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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
10 June 2014
A "Partial-Middle Way" Campaign is Launched in Dharamsala
This is not the first time the CTA has launched such a campaign, but it is different in form and content. With form, it uses modern multimedia technology. With content, this is the first campaign to promote the current administration’s re-interp
07 June 2014
Narendra Modi and the Tibetan hopes
The widespread Indian euphoria and the global interest in the stunning victory of Mr. Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India is followed not only with the routine greetings from the world leaders but also historic conglom
31 May 2014
The Artist Versus The Dictator
Mao Zedong once remarked, in a moment of poetic epiphany, that a dance troupe of a dozen artists is more powerful than a battalion of a thousand troops. The latter can only change people's behavior; the former can change pe
23 May 2014
Historical texts reveal Tibetan solution
This year is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Simla Agreement at the conclusion of a tripartite convention held in Simla between Tibet, British India and China in 1914. Today, May 23, marks the completion of 63 yea
21 May 2014
Zero Tolerance for Violence Against Girls and Women
On May 11, 2014, Times of India online news reported that: “A local court in Palampur sent a 30-year-old Tibetan man in three-day remand who was charged with molestation of two minor girls of Tibetan Children Village (TCV) S
18 May 2014
Are Tibetans who voted in LS polls Indian citizens?
On May 7, as Himachal Pradesh went to polls, I watched my friend Tashi vote in an Indian general election for the first time in his life. Brushing shoulders with the local Gaddis, Ranas and Chaudhrys he emerged from the bo
15 May 2014
Panchsheel: A Diplomatic Gimmick or Strategic Surrender? (A Tibetan Perspective)
The year 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel Agreement between India and China and the Governments declared year 2014 as 'India—China Year of Friendly Exchanges'. For the Tibetans, each such ‘celebr
03 May 2014
Tibet Tweets to China and China Tweets Back
Official Chinese view of the Dalai Lama is well known. Successive party officials have called the Tibetan leader a "wolf in monk's robes" or "a devil with a human face, but with a heart of a beast." On the other hand, the Chi
17 April 2014
China on the Edge - by Gordon G. Chang
There is something very wrong in China at the moment. China, I believe, has just passed an inflection point. Until recently, everything was going its way. Now, however, it seems all its problems are catching up with the Chinese sta
16 April 2014
For Hu the Bell Tolls
Today, April 15, marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Tiananmen Movement of 1989. On this day 25 years ago, Hu Yaobang, former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (he had been demoted from th
06 April 2014
THE ARROGANCE OF TREASON by Jamyang Norbu
The Buddha and Christ both spoke of the virtue of turning the other cheek when wronged, but no one has suggested, to date, that if violently sodomized it would be the correct thing (excuse me) to turn the other cheek, and furthermore, sho
02 April 2014
AN ALTERNATE TRIBUTE TO BAPA PHUNTSOG WANGYAL - A SLAVE MINDSET
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 situ
01 April 2014
An Unnecessary Resolution
Today I am writing this as I can no longer stay silent and feign ignorance of this little thing that happened last year at the Tibetan Youth Congress General Body Meeting. This thing has been nagging me ever since. Many people, who were paying attention, have raised questions regarding one section in the final resolution o
30 March 2014
U.S. First Lady Eats in a Chinese State-owned Tibetan Restaurant
I spoke to a manager at the hotel on the phone and she confirmed the Obamas ate at the restaurant called Zangxiang Renjia 藏乡人家 (Tibetan Village Home) inside the hotel on March 26. “The restaurant has stopped service since they
18 March 2014
Missing the big moment: by Jamyang Norbu
In Spring 2010, Chinese officials reportedly communicated to U.S. officials that the entire South China Sea was an area of “core interest” that was as non-negotiable and on par with Taiwan and Tibet on the nation
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Dalai Lama among World’s 10 Most Admired Men (01:02, 05 Feb 2015)
TIBETANS RUSH TO OFFER TERROR TIPS TO CHINESE POLICE (01:02, 05 Feb 2015)
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China hot at Obama for first public appearance with Dalai Lama (20:02, 01 Feb 2015)
XI JINPING: THE GREAT BALANCER (03:01, 22 Jan 2015)
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XI JINPING: THE GREAT BALANCER (1)
CTA starts trainers' Workshop on Middle Way (1)
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in McLeod Ganj after touring the US and Europe, Feb. 14, 2015/Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Lakha Lama Rinpoche introducing His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the start of his talk in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 11, 2015. Photo/Elona Sjøgren
His Holiness the Dalai Lama having lunch with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Akhilesh Yadav, in Sankisa, UP, India on February 1, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
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After 75 years, the Dalai Lama is more important than ever
THINK TANKS AND SCHOOLS IN CHINA ARE NOT ALLOWED TO THINK, THE PARTY WILL DO THAT FOR THEM
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XI JINPING: THE GREAT BALANCER
Beijing's new point woman for Tibet affairs
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