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Richard Gere pays homage to Dalai Lama at Czech Film Festival
Limited edition German postal stamp commemorates 80th Birthday of Dalai Lama
Flash flood kills two in Golog
Nepal to allow Dalai Lama's birthday celebrations
EU Prez urges Chinese PM to resume dialogue with the Dalai Lama
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Tibetan rights group launches books by missing writer
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China alert ahead of Dalai Lama's birthday, arrests one
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3 girls vie for Miss Tibet 2015 crown
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Dalai Lama wraps up UK tour, tells protesters to research
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01 January 2015
Tibet 2014 in Review: Winning by not Losing?
As 2014 draws to a close, it seems like a good time to look back at what the past year has meant for the cause that animates every Tibetan heart: the struggle for freedom in Tibet. There are many ways to look at this questio
31 December 2014
Faith in Addition to Face – To Facebook, Inc. - By Woeser
On December 26, 2014, I reposted on my Facebook page a video of Tibetan Buddhist monk Kalsang Yeshe’s self-immolation that occurred on December 23 [in Tawu county, Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China], accompanied by an excerpted report explaining that self-immolation is a tragic, ultimat
26 December 2014
Xi Jinping: The Real Gamer
Whether you call it an internal power politics or genuine anti-corruption drive, former member of the Politburo Standing Committee and security czar Zhou Yongkang, was finally trapped in Xi Jinping's net. Zhou was in fact
24 December 2014
THE LAST DALAI LAMA? WHO SHOULD HAVE THE LAST WORD?
We’ve all read the news by now that the Dalai Lama has speculated that he may be the last Dalai Lama. This was reported by the German newspaper Die Welt and subsequently picked up by other newspapers such as the Wall
16 December 2014
One of the Seven Billion Human Beings
Following is an essay by Jamyang Tashi who was awarded $1,000 prize for his winning essay "One of Seven Billion Human Beings." Representative Kaydor Aukatsang congratulated and awarded the check to him dur
15 December 2014
Fostering An Entrepreneurship Environment in Exile
This essay is primarily an extension of the set of recommendations that I made in the report of my recent survey research titled, ‘Survey Research on Tibetan Entrepreneurs in India’, which I conducted in association
09 December 2014
Brand Tibet: China’s and Tibetan Exiles’ Contrasting Narratives on Tibet
No struggle in the world is as unequal as the one between Tibet and China. Beijing’s position in Tibet is unassailable, reinforced by a network of all-weather roads, airports and an expanding railway line that are integrating the w
08 December 2014
The Jailor Jailed: Zhou Yonkang Behind Bars
In a widely anticipated move, Zhou Yongkang, China’s most powerful domestic security chief who on his watch commanded a budget bigger than that of China’s armed forces, was late this week expelled fro
15 November 2014
Frying up a revolution
We were having dinner at the very cosy Little Tibet Restaurant at Jackson Heights last month. Someone insisted I try a Shabhalay from a plate he had ordered. It’s not my favorite food. The shabhalays
12 November 2014
Sizing up Xi's 'Friendly Overture'- Part-1
When the Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing from India this September, he addressed China's top military officials at the People's Liberation Army (PLA) headquarters and demanded "absolute loyalty and firm faith in the Communist Party of China". This statement unleashed a floodgate of speculations. Questions we
10 October 2014
Thoughts on Kasur Lodi Gyari’s article about TYC
We hope that our editorial will further the conversation that Gyari Rinpoche’s article initiated and encourage Tibetans and Tibet supporters to join the debate in a civil and constructive manner. With this motivation in mind, we also did not want to repeat points made elsewhere. Migmar Dolma and Tenzin Kel
06 October 2014
Response to Lodi Gyari's article on TYC status
We have read the article by Kasur Lodi Gyari with great interest. Since his article is an appeal to the younger generation, we, as two young Tibetans, not only feel encouraged but see it as our duty to actively take part in
Status and position of the Tibetan Youth Congress in 1968: Lodi Gyari
Last year in 2013, the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of New York and New Jersey invited me to speak on the founding day of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) which I could not attend. Later in 2014 on the 16th March th
22 September 2014
Why the Scottish Referendum was great for Tibet
Many Tibetans eagerly followed the Scottish independence referendum. Now the results are in and 55% of voters chose to stay with the U.K. We believe that this entire referendum process is a positive developme
19 September 2014
A few more thoughts on the importance of protesting Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit
Resistance is not the cause of repression. Our protests are not the cause of China’s crackdown in Tibet. As long as there is oppression in Tibet, there will be resistance. And as long as there is resista
05 September 2014
The Great Middleway Referendum Swindle - by Jamyang Norbu
This is probably the last article I am going to write on the subject of the Middle Way Approach (MWA). I have posted about a dozen pieces on various aspects of this policy: from its crafty (but dish
10 July 2014
Who’s the Boss?: China’s White Paper on Hong Kong
On June 10, 2014, China released a White Paper on Hong Kong’s regional autonomy known as “one country, two systems.” Much of the White Paper was filled with economic statistics of the region and self-con
28 June 2014
THE DIALECTICS OF BEING SHEEP – by Jamyang Norbu
Eli Wallach, the Hollywood character actor, died this Tuesday at the age of 98. As a boy in Darjeeling I had seen him in a number of classic Westerns: How the West was Won, Mackenna’s Gold, The Good the Bad and the Ugly and my favorite The Magnificent Seven. He invariably played the bad gu
24 June 2014
THE SOUND OF ONE HAND GRASPING – Jamyang Norbu
The commemoration in the U.S., earlier this month, of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre was strangely subdued, especially within the Chinese student community in this country. It was very diffe
23 June 2014
Misinformation About the Middle Way Approach
Being part of the recently launched international awareness campaign on Middle Way Approach which aims to counter the Chinese government’s misinformation campaign, I am elated to see the response it is generating
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 Latest News Discussions
Largest pro independence group suspends president of NY NJ chapter (08:04, 03 Apr 2015)
Obama calls Dalai Lama “a good friend” at first public appearance (07:04, 03 Apr 2015)
China says no to Indian consulate in Lhasa, India settle for Chengdu (03:04, 02 Apr 2015)
SFT, TWA observe World Water Day (19:03, 24 Mar 2015)
SEVEN REASONS WHY DALAI LAMA SHOULD NOT VISIT CHINA (19:03, 24 Mar 2015)
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Nepal to allow Dalai Lama's birthday celebrations (0)
Dalai Lama to receive Liberty Medal in October (0)
Pledge of non violence to celebrate Dalai Lama's legacy launched (0)
Tibetans greet Dalai Lama on 80th birthday, offer long life prayer (0)
4th GBM of Tibetan People’s Movement for Middle Way begins (0)
Situation critical in Nepal, assesses Tibetan minister (0)
EC announces dates for Tibetan PM and parliamentary elections (0)
Tibetan PM Sangay interacts with Chinese scholars, students (0)
Discriminatory Chinese passport regulations violate Tibetans’ right to travel: TCHRD (0)
Modi shirks Dalai Lama ahead of China visit (0)
Two Tibetans severely injured in police assault in Driru (0)
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Pema Choedon (C), Flanked by 1st Runners Up Lobsang Kyinzom (L) and Tsering Dolma (R), after winning the 13th Miss Tibet pageant 2105. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Tibetans and supporters participate in a candle light vigil in tribute to the latest Tibetan self immolator from Amdo Chone, Sangye Tso, McLeod Ganj, May 28, 2015. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Tibetan exiles participate in a vigil to mourn the deaths in Nepal earthquake, and collection of relief contributions for victims, McLeod Ganj, April 27, 2015. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
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 Latest Opinions
Tibet Isn't Free Yet; That Doesn't Mean the Dalai Lama Has Failed
THE SUBLIMINAL CLARITY OF BLURRY CELLPHONE VIDEOS: by J. Norbu
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CHINA – LOSING WAY IN THE MIDDLE
The Dalai Lama's China Experience and Its Impact
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