Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Thu 30, Oct 2014 06:24 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
China orders withdrawal of monks and nuns from monasteries in Jomda
Pro - shugden protesters have right to protest, Dalai Lama says
Tibetan monk sentenced to 12 years in Sog
Tibetan PM commends Tibetan charitable organization
6th Tibet Film Festival held in Zurich and Dharamsala
Dhondup Wangchen wins Havel Prize
Telo Rinpoche appointed as Honorary Representative of Russia
Denma Lochoe Rinpoche passes away
TCV celebrates its 54th founding anniversary
Karmapa graces Delek Hospital's 43rd founding anniversary
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama dons the Indian cricket team's cap and  the West Indies' jersey presented to him during 4th One Day International between India and West Indies, HPCA stadium, Dharamshala, Oct. 17, 2014
Winner of Miss Himalaya Pageant Jyoti Dogra (center), first runner up Priyanka Dogra (left) and second runner up Dawa Dema after crowning ceremony of Miss Himalaya Pageant. TIPA, Oct. 5, 2014 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, after taking part in a series of events in Mumbai and Delhi, including an interfaith conference. 22 Sept. 2014, Phayul Photo:Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
DR. LOBSANG SANGAY'S RESPONSE TO JAMYANG NORBU'S PIECE
By Email[Monday, October 18, 2010 10:13]
It was good to read Jamyang Norbu la's article on the Upcoming Kalon Tripa Election and I look forward to reading his commentary on the other candidates as well. I appreciate his defense of Kalon Tripa candidates' honesty and experience against criticism made by a panelist on VOA Kunleng TV.

I am also of the view that all the candidates are dedicated and patriotic Tibetans who want to serve the cause. Now let me address some of the issues raised by him about me.

I found Jamyang la's analysis to be way off mark. The statement "I want to be Obama of China", was a JOKE and not meant to be taken seriously. In October 2008, at the time of the conference, there was an excitement about the real possibility that Obama from a marginalized group might be elected as the President of America. In contrast, it was impossible to imagine a Tibetan becoming the President of PRC. Four other attendees (Dr. Warren Smith, Dr. Sonam Topgyal, Tashi Rabgey, and another American) recalled this joking remark and said they had a good laugh. As Jamyang la was not at the conference, I don't blame him for the out-of-context interpretation. However, he should have fact-checked with other attendees instead of relying on a panelist without sense of humor. (1)

Jamyang la's interpretation of my views on the Chinese constitution is alarmist to say the least because it makes me sound as though I am a believer of the Chinese constitution. On the contrary, I have strongly criticized the Chinese constitution and particularly the Regional National Autonomy Law. (Please see the article published by Harvard South Asian journal)

The criticism of the Chinese constitution was acknowledged and quoted by Human Rights Watch report on China and Tibet (2005) and also in an article by Tenzing Sonam (Producer and director of Sun Behind the Clouds). Jamyang la bases his comments on his recollection of our conversation during his time in Boston, perhaps my paper, published in the Harvard Asia Quarterly in the Summer of 1999, could refresh his memory.

He also claims that I dismiss the debate about 'Umey Lam' and 'Rangzen' which is untrue. My objection is against extreme rhetoric on both sides by Rangzen and Umey Lam supporters, which I find unhealthy and divisive. I do believe that any action has to be based on unity, planning and discipline, three cardinal principles of non-violent movement. For detail on this issue, please go to: http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=23208


---------------------

1. The panel consisted of Elliot Sperling from Indiana University, Allen Carlson from Cornell University and myself, and the moderator was Mark Mohr, Director of the Asia Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


The views expressed in this piece are that of the author and the publication of the piece on this website does not necessarily reflect their endorsement by the website.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Point Totally MIssed (Ghalib)
Lobsang Sangay’s response (zosash)
A Response to Lobsang Sangay's Response (zosash)
jamyang is big joker!! (kdhondup)
that's response? (gendunchopal)
Jamyang is a joker!! (kdhondup)
waiting for it... (ugyanc)
Katri (Bodrig)
@ fiftynine (ring)
Let's all be civil (wds1)
Game on !!!!! (tibetusa)
I support for any type of criticism. (fiftynine)
Empty vessel makes much noise... (tagabhurung)
too early (Meeyul)
Stance. (tensherap)
a runaway joke (klash)
Joke? (tenzintenzintenzin)
too defensive and immature (phuntsok12)
Hidden Agenda of Jamyang Poola (tseshoe)
Thanks...! (boemi)
Constructive criticism is welcomed (lhaksam2010)
Learn more on leadership qualities. (fiftynine)
Too Early... (tibet4ever)
** Thouch a shit, U smell shit ** (nijee)
Thanks for the clearance (Futuregeneration)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Tibetan author of banned video released, slapped conditions
Knitters warm hearts in Tibet
Tibetans protest against acquisition of Gyama mine by Canadian company
Dalai Lama: Chinese Censorship 'Immoral'
DR. LOBSANG SANGAY'S RESPONSE TO JAMYANG NORBU'S PIECE
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2014 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement