Monday, August 21 2017

Commentaries & Opinion Pieces

Vested interests block reconciliation in Tibet

  By Thubten Samphel The Asia Times Online December 16, 2013 China’s anti-splitism bureaucracy is up in arms. This time the Chinese Communist Party bureaucracy’s fight against separatists is turning against scholars within party think tanks who dare to suggest accommodation and reconciliation with the Dalai Lama is needed for …

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China needs to change view of Tibet

  By Abanti Bhattacharya Asia Times Online December 4, 2013 The source of the problem in India-China relations is not Tibet. The problem is rooted essentially in how China perceives Tibet. China’s flawed perception on Tibet both colors and distorts its relationship with India. For India, the intractable border dispute …

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Tibet’s quiet militarization rings a loud bell across Asia

  OMER AZIZ The Globe and Mail (Canada) Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 For the past two years, the Asia-Pacific region has been central to both the Obama administration and the Harper government’s Asia strategies. The multiplicity of states, increasing economic potential, and a general shift of power eastward have made …

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Desperation in Tibet – NYT Editorial

  By THE EDITORIAL BOARD The New YOrk Times November 29, 2013 On Nov. 11, Tsering Gyal, a 20-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk, set himself on fire in China’s Qinghai Province. Mr. Gyal’s death brings the number of Tibetans who have self-immolated since 2009 to 123. Letters some have left and …

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With the Third Plenum Xi Jinping Says He Is His Own Man

  On Tibet, Will Xi Leave the Last Word on Tibet to a Dead Man? By Thubten Samphel* tibet.net November 19, 2013 The international verdict on the outcome of the third plenum of the 18th congress of the Chinese communist party held from 9 to 12 November is out.   The …

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Tibet’s Voice of Realism

Pico Iyer The Cairo Review of Global Affairs February 10, 2013 http://www.aucegypt.edu/gapp/cairoreview/Pages/articleDetails.aspx?aid=299 China needs Japan, Japan needs China,” the 14th Dalai Lama declared, with immovable conviction, as I listened to him in a sunlit conference room in Yokohama last November, a great Ferris wheel turning outside and a jungle of high-rising …

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Into Tibet – Marry Kissel in the WSJ

  By MARY KISSEL THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | POLITICAL DIARY October 18, 2012 The State Department has rightly taken a beating for its mishandling of the Benghazi terrorist attack last month that killed four Americans. But as the media scrambles to cover that mess, another important—and positive—diplomatic story that’s …

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Tibet And The Pursuit Of Happiness – Analysis

By Bhavna Singh September 7, 2012 In a most unabashed mockery of the abysmal state of people in Tibet, China Central Television (CCTV) recently announced in its ‘Economic Survey list of China’s happiest cities’ that Lhasa bags this honour with highest claims. More surprisingly, this is not the first time …

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