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Chinese man who set his vlogger ex-wife on fire during live stream executed

A man who killed his ex-wife by setting her on fire during a livestream was executed in China on Saturday, state media reported, marking the end of a case that prompted horror and outrage across the country. Tang Lu was executed by a court in the southwestern Sichuan province, according to Global Times, citing the […]

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Beijing fines and issues warning to 7-Eleven for listing Taiwan a separate country

Beijing has fined and issued a warning to 7-Eleven over its website listing Taiwan as a country and displaying maps it said contained erroneous borders for Xinjiang and Tibet. The Beijing municipal government fined the company 50,000 yuan ($7,842) for the “errors” including “wrongful act of assigning Taiwan province as an independent country”. It said […]

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Man who set his vlogger ex-wife on fire during live stream sentenced to death

A Chinese man who set his ex-wife on fire as she livestreamed to her online followers was sentenced to death on Thursday, concluding a murder case that received nationwide notoriety.The victim, 30-year-old Lhamo, was a farmer and livestreamer in a Tibetan autonomous prefecture in southwestern Sichuan province. She was streaming a video of herself last […]

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Scientists find multiple ‘unknown’ viruses in glacier samples taken from Tibetan Plateau

Scientists have found viruses in 15,000-years-old two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. Most of those viruses, which survived because they had remained frozen, are unlike any viruses that have been cataloged to date. The findings were published in the journal Microbiome, may help understand how viruses have evolved over centuries. For […]

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China’s ‘glacier chaser’ presumed dead while exploring waterfall in Tibet

A Chinese ‘glacier chaser’ has been presumed dead after he fell into icy waters while exploring a glacial waterfall in Tibet on December 20. The body of Wang Xiangjun, 30, has not been found but his social media account confirmed his death. Wang often shares videos exploring glaciers and highlights the impact of climate change […]

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NYPD officer arrested for passing information on ethnic Tibetans living in New York to Chinese Government

A New York Police Department officer has been accused of acting as an agent of the Chinese government after he was in regular contact with a member of the Chinese consulate and provided intelligence on ethnic Tibetans in New York City. According to prosecutors Baimadajie Angwang, 33, committed wire fraud against the U.S. Department of […]