Jamyang Norbu

Tibet watchers know him as one of the most incisive and prolific commentators on the political scene, a writer with strong opinions but also the wide reading and intellectual depth to back them up, sometimes fiercely. — International Herald Tribune Jamyang Norbu is the author of The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes which won the Crossword …

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Predictable

Atop a trestle table / A Chinese man lays out / Four skinned dogs, / All equal sizes but one has

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In a muddle kingdom

It’s up to India to decide whether to host such a dharma avatar as the Seventeenth Karmapa as a refugee, or to hand the sceptre to a triumphant China.

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Buddhism, China and the Indian Media

The XVII Karmapa was not only investigated for money laundering, Indian officials told the media that he was a “Chinese plant” simply because he is the only Tibetan reincarnate lama to be recognized by both China and the Dalai Lama.

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Politics of the Prize

China’s condemnation of the Nobel Peace Prize claims that the Nobel Prize for Liu is a ’blasphemy’ and an ’insult’ to the Chinese people and is an imposition of Western values on China.

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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.

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New Man Same Chair

The fundamental question that Beijing fails to understand is that negotiation — and not suppression — will solve the issue of Tibet.

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The Moral Defence Rests

For India to keep Arunachal, based on the McMahon Line, the only choice is to recognise Tibet’s independence. It cannot legitimise the McMahon Line border otherwise.

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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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Resuscitation

We as citizens of Tibet living in the free world must be more responsible and not always take for granted the benefits of being Tibetans or being the people of the Dalai Lama.

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Discussing Tibet, Without BS

Review of book China’s Tibet? Autonomy or Assimilation by Warren W. Smith Jr.

Smith is clearly aware of the numerous mistakes and even cupidity of the Tibetans in their dealings with China, but correctly sees these as secondary, sometimes even irrelevant to the overpowering reality of China’s brutal occupation and relentless assimilation of Tibet.

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Barefoot Experts

Even in the 90s rural Chinese had been so turned off by such official health-care that they were reverting to treatment by traditional “witch doctors”.

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