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The internment centre at Deoli in Rajasthan where Chinese people were held for up to five years after the month-long border conflict. indiadeoli.wordpress.com

1962’s Sino-Indian border war lasted four weeks – internment of India’s Chinese community lasted years

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. taikrixel/ via iStock Getty Images Plus

What is a bodhisattva? A scholar of Buddhism explains

Buddhists believe that bodhisattvas reside in heavenly realms but can also appear on Earth disguised as humans, animals or other types of beings.
Han Yuanyuan

How midnight digs at a holy Tibetan cave opened a window to prehistoric humans living on the roof of the world

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.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China. Vinay Vaars/Wikimedia Commons

China and India’s border dispute is a slow-moving environmental disaster

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.
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. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Why China should have chosen honesty in its U.S. trade war

“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. Greenfleet Australia/flickr

Global series: Humans in our Habitat

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.
Magical movements (trul khor) Lukhang mural detail, Tibet, 17th century. © Thomas Laird

The Dalai Lama’s secret temple goes to London

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. Sergio Carvalho/Flickr

Could this Dalai Lama be the last?

An elaborate and lengthy selection process is in danger of being co-opted by the Chinese government.

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