Memories of Lhasa

I miss Lhasa where / The undulating valleys and wide open plains / Are bedecked with a garland of green meadows and trees,

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I Will Not Die

The bright yellow sun has / Set behind the Freedom Hill / Now I cannot put my faith in / This dark and violent storm

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Who are the real separatists?

Tibetan and Chinese people have a long tradition of helping each other and have deep mutual respect and admiration. However, the portrayal of Tibetans in Chinese official media this year has left an image of Tibetans as enemies.

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Of Mixed Race

The fading mirage, / The offspring of those poor and clandestine tribes, / Amidst the great mountains and flowing rivers,

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Tibet’s Socrates?

What matters is that in future we have to make sure that no one suffers in the name of democracy like Socrates once did.

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An Anniversary Full of Contentions

If in future the Tibetan Government-in-Exile stops issuing politically important documents like the 10 March statement with their contents attributed to His Holiness, then we will have fulfilled the Dalai Lama’s assertion that His Holiness is now semi-retired and does not involve himself in active politics.

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A Killing Trip

Lhasa is no longer the land of happiness and purity, the land of prosperity and sanctity. Who knows who its future will depend on? Where, exactly, is the hope of its future?

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Nyima Tsering’s Tears

“How can I not return? Our home is there. If we all leave, to whom will Tibet be left?” … Later while Norway — the symbol of the free world — was gradually left behind, two streams of tears silently ran down Nyima Tsering’s bony cheeks.

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