Xi visit brings new opportunities amid old challenges

                                                                        By Vijay Kranti New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Irrespective of the final outcome of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden visit to India, it surely marks a unique and qualitative change in the India-China relations. Hitherto, this relationship has been known more for its vocal than the real, vital content. Observers of India-China relations who had got used to watching India […]

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My Chinese Education: Learning to Forget Tibet in China

Tsering Woeser, The New York Times | August 14, 2014 CHENGDU, China — In 1981, the year I graduated from junior high school in Kangding in the Tibetan region of Kham, high schools in China’s heartland were starting to recruit ethnic minorities like me. In official parlance, this was the beginning of what was to become a larger “Help Tibet” […]

Tibetans Divided Over Cult of Martyrs

By Robert Stefanicki, Inter Press Service | May 20, 2014

DHARAMSALA, May 20: Nestled in the Kangra Valley in the shadow of the Dhauladhar Mountains in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala is beautiful to behold.

Does China Plan to Do Away with Its Minorities?

By Thupten Samphel, Huffington Post | May 20, 2014

During a visit this week to the Tibetan countryside of Dechen in Yunnan, Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the standing committee of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party and chairman

In China, ‘Alternative Paths’ Are Often Illusory

In China, ‘Alternative Paths’ Are Often Illusory

By Heng He, Epoch Times | April 30, 2014 Why the Chinese Communist Party always makes wrong turns Every year when spring comes, the Chinese regime becomes nervous. That’s especially true this year, as the spring brings a number of “sensitive” days. According to the Chinese Communist Party’s tradition, any memorable event should be marked with a big celebration every […]

Tibet’s long road to peace with China has an end if suspicions are put aside

By Tenzin Norgay South China Morning Post | April 28, 2014 Tenzin Norgay says by doing so, a reconciliation process started 100 year ago could be completed Modern China has a wide range of problems. Hardly anyone doubts that Tibet is a historical and political problem for China. In the passionate debate about the status of Tibet, few realise that […]

Until a favorable solution is reached

By Choenyi Woser It has been close to 63 years since the infamous 17-point Agreement was signed under duress between Tibet and China and 55 years since the Tibetan National Uprising in Lhasa. However, Chinese repression in Tibet still continues in the form of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detentions, torture and lengthy jail terms. For more than half a century, Tibetans […]

A SLAVE MINDSET- An alternate tribute to Bapa Phuntsog Wangyal

By VIJAY KRANTI I am an ardent admirer of the typical Tibetan tendency of kindness in day to day situations. Be it a common Tibetan’s compassionate attitude towards a street dog or liberal cash alms even to an obvious cunning, professional beggar, I’ve always found my Tibetan friends more kind than I could have been in a similar situation.  But […]