By N.S.Venkataraman

CHENNAI, Jan 22: More than six decades have gone after China forcibly entered Tibet and occupied the land and unjustifiably claimed that Tibet belongs to it. His Holiness the Dalai Lama had no alternative other than leaving Tibet with his disciples and he entered Indian territory on 31st March, 1959.

My Heart Bleeds For Tibet

My Heart Bleeds For Tibet

By N. S. Venkataraman | January 8, 2018
I am not a Tibetan . I am not a Buddhist. I have never visited Tibet. I have never spoken to venerable the Dalai Lama . I have only seen his face in television. I have never interacted with any Tibetan and exchanged views with him.

On Atsok’s Poem and Chinese Propaganda

By Choenyi Woser | April 12, 2017

(Translated from the original in Tibetan by Kalsang Dhondup, edited by Tenzin Gaphel)

Recently in the exile Tibetan society, a poem written and posted on Facebook by prominent Tibetan independence activist Atsok Lukar Jam became the subject of heated debates and discussions.

Dalai Lama in Tawang

Salman Haidar, The Statesman | March 30, 2017

New Delhi – Tawang has a very particular place in India-China affairs. When in 1959 the Dalai Lama fled from Tibet and made his way to India the route he chose took him through Tawang where he and his small entourage of fugitives crossed into India, to be received and welcomed with befitting honour.

Trouble brews for China in Xinjiang

Trouble brews for China in Xinjiang

Claude Arpi, The Asian Age | March 23, 2017

The identity of the attackers was not disclosed,” but they were obviously Uyghurs.

In August 2016, at the end of the annual closed-door meeting held at the beach resort of Beidaihe, an official statement announced that Zhang Chunxian would be replaced by Chen Quanguo as party secretary of the restive Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Mr Chen was then serving as party boss in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), where he had shown his skills to “pacify” the restive Tibetans.

An Open Letter by Concerned Tibetan Students/Researchers in Exile

By Lobsang Tenchoe We are writing this with utmost concern about the recent development in Dharamsala regarding the resolution taken by a group (བོད་ཀྱི་རྩ་དོན་གླིང་སྐད་འཕྲིན་ཚོགས་པ།) and an association (དྷ་ས་ས་གནས་མདོ་སྨད་རྒྱུན་ལས།) ་to concert an effort to ostracize and demonize Lukar Jam from exile Tibetan community on the basis of his recent poem, perceived by many including us as an unnecessary jibe on H.H. […]

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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