Tuesday, August 22 2017

Commentaries & Opinion Pieces

Geopolitical Importance of Tibet

  By Thubten Samphel September 13, 2012 Among scholars and strategic thinkers in Asia and elsewhere, there is a new recognition of the enormous geopolitical and environmental importance of Tibet to the continent which is home to nearly half of the Earth’s population.  This recognition is driven home by China’s …

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Chinese Attitude to the Burnings in Tibet

  By Thubten Samphel* | tibet.net September 4, 2012 Ancient China erected the Great Wall to keep out the barbarians. Modern China has erected the Great Firewall to prevent barbarian thoughts from infecting the health of the citizens of the People’s Republic. Like the ancient wall, the Great Firewall has …

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Closed Tibet – an editorial of the Wall Street Journal

  A flood of bad news prompts Beijing to ban foreign visitors. The Wall Street Journal (Asia) June 7, 2012 Chinese travel agencies announced on Wednesday that foreign travelers are no longer allowed to visit Tibet. This blanket ban is Beijing’s response to the flood of bad news from the …

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Why Tibet Matters – by Bianca Jagger

  by Bianca Jagger Common Dreams May 15, 2012 His Holiness the Dalai Lama is in London this week to receive the Templeton Prize in recognition of his outstanding achievements and spiritual wisdom. Tibet has a long-standing connection to Britain. Prior to the Chinese invasion in 1949-50, Britain was the …

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Tibet, cynical Sinicism and the tragedy of self-immolations

  By Robert D. Sloane East Asia Forum | May 9th, 2012 In a recent article, Barry Sautman ascribes recent self-immolations in Tibet to a few disgruntled monks at a single monastery. Their complaints, he says, reflect general social and economic issues rather than a genuine concern for the Tibetan …

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Dalai Lama proves an endearing icon – Editorial

  Editorial –  Union Tribune San Diago Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with well-known public figures can offer up horror stories about the gap between the persona some of these folks present via the media and how they actually behave. So when a famous person comes to …

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How many Tibetans must burn to death before we wake up?

  Shobhan Saxena | The Times ofIndia 26 March 2012 Today at12.25 pm, a young Tibetan set himself on fire at a protest rally organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the Capital. The Tibetans were protesting against the forthcoming visit of Chinese President …

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Why are Tibetans burning In Tibet and starving in New York?

  By Matteo Pistono | The Washington Post March 21, 2012 China is on high alert in Tibet every March due to sensitive political anniversaries. Tibetans commemorate the March 1959 uprising against Chinese rule and the flight into exile of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Beijing annually deploys a …

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The Art of Nonviolence: Winning China Over to Tibet’s Story

  Thubten Samphel, Tibet Policy Institute March 13, 2012 With the possible exception of the island nation of Taiwan, never in its more than 5,000 years of history has China’s imperial throne met a match like that of Tibet. The Mongols, on whose mighty imperial enterprise communist China lays its …

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Losing Tibet Forever

Beijing has only a narrow window of opportunity to convince Tibetans they have a stake in China. By Thupten Jinpa The Wall Street Journal | Opinion Asia March 8, 2012 This year’s anniversary of the Mar. 10, 1959 uprising in Tibet and the escape into exile of the Dalai Lama …

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