Chinese phones over censorship concerns

Defence ministry says certain Xiaomi phones have built-in ability to censor sensitive phrasesLithuania’s Defence Ministry has recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now, after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities.Flagship phones sold in Europe by China’s smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp have a built-in ability to detect and censor terms such as “free Tibet”, “long live Taiwan independence...
Tags: Europe, Tibet, China, Censorship, World news, Taiwan, Mobile Phones, Lithuania, Defence Ministry, Xiaomi Corp


Protect Afghanistan’s Truth-Tellers: Human Rights Defenders in a World of Diplomatic Doublespeak

In 2021 the world has witnessed the abject failure of international organizations to curtail even the most grave human rights violations, including war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide (“atrocity crimes”). The situation in Afghanistan is one case in point. In countries around the globe, international human rights law is routinely violated with impunity. Many are wondering what “human rights” mean when politicians and diplomats toss out the term with ease while remaining reckless or c...
Tags: England, Tibet, Law, Wales, China, Russia, US, Eu, Afghanistan, Canada, Taliban, Philippines, Pakistan, Amnesty International, Un, Myanmar


When the Nazis sent scientists to the Himalayas

Heinrich Himmler sent a team of five Germans to Tibet in 1938 to pursue the Aryan race myth.
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When Nazis tried to trace Aryan race myth in Tibet

Heinrich Himmler sent a team of five Germans to Tibet in 1938 to pursue the Aryan race myth.
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The 12 Best Film Composers Of All Time

There's more to a film score than an opening theme, though many of the more recognizable composers got to where they are by writing the theme to a beloved franchise. Film scores set the mood. They create an environment. As far as post-production goes, music is as important as editing when it comes to tone and pacing. Sometime you don't even notice the score in the background of a film, and that's powerful too. There's a reason that a lot of people like listening to film scores while working. It'...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Tibet, Movies, Tim Burton, Disney, Williams, Broadway, Harry Potter, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steve McQueen, Khan, Kristen Stewart, James Cameron, Ang Lee


Single-Season '80s Sci-Fi And Fantasy Shows That Deserve A Second Shot

The '80s were the decade when KITT prowled the streets and Airwolf patrolled the skies, when a school teacher stepped up to serve as the greatest American hero, and when a government scientist took his first quantum leap back in time to put right what once went wrong.But '80s television also boasted legions of less-watched stealth superheroes: phoenixes and probing prodigies and extraterrestrial ex-cons, wizards and warriors, manimals and automen, and voyagers to other worlds. Maybe their shows ...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Texas, Tibet, Television, Movies, Nbc, Africa, David Letterman, America, Indiana, Earth, Austin, United States, Egypt, Chase, Pentagon


Chinese troops tested out new weapons in a drill near disputed border with India

Chinese soldiers from the Tibet Military Region train on a snowy plateau in Tibet, June 11, 2018. TPG/Getty Images Video posted by China's military shows a joint operation and new weaponry in action at an altitude of 4,700 metres. "India is a big trading partner of China, and China needs the Indian market. So the drill is just a warning to the Indian side," one military analyst said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chinese fighter jets dropped missiles, troops brought ...
Tags: Tibet, China, India, Trends, Beijing, Himalayas, PLA, South China Morning Post, People s Liberation Army, PLA Daily, Zhou, Song Zhongping, Yuan Wang, Galwan Valley, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense


Official Trailer for 'The River Runner' Doc on Kayaker Scott Lindgren

"You can't operate at that level forever." 1091 Pics has released a trailer for a documentary film called The River Runner, another thrilling adventure doc profiling an expert kayaker named Scott Lindgren. This premiered at the Mountainfilm Festival recently, and is arriving on VOD in October to watch. The film follows expedition kayaker Scott Lindgren's 23 year quest to become the first person to paddle the four great rivers that flow from Tibet's sacred Mt. Kailash. This story of resilienc...
Tags: Tibet, Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Scott, Lindgren, To Watch, Scott Lindgren, Mountainfilm Festival


Researchers have found the remains of a teenager that died 7,200 years ago, revealing a group of humans previously unknown to science

Remains of a Toalean teenager in the Leang Panninge cave in Sulawesi. University of Hasanuddin Researchers examined 7,200-year-old DNA, revealing a previously-unknown group of early humans in Southeast Asia. The findings shed light on the prehistoric Toalean culture, which mysteriously disappeared 1,500 years ago. See more stories on Insider's business page. The remains of a 17-to-18-year-old girl who died about 7,200 years ago has revealed a prehistoric lineage of humans previously un...
Tags: Asia, Science, Tibet, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Siberia, Griffith University, Oceania, Sulawesi, Eurasia, Prehistory, Denisovans


Embrace Communist rule, China tells Tibet on 70th anniversary of invasion

Politburo official makes remarks at Tibetan palace amid crackdown on practice of non-Han religionsAll Tibetans should embrace Communist party rule and share the “cultural symbols and images of the Chinese nation”, a senior Chinese official has said at an event celebrating 70 years since the People’s Liberation Army invaded Tibet.Wang Yang, a member of the politburo standing committee, China’s most powerful political body, made the remarks during a lavish ceremony in front of the Potala Palace in...
Tags: Tibet, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Buddhism, Lhasa, Politburo, Potala Palace, People 's Liberation Army, Tibet Wang Yang


How China restructured its military to be a modern force that can flex its muscles overseas

Chinese Type 96 tanks at the Vostok 2018 military exercise held by Russia and China, September 13, 2018. Vadim Savitsky\TASS via Getty Images The People's Liberation Army has been reshaped since major reforms began in 2015 to modernise the world's largest military. With growing tensions over Taiwan, the South China Sea, and the border with India, the PLA has become globally significant. See more stories on Insider's business page. China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) ...
Tags: Tibet, Navy, China, Russia, India, US, Trends, Taiwan, Getty Images, Beijing, Xi Jinping, People s Liberation Army, Xinjiang, Fleet, PLA, US department of defence


China Pushes Adoption of Language, Cultural Symbols in Tibet

A top Chinese official says “all-round efforts" are needed to ensure Tibetans speak Chinese and share the “cultural symbols and images of the Chinese nation.".
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Coffee and Provocation

  Darwin Bats Last, But God Does Like a Laugh American Cardinal Raymond Burke, who has tried to to convince people the world over to avoid their social obligation to get vaccinated, has come down with Covid and is on a ventilator.  Releasing 15,000 Year Old Viruses The melting glaciers of Tibet are now releasing 15,000 year-old viruses back into circulation.  A good start for a horror movie? Norway is Rapidly Switching to Electric Cars In 2020, all-electric cars hit a record 54%...
Tags: Tibet, Kentucky, Pets, America, Canada, Gop, Norway, Las Vegas, Biden, Phoenix, APPALACHIA, Sun Belt, University of Nevada, David Damore, Raymond Burke, PBurns


Other Non-Fiction Landor, Arnold Henry Savage: Auf verbotenen Wegen in Tibet (german) V1.0 06.08.2021

Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1867—1924) war ein Maler, Reiseschriftsteller, Forscher und Anthropologe. Henry S. Landor war als Forschungsreisender vorwiegend in den zu diesem Zeitpunkt wenig bekannten Gebieten von Ost- und Zentralasien unterwegs. Erschienen bei: Leipzig F. A. Brockhaus 1898 Scan bei archive.org. Scan digitalisiert (gImagereader) und ein pandoc Makefile-Project erzeugt. Attached Thumbnails     ...
Tags: Books, Tibet, ePub Books, Wegen, Landor Arnold Henry Savage, Arnold Henry Savage Landor, Maler Reiseschriftsteller Forscher, Anthropologe Henry S Landor, Gebieten von Ost


The strange case of the dead-but-not-dead Tibetan monks

The bodies of some Tibetan monks remain "fresh" after what appears to be their death. Their fellow monks say they're not dead yet but in a deep, final meditative state called "thukdam."Science has not found any evidence of lingering EEG activity after death in thukdam monks. It's definitely happening, and it's definitely weird. After the apparent death of some monks, their bodies remain in a meditating position without decaying for an extraordinary length of time, often as long as two or three...
Tags: Tibet, Religion, Meditation, Brain, Innovation, Dalai Lama, Davidson, Evan Thompson, Richard Davidson, Human body, Geshe Lhundub Sopa, GrafiStart Adobe Stock The Thukdam Project, Thukdam Project, Tawni Tidwell


28 ancient viruses unknown to science found in a Tibetan glacier

Researchers find 28 surviving viruses from 15,000 years ago inside a glacier. The viruses are not believed to be harmful to humans.The viruses could reveal insights into evolution and climate change.Researchers have found 15,000-year-old viruses in ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China, the majority of which are unlike any of the viruses currently known to science. The study, published in the journal Microbiome, could help scientists understand virus evolution and climate change. ...
Tags: Tibet, Biology, China, Genetics, Innovation, Mars, Viruses, Gizmodo, Ohio State, Ohio State University, Tibetan Plateau, Sullivan, Guliya, Matthew Sullivan, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Zhi Ping Zhong


Tibet and China clash over next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama

The spiritual leader has mused that he may return as a woman. But his succession has turned into a political battleA couple of years ago, during a meeting of Tibetan leaders in Dharamshala in India, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was asked about his reincarnation. Addressing the room of monks, religious teachers and Tibetan politicians, the Dalai Lama asked them to look into his eyes. “Do you think it’s time now?” he asked.It was a meeting that would end with the Tibetan leaders agreeing th...
Tags: Tibet, China, India, Religion, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Dalai Lama, Buddhism, Dharamshala, Tenzin Gyatso


Risking China's Anger, Blinken Meets Representative of Dalai Lama in India

By Simon LewisNEW DELHI (Reuters) -U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with a representative of Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in...
Tags: Tibet, India, Dalai Lama, State, Reuters U S, Antony Blinken, Blinken, Simon LewisNEW


First Chinese presidential visit to Tibet in 30 years

Xi Jinping is the first Chinese leader in 30 years to make an official trip to the troubled region.
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Chinese President becomes first to visit Tibet in 30 years

Xi Jinping is the first Chinese leader in 30 years to make an official trip to the troubled region.
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Xi's Tibet Trip And A Troubling Message Amid Border Row With India

Xi Jinping pledged to bolster construction along Tibet's Himalayan frontier, as the Chinese president reaffirmed Beijing's control in...
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Chinese president Xi Jinping visits troubled region of Tibet

Xi Jinping is the first Chinese leader in 30 years to make an official trip to the troubled region.
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Tibet: China's President Xi Jinping makes visit to troubled region

Xi Jinping is the first Chinese leader in 30 years to make an official trip to the troubled region.
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping makes first visit to Tibet as president

Visit comes as China tightens control over region’s Buddhist culture and invests heavily in infrastructureThe Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, has made his first visit to Tibet as president as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernised infrastructure.State media reported on Friday that Xi had visited sites in the capital, Lhasa, including the Drepung monastery, Barkhor Street and th...
Tags: Tibet, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Buddhist, Lhasa, Potala Palace, Drepung, Barkhor Street


China's Xi Visits Tibet Amid Rising Controls Over Religion

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development.
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China's Xi Visits Tibet for First Time as President

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping visited the Tibet Autonomous Region on July 21-22, according to the official Xinhua news agency,...
Tags: Tibet, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Reuters China, Xinhua, Tibet Autonomous Region


15,000-Year-Old Viruses Were Pulled From a Tibetan Glacier

A team of microbiologists studying glacier ice in Tibet found 33 different viruses dating back to the Pleistocene in the core samples they pulled up. They suspect that the viral communities may have been active on glacier surfaces before being frozen and that some may be active even within the ice cores.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Tibet, Environment, Articles, Computer Virus, Viruses, Microbiome, Pandemics, Epidemiology, Matthew Sullivan, Ice Core, Branches Of Biology, Zoonoses, Zhi Ping Zhong, Marine Viruses


State Dept. Issues Supply Chain Advisory for Americans Doing Business in China’s Xinjiang Province

Small businesses with supply chains in Xinjiang will now have to take extra precautions. This is because the State Department has issued an update to its Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory. With many small businesses counting on China for their supplies, this advisory will impact their operations. In the original July 1 advisory, it said: “Businesses with potential exposure in their supply chain to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) or to facilities outside Xinjiang that use ...
Tags: Tibet, China, Sales, Muslim, State Department, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, PRC, U S Department of Commerce, Small Business News, Xinjiang Province, China Xinjiang, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Xinjiang, Chamber of Commerce Image


China's $5.6 billion high-speed railroad has opened up in Tibet. Its electric bullet trains are racing 250 miles across the country.

A Fuxing bullet train runs along the Lhasa-Nyingchi railway on June 24, 2021 in Shannan, Tibet Autonomous Region of China Jiao Hongtao/VCG via Getty Images China opened up a new high-speed railroad that connects cities with an electric bullet train. Passengers can travel from Tibet's capital, Lhasa, to the city of Nyingchi in three and a half hours. The train will travel 160 km/h down the 250-mile railroad, which crosses the Tibet countryside. See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Tibet, China, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Xi Jinping, Xinhua, Lhasa, Jiang, VCG, Shannan, Brahmaputra, Getty Images China, Fuxing, Nyingchi, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon