The Dalai Lama Will Retire

His Holiness simply wants to be one among the Tibetans and “as long as Tibetans place their trust and faith in me,” he says, “I will continue to serve the cause of Tibet.” So stop soaking your handkerchiefs and start carrying out your duties.

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Freedom of Tongue

Tibetan people’s way of life and their outlook towards the world is inextricably linked with Buddhism, which in turn is firmly linked with Tibetan language. This shared culture bind Tibetans into a unified entity giving them a sense of national identity.

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Banned Lyrics, Reactionary Songs

No matter how harshly Beijing imposes its crackdown on Tibetan lyrics, or how many times the CCP may smash the strings our danyen, songs will be sung and music will flow from occupied Tibet through the ramparts of the Himalayan range.

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Articulation and More

Articulate young activists are at the forefront in our struggle to skilfully stand up to the tyrannies of occupation with fortitude and honour. Their willingness to sacrifice and take the lead must be matched by knowledge, vision, a sense of history and a clear sense of the larger picture involving many other issues and factors.

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New Man Same Chair

China is excessively obsessed with Tibet and is willing to go to any extent to avoid another massive popular people’s protest. However, the fundamental question that Beijing fails to understand is that negotiation — and not suppression — will solve this vexed issue.

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Europe Tibetan Congress — a bridge to nowhere?

A bucketful of cold, conservative water was poured over this historic meeting at a critical period in our history due to pettiness and unwillingness to move beyond our comfort zones. None of the recommendations moved beyond the regular campaigns and initiatives already being implemented by various Tibetans communities. An opportunity to send a clear message of support to our brethren inside was missed.

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Imagining Tibet

couldn’t help but to think about the paradox that become obvious as the conversation progressed. Here was this man, recounting his experiences about his pilgrimage to India, for him the land where Tibetan Buddhism came from, and a life-changing experience in many ways.

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Largesse of Lies

Chinese propaganda would be a truly frightening thing if it achieved the level of success that the government hopes or believes that it does. Fortunately the blind ignorance of the issuing authorities limits its influence, especially in an aware and informed outside world. That it succeeds at all is more the concern,

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Food for Thought

They say a family that eats together, stays together. In a way we are an eccentric extended family, yet the longest joke making rounds in Gangkyi is that in the staff mess it’s a race to see who finishes first.

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Games People Play

You might also ask how can denying China the right to host the Olympics for the second time help bring China in the global family? This is not a question of petty racism but a statement as to whether China has earned the right to be regarded in moral terms as a mature member of a hopefully ethical human race.

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