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India needs to be wary of two-faced China

India needs to be wary of two-faced China

While Beijing projects a mild face abroad, it has not been so ‘normal’ at home.  Claude Arpi, DailyO.in | February 7, 2017 In the ski resort of Davos in Switzerland, President Xi Jinping of China surprisingly defended globalisation and free trade. In his address to the World Economic Forum, Xi asserted: “Countries should view their own interest in the broader […]

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau lies between the Himalayan range to the south and the Kunlun Range to the north. Map by Lencer, Wikipedia Commons.

Where Do The US Presidential Candidates Stand On Tibet? – OpEd

By N. S. Venkataraman, Eurasia Review | September 5, 2016

When President Obama received the Dalai Lama through the back door in his office a few months back, many eyebrows were raised. Many people justifiably thought that President Obama lacked the courage of conviction to receive the Dalai Lama properly in a manner befitting his stature and reputation as a man of peace.

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The West kowtows to China through self-censorship

Teng Biao, The Washington Post |July 28, 2016

Two years ago, I was invited by the American Bar Association to prepare a manuscript for a book to be titled “Darkness Before Dawn.”

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An Example for David Cameron to Follow on China

BENEDICT ROGERS, The Wall street Journal |July 4, 2016 Britain could learn a lot from the way Germany broaches the subject of human rights with Beijing.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out again in May on China’s deteriorating human-rights situation. She was on her ninth visit to China, and as she has done on most of her visits, she met […]

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Fabricating aspirations of Tibetan protesters by outsiders

By Kalsang Dhondup | June 6, 2016 Being the voice for a voiceless people is a great service but being a false voice is a grave crime. For many years, westerners have tried to be the voice for marginalized people and have written extensively for academic purposes or otherwise. Some of those works are worthy to be heard, yet many […]

Why I won’t vote in the Final Sikyong Election

By Choenyi Woser|February 29, 2016 (Translated from the original text in Tibetan) In this year’s election for the post of Sikyong, we have had five candidates. Out of them, Lukar Jam stood for Tibetan independence. The rest of them—all Middle-Way advocates seeking Tibetan autonomy within the framework of Chinese constitution—went out of their ways to demonize Lukar Jam for ‘disrespecting’ […]

Tyranny of the Tibetan Majority

Our exile system of government claims to be a democracy, but recent events have proven it to be quite the opposite. Yes, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has brought about a fundamental change in the system of government, transitioning from a theocracy to a parliamentary theocracy, to one that he hoped, after the devolvement of his political power, would become a truly democratic one. The truth is that we have failed to make his vision of a democratic and pluralistic exile community a living reality.

‘Arbitrary’ dance of Tibetan democracy

‘Arbitrary’ dance of Tibetan democracy

Tashi Shitsetsang | November 7, 2015 The preliminary election of Sikyong (Tibetan Political leader) and members of the 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile recently took place across the globe. I felt very excited to make use of my rights as a Tibetan Green Book holder for the first time. I was ready to finally embrace our democracy, but what awaited me was […]

An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India

An Open Letter to the Sikyong, Kashag, and Election Commissioner of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India

Forgotten Tibet: China ensured Washington heard nothing from the muzzled vassal state

By Maura Moynihan – – Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s state dinner at the White House last week received fulsome coverage — about the fashion, the food and tech giants in attendance.