Women working in rural China close to the Tibetan border.
Men in rural China spend more time in leisure or social activities, or just hanging around and resting.
The internment centre at Deoli in Rajasthan where Chinese people were held for up to five years after the month-long border conflict.
Overnight, Chinese people found themselves classed as “aliens” in India, which for some was the only country they’d ever known. But worse, many were detained for up to five years.
Boddhisatva Avalokiteśvara, considered to be a compassionate protector, is believed to regularly visit Earth.
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Buddhists believe that bodhisattvas reside in heavenly realms but can also appear on Earth disguised as humans, animals or other types of beings.
Nature wants us to reproduce, so how come celibacy evolved?
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Reproduction is at the very heart of evolution. So why has celibacy persisted for so long?
Tibetan monks at Sera Jey Monastery in Mysore, India, experience using microscopes for the first time.
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Religious beliefs and modern biology sometimes seem to collide. But exploring those ideas with compassion and an open mind can lead to deeper learning across cultures.
The current dalai lama was enthroned when he was about 4 years old.
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For Tibetan Buddhists it is important that they are in charge of the selection process for the next dalai lama, but China wants to appoint its own.
The Su-re site has provided a historical connection between local Tibetans in the highlands with Nepali Sherpas in the Himalayan lowlands.
Early humans called Denisovans lived in a remote mountain cave between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago, and possibly longer still, raising intriguing questions about their relationship to modern humans.
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We found evidence of irreversible ecological breakdown millions of years ago – this time round, we should heed the warning signs.
Protesting in Hong Kong now comes with hugely higher stakes.
China is shifting the parameters on a number of territorial disputes with its neighbours.
Suicide is on the rise for multiple reasons.
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. According to a sociologist who studies suicide, depression is just one factor among many implicated social conditions.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China.
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For decades, China and India have clashed over their disputed Himalayan border. This clash is also playing out via a development boom that threatens the health of one of the world’s biggest river catchments.
Tibet take on Northern Cyrus in Enfield, London.
The tournament featured teams from Tibet, North Cyprus, the Isle of Man and many more.
In this November 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who have expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation’s interests.
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“Honesty is the best policy” is hardly a hallmark of the Trump régime, so China would have been smart to pursue a more honest, less manipulative path in its simmering trade war with the U.S.
Families at a tree planting day at Te Muri, New Zealand in June 2017.
Mostly, humans have been devastating to the planet but, on rare occasions, we get it right. Here are stories of people who live in harmony with their surroundings, from Tibet to Morocco and beyond.
Compared to China’s highly developed cities, the western regions are still dark at night.
For China’s ethnic minorities, the state’s development programme is a matter of political control.
Magical movements (trul khor) Lukhang mural detail, Tibet, 17th century.
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The Wellcome’s show looks into complexity of the ideas behind the do-it-yourself of the mindfulness movement.
The Dalai Lama has been coy about his successor.
An elaborate and lengthy selection process is in danger of being co-opted by the Chinese government.
Can the West look the Dalai Lama in the eye?
Liberal values are under siege around the world. Their most dogged defender must not be left out in the cold.
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